Thought we should take another trip down the TBR hole today!
For those of you that have no idea what I am talking about, this is a blog meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story that is basically this a post dedicated to cleaning out your Goodreads TBR. So, you get to sort through books that you have just haphazardly thrown onto you virtual you know you will never read and figuring out which ones you will actually read!
So, it works like this:
- Head on over to your Goodreads to-read shelf
- Sort the books by ascending date added
- Take a closer look at the first 5 -10 books (How adventurous are ya feeling today?)
- Read the synopses of the books (Oh I will be taking a good look at the covers too!)
- Decide: should I keep it or should it go?
I did a mini purge almost two weeks ago and guys. It is still out of control:
Why is it so much fun to add books on Goodreads!?
But, I know that there is going to be some books on the older side of the to-read shelf, so let’s get to cleaning them out!
the curious incident of the dog in the night-time
Despite Mark Haddon rocking that all lowercase aesthetic that I am so dearly fond of, I am not sure if the curious incident will ever find itself at the top of my TBR. To be honest, I am not even really sure what it is about, and that, combined with average 3.85 Goodreads overall rating, has me less than excited to read it.
Sorry Mark, but the doggos / puppers / woofers aren’t going to win me over this time.
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
I was a huge fan of the first book in this series, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, back when I read it in 2014. Unfortunately, I never got around to making any progress on the series as a whole.
BUT! That doesn’t mean I don’t want to! I like middle-grade novels, just sparingly, and I just haven’t sought out the rest of the books in this series to add to my collection. There was so much to love about the first book though: wyverns, funny names, magic, good and evil, right and wrong, adventure, more magical creatures, etc. etc. Just typing all that up made me want to read it more now.
Dragonfly in Amber
I loved Outlander. I loved every minute of that book; the characters, the romance, the history, the time travel, I loved it all. And while I do have intentions of continuing with the series, I am not sure if I will ever reach the end. They are just too long, too detailed, and honestly, too many. I am partial to Jamie and Claire, and while the scope of the series encompasses much more than just them, I have to admit I am not that interested.
With all that being said though, I do want to finish at least the first three books, and I have heard nothing but wonderful things about Dragonfly in Amber. Since I have been slowly pulling away from solely reading YA, maybe this is nearer in the future than I anticipate.
Verdict: You can stay.
The Night Circus
Sometimes I want to kick myself when I find books like The Night Circus on my TBR, because why the hell have I still not read this one yet?!
I have honestly heard nothing but amazing things about this book, and I think my hesitance to read it stems from me not finding the right copy. Every time I am in Barnes & Noble I look, but all they have in stock is mass market paperbacks. If I am going to love it so much, shouldn’t I track down a gorgeous hardback? Is this a ridiculous line of thinking?!
Verdict: Definitely Keeping.
The Princess Bride
The only reason why I haven’t read this book yet is going to be so weird for book lovers everywhere to hear. But basically, The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies, and I am a tad bit nervous that the book will… ruin the movie? Will it live up to everything that I loved on-screen?
Also, I have never seen this book “out in the wild” so to say, so I haven’t had the opportunity to just pick it up and walk out of the store with it in hand. And I am all about that instant gratification. But for now, this one will stay on my list.
Verdict: Also Staying Put.
I am going to be completely honest with you all…. I have no idea what this book is even about. I couldn’t even take a wild guess. I added this to my Goodreads TBR years ago because, hey, I loved the cover.
Apparently The Enchanted is “a wondrous and redemptive debut novel, set in a stark world where evil and magic coincide,” but since I have 25 other owned and unread books about magic, I am thinking this one is not taking top priority; especially since I have never even seen it in a bookstore before.
Verdict: Bye Bye Horsies
I have only lightly dabbled in celebrity autobiographies, and to be frank, I am not a fan. Yes, some of them are comical, but mostly I just feel like the book is 300 pages of the author sharing stories that I will never be able to relate to. I don’t have famous friends, I don’t attend lavish parties, work on movie sets, have truckloads of money, or any of the vast experiences / things that most of these authors write about.
Does that mean every one of celebrity autobiographies are like this? Hell no. It just means I personally am not a fan, and won’t be reading anymore in the future.
Sorry Tina Fey, I am sure you are a wonderful person.
Verdict: Adios Amiga.
Okie dokie, that was a pretty big purge! I feel so much lighter now (until I have some free time and venture on Goodreads and replace all these purged titles with new books I will probably never get to).
So, tell me, do you all ever go back and clean out your Goodreads? Or are you of the mindset that it is an uncontrollable beast? Let me know!
Until next time book nerds!