WHAT MAKES ME TAKE A BOOK OFF MY TBR?

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. 

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NO 1

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?

NO 2

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.

NO 3

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

book bookBecause You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy   Only Human (Themis Files, #3)   Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)   The Upside of Unrequited   27 Hours (The Nightside Saga, #1)

NO 4

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.

NO 5

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.

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WHAT MAKES YOU TAKE A BOOK OFF YOUR TBR?
WHAT BOOKS HAVE YOU TAKEN OFF YOUR TBR LATELY?

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18 thoughts on “WHAT MAKES ME TAKE A BOOK OFF MY TBR?

  1. These are all great reasons! To be honest, sometimes I put a book on my TBR just on a bit of a whim, but then realise it doesn’t actually interest me.. oops.

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    1. Haha, I think we all do this! I’ll add a book, optimistic that I will change my reading ways and read more diversely in terms of genre, and then… a few months will go by and I realise I’m a reader of habit and I will x it off my shelves.

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  2. WHOA you took six of crows off your tbr! you scandalous thing, you. also, as someone who is completely obsessed with cleaning out my tbr, this is such a fun post. i love hearing about why you remove books!!!

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    1. Yeah, I never even finished Shadow of Bone and that made me realise that I was only going to ever read SOC for the hype and didn’t even know what it was about.
      Thank you, Emma! ❤️❤️

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  3. These are very good reasons and I agree with all of them, especially if I can’t remember what the book is about and just don’t have the motivation to read it anymore 😀 I also remove books when I read too many negative reviews from reviewers I believe 😀

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    1. That’s a great reason – I think I remove books subconsciously whenever I read bad reviews and so it didn’t even occur to me when I was writing this post!

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  4. Ugh, I should really follow rule no1 when I’m decluttering my shelves!! I always forget what some books are about but then I read the synopsis again, am like “oo yes I like the sound of that”, put it back on my shelves and NEVER READ IT!! Agghhh!!

    Great post ❤

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    1. Haha, I think sometimes we just too carried away with some books. They hype gets to us or we get suckered in by the amazing covers. I do the same thing haha. I usually go through my shelves every couple of months but during that time they’re a bit of a mess lol.

      Thank you 😍

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  5. Great Post! I regularly go through my TBR and remove those books that I no longer have any interest in reading. That can be books that I KNOW I will never get to/actually buy for myself and those I can not remember why I even put them on my TBR to begin with!

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    1. Thank you! That’s a great way to put it – I try hardest to delete books I will never buy or get from the library because chances are I will never read it otherwise.

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