Continuing this excellent idea of decluttering my tbr list, thanks to Lia @ Lost in a Story for the inspiration and creating the Down the TBR Hole weekly / bi-weekly post idea.
In case you want to get rid of some of your hefty tbr list, here is what you do:
- 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?
Starting from where I left off last week, here are the next books on my tbr list, all added in Dec 2015 which is when I really started to use Goodreads on a daily basis.
Parasite by Mira Grant
I love the cover of this book and the concept seems pretty unique but after skimming reviews, it seems to be pretty average overall so I may as well take it off my list when there are so any other great books out there.
The Night Stalker by Philip Carlo
Richard Ramirez is my favourite serial killer, in the sense that he’s the one I most like reading & learning about, so this is a no brainer really.
American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett
So I had totally forgotten about this book, but reading the synopsis has got me excited all over again about reading it!
The Good Goodbye by Carla Buckley
I’m not so sure about this one, it sounds pretty emotional and heart-wrenching. That’s not really my kind of mystery thriller…
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
Ronson is pretty much a genius. His novels are hilarious, educational and well written. I’ve also already bought myself this one so it’s gotta be read at some point!
Disclaimer by Renee Knight
Hmmmmmmmmm. This has some really contrasting reviews from my friends on Goodreads, but it sounds so good.
Ghostly by Audrey Niffenegger
I was initially drawn to this for the front cover and because it’s a collection of horror stories. The problem is, I’ve now learnt that I don’t really like collections of stories. Plus this has pretty mediocre ratings.
Beside Myself by Ann Morgan
Eh, the idea of this kind of scares me, I’m not so sure I’m keen on this anymore, even if it is only £4 on Amazon…
The Bone of You by Debbie Howells
Reading the synopsis of this again, I realise how similar this sounds to millions of other mystery thrillers out there in the market, but I’ve already bought this one, so it stays.
A Summer with Kim Novak by Hakan Nesser
I said last week that usually I love Scandinavian books and TV shows but the plot of this doesn’t really grab me and a lot of reviews say it was pretty dull.
Another pretty good week for removing books off my tbr shelf. Have you guys read any of these and think it was a bad decision to keep or remove it? Let me know!