TBR Declutter! – Down the TBR Hole #3


Yes, I’m still decluttering! Thanks, as always, 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?

Aaaand, picking up where I left off…

The books:

Girls on Fire
by Robin Wasserman

I’ve been seeing the book around a lot lately, it seems very popular in the sense that a lot of people are reading it, but not in the sense that people are enjoying it! Plus, it’s a YA novel.

Verdict: REMOVE





House of Leaves 
by Mark Z. Danielewski

I recently purchased this, I can’t wait to start it!

Verdict: KEEP






by Aga Lesiewicz

I wasn’t so sure about this whole “mysterious stranger” plot, it sounded like some infidelity might happen because it also stated she had a boyfriend, and then I went to skim the reviews and the first one I came across was a homemade book cover with a hunky man on the front in a wet shirt, trying to look all sexy and that just put the nail in the coffin for me.

Verdict: REMOVE




The Widow 
by Fiona Barton

I don’t know why I haven’t read this yet. I have it sitting on my shelf at home.

Verdict  KEEP






The Ex
by Alafair Burke

I’m getting some seriously cosy vibes off this book, I mean, just look at the cover…

Verdict: REMOVE






The Cases that Haunt Us 
by John Douglas & Mark Olshaker

Have I mentioned how much I love true crime novels?

Verdict: KEEP







Already Gone by John Rector

I put this on my list because I really enjoyed Rector’s novel Ruthless, but this doesn’t really seem like my cup of tea.

Verdict: REMOVE






The Grove 
by John Rector

Yes, another John Rector novel! This one sounds much more interesting to me, plus I really love the cover! Gives me creepy vibes.

Verdict: KEEP






Burnt Paper Sky (also known as What She Knew)
by Gilly Macmillan

So, I was going to get rid of this because it sounds pretty similar to a lot of other novels I’ve read, but that’s before I realised it has two names. I thought it was called What She Knew, but it turns out it’s also called Burnt Paper Sky, a book I picked up for £2 so already have at home.

Verdict: KEEP




The Picture of Dorian Gray 
by Oscar Wilde

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! I really need to get round to reading this!

Verdict: KEEP







My worst week so far, but still not too bad! 4 out of 10 is OK.

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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