Ten Books I Recently Cleared off My Shelves to Make Room for More

Posted March 8, 2021 by Jana in Top Ten Tuesday / 19 Comments

Welcome to another TTT! This week’s topic is a spring cleaning freebie, which you can interpret any way you would like. I chose to focus on books I’ve recently cleared off my shelves to make room for more. These books are either ones I lost interest in, or I just didn’t feel like I need to own them in my actual collection. I only have so much room! I’m excited to see how everyone spun the topic this week!

1. The Second Chance Plan by Lauren Blakely
I love Lauren Blakely, but I felt very meh about the first two books in this series and don’t expect to read this one of the next one.

2. The Escape Room by Megan Goldin
This sounded AMAZING. I love forced proximity-type thrillers. But then I read some reviews and heard from some friends that this one is pretty boring. And I also read that it jumps back and forth between past and present-day, which I really don’t like in books like this. It takes the tension and excitement completely away.

3. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Have you SEEN the content and trigger warnings on this book? I had no idea until I sat down to read it for book club with some friends. Luckily I was able to return this on Amazon and get something else.

4. The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by Hester Fox
This author broke my trust by describing a very violent act of animal cruelty in a previous book (luckily I found out before I got to it and was able to DNF the book), but once an author does this I can’t read any more of their books moving forward.

5. Warcross by Marie Lu
I’ve just kind of fallen out of interest with sci-fi books. Maybe someday I’ll find something that intrigues me again, but for now I don’t think so.

I’ve also started to prefer adult contemporary romances over YA ones because I feel I identify with the main characters and their life situations now than I used to. So that’s my reasoning for the other five books I’ve chosen to clear off.

6. Stealing Home by Becky Wallace
7. Famous In a Small Town by Emma Mills
8. Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone
9. My Life Uploaded by Rae Earl
10. Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn

So! There you have it.
If you could save one of these and force me to read it, which one would you pick?

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19 responses to “Ten Books I Recently Cleared off My Shelves to Make Room for More

  1. I liked Warcross but I didn’t read the sequel, so I guess it didn’t grab me that much! And to be honest I hear so many raves of Mexican gothic but yeah- not sure it’s for me. :)
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  2. I enjoyed Mexican Gothic, but I went into it without knowing much about the content. (Luckily the issues in the book aren’t triggers for me.) Since then, while I do recommend it to people I think would enjoy it, I also try to make sure they know about the content warnings.

  3. The only book I’ve read from your list is Mexican Gothic and if the trigger warnings are putting you off, I would say you did the right thing by giving it away. I liked it well enough but I don’t understand why so many people seem to L-O-V-E love it!

  4. Funny, a while back I decided to remove anything from my Goodreads “to be read” list that I didn’t actually own in print, or that I didn’t actually have as a borrowed copy or that I didn’t already have as an ARC. My intention was to add all the print books I kept when I was packing up to move house. Problem is, I don’t have shelves for all these books yet so they’re all in boxes!!!