Hi, all! This tag is originated by Lost in a Story, who created this great way to de-clutter your TBR list. I saw this posted on Diary of Difference, so check out her post as well! She’s on her eighth de-cluttering. I’m in awe.
So, here’s how it’s gonna go:
- Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?’
I believe that Lost in a Story created this as a weekly thing, so I am going to attempt that as well. However, it’s a lot more likely that it’ll be a bi-weekly thing. Don’t judge me.
Let’s see what I’m working with…
34 Pieces of You– Carmen Rodrigues
I’m going to tell you guys a secret. I love YA books about a dead girl/guy. Teenagers are a little on the dramatic side and a death is never just a death. For instance, this girl dies and leaves 34 clues behind. See, the thing is, I like those kind of stories. I don’t have an explanation why, I just do. I can’t help it. This has been on my list since 2016. It’s not going anywhere.
The Unquiet– Jeannine Garsee
Well, well… another dead girl story. I actually don’t remember adding this to my list but rereading the synopsis has completely renewed my interest. I kind of want to read this soon.
Blind Spot– Laura Ellen
So now that there is a clear pattern evolving, I’ll attempt to explain myself. I like YA books about dead girls/boys currently, but I really liked them in 2016 when I joined GoodReads. I think these kind of books are just more enticing to me than cookie-cutter fluff contemporaries. I like a little mystery and I really like trying to solve who the murderer was. Once again, my interest is sparked.
American Girls– Alison Umminger
I remember when I came across this book on GoodReads and added it to my list. It looks marginally less interesting now. It has pretty mixed reviews, but from what I can tell, this isn’t a book that I’d actually enjoy, although my 19 year old self wanted to give it a try. I’m gonna boot this one. I’m not all that into B-listers in Hollywood.
Impulse– Ellen Hopkins
Ah, Ellen Hopkins… I can tell you how happy I am that I’m a fan of morbid or crude books. If I didn’t have Hopkins in my life, what a sad life it would be. I own a lot of her novels (possibly even this one though I’m not 100% sure and if I do then why the heck haven’t I read it yet?) and could never remove her from my TBR list.
So, you guys know what we learned today? That I have very little self-control and am not good at giving up on books. I was honestly scared for a while that I wasn’t going to be removing any books from my TBR, but we got one. That’s better than zero, right?
Let’s see how I do next time.