I got this post idea from Confessions of a YA reader.

The idea is to go through your TBR list on Goodreads and get rid of any books you’re not planning on reading anymore.


“Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re 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”

Please note that these are my opinions and I’m sorry if you really love this book! If so, please tell me in the comments!

Magic Steps (The Circle Opens #1) by Tamora Pierce – (The Circle Opens #4)

Why I’m Decluttering This Series

I added the entire book series to my TBR list back in 2011 and I’ve never been able to actually find these in person. To be honest, I’ve read a few of the books from this series in the standalone books, and I’m just not as impressed as I am with the Tortall books.

The Iron Throne by Caitlin Kittredge

Why I’m Decluttering this book

Another novel from 2011 that sounded good at the time but now it doesn’t sound that interesting. I mean it still does, but it’s another one of those books I’ve never been able to find in the library and I have no desire to spend my money on buying it.

Eden by Keary Taylor

Why I’m Decluttering this book

Right after Twilight/The Hunger Games became really popular, books started coming out about the last of humanity/ dystopians and I was really into them. But in the 10 or so years since then, I’m just not really into the whole “the last of humanity” storylines unless it involves space travel. I have mixed feelings about cyborgs vs humans I guess.

The Farthest Shore (The Earthsea Cycle #3-4)

Why I’m Decluttering these books

I really like Ursula K. Le Guin as a classic science fiction author and have really enjoyed her books in and out of school. When I was in middle school, I started reading the Earthsea Books but then never spent the time trying to find the rest of them. If I happen to stumble across them in the future I might pick them up, but for now, meh.

The one I was REALLY interested in that inspired a book of my own was the one in this series about the girl who was a priestess who eventually discovers a world beyond her religious life.

Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Why I’m decluttering this book

I guess at the time this sounded interesting, but going back and reading the somewhat vague description, I just don’t know. Also never been a huge fan of magical school tropes. I never read the Harry Potter series but I’ve always found it to be a somewhat boring focus. So I think I’m going to take this one off the list.


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