Down the TBR #5

Hey book bloggers…

It is that time again where I bore you all with my fifth go at doing the meme Down the TBR Pile… I have done well in the month of January and read 15 books.. However these may not have been on my actual Goodreads TBR!  At this precise moment my TBR shelf on Goodreads is currently sitting at 205 which is 13 more than last month!!! I’m sure there are more to be added but I want to get this down to the low hundreds by the end of the year so that my TBR is actually doable!

So as it is now February I am going to be RUTHLESS with what I get rid of. If I don’t physically own and it has been on my TBR for a while I am going to get rid of it. The only exception to this is if it hasn’t yet been released or I have it on pre-order.

On my last Down the TBR post I stated I would be going on a book buying ban.. I have actually stuck to this in regards to books. I have been sent books for free from Publishing companies to read and review which I LOVE and am so happy about however those books have now been added to my TBR.

So before we carry on here is a little bit about Down the TBR Pile meme.. Down the TBR Hole was started by Lost in a Story and thought that it was an excellent idea.. basically what you have to do is go to your Goodreads account and pick 5-10 books that you either keep or discard from your TBR/want to read list.

The Specifics:

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’ve been doing pretty well with looking at the first 10 books on my TBR so going to stick with it.. I am hoping that I discard around 7 books but we shall see.

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen – I have the ARC of this that I got in a Book Box and have had it for other a year. Am I going to read it? Probably not… however I love the sound of this book!

Verdict:  KEEP 

Star Crossed by Louise Matchett – Even though I like the sound of this book, its just not for me.

Verdict: DISCARD 

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart – I’ve had this on my TBR for such a long time and I am yet to purchase it and I don’t honestly think I would read it.

Verdict: DISCARD 

Unearthed by Amie Kauffman – I love Amie Kauffman’s work, I am yet to purchase this and I know I said if I don’t already own it I won’t keep it but (insert whiny voice here) I want to keep it..

Verdict: KEEP

Iron Gold by Pierce Brown – I own the first three in this series and was waiting for the paperback to come out.. they have now changed the covers (insert huff here) so I will still keep it as I want to read it.

Verdict: KEEP 

Ink, Iron and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare – After reading the synopsis I just don’t think this is for me.

Verdict: DISCARD

The Invisible Life of Addie LA Rue by V.E. Schwab – I can tell you already that I am going to KEEP this book. I mean its by V.E. Schwab!!

Verdict: KEEP 

Moonrise by Sarah Crossman – I have this on eBook through NetGalley and have done for other a year and still yet to finish reading it.


Fire Lines by Cara Thurlbourn – This book sounds really good but I don’t own it and it is not a priority to get…

Verdict: DISCARD 

Golden Son by Pierce Brown – I own this book and have read the first so its definitely a keeper!

Verdict: KEEP 

Well I haven’t done too badly today.. I have kept 5 books and have removed 5 from my Goodreads TBR. Not too bad! Hopefully next time I would have read more books so my TBR would have gone down slightly!

Happy Reading




8 Comments Add yours

  1. book.craft says:

    You inspired me to go look at my to-be-read list on goodreads. It was 401. 🙄 It a now at 364… getting there! 😂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. bookslovereaders says:

      Haha I’m glad it has inspired you to do that! Hopefully you can cull some more!


  2. I have SUCH a hard time taking books off of my TBR. I have started doing a similar weekly post like this and now that I’ve been doing it for a while I found it is a lot harder than it was in the beginning!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. bookslovereaders says:

      I am starting to struggle now lol! It’s also getting bigger again as I keep adding books to my TBR

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I am always adding books to my TBR, but I find it so hard to remove some.

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      2. bookslovereaders says:

        I do as well especially when there are so many good books out there!


  3. Dellybird says:

    I did a Goodreads clear out yesterday but I still have a lot more to do. I like your method 🙂 I will have to try it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. bookslovereaders says:

      It’s such a good method as it makes you really think about the books you have on your goodreads!


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