I’m linking with a weekly blog meme that allows you to take books off your tbr (because we need this). Lia over at Lost In A Story originally created this so go follow her if you don’t already!
- 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?
- Repeat every week to gain maximum efficiency (aka to make yourself feel better).
To-read shelf before ‘the purging’: 939
Reason why I added it: Well, I added this in 2016, so I actually have no idea, but I’ll try to remember! I think at the time it looked good, or I wanted to add more diverse reads to my tbr.
Verdict: Remove. A whole bunch of the reviews indicate that there’s a lot of issues with the book and the main character and I’m just not here for it.
Reason why I added it: I’ve heard good things about Lord’s books and I think this was back in my contemporary phase.
Reason why I added it: I think this is another one I added during my contemporary age. Not that interested anymore…
Reason why I added it: WE NEED MORE BOOKS LIKE THIS! It’s very important to have books like this and with stories like this with these characters, and I think that as time goes on, and as more and more issues arise, these books become more prevalent (and super fantastic).
Verdict: Keep. I need to read this soon.
Reason why I added it: Various gods in a book and a main character who’s an immortal huntress? Sounded pretty good to me!
Verdict: Remove. It still looks good, but I’m not too sure how the main character’s a ‘long descendant of Artemis, since Artemis is a maiden goddess; so therefore she’ll (the main character) have to be related to Artemis through another god/goddess – so…
Reason why I added it: I love coming-of-age stories and this one has a female friendship and it looks pretty cute.
Reason why I added it: The synopsis is really intriguing and I’m really interested in the diversity.
Reason why I added it: I honestly have no idea why I added this. Like all the things I know about baseball are from Sandlot and High School Musical 2. So if I can’t remember why I actually added it, and the synopsis doesn’t strike me the second time reading it… I guess I’m not really inclined to read it.
Reason why I added it: It looked sorta good? The cover was…cool?
Verdict: Remove. I looked at a few reviews and, yeah… better off reading something else.
Reason why I added it: It’s sort of a verse anthology? Which sounds really cool.
To-read shelf after ‘the purging’: 932
Books removed: 6
Books kept: 4
So there’s all my choices. Tell me down below in the comments what you think of them. DId I do good, bad?
And also, what do you think of my new post header and signature? I really wanted to start the year off with something new, and I’m really happy with them! I’m still working out a few kinks here and there, so apologies if it doesn’t look a-okay!