This is a meme started by Lia at Lost in a Story. The “rules” are:
- Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
- Read the synopses of the books.
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
Thanks to Katherine at The Writerly Reader for introducing this meme to me!
My Goodreads to-read shelf is all messed up. It’s a mix of books I want to read but don’t own, ones I actually own, and ones I don’t even remember adding. So this should be fun!
Oddkins: A Fable for All Ages by Dean Koontz
Hmm, I think I have a e-book copy of this somewhere? It feels like it’s a book that I would totally pick up if I happened to stumble over a hardcover edition (which I just checked, my library doesn’t carry it), but I don’t think I need it on my TBR shelf anymore. Verdict: Bye Bye
I do have this ebook on my kindle, but it’s not something I’m ever going to read from cover to cover. Plus I’m off carbs for the foreseeable future, so this is probably not the cookbook for me. Verdict: Bye Bye
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
I can’t believe I still haven’t read this book yet! I might have it on audiobook, but regardless, this is a keeper so I don’t ever forget that someday I need to make time for this book. Verdict: Keep! My Precious!
Miss Hargreaves by Frank Baker
I don’t remember adding this one at all. But it does sound cute… but I don’t own it, and as great as it sounds, my actual, physical tbr is already way out of control. I don’t think I’d miss this book or think about it if it weren’t in my Goodreads list. Verdict: Bye Bye (but parting in such sweet sorrow).
The Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes
So most of these titles are about 7 years old, and this is another one I don’t remember. I don’t own it, but like Skippy Dies, I’m still intrigued enough to want to track this one down. Verdict: Keep! My Precious!
Okay, that felt great! Going through 5 at a time is totally doable. I almost want to keep going… but then I’d burn out and abandon the project. And even though I’m releasing some of these titles back into the wilds, it feels good that maybe someone else will find them through this post and give them a home. 😉