We are back with me cleaning up my TBR! I’m going to try and speed this up, but since I only want to do this once a month, it’s gonna be hard, unless I increase the number of posts I create in total!
This meme was originally created over at Lia @ Lost in a Story! It is incredibly fun while being productive and making me feel better about my TBR shelf since there are so many books, and not enough time to read them in! Honestly, life is too short to have books that you’re likely not going to read. Let’s do it.
Do note that all the pictures of the book covers have Goodreads links directing you straight to the book!
1. Unfiltered by Lily Collins
I think I was interested in this because of how much Sasha @ A Book Utopia loved Lily Collins, you know, back in the day, even though I knew nothing about Lily Collins. I still do not know much about Lily Collins, and I haven’t been interested in this for a while.
2. A Court of Wings And Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3) by Sarah J. Maas
I did somewhat (?) enjoy A Court of Thorns and Roses and a Court of Mist and Fury, but I’ve heard really mixed things about this conclusion. I truly do not understand the hype around Sarah J. Maas. Additionally, I steadfastly no longer support Sarah J. Maas due to the problematic elements I have heard about in her books and certain incidents regarding marginalized communities. Thank you, next.
3. The Conspiracy Of Us by Maggie Hall
I tried the first few chapters of this, and I’m not really compelled to continue? I mean, the concept of this series sounds interesting, but from what I read, it seems very stereotypical and trope-heavy in this set-up? Let me know if I should add this back to my TBR.
4. Worlds Collide (The Land of Stories, #6) by Chris Colfer
I .. .really don’t know? I mean, I did enjoy this when I was younger and my sister has a copy of it, but I’m not sure whether I should read it? I mean, I guess it was really fun as a series, so I’ll keep it for now?
Also that cover is GORGEOUS and I’m highkey keeping it for that reason ngl.
5. Blood Of A Thousand Stars (Empress of a Thousand Stars, #2) by Rhoda Belleza
Okay, the first one was good, but I just don’t care anymore? Plus, the sequel has been getting mixed reviews, and I’m not interested anymore.
It really do be like that sometimes.
6. Smoke in the Sun (Flame In The Mist, #2) by Renee Ahdieh
I’m not super interested in this, but this is on my YARC 2019 priority TBR. I’m going to audiobook this if I get to it though, but if I don’t read it by the end of the year, it’s being taken off the TBR.
7. The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo #2) by Rick Riordan
I did really love the Percy Jackson series and the Heroes of Olympus series (hello childhood favorites) and I did enjoy the
8. There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
You all thought I was going to remove this? It’s on my most anticipated of the year, and I’m definitely gonna read it (and hopefully, love it!) We gotta support all the Asian authors, am I right?
9. Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
This sounds like a really fun contemporary, but I did try it a couple of times a few years back, and I never got through it? I’ll be taking it off my TBR for now, but who knows, I might be interested in the future.
10. Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios
This sounds absolutely fantastic, and a powerful story about an abusive relationship. It has positive reviews from trusted sources, and that cover is GORGEOUS. I also do have a higher tendency to keep contemporaries on my TBR, which comes as a surprise to absolutely no one.
This is shockingly low for me, but I guess we’re getting up to the point where there are more books that I genuinely want to read?
Which books should I have kept or removed from my TBR? Do you think I was too harsh with these books? What books have you added (or removed) to your TBR recently? I’d love to know.