THE TBR PURGE πŸ’€πŸ’€ – I’m deleting all these books!

So this is going to be the final Down the TBR Hole post – yep! I never finished Down the TBR Hole, but it was only supposed to go until Jan 1, I was using it to cleanse my tbr before the new year

Since that didn’t happen I’m doing this instead – basically, going through my entire tbr, deleting everything I don’t want, and letting you guys all know every thing that I deleted in one handy little post

So without further ado here is all the books I deleted from my TBR to begin afresh in 2018!


Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne: The concept of this book is really interesting and along the plot lines of what I usually love, but the reviews of this book really do not make me want to read it. It sounds like there’s a lot of trash going within this book and the plot doesn’t interest me so much I’d like to deal with that

When the Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe: This has been on my tbr for ages but I keep forgetting it exists, which tells me I’ll never go out and pick this up

Geekerella by Ashley Poston: I just don’t think I’ll ever both with this one. The concept is not really that intriguing to me and it sounds cliche

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson: I know the rep in this book is questionable, and I’m not even that interested in the plot anyway. Would rather stick to other books by ov authors

We are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun: This book sounds fine, but it’s just not the kind of thing I have any interest in reading right now. “Going into highschool” books are, kinda hard to relate to now.

Dawn of Ash (Imdalind Series #3) by Rebecca Ethington: I don’t really think I’ll be continuing with this series – if I decide to I can re-add this book later.

Pax by Sara Pennypacker: Honestly this sounds cute, but it also sounds so sad and I don’t really wanna read a sad animal book

Variant by Robison Wells: When you completely forget a book was on your tbr, can’t remember why you added it and have no interest from the synopsis it’s got to go

Asking For It by Louise O’Neill: This is a sexual assault book and I just .. don’t want to read those right now


Dark Life by Kat Falls: I just don’t really have any interest in reading this one anymore

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton: I think I’ll just stick with the movie, I’m sure this is fine I just don’t really want to read it

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R Carey: I added this because of hype around the movie but ultimately I have no interest in this plot outside of hype

Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott: I added this because it was on my Goodreads homepage a lot but I don’t think I have any serious interest in reading it. It seems a bit cliche to me

Arrival by Chris Morphew: This has been on my tbr for years and I’ve never tried reading it, I think I need to let it go

The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley: Honestly this is probably really interesting, I just don’t have any serious interest in reading this

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman: I added this because hype, but I’ve never read a Neil Gaiman book and if I did I wouldn’t start with this one

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion: I added this after I saw the movie, but I don’t think I’m gonna ever really get to this

This Savage Song by V.E Schwab: I enjoy V.E Schwab a lot, but this series is not interesting to me at all. The premise does nothing for me. I know everyone will say BUT V.E SCHWAB but idk, I just don’t care

Yellow by Megan Jacobson: I can’t even remember what tf this book was, but I am not feeling it anymore

The Awakening by Melissa A. Craven: Don’t know when or why I added this, but I don’t have any interest in reading it

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick: I liked the movie for this, hence why I added it, but I think I’m done with this now. I don’t feel the hype anymore

The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes: This has been on my tbr since 2015 .. I think I need to accept that I don’t think I’ll be reading it.

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling: I don’t even know why I have this on my tbr, I don’t really love the Jungle Book and also Kipling is a Massive Racist so I don’t trust his book

The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne: I don’t remember what this is about and I don’t think I care

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: I don’t want to read this series anymore, because the bad reviews, bad reports about the ending and overall tropeyness is putting me off

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson: I just don’t have any interest in reading this one, but I will read The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Ali’s Pretty Little Lies by Sara Shepard: I’m soooOOOo done with Pretty Little Liars bye

Scorched Treachery by Rebecca Ethington: Same as mentioned above, I’m discontinuing this series

Partials by Dan Wells: This is a dystopian and I’m really done with them at the moment, and I doubt this one is ever going to excite me into reading it

Alex, Approximately by Jean Bennett: I read a Jean Bennett book earlier this year and didn’t feel much for it. I doubt I’ll ever pick this one up.

Carrie by Stephen King: I hate the movie for this book, I hate this whole story and so I don’t even know why the book is on my tbr

Crowns of Cinder by Rebecca Ethington: Another book in this series, it’s soo long whoops

Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard: I just don’t have any interest in reading this book anymore. I wanted to but I keep putting off actually doing it so I don’t think I’ll ever get to it

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley: This book was written in 2010 and I’ve been meaning to read it since about 2012 and never have sooo I think it’s gotta goΒ 

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon: I think the tv show for this is alright, but I don’t want to invest in the books. They’re too long and I don’t wanna deal with reading through the problematic content

Openly Straight by Bills Konisberg: I really, really hate “going back in the closet” books

Saven Deception by Siobhan Davis: I do not know what this is and why past me thought this was a good thing to add to my tbr

The Sky so Heavy by Claire Zorn: I added this at my peak dystopian stage but I’m not feeling it anymore

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson: I just don’t think this book is going to be something I enjoy so I don’t think I’ll keep it on my tbr

Twixt by Sarah Diemer: I have enjoyed Sarah Diemer in the past but the premise of this book doesn’t draw me in, and I keep forgetting it exists, which isn’t a good sign


In total I deleted 40 books from my tbr! That is HEAPS I’m so happy. If you remember, my tbr was at 483 books when I started Down the TBR Hole, and it’s now at exactly 400. Even though 400 is still a lot, I’ve deleted nearly 100 books which has made my tbr seem so much more manageable! Especially since I know the books I filled it up with during the year much more accurately reflect what I want to read now.

Thanks for reading all my Down the TBR Hole posts and making comments on them, I loved reading your comments!

As always, let me know what you think of my decisions

Until next time!

xo jamieson

2 thoughts on “THE TBR PURGE πŸ’€πŸ’€ – I’m deleting all these books!

  1. If you’ve watched A Cinderella Story starring Hillary Duff and Chad Michael Murray, then it’s sort of similar to Geekerella. Instead of the the con, I believe it has something to do with a college scholarship. LOL. It’s been a long time since I watched the movie but I can definitely see/remember some parallels between them.

    As for The Sky is Everywhere, the romance is uncomfortable. I wouldn’t recommend it. I don’t think you’re missing out especially if it’s no longer in your tbr. And same, I’ve given up on PLL. πŸ˜‚


  2. this is really impressive!! i love a couple of the books you’ve removed, but the movie is definitely better than the book for silver linings playbook.


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