Down the TBR Hole #1- I am a book hoarder trying to change her ways


My TBR has gotten huge.

Yeah, some people have bigger ones, but as a person who likes to pretend their life is organized, I need to start cleaning up this list before it overwhelms me (more than it already has).

When I came across Lia’s Down the TBR Hole post, it was the motivation I needed to finally get this corner of my life into some sort of shape.

Here is how this TBR cleaning works:

  • 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 synopsesΒ of the books
  • Decide: keep itΒ or should it go?

I don’t know if I’ll be able to do this every week, but I’m going to try!

Let’s cleanse this monstrosity:

1. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

10215349Added to my TBR on: May 9, 2013

Looking at this book again, after so many years of not remembering it existed, my first thought was: “This one is totally going.”

Then I read the description, and even though it is a vampire book, and I am over my whole vampire phase, I find myself strangely wanting to read this book… badly.

Verdict: Staying

2. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Added to my TBR on: May 9, 20135287473

I actually read this book before I put it on my TBR, so I guess I wanted to re-read it? I don’t remember much about this witch-y magical book other than I liked it… when I read it way back when. I don’t know if I am ever going to pick this one up again, but after reading the synopsis, I am yet again intrigued.

Verdict: Staying

*You’re probably figuring out by now how much of a hoarder I am….

3. Need by Carrie Jones

4070493Added to my TBR on: May 9, 2013

I added this book to my TBR not because I necessarily wanted to read it, but because Carrie Jones came to my school for an author talk. It’s never really interested me, and I honestly have no idea why I’ve kept it around for this long.

Verdict: Going

4. The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

untitledAdded to my TBR on: May 9, 2013

Despite not being able to get into the TV show, I did enjoy the one PLL book I read. I’m pretty sure that’s why I put this book on my TBR. The synopsis still does sound interesting to me, but, if I’m being completely honest here, I don’t think I’m ever going to realistically pick this book up.

Verdict: Going

5. Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

mmmAdded to my TBR on: May 9, 2013 (I was obviously a busy little bookworm that day…)

And another vampire book. WOOOOOWWWWW.

This one has a cool spin on it: the vampies came over on the Mayflower and have been guarding their secret for hundreds of years. I probably would have loved this book back in ’13, but it interests me no more.

Verdict: Going

AHHH it feels so good to get some books off my ever-growing-list (even if two more are going to grow in their place)

TBR Stats:

Books removed: 3
Books on TBR: 379

Whelp, that’s all I got for you today! Do you ever feel like your TBR is getting a little out of hand? How do you manage it?

Have you read any of the 5 books above? If you did, what did you think of them?

Thanks for reading!!

28 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #1- I am a book hoarder trying to change her ways

  1. I’ve read the whole blood of Eden trilogy. It’s a good series that starts off okay and then gets so much better but kinda disappoints you with the ending. It has vampires but they’re actually evil vampires with no sugar coating of their habits so it’s pretty dark too, if you like that.

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    • That does sound pretty good. I don’t really love disappointing endings (who does?) but it sounds like it might be worth the read anyway! I love dark books!


  2. I’m apparently much harsher with my Goodreads TBR than you are XD I use to just keep adding and never take anything off, but now I’ve been really looking at it and asking myself, “Do I see myself reading this within the next year?” If not, then I take it off

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    • I need to be more like you!! I’m literally such a hoarder it’s terrible! Irl too! I still have notes that I passed in the 4th grade tucked in a folder πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and that’s not the worst of it


  3. I tried reading Blue Bloods but I just couldn’t do it. It was kind of weird and I’m not sure if I actually understood it… From what I could remember, there’s a confusing family tree of vampires??? Mom could be attracted to her child or was it the other way around? I distinctly remembered how I was reading this years ago, in my high school and I felt like I was about to fall asleep. LOL. Definitely not a good memory!

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  4. This meme always makes me sad because people get rid of books I like. So I’ll leave you with this:


    There. Now if you want to know what that means you have to read three books. *maniacal laughter*

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  5. I really enjoyed Hex Hall when I read it, so I hope you enjoy it too. πŸ™‚ I’ve heard great things about Blue Bloods and The Lying Game as well. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! ❀

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