My Goodreads TBR shelf is currently at about 400 books. I tend to add things without thinking too hard about it, and then its state stresses me out and I never actually look at it for suggestions!
Luckily, I saw this meme done by JJ at This Dark Material, (her blog is great, check it out), and I figured I’d give it a go, so this is my second round. Last time I knocked out three books.
Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
Order on ascending date added
Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
Read the synopses of the books
Decide: keep it or should it go?
I’m going to go through ten at a time, so it should take a while to complete! (Especially since I never stop adding more, universe help me.)
The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister
Female illusionist and possible husband murderer? OF COURSE this stays.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Obv, this stays. I know I need to read this series. I’ve owned Cinder for a bit, so I don’t even have an excuse.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This just sounds so amazing. I hate the circus so WHY DO I WANT TO LOVE A CIRCUS STORY?
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Hmmm. So. I like JSF. I do not like stories about September 11th. I do like stories about kids, and this one sounds weird. Hmmmmm.
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
It’s Gaiman, it obviously stays.
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
I really love the Percy Jackson books, I really love Riordan, this stays.
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Ditto to everything I said about The Lost Hero.
Skin by Ted Dekker
This. Just. Nothing about this sounds like something I would like? I think I bought this at a thrift store and maybe I should donate it on back.
Obsessed by Ted Dekker
Again no why do I own this?
Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
I just. Umm. I don’t see it happening. There’s so much to read and this is about salt.
In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
I think I saw this movie a really long time ago? Anyway. I like Jennifer Weiner, I love her book Good In Bed. I think this one stays.
So! I’ll be keeping 7/10 again!
What About You?
Have you read any of these? Are you doing Down the TBR Hole posts? I’d love to see them!