This idea was started by Lia @ Lost in a Story. It is a great way to declutter your TBR shelf!
Well my TBR has increased again! I now have 301 books on my goodreads to-read shelf! I really want to get this below 200 but I am not sure how realistic that is! One step at a time I guess… so lets get to it!
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?
Defending Jacob by William Landay– I do not remember even adding this book to my TBR! The synopsis sounds interesting but I doubt I would ever actually ever get around to purchasing this book and reading it!
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys– Historial fiction about WWII is my favourite genre so I truly have no excuse for not reading this book. Everyone seems to love it and I am dying to read it! I need to purchase a copy of this asap!
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell– I am so ashamed that I have not read this book yet! I know that it is a lot of peoples favourite book! I want to read more classics and Gone with the Wind is high on my list of classics I want to read.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman– Confession time! Not only have I not read The Princess Bride but I have never seen the movie… I think it would be fun to read the book then watch the movie and write a blog post to let you know my thoughts! This is such a beloved story that I want to experience!
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson– I was surprised to see this book was even on my TBR! I am not an apple user and I really have no interest in learning more about Steve Jobs! I respect him and he was truly a genius but no thanks!
So I am keeping three and removing two! I am happy with that because the books I kept are truly books that I am extremely interested in reading!
Did I make the right decisions? Have you read any of these books?
22 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole #4”
ooh definitely read Princess Bride and then watch the film! Love both! And I love the look of Between Shades of Grey so that’s gone on my list now haha!
I am making the Princess Bride a priority!!
This is actually a really good idea!
It is! So helpful!
I’m glad you kept Between Shades of Gray! That book is one of my favorite historical fictions 🙂
That is good to hear! I need to run out and buy it!
I read Between Shades of Gray and loved it! The ending is simply simply breathtaking!
Oh, I have never read Gone with the wind, either. Need to read it someday though!
That makes me even more excited to read it! We will both get to Gone with the Wind of of these days 😝
Uhhh, Another book to my ever growing TBR…😂
Happy reading! I love doing my own version of down the TBR hole… it’s so freeing to let go of books and know what you’ve got to read ASAP! ♥️
It is freeing for sure! I can’t wait until my TBR is filled with just books I plan to actually read!
I’m glad you decided to keep Between Shades of Gray! It’s one of my favourites 🙂
So many people are saying it is one of their favourite books! Makes me want to read it even more!
Between Shades of Gray is one of my favorite historical fiction books EVER. It is so emotional and powerful and yet uplifting and hopeful at the same time. I cannot wait to see what you think of it when you decide to read it. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous choices! ❤
Thank you Zoe! I am at the beach and there is no bookstore! It is killing me. I just want to go and buy Between Shades of Grey!!
I think you did keep the most interesting books. Steve Jobs is a bit overrated, to be honest.
I hope your next decluttering goes even better! 🙂
Thank you Sophie! Yeah I just don’t care enough about Steve Jobs life story! It is so long too!
I’ve read and seen The Princess Bride, but this post is making me want to do a reread and then watch the movie again and write up a compare/contrast post. If only I had more free time in my schedule for posts like that, lol.
I think it would be so fun to do!! I hope I get around to doing it eventually! 😊
Between Shades of Grey definitely seems like my type of read – I love books based around historical events! Great recommendation 🙂
All of these books are on my TBR!
I’m halfway through “gone with the wind” but I’m finding it hard to persevere – I already know what happens at the end and I’m so annoyed at Scarlett that it keeps distracting me 🙈
I know what happens too so maybe that is why I haven’t been motivated to read it! I know Scarlet annoys so many people!!