Cleaning Out Your TBR for the New Year

Hello my little munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing well. I am thankfully on break so I have been able to write a lot more blog posts compared to usual. I am going to my aunt and uncles for the weekend so I won’t be able to be as active as I plan to be on the blog. I hope these tips are useful and if you have any for me please let me know.

Anyways, why don’t we get into the post?

Find the Books that have been there for FOREVER:


Go through your TBR and bookshelves and figure out which books you have read and haven’t read. Between the ones you have read decide whether you want to keep it or not. Is it for aesthetic or is it to re-read. Could they benefit others kids, schools, or donations that you may know?

From there try and get rid of some. Honestly some people probably have copies of one books that may just be collecting both dust and time on your TBR and if you have already read it and loved it then you should believe that it could help someone else out.

Whether it is a good laugh, cry or information that they didn’t know before. Plus it isn’t like you cannot go back and re-read the book you have but instead of having 643789 copies you could have one or two special copies.

Go through all of your books again:


Go through the books on your TBR 2, 3, or even 7 times and separate them into categories. It could be the books you want to read per month and just try and set aside time to read or listen to them. Categorize them by genre and then pick a certain genre to go through and finish it OR choose one or two books from each genre and read them throughout a whole month and keep on doing that until you finish.

I am most likely going to try these techniques throughout the year and see if they benefit me personally but if you choose to do it please let me know how it goes!


Decide what books have been on your TBR the longest and try and read those first so you can finally get them off. If you have an obligation to read a certain book to review or give back to a person read that as soon as possible. If you have a book that you have been waiting for what feels like 7584 years then read that as one of your first books.

Honestly, learn to treat it somewhat like a job in terms or certain books that you need to read. You need to let people know how long on a basis it should take you to read a book, along with if any instances come up where you cannot for a long time. This personally is something I am planning on doing better in 2019.


If you have a book that you don’t want give it away. I advise from selling a book you bought unless it may be in a garage sale but in NO cases should you sell an ARCs. Also if you are able to I would advise in switching ARCs with someone



There are many and by many I mean you could easily find a school or an organization in which you can donate your books that you have way to many copies of, books that you don’t want to read but are still on your TBR and books that you have already read and don’t need anymore.



Honestly, for everyone this would be a great idea. Not only can this be easier than physically reading a book but you can do it literally anywhere. In some cases this can be cheaper then buying a physical book. And for everyone who does a long commute it is easier to kill the time by listing to a book and you can shorten your TBR all in one go.


Have you tried any of these such things before? If so have any of them helped you. Do you think you may try this in the coming year. Are one of these things going to be a resolution of yours? Are you ready for the coming year? What are your TBRs like right now? Are you adding books to your TBRs? What are some new releases that you are adding to your TBRs?

Until next time 🙂


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