Today’s edition is a ‘spring cleaning freebie’ and I’m going for cleaning out my TBR, selecting 10 books I own that have sat on my TBR for so long, that I’m no longer sure if I want to read them.
Now, there is a strange mix of genres here. My list features quite a lot of YA, contemporary and romance as it’s a genre I often get caught up in the hype of, but then don’t actually read that much of. It’s also quite an oversaturated genre and it can be difficult to determine what’ll be a gem and what’s more of a mediocre read. So, any advice would be appreciated!
There’s also some other titles, some that were big award-winners around their time but yet I still haven’t got a round to. Are they all worth keeping on the list?
I picked up a hard copy of this a few years ago, when I happened to wander into a bookstore which had editions signed by the author. It’s a story of two young siblings growing up in 1980s Britain. It received a few accolades and awards at the time, and yet I still haven’t got around to it.
Another one I got years ago – I think it may have been a Kindle freebie. I know this YA contemporary author has some loyal fans – but this book about a girl grieving the death of her sister just sounds a little depressing. Should I bite the bullet and give it a try?
When this book was everywhere I really wanted to get my hands on a copy. It’s probably a book that been on my TBR the longest, and I have actually read other books by this author since. But, I’m 10 years older than when it was released, and I’m just not sure the story still holds the same appeal. Maybe I’ll give it a try when I’m in the right mood.
A historical murder mystery with a hint of supernatural and a Booker Prize winner, this book really appeals to me. BUT, it’s super long – probably the most off-putting thing about any book for me.
This is another Booker Prize winner that I know I should read – I just haven’t quite got around to it yet.
I think I was mainly attracted to this because of its gorgeous cover. It’s a YA offering about travelling between dimensions, which sounds super intriguing.
Another YA with a lot of hype and the potential to be very depressing. I probably will give this a try at some point.
This is a YA dystopian, the first in a series which seems to have received some mixed reviews. I think it’s another one where I got sucked in by an intriguing cover, but hopefully the story lives up to it.
This series seems to have a bit of a cult following – as far as I can make out it’s a historical drama/romance set during the time of Jack the Ripper. It’s also quite long.
Colleen Hoover is an author who has such a loyal fan base, but I’ve still never read! I actually have two of her books on my Kindle – this and Maybe Someday. I’m rarely in the mood for this type of romance read, but I’m hoping the urge will take me at some point.
Have you read any of these? What are you spring cleaning from your shelves this month? Let me know in the comments!