T5W: Books I’ve Removed From My TBR

It’s Wednesday again, and that means Top 5 Wednesday is upon us! This week’s topic is: “books that you wanted to read at one point, but don’t anymore.”

I am a very stubborn reader. Once I put a book on my TBR, I almost never take it off. It will stay there, probably forever. Hence why my list grows and grows, and I tend to be a little picky about what goes on there in the first place. That being said, I recently organized my bookshelf and made a stack, very reluctantly, of books I will be donating. So here are the books I have taken off of my to read list:

 

1. Sahara by Clive Cussler
2. Split Second by David Baldacci

I’m going to address the first two together and will set the stage: imagine a young, adventure thirsty teenager who just read The Da Vinci Code and needed more like it. She has a family full of readers and they all send her books to read next. Fast forward a decade, and she still hasn’t read them and realizes she never will. (Sorry family!!)

 

3. The Riverboat Adventures series by Lois Walfrid Johnson

I started reading this series as a child and always had the best intentions to finish it, I own all six books, most of them still wrapped in plastic. Back then I was a huge fan of historical fiction, but now have very little interest in it. I wonder what happened?

riverboat

 

4. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

I obtained a copy of this book from a library’s summer reading program, and on my bookshelf it just sat. I can’t count the number of times I picked it up with the intention to read it, but always ended up putting it back.

thief

 

5. White Jade by Alex Lukeman

Sooooo when I learned about BookBub, I went a little free book crazy. Any and all books I could find that were free went right onto my Kindle. Now there are a lot of books on there that I now have no intention of reading. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I regret my indiscretion. This book represents all of them, as I am too ashamed to list them all.

jade

 

And that’s my list!

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