Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!
This week’s TTT topic is a Spring Cleaning Freebie (for example, books you’re planning to get rid of for whatever reason, books you’d like to clean off your TBR by either reading them or deciding you’re not interested, books that feel fresh and clean to you after winter is over, etc.). I decided to focus on book that I have taken off my TBR so far this year. I guess that’s technically “winter cleaning” but whatever.
As most who follow me know, one of my big goals for the year is to read more of the books I own and another is to finish up (or at least make some progress) on some series that have been lingering on my TBR for years. I’ve gotten off to a pretty good start on these two goals. I’ve read 19 books from my bookshelves and 5 of those are books from series I’ve been way behind on. Not only have I read a lot of my own books, but I’ve also made some hard decisions regarding some series have been lingering on my shelves for years now and decided to purge them from my TBR. It was hard because my heart is telling me that I’ve invested time in the series and should continue, but the more practical side of me says that if I haven’t read book 2 five years after reading book 1, I’m just not that into it and need to move on. In most cases, I can’t even remember the basic premise of the series or the names of any characters and just don’t have any interest in re-reading the first book to re-familiarize myself with it.
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Spring Cleaning My TBR
What I Read
1. THE ROSE & THE DAGGER by Renee Ahdieh
2. DARKDAWN by Jay Kristoff
3. A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT by Sarah J. Maas
4. A REAPER AT THE GATES by Sabaa Tahir
5. THE TOLL by Neal Shusterman
What I Purged
6. GOLDEN SON by Pierce Brown
7. BLOOD OF A THOUSAND STARS by Rhoda Belleza
8. THE INFINITE SEA by Rick Yancey
9. EVER THE BRAVE by Erin Summerill
10. LINGER by Maggie Stiefvater
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