My TBR shelf on Goodreads is ridiculous. And I keep adding to it. And adding to it. And adding to it. So I decided to join this meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story because honestly I don’t even know what I have on my TBR shelf. And I need to get it under control.
This is how it works:
- 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?
There are currently 341 books on my Goodreads TBR shelf. Here we go.
Purgatorio and Paradisso by Dante Aligheri.
I will keep both of these because it is an ambition of mine to read The Divine Comedy and I’ve almost finished reading Inferno and I’m going to finish all of them. I actually really enjoy the story, it’s just that it’s in verse and that makes it difficult for me to concentrate. But I will do it.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
This is actually a book that I started reading a long time ago, but I do not own it so I never got to finish it. And I really enjoyed it and I do plan on buying it and reading it, so this will stay as well.
Youth Without youth by Mircea Eliade
Ughhh… I’m so torn with this one. On the one hand, I really enjoy Mircea Eliade. He has very intellectual books and this sounds really interesting. On the other hand… I don’t feel like I will reach for it anytime soon. I will have to say this one goes. For now at least. Maybe some day, I’ll add it back. But for now, it goes.
Looking for Alaska by John Green
I fully intend to read this book. I just need to buy it. I love John Green and this is probably one of his most discussed books. So I’m definitely keeping this.
Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck
Ehhh… it has a pretty cover and I love tigers… but I have heard a lot of really bad reviews, so it goes.
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
I really want to read this book. Every time I read the synopsis, I’m like “Why have I not read this yet?”. So it stays.
Mind Games by Terri Terry
This one goes. I was really into dystopian a few years back when i added it, but reading the synopsis now… I really don’t think I’d be able to get into this book. I read Slated, another one of Terri Terry’s series, and I liked it. But I didn’t love it even then when I was into dystopia. So yeah, bye.
The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie
I really enjoy reading Agatha Christie. But the way I read her books is I see one and I’m like “Oh, I haven’t read Agatha Christie in a while. Let’s read this.” My grandmother owns most if not all of her books, so I always lend them from her. I don’t feel like there’s any point in cluttering my TBR shelf with any of her books. All her books are on my TBR and I don’t need a reminder of it. So I will remove this, just for de-cluttering purposes.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I feel like this is such a classic. I can’t bring myself to remove it. I want to read it. I really do. So, I’m keeping it for now.
This is it for my first trip down the TBR hole. I now have 337 books on my TBR shelf. I wonder how many I’ll have by next week when I dive in again.