We are back with me cleaning up my TBR!
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.
I’m going to be increasing the number of books I go through from 10 to 15. I might increase this to 20, but I want to have my Goodreads TBR shelf exclusively comprised of books I really want to read. Is the summer making me incredibly gungho? I have no idea.
In Search Of Us by Ava Dellaira
This has been on my TBR for a long time, and this still sounds somewhat interesting to me. Also, have you all seen that cover? Gorgeous. However, I’m probably listen to this via audio if I have the chance, rather than physically read it.
Hello Girls by Emily Henry and Brittany Cavallaro
I put this on my anticipated releases list, so I’m most likely keeping this. Not gonna lie though, I’m not completely interested in this one right now, so whether I’m keeping this on my TBR for the long-term is dependent on how good the reviews of this one are/or I’m in the mood for it.
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
I know this is one of the classic YA fantasy series, but honestly, I don’t really care? I might give it a shot via audiobook, but right now that seems highly unlikely.
Again, But Better by Christine Riccio
I know this one has been getting such mixed reviews (especially negative reviews), but I do really enjoy Christine’s channel and like her as a person. This premise also seems really intriguing and I am interested in reading it, only to see where my opinion falls.
Everless by Sara Holland
I mean, this had a really cool premise that drew me to it, but it got such mixed reviews that I’m reluctant to try it. I may give the audiobook a shot from my library, but I’m not sure yet.
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Bernard
I’ve heard some really great things about Sara Bernard. I also definitely want to dip my toes in YA contemporary, and I think this would be a really great place to start. I’ve seen some really glowing reviews of this one, and I especially want to read it from the selective mute and deaf representation (and hopefully learn some sign language in the process!)
Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Bernard
Like I said for A Quiet Kind of Thunder, Sara Bernard has some good reviews, but this premise doesn’t interest me as much. This one is also considerably less loved than Quiet, and I’m just not that interested.
Eight Will Fall by Sarah Harian
This is the exact situation that I have with Hello Girls, I guess. It’s on my anticipated releases list, but this isn’t one I’m absolutely dying to read. I’m a bit apprehensive about it, but I’m not against reading it.
Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum
I honestly don’t have much to say about this one, except that this doesn’t have my interest any more? Frankly, this doesn’t sound groundbreaking or something I really want to read.
On the Fence by Kasie West
I’ve heard some pretty solid things about this one, and I do really want to read all of Kasie’s contemporaries, so.
Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake
Not gonna lie, I am a little apprehensive about this one, especially after Two Dark Reigns, so I’m hoping this doesn’t let me down. Nervous and apprehensive, yes, but still interested and curious enough.
Sam & Ilsa’s Last Hurrah by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
I kind of … forgot this was on my TBR? Too many books, too little time. Also, mixed reviews.
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
I’m keeping this because I want to read all of Kasie’s contemporaries, like I said earlier. And this also has the potential to be super cute? I don’t know.
Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao
I’m solely keeping it because of Gloria Chao. Also, it’s one of my most anticipated releases of the year, so of course.
Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
After my reread of Every Heart A Doorway, I’m kind of not liking this series as much as I used to? I’ll still give this a shot though, but I might stop after that.
The Wicked King by Holly Black
I’ve been deliberating whether I should read this/keep this on my TBR for MONTHS. I’m one of five people that haven’t adored the Cruel Prince, and this one hasn’t been calling my name. I might give it a shot via audio though? But for the most part, I don’t really care. Come for me.
A Tyranny of Petticoats edited by Jessica Spotswood
This sounds pretty awesome, but this one hasn’t been calling my name, and I haven’t attempted to pick this up once. And that is a problem when said book has been on your TBR for months.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
I know so many people love this one, but adult romance isn’t exactly my favourite genre nor is it my forte. Maybe I’ll try this if I get more into said genre?
The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston
I mean, I did really enjoy Geekerella, and this seems pretty cute! I haven’t heard the most superb things about this one, so I’m tentatively keeping this. For now.
Enna Burning by Shannon Hale
I mean, I did really enjoy The Goose Girl, and the audiobooks were absolutely superb. I also trust Hailey @ Hailey in Bookland’s recommendations with my life, and she said this one was her favourite installment. And my library has the full cast audiobooks, so this is staying.
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.