Randomizing My TBR #8

May 6, 2024

It’s time to randomize my tbr!

I’ve been watching DB post about randomizing her TBR and it just looks like so much fun, I had to join in! I’ve been missing the TBR-themed memes like Down the TBR Hole but I wanted something fresh and I felt like this was a fun new take on it!


  • Go to your want-to-read shelf
  • From the drop-down lists at the bottom (on desktop), change “per page” to 10 and “sort” to random
  • Decide what to do with them: remove, read, or leave them on your TBR (or do what DB did, and what I’ve done also: sort them onto a priority TBR list!)

Original TBR shelf count (as of 03/09/2024): 4185

⛔ remove ⛔

  • Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield: I remember when this book came out, I saw it everywhere and had zero interest in it but eventually added it to my TBR just because it was so popular. I still don’t have any interest in it, though.
  • Courting War by Hazel St. Lewis: This doesn’t sound super interesting and my KU fantasy romance TBR is a mile long.
  • Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron: I rarely reach for YA fantasy books anymore, and a lot of reviews say this one drags with the pacing.
  • A Million Junes by Emily Henry: I like Emily Henry’s adult romances, so I’m open to giving this a chance, but it doesn’t really catch my eye and she’s the kind of author who I have a hard time imagining myself enjoying as much in another genre.

❗ move to “top-tbr” shelf ❗

  • Optic Nerve by Rebecca Rowland: This is really short and sounds interesting! I don’t own it, but it’s only a few dollars on kindle.
  • I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall: I have owned this book for SO LONG! I love KAM’s books, so I’d like to get to it soon.
  • Midwestern Gothic by Scott Thomas: Definitely a top TBR pick! This comes out in June, but I have an eARC.

🥱 I’ll get to it eventually 🥱

  • Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa: I don’t see myself rushing to get to this one, but I definitely am still interested in it!
  • Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda: I doubt I’ll get to this one soon, but it sounds neat. I see it described both as humor and horror!
  • A Room Away from the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma: I’ve owned this for years and LOVED the short story I read by this author, so I still plan on reading it, even though YA fantabulism is NOT my jam most of the time. 😅

are there any books you think I should have left on my tbr? which of my top-tbr books should I read next?



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Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

    1. I haven’t read any of these myself, but I agree with some of your choices — I think I removed A Million Junes from my TBR as well. I’d rather read Emily’s adult contemp romances. 🙂 I would keep the Julie Kagawa book too. I was thinking the other day about authors I used to love and would like to read from again, and Julie Kagawa’s definitely one of them!

      aimee @ aimee can read

    1. I really liked I Am Still Alive!! 🥰 I’d say that it’s the most underrated Kate Alice Marshall book! It’s more of a survival story and I was hooked from start to finish 👀

    1. I LOVED I Am Still Alive. The disability rep in that book is so good. I’ve read two KAM books and loved them both and I really want to read more of hers.

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