10 books I removed from my TBR

My TBR consists of a lot of books that I added ages back and still haven’t read. And considering the changes in my reading tastes, I’m probably not interested in quite a few of them anymore.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jana over at The Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading and I’m taking this as a push to kick off some books from my TBR. Lord knows my TBR could use some cleaning.

So what I’m going to do is go through the books in my Goodreads TBR, oldest to newest, and remove 10 books. Let’s get to it!

[1] Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood

I’ll be honest, I don’t even remember adding this to my TBR. No, really.

The book is on a girl named Ivy whose stellar summer plans get ruined when her mother returns after YEARS with two young daughters in tow. Add to that, there’s the family curse which is that all the women will live extraordinary lives only to die tragically at a young age.

Not sure what made me interested in it, but I’m not anymore.

Goodreads

[2] Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Okay so this is a paranormal book and from the vibe of the synopsis, I’m assuming I added this to my TBR back when I was obsessed with vampire and paranormal creature stories.

We have Cheerleader Isobel paired with a moody, aloof and sardonic guy much to her dismay. Then she reads his journal and starts getting to know him blah blah blah. This is giving me low-key Hush Hush vibes. I liked Hush Hush the first time I read it but recently I reread it, just to see if I still liked it, and ended up cringing for almost the whole book.

Yeah, no thanks.

Goodreads

[3] Pure by Julianna Baggot

So this book surrounds an apocalypse. There’s talk about Before and After and survivals.. yeah the synopsis lost me.

I read one book that takes place during an apocalypse, Angelfall by Susan Ee, and I did NOT like it. Pass on this one as well.

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[4] Half-blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This has to be from my paranormal obsession phase as well. I was totally into half-bloods of any race then. Spurned by my love for Vampire Academy.

This is a story about demi-gods and the offsprings of demi-gods and humans. There’s something about Covenant and making sure the MC doesn’t fail and scrub toilets. I’m guessing they have a hierarchy and she wants to be at the top. Something.

Pass.

Goodreads

[5] Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

This book was everywhere on Instagram! I saw the pretty cover photographed numerous times and I figured it had to be nice. So I added it to my TBR without even reading the synopsis. I though I’ll check on it more later and later never came.

The synopsis sounds genuinely interesting but I know that with my current reading tastes, I won’t get to it. Maybe sometime in the future when I’m looking for different genres, again, I’ll consider it.

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[6] Legacy by Cayla Kluver

I don’t remember adding this as well. Wow.

Legacy is about a princess who’s supposed to marry someone chosen by her father but instead is attracted to an intruder who was captured recently. These following lines are the first lines of the synopsis on Goodreads, and I’m already out:

I noticed his eyes. They were blue, sharp and intense. Despite the youthful glows of his suntanned face, his eyes were cold and unfriendly, suggesting he had great experience in the world and was now expecting the worst.

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[7] There is No Light in Darkness by Claire Contreras

I don’t remember this as well!

This might actually be my type right now? It’s a NA romance but the synopsis is throwing me off.

The book is about a girl who is adopted after the tragic death of her parents. Then she tries to find the truth of her past etc. Mmm.. yeah I’ll pass.

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[8] Distraction by Laura Clark

This is a contemporary romance and I’m just getting put off because of the love triangle. I also just read a review by someone I follow and it’s not a standalone?? All the three books are about ONE love story??? Yeah I don’t have patience for that, bye.

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[9] Back to You by Priscilla Glenn

Romance. Between a good-girl and a bad-boy where the girl somehow can’t resist the boy even though she sees that he’s volatile right from the start.

It’s also a second-chance story where they meet years later and work through the way to each other.

I’m done with the bad-boy trope—especially when it’s very obvious. Can someone tell me where are the good cute thoughtful guys in romance? Why do most of the books have a careless bad-boy as the love interest? Whyyyyy?

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[10] Falling into you by Jasinda Wilder

Romance, again.

So this story is about a girl who loved a boy, and then the boy dies so she’s heart-broken. His brother ends up being there for her and she falls in love with him.

I don’t feel like I’ll like this book so, pass.

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There are probably at least ten more books that I should remove from my TBR but I’m going to call today productive enough and stop. I’ll uh get to it another day. Hopefully. Let’s see.

Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Do you have any books on your TBR that you aren’t interested in anymore? Let me know in the comments! Also add in the link to your TTT, if you’ve posted one.

10 thoughts on “10 books I removed from my TBR”

  1. Put There is No Light in Darkness back on your list!!! It’s actually one of my favorites by Claire Contreras. It’s definitely NA with its angsty, sexy relationship, and the mystery behind her parents is VERY good! There’s some great twists. I loved it.

    I also really liked Falling Into You. I think I read a book or two after that in the series, but wasn’t into them as much.

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  2. I’ve read Half-Blood and Magonia and I don’t think you will miss anything in them. They both were very similiar in that they were all over the place and pretty basic in their genres. Magonia promises flying creatures, and deliver very little, but I’m currently reading “Airborn” by Kenneth Oppel and if you’re looking for a light steampunk fantasy with flying creatures, pirates and getting stranded on an island I would recommend that. I know this post was to cut down your TBR, haha

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  3. YOU’RE KILLING ME! Nevermore by Kelly Creagh is SUCH a good book, especially for fans of Edgar Allen Poe since it’s all based on his stories. It is so much more than a cheerleader and a moody guy. The trilogy is absolutely amazing.

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    1. I have to cut down my TBR somewhere and I’m already putting back books because I’m getting comments about how good they are 😶 TBR never gonna decrease

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      1. I think Books & Babbles had a post on how to make shelves like the preset “to-read” or “currently reading”.

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