Hi, all! I’m keeping up my claim to posting this “tag” weekly! I mean, I’m only on week 2 which isn’t all that impressive
like at all but whatever.
Here are the rules:
- 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?
Let’s see what we’ve got this week (6-10 on my TBR on GoodReads):
Tricks– Ellen Hopkins
Those of you who were around for last Sunday’s TBR hole know that I had an Ellen Hopkins on that list as well. For those of you who weren’t, I’ll reiterate: I love Ellen Hopkins. I love that she takes taboo, morbid, and uncomfortable topics and literally turns them into poetry. I might already own this book (because I own a lot of Ellen Hopkins), though I haven’t read it yet. But I will.
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath– Sylvia Plath
Confession: I’ve started this book before. I ordered it off of Amazon in 2016 and went right into it because I love Sylvia Plath. However, I don’t think I got very far in and it’s 732 pages long so I’ve never made my way back to it. I know I should, and I will one day. That day is just not today. However, I already paid for it, so…
Bastard Out of Carolina– Dorothy Allison
I had to read Dorothy Allison for a class my sophomore year of college and I loved her. I promised myself that I’d buy another one of her books, unassigned, and see what else her work has to offer. I don’t own this one, but I’m still not going to give it up. She’s just too great of a writer to throw this out; I’m sorry.
The Lovely Bones– Alice Sebold
This movie was never my favorite, but I still really want to give the book a chance. This is another one that I own that I haven’t gotten to yet. I’m suddenly realizing how many unopened books I actually have in my home. Maybe I have a book-buying problem.
Eleanor & Park– Rainbow Rowell
I added this to my list because of all the hype around it. And I’m going to say something that will probably make someone hate me, but I’m actually not that into Rainbow Rowell. I didn’t go crazy for Fangirl and I think that maybe Rowell’s stories just aren’t really for me. I just reread the synopsis and some reviews, and I think I’m gonna let this one go guys. I know someone is probably thinking, “Out of those 5 books, that’s the one she’s letting go?” and the answer is yes.
Well, once again we only got 1 book taken off my list! But that’s totally OK. I mean, I did add all of these books to my list because I wanted to read them. Sometimes that changes, but not too often. We’ll see how next week goes.