Yes, I’m still decluttering! Thanks, as always, 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?
Aaaand, picking up where I left off…
Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman
I’ve been seeing the book around a lot lately, it seems very popular in the sense that a lot of people are reading it, but not in the sense that people are enjoying it! Plus, it’s a YA novel.
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
I recently purchased this, I can’t wait to start it!
Rebound by Aga Lesiewicz
I wasn’t so sure about this whole “mysterious stranger” plot, it sounded like some infidelity might happen because it also stated she had a boyfriend, and then I went to skim the reviews and the first one I came across was a homemade book cover with a hunky man on the front in a wet shirt, trying to look all sexy and that just put the nail in the coffin for me.
The Widow by Fiona Barton
I don’t know why I haven’t read this yet. I have it sitting on my shelf at home.
The Ex by Alafair Burke
I’m getting some seriously cosy vibes off this book, I mean, just look at the cover…
The Cases that Haunt Us by John Douglas & Mark Olshaker
Have I mentioned how much I love true crime novels?
Already Gone by John Rector
I put this on my list because I really enjoyed Rector’s novel Ruthless, but this doesn’t really seem like my cup of tea.
The Grove by John Rector
Yes, another John Rector novel! This one sounds much more interesting to me, plus I really love the cover! Gives me creepy vibes.
Burnt Paper Sky (also known as What She Knew) by Gilly Macmillan
So, I was going to get rid of this because it sounds pretty similar to a lot of other novels I’ve read, but that’s before I realised it has two names. I thought it was called What She Knew, but it turns out it’s also called Burnt Paper Sky, a book I picked up for £2 so already have at home.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! I really need to get round to reading this!
My worst week so far, but still not too bad! 4 out of 10 is OK.
Have you guys read any of these and think it was a bad decision to keep or remove it? Let me know!