I got this from Lost in a Story, and is a super fun (and simultaneously productive) tag to help you whittle away at those never-ending TBRs!
It works 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 (I’ll keep doing 15, since it seems to work well for me!)
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
- Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!
I’m at 838 right now. I added some to my list…I’m THE WORST.
- Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine. Added August 25, 2016.
- Can ya tell I was a little jealous of other people’s small group readings in Materials for Young Adults? I actually have this checked out from work right now, so it’ll be on currently reading soon. So, to keep my stats good, keep.
- Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine. Added August 25, 2016.
- The sequel to the book above! Just in case I don’t like the first one for some reason, I’ll remove it.
- Daytripper by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá. Added August 25, 2016.
- I think I added this just because my friend liked it. But it seems boring af for me. So…remove.
- Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur volume 1: BFFs by Amy Reeder. Added August 25, 2016.
- I gotta read it. Come on. An Inhuman and a dinosaur? YUP. Keep.
- The Vorrh by Brian Catling. Added August 26, 2016.
- Nah. Remove.
- The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick. Added September 13, 2016.
- Why did I even add this????? Remove.
- Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Added January 9, 2017.
- I think I have a copy of this at home? Keep.
- The Witch of Napoli by Michael Schmicker. Added January 9, 2017.
- I could see why I added this, but I don’t think I’d ever read it. Remove.
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson. Added January 31, 2017.
- I know. This book has been out forever. And I’ve loved both adaptations. I just need to READ THE DAMN THING. Keep.
- Room by Emma Donoghue. Added January 31, 2017.
- Again, inspired by the adaptation. Keep.
- The Grownup by Gillian Flynn. Added January 31, 2017.
- I love Gillian Flynn. I power-read Gone Girl in like, a day before I saw the movie with my mom. So I know I’ll like this one. Keep.
- The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. Added January 31, 2017.
- I get that this is supposed to be a modern mystery. But I just don’t ever really see myself reading this? Remove.
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Added January 31, 2017.
- I love World War Two stories. Even though we’re scarily close to World War Three. Keep. Because I need hope.
- The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon. Added February 13. 2017.
- A prequel of sorts to my favorite series? KEEP.
- The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon. Added February 13, 2017.
- I OWN THIS BOOK! I EVEN SPECIAL ORDERED THE UK VERSION SO THE COVER WOULD MATCH. WHY THE HELL HAVE I NOT PICKED IT UP YET?! KEEP.
Removal Rate: 40%. Not as good as I’ve been doing, but we’re at least within the last year!
What would you have removed or kept?