So many books, so little time!
We’ve all done it. An upcoming release catches our attention with all the buzz hopping around about it and we add it to our TBR list. There, it languishes for months, sometimes even years, until you’ve all but forgotten about it. It finally gets relocated to your TBR graveyard, never to be heard from again.
Maybe that is a little dramatic but you get my point. These are some of the books that I have nudged into that TBR graveyard recently.
The Beautiful (The Beautiful #1) by Renee Ahdieh – Sadly, I’ve discovered that Ahdieh is one of those authors whose writing just doesn’t work for me. The premise of her stories sound wonderful but this is actually the third one I’ve read a chapter or two of and never thought about again. Maybe my expectations were high going into this as folks said it gave them big Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles vibes, which I absolutely loved as a teen, and I just didn’t get that from the bit I read. I still have my copy sitting on my shelves as I’m not at the the point I want to get rid of it but I just don’t see myself ever trying to pick it up again.
The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo – Do ya’ll remember the hype that built up around this book pre-release? You couldn’t pull up social media or any of the bookish sites without this one being front and center. Never one to miss the hype train, I popped this one on to my TBR with the intent of picking it up later. Later never happened the the hype around this one dropped off very quickly post release. Is it good? Is it bad? I don’t know. But I do know that it is a Great Gatsby retelling, which I didn’t know before, and that had me removing this from my TBR pretty quickly. I am absolutely not a Gatsby fan.
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig – I think this is one of the most hyped, popular books I have ever decided just wasn’t for me. The Midnight Library came out in 2020 and you still see it everywhere! Any time I walk into a bookstore there it is, front and center on one of the main displays and it is nearing one million ratings on Goodreads. I’m going to be upfront with you here, this removal is just me being some level of petty. I have no desire to read a book that has been talked about so much that I feel like I’ve already read it without ever having picked up a copy myself.
These are just three books I’ve removed from my TBR recently for various reasons. I’ll be the first to admit that some of my reasons are good and other times my reasons are a level of petty bitch that some can only aspire to.
I think this is a post concept I’ll carry on with in the future because I do a TBR clean up a couple times a year and it was fun to chat about a few of my removals.
Happy reading! 🖤