It’s been too long since I last did one of these posts! About 14 months ago… Whoops? My Goodreads want-to-read shelf has of course only increased since then I desperately need to do some Spring cleaning. Down The TBR Hole was created by Lost in a Story and this meme will hopefully help me declutter my Goodreads shelf and control the damage by cleaning out a bit.
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?
1. Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
VERDICT: KEEP After her memoir The Glass Castle I have no doubt that I will have to keep this title on my TBR and hopefully actually get a copy at some point so I can read it.
2. Shutter by Courtney Alameda
VERDICT: REMOVE Honestly, I don’t think I will ever read this… The whole Van Helsing-ghost-ghost hunting vibe is just something I couldn’t see myself buying or reading any time soon.
3. Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
VERDICT: REMOVE It sounds like this one would be too high on the romance… I’m going to pass for now.
4. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
VERDICT: KEEP Historical fiction, an Iceland setting and a murder? I have no other option but to keep this one. Actually, I should try to read it some time soon to be honest.
5. City Of Glass by Cassandra Clare
VERDICT: REMOVE Unpopular opinion here, please don’t lynch me for this! But I’m not feeling this series and I really don’t see myself continuing it in the future, so I’m going to just delete it from my TBR. (Especially since I finished book two four years ago and I haven’t even thought about picking up the next book since.)
6. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
VERDICT: KEEP I do like the sound of this story and it has a lot of good reviews, so I’m going to keep it on my TBR for now.
7. Welcome To The Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz
VERDICT: KEEP There is just something about the blurb that intrigues me and I don’t have enough horror options as it is, so I’m keeping this one for now.
8. Timebound by Rysa Walker
VERDICT: REMOVE I’m not sure if this one would be for me… Scifi isn’t always my cup of tea and I’m afraid of the amount of romance. I’m going to pass for now.
9. The Lies Of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
VERDICT: KEEP Between the reviews and the blurb and the high rating I’m going to play it safe and keep it on my TBR for now.
10. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
VERDICT: REMOVE On one hand it sounds interesting, but on the other hand I’m not sure if I will ever actually get a copy and read it. So I’m removing it for now and will see what happens in the future.
Total of books removed this time: 5
Books left on my TBR: 1.245
It really shows my Goodreads shelf is still waaaay out of control, but stay tuned for more decluttering coming soon… I need to get below the 1000 mark!