Hi friends, and happy Wednesday!
So, here’s the thing: my TBR is absolutely atrocious and not at all organized or kept-up-with in any way, by any stretch of the imagination. I don’t think I’ve even attempted to fix my to-read list since joining Goodreads. There’s no system for it.
Basically, if I see an interesting book online through blogging or a friend recommends a book to me, I look it up on Goodreads and throw it on over to my “to-read” shelf where it most likely never sees the light of day ever again.
Okay, so maybe I’m being a bit dramatic, but I joined Goodreads some time around 2015. That means that I’ve been adding books to my shelves for the past four years, which has ultimately resulted in me putting 202 books on my to-read list.
202 books. I couldn’t even tell you the last time I scrolled through my TBR, picked a book, and read it soon after.
I’m not even sure that I’ve ever done that.
What good is my TBR if I don’t even know how to use it???
*And cue the Down the TBR Hole meme.*
Basically, the meme itself forces you to take a dreaded stroll through your TBR on Goodreads and decide if you’re still interested in a specific book. So, (hopefully) each week, I’ll attempt to not be horribly indecisive about books I haven’t thought about in actual years and decide which books to keep and which books should go.
Maybe my TBR can be more realistic?? A girl can dream, right?
Here’s to hoping I’m able to cut down on some books that no longer interest me and find some hidden gems that I 100% forgot about.
P.S. If you click the titles, you’ll be taken right to their Goodreads page!
🌸 Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
🌸 Order on ascending date added.
🌸 Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
🌸 Read the synopses of the books.
🌸 Decide: keep it or should it go?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Even though it hasn’t officially been dubbed as a traditional “classic” book, I still feel like I really need to read this one for myself. I have seen the movie but, as I’m sure we all can attest to, books are VERY different from their movies. The story itself is realistically dark, and I really would like to give it a go.
~ KEEP ~
Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau
I remember reading the first book of this series forever ago and absolutely LOVING it, but for some reason, reading the synopsis now doesn’t really interest me. I still think that the first book had a really unique take on a typical YA dystopian, but I’m not sure that its sequel would wow me??
~ GO ~
The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry
I have the most specific memory of gushing over this cover in the bookstore every time I saw it, but I somehow managed to completely forget what the book was even about. The story itself sounds strange and intriguing, so I’m here for it. Not to mention, I already own it on ebook, so maybe I should actually give it a go…
~ KEEP ~
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Here’s my dilemma with this book: a few years back, everyone and their mother was talking about it, so I was dying to read it. And in the 3 years since adding it to my TBR, I always glance over it in the store. Or, if I do pick it up to read the synopsis, I don’t feel completely pulled by the story. That goes to say that reading the synopsis now isn’t exactly striking my fancy. BUT, I still have this strange urge to read it?? I genuinely have no idea what to do with this one. Help me out here? Do you think I should give Cinder a chance???
~ I AM TOO INDECISIVE FOR THIS ~
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Truthfully speaking, this one isn’t even up for debate. The synopsis still sounds as good to me as it did back in 2016, and I can’t believe that I haven’t started this series yet.
~ KEEP ~