Here's the scoop:
You 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 and why you added them!
It woks like this:
- 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?
With this in addition to the #BeatTheBacklist challange, who knows - maybe I'll get my TBR pile down so a somewhat sort of manageable size.
Without further ado, here we go!
I mean, this one is basically a classic, plus I own a physical copy of it.
OK, this is a giant list of 28 (if I counted right?) books, but I'm going to just count it as one and make a mass decision to release them all back into the wild. I love Mercedes Lackey and the Valdemar books I've read (The Last Herald Mage Trilogy, The Arrows of the Queen trilogy, The 500 Kingdoms series, all her Elemental Mages books...) but the woman just has too extensive of a backlog to try to read them all, and I frankly just don't care for some of her series/trilogies. If these stumble across my way later in life and I feel compelled to read them, I will, but for now:
Babyville by Jane Green
I think I'd added this after reading a few other books by Jane Green.
Combines faerie lore with a post-apocalypic world - what's not to love? Plus, Tamora Pierce reviewed it and rated it 5 stars.
I own a physical copy of this book, and my husband really liked the series.
Didn't get very good reviews.
Added this when the movie came out and I devoured everything Julia. Eh, I saw the movie, good enough.
Cozy mystery, I'll read it someday if it comes across my path and I feel like it, but it really doesn't need to stay on my Goodreads list.
This is one of my BFFs favorite books, so I'd better keep it and actually read it someday.
I must have been on a historical fiction kick, not sure why I added this way back in 2009... Haha.
Total Kept: 4 I did so good you guys!! Got my To Read shelf from 2,555 down to 2,524. Only a BILLION more weeks to go! Hahaha! Since I'm in the mood to purge, I'm actually going to go keep going so next week I (hopefully) start with a number smaller than 2,524. I'll mention a list of ones I decided to keep (but won't post covers, my decision making process, or titles of ones I deleted, in the interest of not boring my few readers to tears) and then go through the next 10.