This idea was started by Lia @ Lost in a Story. It is a great way to declutter your TBR shelf! My current TBR shelf on goodreads has 262 books (which isn’t so bad!) and I know a lot of those were added years ago! I would love to get that list down to books I am still interested in picking up!
This is how it works:
- 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?
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shiver– I do own a copy of this but I just have to be in the mood to read because I know it will be heartbreaking. I am not sure when that mood will strike me but I hope it will eventually.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer- I wanted to read this before I saw the movie, but I didn’t end up doing that. I didn’t love the movie either, so my interest in the book has definitely diminished.
The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay– I tried to read this one, I really did, but I just couldn’t get in to it! She is a Canadian author so I wanted to support her, but I think maybe I will look in to her other novels because this one just wasn’t for me!
Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult– There was a time where I was really in to Jodi Picoult but I am just not anymore. The premise of this no longer interests me.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher– Now that the TV show has come out, I really need to read this! I feel like I am the only one who hasn’t! It is definitely moving higher up on my TBR shelf. I need to read it soon!
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen– I have not read a lot of her books, but I know they are great summer reads. This seems to be one of her most popular books so I would like to read it eventually!
Delirium by Lauren Oliver– This book was all the rage back in the day and I just never got around to it and now I think I probably never will!
The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine– I studied psychology in university and read The Male Brain by the same author. I enjoyed it but it was nothing groundbreaking.
Entwined by Heather Dixon– I was initially attracted to the cover, and then I saw it was a fairy tale and I was sold! The synopsis is still interesting to me!
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld- Same thing here as what I said about Delirium. It was a popular book that I just never read and now I do not want to!
I am keeping 4 books on my TBR and saying goodbye to 6! I think that went pretty well!
How many books are on your TBR shelf?
***Since drafting this post I have added 20+ books to my TBR! I have a feeling I will be doing these kinds of posts for a long time!***