We all take books off of our tbrs at some point and I know that I do it pretty regularly so I thought I would talk to you guys about why I do it specifically. I usually have a reasonably small Goodreads tbr, compared to a lot of other readers as I don’t like for it to be over 90 books. So, today I thought I would dive into how my tbr is so small – why I decided to take a book off my Goodreads tbr.
My main rule for taking a book off my tbr is to get rid of it if I remember nothing of why I put the book on my tbr. I don’t usually read the blurb, so I don’t know much about the books I read before I read them. So, if I don’t remember the reason I added the book to my Goodreads tbr then I will get rid of it. What’s the point in keeping a book I know nothing about?
I also try to keep my tbr pretty small because I like to be excited about it. If I’m not interested in the genre, author or series etc, then I will take it off my tbr. I want to be excited to read the books on my tbr and be able to decide m next read based on it, if there are a bunch of books I’m unsure about or know nothing about then that’s going to make choosing my next read a lot harder than it needs to be.
I generally don’t like to have controversial books on my tbr. I took 27 Hours off my tbr first, because the book is controversial. But, what really pushed me over the edge and determined that I will never read it, is the author. Tristina Wright has been accused of harassing a reviewer & has also been accused of sexual harassment. I was so excited to read it last year but I had to take it off my tbr because every review I have read has talked of how harmful this book and it’s author is and so, it got axed.
BOOKS I’VE TAKEN OFF MY TBR
The second last reason I will take a book off my tbr is because a book has been on my tbr for a long time but, I know that realistically I will never read it. Or, because I know it will take me years to read the book and so it’s on my physical tbr. An example of this would be The Book Thief.
The last reason I take a book off my tbr is just simply because I don’t care to finish the series or even start it anymore. For example, I’ve taken Only Human off my tbr because I am no longer interested in finishing the trilogy.