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 853. Not…terrible, I guess?
- Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa. Added April 24, 2017.
- I think I just straight up forgot about this book? Because this is my JAAAAAAAM. Keep.
- Lumberjanes, Vol. 3: A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson. Added April 26, 2017.
- So I love Lumberjanes, but I didn’t love volume 2. But I’m still gonna read it! Keep.
- Baba Yaga’s Assistant by Marika McCoola. Added April 26, 2017.
- This stays on our staff recs shelf. And it looks so good. Keep.
- Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell. Added April 26, 2017.
- Oh my god, this sounds so cute though! Keep since it’s so short!
- The Stand: Captain Trips by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Added April 26, 2017.
- This is like a tie-in for a Stephen King book I’ve been working on for actual years at this point. Remove, until I FREAKIN FINISH the beast.
- Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. Added April 26, 2017.
- I honestly have no idea why I added this? Remove because it sounds honestly super generic.
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz. Added April 28, 2017.
- Obviously added a year before the allegations against him came to light…remove.
- Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini. Added April 28, 2017.
- The reviews on this are so negative but that makes me want to read it even more??? Keep.
- The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez. Added April 28, 2017.
- TALK ABOUT TIMELY. This will be moving up my TBR list quite rapidly. Keep.
- Rip it Up and Start Again by Simon Reynolds. Added April 28, 2017.
- Here for postpunk, here for every book on music I can get my hands on. Keep.
- The F Word by Liza Palmer. Added April 28, 2017.
- Yeah, I don’t really ever see myself reading this. Remove.
- The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. Added May 2, 2017.
- Yet another Owlcrate book I haven’t got around to reading yet…keep.
- In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives by Kenneth C. Davis. Added May 3, 2017.
- Again, suuuuuper timely and I’m starting to actually enjoy learning American history since we started out only kinda shitty. Keep.
- The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe by Ryan North. Added May 3, 2017.
- Yes. Keep.
- Green Witch by Alice Hoffman. Added May 3, 2017.
- I read Green Angel at a weird time (like, almost immediately post-9/11), and I had conflicted feelings then. And I think I’d have conflicted feelings about this one? I don’t know. Remove.
Removal Rate: 33%. Not too bad!