Down The TBR Hole #4

 My Goodreads want-to-read shelf is exploding and 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. I really want to get it below 1.000 titles!

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?

Continue reading

Down The TBR Hole #3

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?

Continue reading

Down The TBR Hole #2

I saw this idea first at Secret Library, who in turn got it from Lost in a Story. I did a first round back in September, but never continued my declutter spree due to the stubborn slump that had me in its claws last year… My Goodreads to-read shelf is still about to explode, so I thought it was about time to try 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?

Continue reading

Down the TBR Hole #1

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!


signature

You can also find me at Goodreads. Twitter. InstagramFacebookBloglovin’.