Unlike my last post on this matter, Goodreads TBR Spring Clean, here is a short and snappy list of thirty books that I am officially removing from my Goodreads TBR list. If there is anything here that I am massively missing out on, please let me know!

  1. The Buried Giant (Kazuo Ishiguro)
  2. Short Fiction (Cormac McCarthy) *I would rather reread his best works again!
  3. I Let You Go (Clare Mackintosh)
  4. Talent Is Overated (Geoff Colvin) *As my post on Five books that destroy the myth of ‘natural talent’ will let you know, I have read many books on this topic already.
  5. The Pilgrims Progress (John Bunyan)
  6. Dirty Work (Larry Brown)
  7. Way Of The Peaceful Warrior (Dan Millman)
  8. The Railway Man (Eric Lomax)
  9. The Diamond in Your Pocket (Gangaji)
  10. Emptiness Dancing (Adyashanti)
  11. The Transparency Of Things (Rupert Spira)
  12. Falling Up (Shel Silverstein)
  13. City Of Thieves (David Benioff)
  14. The Leavetaking (John McGahern)
  15. The Book Of Understanding (Osho) *I already have a massive Osho book called ‘The Secret Of Secrets’ to get through.
  16. Omensetter’s Luck (William H. Glass)
  17. The Artists Way (Julia Cameron)
  18. Father and Son (Larry Brown)
  19. The Joy Of Less (Francine Jay) *I am sure that the author would enjoy the irony of my removal of this book from my TBR list.
  20. Stations of the Heart (Richard Lischer)
  21. Epitaph (Mary Dorra Russell)
  22. A House in the Sky (Amanda Lindhout)
  23. The Moth (edited by Catherine Burns) *I have so many short story collections to get through already. This looks very interesting though.
  24. Choke (Chuck Palanuik) *I loved the film and book ‘Fight Club’ but not enough to read more.
  25. The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances (Matthew Inman) *I really enjoy running books but I have two other ones to get to before this.
  26. Work Rules! (Laszlo Bock)
  27. Under A Pole Star (Stef Penney)
  28. The Love Poems of Rumi (Jalaluddin Rumi) *I bought a small everyman edition of his poetry and that is all that I need. I strongly recommend his work.
  29. Saint Francis (Nikos Kazantzakis) *I must have been going through a Saint Francis phase here…
  30. The Winds Of Winter (George R.R. Martin) *I have officially given up that this book will come out in my lifetime (prove me wrong George!)



In the next few days I will post reviews for John Boyne’s The Hearts Invisible Furies and Colm Toibín’s House Of Names.