Goodreads TBR Declutter

TBR Declutterr

I’m back with another TBR Declutter post! I really enjoyed doing this last time and it was fun to see my Goodreads shelf drop by so many books. Very satisfying!

If I already own them, I’m going to add them to a new shelf called ‘own’ and if I don’t own them, I’ll add them to a shelf called ‘do-not-own’. That way I can better track my books at home and on the Kindle!

The books:


Keeping: 29



Already own: 8

Do not own: 21

Pathfinders was a random book find years ago and it’s not hugely rated or reviewed on GR but I still really like the concept of it!

I enjoyed the movies of both We Need To Talk About Kevin and Let The Right One In so I really want to see how the book shapes up. I know some people have had difficulty with the book of We Need To Talk but I still want to give it a try.

Fight Club is definitely staying because I’m doing a readalong of it on Instagram in August! If you want to join, please let me know!

After reading Cold Moon Over Babylon earlier this year, The Elementals is definitely a keeper! I love McDowell’s style.

I know that I’m Thinking Of Ending Things has had some really mixed reviews and ratings, but I’ve always wanted to pick it up despite that.

Removing: 21



So I know Memoir of a Geisha is a classic and all that, but I’m just not interested in reading it! When I went to 66 Book Club last time I saw a guy pick it up and say to his wife “I spent hours of my life I’ll never get back on this shit” and from that moment on, I knew I’d never read it.

Bellweather Rhapsody does sound really good but the reviews for it aren’t shining and it’s one of those books that’s not so easy to get your hands on.

Yes, I am removing a whole load of Bret Easton Ellis even though he’s written my favourite book. I’m honestly just too nervous about hating all his other works so I’m just going to pretend they don’t exist!

So that’s the second instalment of this new kind of decluttering on my blog! Happy with the result of this again, just under half removed, that seems pretty good to me!

Have you read any of the books I’ve kept or removed? Have I made the right decisions?

27 Replies to “Goodreads TBR Declutter”

  1. This is such a great idea, i never thought about doing it this way! i recently ended up removing all my books except for the ones i have already read!

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  2. I hate these blogs of yours….will a book I love get the boot? lol and you build up the tension nicely making me scroll down the page to find out. Good to see you keeping Haunted, quite a unique book.

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  3. I declutter every once in a while. Sometimes it’s what I own/not. Just the other day I did it with what I simply was no longer interested in reading anymore. I got rid of about a third of my list…I hadn’t done it in quite a while. I keep meaning to be more discriminating about what I put on that list, but there are so many books that appeal to me!

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  4. Sharp Objects is the only Gillian Flynn book I haven’t read yet. I bought it a few months ago, and it’s still laying on my shelf…

    I highly recommend Memoirs of Geisha, it’s an amazing book. Hope you’ll change your mind at some point 😀

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      1. Yeah, I was surprised to see it on your list to start with if I’m honest 🙊 If we all liked the same things, the world would be a very boring place!

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  5. My mum really liked the Geisha book. To me that’s a clear indicator that i most likely won’t like it 😀 Not cuz i think it’s a bad book, but my mum has a very particular taste and it’s totally the opposite of mine.

    I also want to read Black Eyed Susans ❤

    Good luck with A Little Life… one of the most depressing books i've ever read. 11.22.63 is awesome tho! Hope you enjoy them all!

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    1. Hahaha! It’s good when you’ve got such a clear indicator like that, know not to spend your time on it. Yeah, I’ve heard A Little Life is pretty drab, will have to be in the right frame of mind to read it 🙂

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  6. Glad to see you’re keep Let the Right One In on your shelf, I’ve recently read it after watching the movie and it is so very dark and uncomfortable. But that’s what makes it fantastic, I loved it, it’s a proper grown ups vampire story 🖤 I’ve also got We Need to Talk About Kevin on my soon to be started list. Another dark read I reckon 👍🏻

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