Offloading the TBR #1

As I was going through some of my TBR, I realized there are some books I have added in 2012 that are still on my TBR. Like, my reading choices have changed, and it really feels pointless to keep a book on a list, that I’m probably never going to read. I did some clearing a couple of years ago, but that was a shallow wade, with me mostly taking out books with low ratings on Goodreads reviews among my friend’s list.

So, for now, I plan to go through 100 books every two weeks, starting from the earliest, to get my TBR down to a more manageable number, and which represents my reading tastes as the person I am now. I am checking synopses, whether my interest still remains, and what my GR friends have thought about it (yeah I am skimming through some reviews). It will also be interesting to see what books were more likely to be added by me in certain years. This first post has books added roughly in the first half of 2012.

And now, its cull time baby!

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If you see any books you loved on the cull list and think I should read them, I AM SO SORRY but I can’t! I read through a hundred synopses for this post – I know I don’t want to read them anymore.

Started with : 2451 books in TBR

Ended with : 2363 books in TBR

What I took off the list

Okay, so I had way too many urban fantasies/paranormal romances on my list back in 2012. And they were there for a reason – I was obsessed and added almost everything that Goodreads ‘recommended’ function suggested me. Which is how I ended up with so many books with similar synopses that I don’t even remember adding (which isn’t saying much, since I have the memory of a goldfish).

I hesitated a bit over the time travel ones, but ultimately decided that nah, I don’t want to keep them just because of their genre.

Contemporary fiction

Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling, #1) The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, #1) Through to You Rosebush Love Undercover (Simon Romantic Comedies) Meant to Be The Boys Next Door (The Boys Next Door, #1) Stealing Parker

Mystery

Deadly Cool (Deadly Cool, #1)

Urban fantasy – Vampires

Descended by Blood (Vampire Born, #1) Dark Seeker (Seeker, #1) Royal Street (Sentinels of New Orleans, #1) Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls, #1) Darkness Before Dawn (Darkness Before Dawn #1) Mortal Obligation (Dark Betrayal Trilogy, #1) The Hunt (The Hunt, #1) Infinite Days (Vampire Queen, #1)

Urban fantasy – Fae

Wondrous Strange (Wondrous Strange, #1) Bridger (Bridger, #1) The Faerie Ring (The Faerie Ring, #1)

Urban fantasy – Demons

Prom Dates from Hell (Maggie Quinn: Girl Vs. Evil #1) Night Shift (Jill Kismet, #1) Fated (Fated, #1) Misfit Reign or Shine (Demon Princess #1) Become (Desolation, #1) Possess Demon Kissed (Demon Kissed, #1) My Heart Be Damned (Damned, #1)

Urban fantasy – Angels

Immortal City (Immortal City, #1) Providence (Providence, #1) The Fallen (The Fallen, #1) Meridian (Fenestra, #1) Heavenly (Heavenly, #1) Death and the Girl Next Door (Darklight, #1) Awakened (The Guardian Legacy, #1)

Urban fantasy – Mermaids

Sea Change Ripple Lies Beneath (Lies Beneath, #1)

Urban fantasy – Mythology/Witches/Paranormal romance

Wildefire (Wildefire, #1) Firespell (Dark Elite, #1) Spellbound (Spellbound, #1) Destiny's Fire (Kythan Guardians) Enchanted Ivy Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) Dark Descendant (Nikki Glass, #1) Cursed The Deepest Cut (MacKinnon Curse, #1) Earth (Elemental, #1) Coexist (Keegan's Chronicles, #1) Wake Unto Me Undone (Outcast Season, #1) Long Lankin (Long Lankin, #1) Anew (The Archers of Avalon, #1) Fractured Light Lucid Eternal Eden (Eden Trilogy, #1) Touch (Denazen, #1) The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney Torn (Torn Trilogy, #1) Destined (Destined, #1) Finding Sky (Benedicts, #1) Flying Blind (The Dragon Diaries, #1) The Forever Girl (The Forever Girl #1) The Nightmare Affair (The Arkwell Academy, #1) Blood Will Tell (Warriors of Ankh, #1)

High fantasy

Princess Academy (Princess Academy, #1) Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon, #1) Wolf's Rain, Vol. 1 (Wolf's Rain, #1) Dragonfly

Retelling

Juliet Immortal (Juliet Immortal, #1)

Time Travel

Timeless (Timeless, #1) Waterfall (River of Time #1) Saving Juliet Time Between Us (Time Between Us, #1)

Science Fiction – Dystopia

The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1) Eve Crewel (Crewel World, #1) For Darkness Shows the Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #1) Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles, #1) Open Minds (Mindjack Series, #1) Birthmarked (Birthmarked, #1)

Science Fiction – Zombies

Enclave (Razorland, #1)

Science Fiction – Space

Gravity (The Taking, #1)

Science Fiction – Contemporary

Black Cat, Volume 01 Revived Altered (Altered, #1)


Not continuing the series

Chasing Magic (Downside Ghosts, #5)

I read the first four books and I don’t really want to read them all over again (also, I had borrowed them from a library so I don’t even have them) just to continue this series that I don’t even remember much of. So I bid adieu to Downtown Ghosts series!


What I’m keeping

My Blood Approves (My Blood Approves, #1) Wings (Wings, #1) Spells (Wings, #2) Princess of the Midnight Ball (The Princesses of Westfalin Trilogy, #1) Scarlet (Scarlet, #1) The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) Black City (Black City, #1) Inside Out (Insider, #1) The Lost Girl Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1)

I’m keeping My Blood Approves on a probationary basis – I like Hocking’s writing, but I am not sure I have it in me for a 5-book vampire series. I’ll read the first and then decide if I want to continue. Wings and Spells are both added because I heard it’s an interesting take on the fae genre. Princess of the Mignight Ball – well, I do like retellings, and I love the 12 dancing princesses, so it stays. Same for Scarlet. I’ve been wanting to read The Darkest Minds, The Black City and The Lynburn Legacy for a long time so they stay too. Inside Out and The Lost Girl stay because of their respective authors.

26 thoughts on “Offloading the TBR #1

  1. Since I read Black City I’d say this, it’s an interesting take on the dystopian vampire genre but the romance isn’t interesting at least for me but its dark and twisted and I am surprised the author never continued writing. Still got to read the rest of that trilogy books.

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