This idea, from Lia @ Lost in a Story, is a great way for me to start handling my ever growing and ridiculously large tbr list on Goodreads.
The aim is to declutter you tbr shelf. To do this:
- Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 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?
So, truth is, I had to skip like the first 20 on my tbr shelf because they were all books I really wanted to read like Rebecca, Tell No One, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest etc, so I started a little further down, but for that, I’m now going to go through ten books, instead of five.
Exoskeleton by Shane Stadler
Looking at the cover of this, it’s nowhere near as cool as I remembered it being, however, it does sound like a good novel.
Penpal by Dathan Auerbach
I’ve been wanting to read this for years and years now. I have no idea why I haven’t picked it up yet.
Marrow by Tarryn Fisher
The cover for this is pretty cool but it sounds a little bit rough and heavy for me.
The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones
This still really appeals to me as a novel. It sounds totally unique to other books out there and I love that it has some historical fiction in it too.
The Sudden Departure of the Frasers by Louise Candlish
I’m really torn on this one! While it sounds like it could be a really great read for me, it also isn’t pulling me in as much I as I would expect it to. Why I have my doubts about it I don’t know… ugh decision made.
The Farm by Tom Rob Smith
One of my friends read this and said it was a good read, I trust her opinion.
Vox by Nicholson Baker
Erotic fiction? What was I thinking?
The Ice Twins by S K Tremayne
I recently read Tremayne’s The Fire Child which was pretty good, plus I’ve heard even better things about this one!
Alice by Christina Henry
Sounds intriguing, but after seeing a couple of reviews saying it isn’t a horror novel, I kind of lost my interest in it. Also classed as “new adult” and I tend not to like those sorts of reads.
A Death in Sweden by Kevin Wignall
Eh, I don’t think this book would be right for me. Sounds a bit James Bond for my liking.
There was have it! Five kept and five removed, I think that’s pretty good! Have you guys read any of these and think it was a bad decision to keep or remove it? Let me know!