Purging My TBR: Part One

Well hello, beautiful people! How are you doing? Today I have been inspired by Kerri McBookNerd to do a TBR Purge. I have over 200 books on my Goodreads TBR and some of them have been there for years. Time to get rid of a few.

On to the Purge!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

So I actually bought this book back in 2013 and have tried to read it several times. I’ve always put it down with the reasoning that I was going to pick it back up again. I’m never going to pick it back up. I do love that cover though. But away with you!

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I know this book series is much loved. And I own the first book! I just never picked it up and I don’t think I ever will. I’m sorry cyberpunk Cinderella, you just aren’t for me.

Off to be the Wizard by Scott Meyer

This one has been on my TBR for soo long that I didn’t remember what it was about. It’s about a guy who can alter reality and he escapes persecution by traveling back to the middle ages. Apparently, you have to read it on a tablet, and not a kindle, as it’s got GIFS and other moving images. That’s just a little too much for me.

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

I’ll be honest, I’m not sure why this classic sci-fi book has made its way onto my TBR. I don’t own it, and I try to only put books I own onto my TBR, so that’s out. A moment of weakness maybe? Perhaps it was on Kindle Unlimited for a short period of time? Who knows. All I know now is that it’s being removed.

Dark Highway by Lisa Gray

I read the first book in the series for book club two years ago, and while I thought it was just okay, I didn’t really like it enough to continue on with the series. And I’m not sure why, but I only had book three of the series on my TBR, not book two. Go figure.

Dune by Frank Herbert

Okay, so here’s the thing. I keep DNF’ing this book. But I also keep re-adding it to my TBR. I think this time I’m just going to remove it from my TBR and say that’s that. No more trying this book. I mean, after three attempts you have to say enough is enough.

Machinehood by S.B. Divya

So here is another one I do not own that is on my TBR. I’m removing it based on that criterion alone. Not that I’m not interested in this book, it’s just that I’ve also been discovering that hard sci-fi doesn’t interest me the way that it used to. Which is a shame, because I keep buying it!

Well, I think that’s enough purging for today. I actually have to go add books to my TBR today, as I have bought some physical books recently that need to be added. I’m sure the people that follow me on Goodreads hate me when I do that. I never add as I go. I need to work on that.

5 thoughts on “Purging My TBR: Part One

  1. I actually own both Cinder and Miss Peregrine an haven’t read either haha. I keep thinking I’m going to get to them but I doubt I ever will. There are too many other things I would rather read!


  2. I think you gave Dune more than a fair shake, at this point. That is one sci-fi I’ve never been interested in reading. Probably because I saw the movie when I was younger and was bored to tears 😅


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