TBR Declutter! – Down the TBR Hole #2


Continuing this excellent idea of decluttering my tbr list, thanks to Lia @ Lost in a Story for the inspiration and creating the Down the TBR Hole weekly / bi-weekly post idea.

In case you want to get rid of some of your hefty tbr list, here is what you do:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Starting from where I left off last week, here are the next books on my tbr list, all added in Dec 2015 which is when I really started to use Goodreads on a daily basis.

The books:

by Mira Grant

I love the cover of this book and the concept seems pretty unique but after skimming reviews, it seems to be pretty average overall so I may as well take it off my list when there are so any other great books out there.

Verdict: REMOVE





The Night Stalker 
by Philip Carlo

Richard Ramirez is my favourite serial killer, in the sense that he’s the one I most like reading & learning about, so this is a no brainer really.

Verdict: KEEP






American Elsewhere 
by Robert Jackson Bennett

So I had totally forgotten about this book, but reading the synopsis has got me excited all over again about reading it!

Verdict: KEEP





The Good Goodbye
by Carla Buckley

I’m not so sure about this one, it sounds pretty emotional and heart-wrenching. That’s not really my kind of mystery thriller…

Verdict: REMOVE






So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed 
by Jon Ronson

Ronson is pretty much a genius. His novels are hilarious, educational and well written. I’ve also already bought myself this one so it’s gotta be read at some point!

Verdict: KEEP





by Renee Knight

Hmmmmmmmmm. This has some really contrasting reviews from my friends on Goodreads, but it sounds so good. 

Verdict: KEEP






by Audrey Niffenegger

I was initially drawn to this for the front cover and because it’s a collection of horror stories. The problem is, I’ve now learnt that I don’t really like collections of stories. Plus this has pretty mediocre ratings.

Verdict: REMOVE





Beside Myself 
by Ann Morgan

Eh, the idea of this kind of scares me, I’m not so sure I’m keen on this anymore, even if it is only £4 on Amazon…

Verdict: REMOVE





The Bone of You 
by Debbie Howells

Reading the synopsis of this again, I realise how similar this sounds to millions of other mystery thrillers out there in the market, but I’ve already bought this one, so it stays.

Verdict: KEEP





A Summer with Kim Novak 
by Hakan Nesser

I said last week that usually I love Scandinavian books and TV shows but the plot of this doesn’t really grab me and a lot of reviews say it was pretty dull.

Verdict: REMOVE






Another pretty good week for removing books off my tbr shelf. Have you guys read any of these and think it was a bad decision to keep or remove it? Let me know!

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