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’: 940
- Burying Water by K.A. Tucker
Reason why I added it: My sister and I are big fans of New Adult books and I remember reading Tucker’s other series (Ten Tiny Breaths) and that was really cute so I wanted to read this series.
Verdict: Remove. I most likely will not get around to reading this. So, sorry, book! Time to go!
2. The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding
Reason why I added it: Drama was one of my subjects back in high school so I always have a fondness for it. That and it sounded really cute.
Verdict: Keep. It still sounds cute and I would like to read it someday.
3. Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu
Reason why I added it: I have no memory of reading this book. Like maybe it looked cute at the time, but now, I don’t know why.
4. Love Fortunes and other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius
Reason why I added it: It looked like a cute book (why was teen me so obsessed with cute books? The question remains unanswered)
Verdict: Remove. We’re trying to keep the tbr down to a minimum (*cough cough looking at you #novels19) so not keeping this.
5. Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith
Reason why I added it: It had music in it! It sounded pretty cute.
Verdict: Remove. I won’t read it, so why keep it?
6. Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe
Reason why I added it: @ Teen DB: Why all the cute books that you now have no interest in reading?
7. Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham
Reason why I added it: Fantasy novel about a Muslim-American and has to complete this spy-type mission? I’m in.
Verdict: Remove. I do want to read it, but it’s not a real concern right now if I should read it or not.
8. Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley
Reason why I added it: A book about a girl defying the odds and being badass amongst tons of guys? Hi, yes, this is something I like.
Verdict: Keep. It still looks super good.
9. Reboot by Amy Tintera
Reason why I added it: Definitely an add back when I read more dystopian fics. I think I watch more dystopian movies than read the books, nowadays.
Verdict: Remove. Still sounds good, but just not right now.
10. Pawn by Aimee Carter
Reason why I added it: I like the idea of having ranks in society – makes one think and all about one’s place in society.
Verdict: Keep. Still like it and still want to read it.
Tbr shelf after ‘the purging’: 933
Books removed: 7
Books kept: 3
(and then I added a few more books, but we’re not counting that!)
Here’s a question for you – why do our younger selves just randomly add books to their Goodreads’ tbr shelf? Like I just want to travel back in time, take myself and shake myself (no, wait, I can’t do that, that’ll open up a wormhole or black hole or something similar.)