Down The TBR Hole #1

Hi, all! This tag is originated by Lost in a Story, who created this great way to de-clutter your TBR list. I saw this posted on Diary of Difference, so check out her post as well! She’s on her eighth de-cluttering. I’m in awe.

So, here’s how it’s gonna go:

  • 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?’

I believe that Lost in a Story created this as a weekly thing, so I am going to attempt that as well. However, it’s a lot more likely that it’ll be a bi-weekly thing. Don’t judge me.

Let’s see what I’m working with…

34 Pieces of You34 Pieces of You– Carmen Rodrigues 

I’m going to tell you guys a secret. I love YA books about a dead girl/guy. Teenagers are a little on the dramatic side and a death is never just a death. For instance, this girl dies and leaves 34 clues behind. See, the thing is, I like those kind of stories. I don’t have an explanation why, I just do. I can’t help it. This has been on my list since 2016. It’s not going anywhere.

Verdict: Keep 


The UnquietThe Unquiet– Jeannine Garsee

Well, well… another dead girl story. I actually don’t remember adding this to my list but rereading the synopsis has completely renewed my interest. I kind of want to read this soon.

Verdict: Keep 



Blind SpotBlind Spot– Laura Ellen 

So now that there is a clear pattern evolving, I’ll attempt to explain myself. I like YA books about dead girls/boys currently, but I really liked them in 2016 when I joined GoodReads. I think these kind of books are just more enticing to me than cookie-cutter fluff contemporaries. I like a little mystery and I really like trying to solve who the murderer was. Once again, my interest is sparked.

Verdict: Keep 

American GirlsAmerican Girls– Alison Umminger

I remember when I came across this book on GoodReads and added it to my list. It looks marginally less interesting now. It has pretty mixed reviews, but from what I can tell, this isn’t a book that I’d actually enjoy, although my 19 year old self wanted to give it a try. I’m gonna boot this one. I’m not all that into B-listers in Hollywood.

Verdict: Remove

Impulse (Impulse, #1)Impulse– Ellen Hopkins

Ah, Ellen Hopkins… I can tell you how happy I am that I’m a fan of morbid or crude books. If I didn’t have Hopkins in my life, what a sad life it would be. I own a lot of her novels (possibly even this one though I’m not 100% sure and if I do then why the heck haven’t I read it yet?) and could never remove her from my TBR list.

Verdict: Keep 


So, you guys know what we learned today? That I have very little self-control and am not good at giving up on books. I was honestly scared for a while that I wasn’t going to be removing any books from my TBR, but we got one. That’s better than zero, right?

Let’s see how I do next time.


4 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #1

    1. It’s a great concept to reprioritize and clean up your lists a bit! can’t wait to see yours if you decide to try it out! 💖


  1. I just saw this, and never got a notification of the tag! Thank you so much! Amazing choices there. It is always so very hard to get rid of books you’ve put on your TBR. ❤️❤️❤️ Happy reading!

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    1. You’re welcome! I’m so glad I came across your post because I LOVE doing these now! It definitely is hard though because I love all of my books 😭 But it’s been helping me work on my TBR a lot. Happy reading to you, too! 💖💖


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