Sunday, 13 September 2020

Down the TBR Hole #1

Welcome to a new weekly meme! I've been reading plenty of these type of posts on blogs for a while now and it struck me the other day when I was looking on Goodreads that I have a ridiculous amount of books on my TBR shelf. Ever since I joined Goodreads in 2009 I've just been constantly adding any books that sound even mildly interesting to me and now I have 3915 books on there *hides*. Nobody needs that amount of books on their TBR shelf so i'm gonna do a little bit of spring cleaning (or fall cleaning...) and get rid of the books that, let's face it, i'm not gonna get around to reading anytime soon.

The rules   

  1. Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  2. Order on ascending date added.
  3. Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  4. Read the synopses of the books
  5. Decide: keep it or should it go?

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Immediately i'm torn about whether or not to keep this one. It's one of the first books I ever added on Goodreads but books that look at families and generational differences have never really been my jam. This is a really popular 'must' read though so for now I think i'm going to keep it on there.

Verdict: Keep  




Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

I own this book so I'm going to keep it on there cause this will be one that I reach for when I'm in the mood for some lighthearted non-fiction.

Verdict: Keep

 

 

 

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks 

I can't actually remember whether I own this one or not. I do own some other books by Nicholas Sparks like Dear John and A Walk to Remember and I have read some of his other books. His writing has never really gelled with me though so I think i'm going to remove this one until I've read some of his other works.

Verdict: Remove 

 

 

 


 1984 by George Orwell 

I don't think this needs an explanation of why I'm keeping this. It's a classic that everyone says you should read plus I own it as well.

Verdict: Keep

 

 

 

 


Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells 

This is another book that was really popular when I first joined Goodreads but looking at the reviews of people I follow on there, it's a very mixed bag. Maybe I'll pick it up in the future if I can grab it secondhand but for now this one's being removed. 

Verdict: Remove   




Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin

I actually do own a ebook of this but I still haven't read it after buying it nearly three years ago and I think i've lost my initial interest in it. The reviews are pretty bad and this book is literally a romance book about an affair with her best friends fiance...

Verdict: Remove 

 

 

 

 

Entwined by Heather Dixon

I adore fairytale retellings and although the synopsis is vague it's sounds like a fun retelling of the 12 dancing princesses. I'm still intrigued by this so it's a book I still want to read in the future.

Verdict: Keep

 

 

 

Love, Inc. by Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout

I still think this sounds adorable although it may possibly read a bit juvenile for me now. If I want a cute contemporary though this the kind of thing that I'd be reaching for.

Verdict: Keep


 

 

 

Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson

This is another book that I already own and I'm planning on reading this sooner rather than later because I've owned it for so long. The premise still sounds interesting though so I still definitely want to read this.

Verdict: Keep 

 

 

 

 

A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker 

The premise of this book doesn't really interest me anymore, apparently it's a Shakespeare retelling? It just sounds fairly average to me and I can get my contemporary fix somewhere else.

Verdict: Remove

 

This Week:

Kept: 6
Removed: 4  

Overall: 
Kept: 6
Removed: 4

I don't think I did too bad for my first week but I know it going to get harder the further into my TBR we go! Is there any books I removed that you think I should give a second chance? See you next week!

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