I saw this idea first at Secret Library, who in turn got it from Lost in a Story. My Goodreads to-read shelf is really about to explode so I thought it was time to try and control the damage by cleaning out a bit. Who knows, it might just be that Spring cleaning feeling that is just around the corner where I live! 😉

This is how it works:

  • 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?

Here we go, shall we? The first ten books on my Goodreads to-read shelf!

1. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

VERDICT: KEEP I’m not sure if this story would be for me, but it is a well-loved classic so I’ll keep it on my list for now.

2. Native Son by Richard Wright

VERDICT: KEEP The setting of this book sounds too fascinating to ignore… Definitely have to keep this one.

3. The Host by Stephanie Meyer

VERDICT: REMOVE I haven’t seen the movie and I don’t think I ever will… Same goes for the book. It just doesn’t sound like something I would like.

4. The Dead Zone by Stephen King

VERDICT: KEEP I actually tried to read this story once, but couldn’t get into it… But it’s Stephen King so I’ll give it another chance.

5. Triptych by Karin Slaughter

VERDICT: KEEP Karin Slaughter is one of the authors I’m dying to try so I had to keep this title on my TBR.

6. Heart-shaped Box by Joe Hill

VERDICT: REMOVE I’m not sure if I would like the main character so it has to go.

7. Word War Z by Max Brooks

VERDICT: REMOVE I don’t really care much for zombies, so even though the movie wasn’t all that bad this title has to go.

8. The Gangs Of New York by Herbert Ashbury

VERDICT: REMOVE Don’t remember why I added this one in the first place, but I don’t think I will ever read it.

9. The Blind Man Of Seville by Robert Wilson

VERDICT: REMOVE I do love the setting, but I’m not sure if I will ever actually pick up a copy… So it will have to go for now.

10. Ashes To Ashes by Tami Hoag

VERDICT: REMOVE I do love my thrillers, but I have so many series already on my TBR that I really don’t have time for more.

Total of books removed this time: 6
Books left on my TBR: 1318

It really shows my Goodreads shelf is still waaaay out of control, but stay tuned for more decluttering coming soon!


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