This was created by Lia from Lost in a Story. I’m going to attempt to do this post every week as the rules say, but since I have such a massive TBR, I’m going to be picking out 20 books instead of 10. So, let’s see how this goes!
Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
Order on ascending date added.
Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
Read the synopses of the books
Decide: keep it or should it go?
Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!
Current “To Read” Shelf: 1434
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
I remember how insanely excited I was for this novel when it was first released, and yet, somehow it’s still on my TBR. Since then, I’ve heard a ton of mixed things about this series as a whole. However, I’m still interested in at least trying it out to see what I think.
Breathless by Jessica Warman
I found this at the library one summer and, while I didn’t check it out at the time, I added it to my Goodreads TBR. And though there are some interesting elements to it still, I’ve lost most of my enthusiasm to read it at this point.
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
This is a definite keeper. Any of Rick Riordan’s books that I haven’t read yet are automatic keepers!
Stay by Deb Caletti
Since we are still in the early stages of my TBR, and since I’ve been on Goodreads for quite a while, we’re going to be running into a lot of books I added so long ago that I’ve just lost interest. And this is one of them! I read a number of Deb Caletti’s novels when I was in my early teens and really enjoyed them—however, they don’t appeal to me now like they use to.
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
This is totally not my typical type of novel, but it honestly sounds really sweet and fun. I’ve always heard nothing but fantastic things about Morgan Matson’s books—this one in particular—and I figure I should give it a try. I’ve been trying to add some more lighthearted reads into my TBR to break things up a bit lately anyway.
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Yes, yes, yes! Definitely staying on the list. I am so eager to check out Ruta Sepetys work, particularly this novel. I know it’s going to destroy my heart, but I’m totally up for it!
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Keeping for sure! I’ve started this novel multiple times, but I always end up getting distracted by something else because adulting always seems to interfere with my reading schedule! So I am determined to get to this and the rest of the trilogy as soon as possible.
Doctor Who: The Clockwise Man by Justin Richards
I’m definitely keeping this for now. I’ve been having the most difficult time trying to find copies of many of the early novels in this series, so I have no idea when I’ll actually be able to get around to this. But I’m hoping I can find it one day!
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Here’s another book that I can’t believe I still haven’t gotten around to reading. This was originally recommended to me by my grandma, who absolutely loved it. We watched the movie together when it came out and I loved that, so I definitely want to read this sometime soon!
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Another definite keeper! I need to get started on this series, so I’m hoping I can read at least this first novel this year. I’m thinking this might be fun to read at the beach this summer.
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher
I got this novel so long ago, I actually thought that this would be another I had lost interest in. But honestly, I really don’t think I have. Plus, I’ve always heard nothing but good things about it. I’m pretty sure I still want to give this one a read.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I think I’ve made this confession before but, I have never read a John Green novel, at least not all the way through. Years ago, I started one of his novels and just could not get into it. However, I do still want to give him a try and, in this case, I am willing to give into the hype to read this particular book. Not sure how I’ll feel about it (and I’ve already been spoiled on most of it), but we’ll see!
Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters by Natalie Standiford
I have to be honest, I’m not entirely sure why I ever thought this would be my type of book…but yeah, it’s really not.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Okay, so I’m a bit iffy on this one. I’ve wanted to read it for so long now, but I’ve recently been hesitant due to hearing a fair amount of negative feedback about the series as a whole. For now, though, I still have enough of an interest that I’m willing to give things a try and see how it goes.
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
I think I found this novel because a bunch of my friends were talking about it back when it came out. I’ve also always been a bit of a dystopian addict. However, I’m just not feeling it anymore with this book. I’ll keep it in mind, but for now, I’m removing it.
Newes from the Dead by Mary Hooper
Yes, definitely keeping this one! It’s based off a true story, I believe, which means I am probably going to get majorly creeped out, but I’m intrigued!
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
I have become a bit less interested in this novel over the last few years, but reading some of my Goodreads friends reviews of it has actually piqued my interest again. I’m thinking I’ll probably give this one a go.
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
I had a really hard time making up my mind about this one. I have read a few of Neal Shusterman’s novels and I have more I want to pick up, so it seems a bit weird to take this one off. It still sounds like a good story, but I just don’t think it’s for me anymore.
Numbers by Rachel Ward
This is another one I am a bit conflicted over. I remember, years ago, hearing people talking about this novel all the time, so I figured I should check it out. Some aspects of the plot still sound interesting, but I don’t feel a huge amount of enthusiasm about picking this up. I’ll keep it on for now though.
Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman
And lastly, this one is a keeper as well. It’s an old discovery, but it still sounds equally as interesting as it did when I first found it.
Getting Rid Of: 5/20
TBR Total: 1429
2 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #4”
I did the exact same thing with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. It’s not that it isn’t interesting or anything, just (like you said) life gets in the ways and that book wound up on the sidelines because of it. 😛
A Game of Thrones (and the following books) are such fantastic reads. Glad to see you put it down for a keeper, and I hope you enjoy reading them. 😀
Nice post. Happy reading to you!
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Yeah, and a friend of mine did the exact same thing too. I think it’s one of those books that you want to take your time with, and those are usually the ones that end up getting put off when things get busy.
Thank you so much! ❤
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