Down The TBR Hole #2: Conquer your TBR

I saw the most AMAZING post from LOST IN A STORY with the most AMAZING idea to help cut down my ridiculously large TBR! Thank you so much for creating this post!!

THIS IS HOW IT WORKS: (straight from original post)

  • 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?

Every week I will be going through 10 books on my Goodreads TBR and purging as many as I feel comfortable with. Most likely these posts will go up on a Wednesday. Currently I have 300 to go through and this number is always being added to, so hopefully this will help a lot. Here are my next ten books!

THE BOOKS:

LOCK AND KEY BY SARAH DESSEN

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Spoiler alert anything I haven’t read by Sarah on this list will automatically be kept. 🙂

THE JUDGMENT: KEEP

JUST LISTEN BY SARAH DESSEN

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See above blurb for the answer to this one. haha

THE JUDGMENT: KEEP

THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE BY JANDY NELSON

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I feel like this book will be read soon, I’ve been in the mood for a bit of heartbreaking lately.

THE JUDGMENT: KEEP

LAST NIGHT I SANG TO THE MONSTER BENJAMIN ALIRE SAENZ

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I’m going to keep this on my list purely based on my love for the author.

THE JUDGMENT: KEEP

WHAT MY MOTHER DOESN’T KNOW BY SONYA SONES

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After reading a few reviews on this book, and seeing a lot of mentions of the word immature I think I’ll pass on this one for the time being.

THE JUDGMENT: BYE

TWISTED BY LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON

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Let’s be honest I read a book by this author and it wasn’t my cup of tea, so for now I’m gonna say see you later….

THE JUDGMENT: BYE

DEAR BULLY: SEVENTY AUTHORS TELL THEIR STORY BY MEGAN KELLEY HALL

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I definitely want to get to this book at some point soon.

THE JUDGMENT: KEEP

FRACTURE BY MEGAN MIRANDA

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This book has just been on my TBR list so long I’m sick of looking at the title. lol

THE JUDGMENT: BYE

THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT BY VERONICA ROSSI

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I loved the first book in this series (Under the Never Sky), but I haven’t been in much of a dystopian reads type of book.

THE JUDGMENT: BYE

UNWELL BY LESLIE LIPTON

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This book sounds immensely informative, but I don’t see myself wanting to read books about characters with eating disorders anytime soon.

THE JUDGMENT: BYE

This week I chose to keep only 5/10 books. I feel like these first few weeks will be easiest, since I added these books years ago in some cases lol. Hopefully I can keep up this momentum.

If you like this idea please go to LOST IN A STORY’S blog post, show some love, and let her know you are joining in!!

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30 thoughts on “Down The TBR Hole #2: Conquer your TBR

  1. Oooh this is an interesting idea! I have WAYYY too many on my Goodreads TBR (like 800+), but granted I read for a variety of reasons (such as for teaching–more for potential students than myself) and some I have just bookmarked to watch because they aren’t out yet or it was recommended and isn’t well-known so I don’t want to forget. Some I also own, so I don’t want to remove them. But I can sure try something like this!

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      1. Yeah, I just removed Ready Player One because it was only there because so many people recommended it constantly, but I’ve read about some of the sexism and transphobia and I think I can spend my time on something else

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  2. This is such an awesome idea! I had this meme bookmarked a while back but then completely forgot about it. I’m definitely going to be starting this on the blog soon. My TBR is out of control! haha

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