Should I Read This Book? Unhaul

Hey. I have a big TBR list, it’s a problem. According to goodreads I have 329 books I want to read, which is after I removed a lot of books a couple months ago. The last four years I’ve read anything from 45 to 84 books a year. Let’s say I read 50 books a year and don’t add new books (unlikely I know), I would spend nearly six and a half year to get through this TBR. And I am going to get tired of young adult books before that, as well as other books I might like if I read them now.

So please give your opinion on books on this list, positive or negative. It’s books I want to remove from my TBR, but I am scared of missing out on reading really good books as well.



A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

Pros: seems to reference the arabian “a thousand and one nights” which is a good start

Cons: fairytale retellings are too often just not good, how many stories of girl not wanting to marry awful guy and then finding out some secret do I really need to read

Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon 

Pros: fantasy, asian elements

Cons: know nothing about despite reading synopsis and spoiler-free reviews, seem bland and vague

Grave Mercy by Robin La Fevers

Pros: a lot of fellow goodreads friends seem to like it, it’s been on this tbr very long

Cons: I’ve tried to start this book twice and it’s just so slow at the beginning and I can never remember any of it, more arranged marriages

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Pros: about mental illness, good ratings

Cons: people seem to love or hate it, seen comments on the weird cute writing style about serious and heavy topics, why is every book at that time compared to “the fault in our stars” and can’t they change it now

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Pros: good ratings, I was excited by the synopsis at first

Cons: I’m ready to give up on Colleen Hoover as the last book I tried November 9 I found really disgusting. I’ve brought this up with some different reviewers, how I immediately reacted to the guys action and objectification, but a lot of people didn’t see it. He’s the poster guy for the person I would advice my friend to keep the hell away from, and I’ve recently flirted with some guys that turned out to be really awful so it’s not like I’m on the look-out for this shit.

4 thoughts on “Should I Read This Book? Unhaul

  1. Sara @ The Bibliophagist October 2, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    I think you can remove All the Bright Places. It’s well-written and it deals with an important topic, but I feel like it has a really dangerous message and it made me very angry.

    I haven’t read the others, but I know what you mean about Colleen Hoover. I both want to and don’t want to read her books.

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  2. bookishheights October 2, 2018 / 1:52 pm

    I have only read “A Thousand Nights” from your list but I wasn’t a fan. I have heard mixed things about “All the Bright Places” and “It Ends With Us” and “Grave Mercy” is on my TBR too! 🙂

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