Most of you probably know this feeling: Your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing, and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about or why you added them. Well that’s going to change!
It works like this:
Go to your Goodreads “Want to Read” shelf.
Order by ascending date added.
Take the first five (or ten, if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
Read the synopses of the books.
Decide: Should it stay or should it go?
I’m doing a huge purge this week in terms of my TBR. It’s getting a wee bit out of control! If you want to learn more about a book, just click the picture 🙂
Keep or Remove?
Remove: I just can’t see myself ever reading this. It sounds like a neat book though!
Remove: It just doesn’t sound like something I would enjoy anymore.
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Remove: I love this cover but I don’t think I’ll ever read this, sadly. 😦
Remove: Honestly, not sure what I added this one. I don’t even like books with werewolves!
Remove: This is another one where I’m not sure why I added it. It might be good for someone else but not for me.
Remove: I don’t think I’ll ever get around to reading this either. I think I’ve had ample opportunity to buy it but never did.
Lori M. Lee
Keep: OMG, my first keep today! This sounds really good! I’m hoping I enjoy it. I really like the cover too!
Keep: I just really, really love this cover. It sounds interesting too. I’m not sure if I’ll like but it’s staying.
Keep: Okay, this just sounds really freaking good.
Remove: I just can’t see myself ever reading this.
Keep: Definitely keeping. This sounds adorable.
Peadar Ó Guilín
Keep: This sounds intense and PERFECT for Halloween.
Keep: Okay, this gorgeous is adorable and it sounds SO FREAKING CUTEEEEEE!!!
Keep: I don’t remember much from Falling Kingdoms but I do remember really enjoying it so I want to continue with the series.
Keep: Okay, even if this book didn’t sound good I’d still keep it for this GORGEOUS cover. My god. I need it.
Remove: This sounds interesting but I don’t think I’ll ever end up reading it, sadly.
Remove: This cover is so precious but I don’t see myself ever reading this and enjoying it 😦
Remove: Another gorgeous cover but another book I don’t think I’ll enjoy. I might have when I was younger.
Andrew David MacDonald
Keep: I don’t know if I’ll enjoy this but it sounds really interesting. I want to give it a shot.
Remove: I’ve outgrown this genre so I just don’t see myself enjoying this. 😦
Let go of: 11 Decided to keep: 9 Amount of books on my TBR before I let books go: 243 Amount of books on my TBR after letting some go: 232