It’s time to dwindle the TBR again! I think I might be a little obsessed with this post. I’m getting excited about getting my list smaller and smaller each week. I look forward to rediscovering books that I forgot that I wanted to read.
Last week I got my list down to 792. I have since added two books so I’m starting at 794 – which is not too bad. I think I might be able to finally get under 790 this week!
Always Room for Cupcakes by Bethany Lopez
This sounds right up my alley, but for under 200 pages, doesn’t seem worth it. I read so many similar books and it doesn’t stand out right now.
Mercy Thompson: Homecoming by Patricia Briggs
This is a graphic novel set in the Mercyverse and I’ve been wanting it so bad ever since she announced it. I just haven’t had a chance to actually buy it. But I will!
You by Caroline Kepnes
I remember reading this blurb and wanting to read it. I’ve really gotten into mystery/ thriller books in the last couple years. However, I’m not a big fan of the fact that this is more than one book and I can’t figure out if she’s planning on writing more in the series. If she does write more and it continues to garner good ratings, I might try later.
Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
Upon rereading the blurb, I first thought ugh. Another YA fantasy where the MC holds the key for whatever.
Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs
Still sounds awesome.
Equal Parts by Emma Winters
I have it on Kindle Unlimited and it’s a short book. I might as well give it a shot.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Six Other Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I think the only reason why I put this on here was because I wanted to read the Benjamin Button story before watching the movie. The only Fitzgerald I’ve read is The Great Gatsby, which I highly enjoyed. However, at the end of the day, I don’t see myself picking this up anytime soon.
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Another case of want to read before watching the movie. At one point, I was determined to read it, but now I’m not sure. While it received a lot of good reviews (along with mixed ones), I don’t think I’ll be picking it up after all.
The Revenant by Michael Punke
Yet another read before the movie. Sometimes I’m so determined to not watch a movie before reading the book that I don’t stop to actually figure out if I even want to read the book in the first place.
Future Perfect by Jen Larsen
I can see why I added this book. It’s about a girl who doesn’t anything wrong about the way she looks when the majority of her family does, especially her grandmother. She becomes stuck when her grandmother offers what she wants the most (Harvard) in exchange for going through with weight loss surgery. I can see how the concept has potential, but I can also see how I would have problems/ frustrations. I still think it’s an important type of book though.
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
There’s some interesting mixed reviews on this, but I’m still interested. Plus, I’m sure I can get this easily at the library.
The Armageddon Rag by George R.R. Martin
I just don’t know. Luckily, I won’t ever forget Martin’s name, so I can always come back to it.
Eerie by C.M. McCoy
This has been on my list for two years now. It sounds really interesting and a lot of people have loved it. It does seem to be catered towards young teens. What makes me hesitate though is that she’s planning on this to be a trilogy, but has yet to publish the supposed second book.
Verdict: KEEP (for now)
After the Woods by Kim Savage
Another mixed reviews book. A psychological thriller, but geared a little more towards YA. Ultimately, I think I would have high expectations since I love thrillers and I don’t know that I would be able to go into reading this without expectations.
Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut
Vonnegut. Enough said.
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
This is a re-find for me. I think I’m still interested.
The Great Glass Sea by Josh Weil
Apparently, the writing is something to talk about. I think this is one I might come back to later.
Verdict: KEEP (for now)
Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall
Still sounds intriguing.
The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan
I enjoyed the author’s writing from the last book I read, so I’ll keep this one.
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
I’m trying to avoid getting into more long running series, but I love a good mystery/ thriller. And I’ve been wanting to give this one a try.
And my TBR list is down to 782! This week of purging my list was very liberating. There were a lot of books that I deleted. I’m becoming more honest with myself on what I think I’ll read and what I think I’ll actually want to read. Who knows, there is a chance that I might re-find some of the books I deleted or change my mind down the road on ones I decided to keep.
Have you read any of these books?