Offloading the TBR #4

For this fortnight I have 100 books which were added between October 2012 to January 2013. As you can see, a lot of contemporary fiction adds during that time, most of which I have now removed since I don’t feel like reading contemporary fiction much, anymore.

Previously on “Offloading the TBR” -> #1 | #2 | #3

Culling time!

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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, and depending on various factors like availability of book, intent to commit to long series, etc – I know I don’t want to read them anymore.

Started with : 2203 books in TBR

Ended with : 2114 books in TBR

What I took off the list

No demon or mermaid books this time, but historical fiction had started to make an appearance on my shelves. Also removed a lot of dystopia, and some series books (a couple were the last books in their series but I don’t remember anything so I just removed them instead of re-reading those series)

Contemporary fiction

The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret, #1) Lock and Key Museum of Thieves (The Keepers, #1) The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1) Forget You 13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1) Cross My Heart (Cross My Heart, #1) The Unofficial Zack Warren Fan Club Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters Sing Me to Sleep The Lucy Variations A Map of the Known World Elsewhere Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature Twisted Boy Toy Story of a Girl Keeping the Moon So Over You Smart Girls Get What They Want

Historical fiction/Steampunk

The Friday Society Legacy of the Clockwork Key (The Secret Order, #1)

Mystery/Thriller

The Liar Society (The Liar Society, #1) The Recruit (Cherub, #1) Premeditated Omens (Cainsville, #1) The Rules for Disappearing (The Rules for Disappearing, #1)

Urban fantasy – Vampires

Monster High (Monster High, #1) Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) Pulse (Pulse, #1) The Hallowed Ones (The Hallowed Ones, #1) Initiation  (Bonfire Academy, #1) Craved (Gwen Sparks, #1) Vampire Shift (Kiera Hudson Series One, #1) Here Be Sexist Vampires (Deep In Your Veins, #1)

Urban fantasy – Fae

Dust (Of Dust and Darkness, #1) Fairy Bad Day

Urban fantasy – Angels/Demons

Illumine (Illumine, #1) Fallen (Guardian Saga, #1) Becoming (Daughters Of Saraqael, #1) Unchained (Nephilim Rising, #1) Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #1) Exiled (The Protector, #1)

Urban fantasy – Mermaids

Breathless Seaweed

Urban fantasy – Werewolves/Dragons/Shifters

Wings of Arian (Solus, #1) Impostor (Variants, #1) Verity (Cursed, #1) First Bitten (Alexandra Jones, #1) Howl (Kane Wolves, #1)

Urban fantasy – Mythology/Witches/Paranormal romance

My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1) The Trouble with Spells (Of Witches and Warlocks, #1) Amber House (Amber House, #1) Existence (Existence, #1) Warrior (Doppelganger, #1) Significance (Significance, #1) Sterling (Mageri, #1; Mageriverse #1) Inkheart (Inkworld, #1) Insight (Shadows, #1) Three Wishes Silence (The Queen of the Dead, #1)

Horror

Raven's Gate (The Gatekeepers, #1) Unrest The Dead and Buried

High fantasy

The Prodigal Mage (Fisherman's Children, #1) Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)

Retelling

Epic Fail Just Ella (The Palace Chronicles, #1) Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the BeastProm & Prejudice My Boyfriend Merlin (My Merlin, #1) Palace of Mirrors (The Palace Chronicles, #2) The Cinderella Society (The Cinderella Society, #1)

Time Travel

The Named Prada & Prejudice

Science Fiction – Dystopia

The Ward (The Ward, #1) Vestige (Vestige, #1) Ashes of Twilight (Ashes Trilogy, #1) Uninvited (Uninvited, #1)

Zombies

In the After (In the After, #1) The Girls' Guide to Dating Zombies Taste This is Not a Test (This is Not a Test, #1)

Space/Aliens

Collide (Collide, #1) Whispers in Autumn (The Last Year, #1)


Not continuing the series

Hunting the Dark (Moth, #2) Evertrue (Everneath, #3) Infinityglass (Hourglass, #3) Like Clockwork (Clockwise, #3)

I can’t invest time in re-reading these series again….


What I’m keeping

Slide (Slide, #1) First Kill (The Slayer Chronicles, #1) The Goose Girl (The Books of Bayern, #1) Defy the Dark Grim Tiger Lily Once We Were (The Hybrid Chronicles, #2) Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1) Good Oil Blackbirds (Miriam Black, #1) False Sight (False Memory, #2)

Some are from authors I read before, but most have stayed because of high ratings among Goodreads friends.

19 thoughts on “Offloading the TBR #4

  1. Good on you for removing so many! I personally have around 500 books on my Goodreads “interested in” shelve and feel very overwhelmed by that number, so I can only imagine how you feel. Sometimes I feel really unsure about removing books off my list but then I remember they have been on there for YEARS… which says enough. Good luck with future posts in this series!

    • Yeah I think it’s because all of these have been on my TBR for 7+ years (god such a different time!) which makes it easier to remove them. I think the real challenge will be removing the ones I added just a couple of years ago 😅

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