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.