Ten Books I Need to Either Read or Boot From My TBR

March 09, 2021

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, an event hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl! I haven't done one of these in too long and I am glad to be able to bring my top ten list to you today. This week's theme is Spring Cleaning Freebie (for example, books you’re planning to get rid of for whatever reason, book’s 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 chose to go back to the beginning of my Goodreads TBR and tackle the books that have been sitting, waiting to be read, the longest, which include:

Rose by Sydney Landon - a New Adult Contemporary Romance - My name is Rose Madden and I have spent my life being the perfect daughter. Thanks to my daddy, I'm an expert marksman who dresses like some modern day freaking June Cleaver. My life has been perfectly scripted since the day I was born. I've never deviated from the plan—until I met attorney Max Decker. Now he has me doing insane things to get his attention, like grabbing him in his car and being arrested for stalking my ex-boyfriend just so he'll come bail me out of jail. He thinks I'm crazy—but he wants me anyway, he just can't admit it. I'm tired of living my life for others, and Max has just given me a reason to show everyone that this good girl is going bad.

Revived by Samantha Towle - Contemporary Romance - Falling for his uptight therapist is not part of Leandro’s plan. Having unethical feelings for her patient, the angry Brazilian race car driver, is not part of India’s plan. But what if the wrong person is the only person who is right?

Fighting For Forever by J.B. Salsbury - Contemporary MMA Romance - She’s everything I hate about Vegas: a stripper, loose with her body and her morals. But there’s something about her, a complexity that she buries deep, and I’m determined to uncover it. The deeper I go, the less I understand. When I finally learn the truth, we engage in a battle where life and death hang in the balance. Fighting could kill us both, but if we win, forever is the prize.

Never Never by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher - YA Romance/Mystery - Charlie Wynwood and Silas Nash have been best friends since they could walk. They've been in love since the age of fourteen. But as of this morning... they are complete strangers. Their first kiss, their first fight, the moment they fell in love... every memory has vanished.

Confess by Colleen Hoover - New Adult Contemporary Romance - Auburn Reed is determined to rebuild her shattered life and she has no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to become deeply attracted to the studio’s enigmatic artist, Owen Gentry.

Tribeca by Callie Hart & Lili St. Germain - Dark Romance/Romantic Suspense/Thriller - Roberto Barbieri is known in the Kitchen by many names: Bobby B. The Barber of Brooklyn. Il Assassino. My brother and I call him Father. No matter what name you call him by, when Roberto Barbieri tells you do something, you do it. No questions asked. And you do NOT f*ck it up. - NOTE: this book hasn't been released and probably never will be :(

Bound to You: Volume 4 by Vanessa Booke - Contemporary Romance - I, Rebecca Gellar, am doing the unthinkable. I’m marrying a man who hits every category on my Run-Like-Hell list… 1. Arrogant. 2. Dangerously Handsome. 3. Brooding. 4. Domineering. 5. Possessive. 6. Playboy. The funny thing is I couldn’t be happier.

Hearts of Blue by L.H. Cosway - a standalone contemporary romance that tells the story of star-crossed lovers Karla Sheehan and Lee Cross, a police constable and the thief who steals her heart. She upholds the law. He breaks it.

It's a Wonderful Tangled Christmas Carol by Emma Chase - Contemporary Romance - After a blowout fight with Kate about his workaholic habits sends Drew to the office in anger on Christmas Eve, he falls asleep at his desk. There, three lovely holiday spirits magically visit him to teach him that every moment is precious and that he should never take his family for granted. But when he wakes up, will he just write it off as a dream?

Nuts by Alice Clayton - Chick Lit/Contemporary Romance - When gorgeous local farmer Leo Maxwell delivers her a lovely bunch of organic walnuts, Roxie wonders if a summer back home isn’t such a bad idea after all. Leo is heavily involved in the sustainable slow food movement, and he likes to take his time. In all things. Roxie is determined to head back to the west coast as soon as summer ends, but will the pull of lazy fireflies and her very own Almanzo Wilder be enough to keep her home for good?

Okay, so there you have it. Ten books that have been waiting for years to be read and I need to figure out which one(s) will stay and which will go. Tell me below which book you would kick off!! Oh, and if you have a TTT post, leave a link to it in the comments so I can come by and check it out :D


  1. I think you can safely send these out into the world to find a new reader. There are other, more wonderful books waiting for you.

  2. I've never read any of these, so I can't say which ones to keep or not. Maybe open one up and start reading it. If you get hooked right away, keep it. If not, give it away. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

  3. Sorry to hear Tribeca won't be released. It's always sad when that happens to books. :(

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-about-fresh-starts/

    1. It really sucks :( I've been waiting years to read it!

  4. I haven't read any of these, so I can't help you. Good luck, though!

    Happy TTT!

  5. Confess and Never Never were good. I also liked Nuts. I think the second book in that series was my favorite, though.

    1. I haven't read from Alice Clayton in a long while, but I remember she made me laugh my ass off, so I'll be giving Nuts a try. Thanks Deanna!

  6. Never Never sounds good to me!

  7. Oooh! Lots of sexy books here! I need to read the books on my TBR list soon!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  8. I've never read any of these, but I should definitely go through my tbr, too. I wouldn't be surprised if I have 100 or more to remove. 😂

    1. I promised myself that I would go through my entire tbr and get rid of all the books I know I'm never going to read. Most of it will be contemporary stuff because a lot of it just doesn't do it for me anymore :( I think every week I'm going to tackle some books and hopefully whittle things down. And yes, you should definitely do it too. I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't remember tons of what you have on there!


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