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!
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.
Urban fantasy – Vampires
Urban fantasy – Fae
Urban fantasy – Demons
Urban fantasy – Angels
Urban fantasy – Mermaids
Urban fantasy – Mythology/Witches/Paranormal romance
Science Fiction – Dystopia
Science Fiction – Zombies
Science Fiction – Space
Science Fiction – Contemporary
Not continuing the series
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
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.