Purging My TBR: Part Two

Well hello beautiful people! It’s a beautiful day outside today and I have decided to do another TBR purge! I was inspired by Kerri McBookNerd to do this, so go check out her most recent TBR post. I currently have 255 books on my TBR according to Goodreads. I’m pretty sure that’s off by one or two books, but I’m not going to be too picky about it.

Since books on my TBR are books that I actually own, I will also be un-hauling these books as well.

On with the purge!

The Girls With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

This book is classified as a dystopian thriller and I dislike the dystopian genre. So much. I’ve tried to read this a couple of times since I bought this years ago, and never really made it past the first chapter so I’m going to purge it.

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

This is one of those books I’m not entirely sure about. I like books about space, but I haven’t even tried to read this since I got it. I bought it on a whim (the story of my book buying life) at a thrift store, and I wasn’t really sure of it when I bought it. So yeah, purge.

The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin

So when I bought this I thought it was the Broken Earth trilogy. I made an error. Not to say I wasn’t going to read it, but I never read it, and I’ve had it for a few years. The Hubs tried to read it and wasn’t able to get through the first book. And for some reason, this wasn’t included in my Goodreads TBR, so, yeah. Purge.

The Storied Life of A.J. Frikry by Gabrielle Zavin

I also picked this one up at a thrift story and was on the fence about it. I’ve heard mixed reviews about it and haven’t been sure about it for a while, so purge.

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

This is the book that made me decide to do the purge today. I’ve been debating getting rid of it for a while because the plot just doesn’t interest me. I bought it on Book Outlet because they were having a sale, and I’m no longer going to be doing that…I say as she know I am totally going to do that again. But yeah, purge.

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

This story has everything I would want, but after reading the first chapter of this the other day, I decided the writing style was just wasn’t for me. So I am going to go ahead and purge this.

So here is where I leave you with this purge. You’ll see another purge post soon, as I removed way more than this from my TBR pile. Woosh.

What books would you remove from your TBR list?

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.