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!
Here’s attempt #2!
A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
Okay, this still looks cute and creepy, but I don’t already own a copy. If I ever stumble across the book at a library sale or a used bookstore, I could possibly see picking it up, but that’s as much effort as I’m going to put into it. I don’t think I need it as an official TBR book since I don’t have any real plans to hunt it down. Verdict: Release Back Into the Bookish Ocean
Arranged by Catherine McKenzie
I forgot about this one, but it still looks good! It’s a bit like Marriage at First Sight, and I loved the first season (I watched most of the 2nd season but I steadily lost interest in the show because it seems like it’s just people who want to be on tv and be full of drama although I still like the concept). I actually feel like tracking this book down. Verdict: Keep! My Precious!
Miracles, Inc. by T.J. Forrester
While I still find the plot interesting… this book is not one I’m dying to track down. I’m trying to really strip down my TBR and be brutally honest with what books I’m actually planning to read… so… Verdict: Release Back Into the Bookish Ocean
Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan
The Mermaid’s Mirror by L.K Madigan
I bought both of these ebooks when they were on sale in January of 2011, and then the author passed away a little over a month later. I think I also had them in physical form (which I bought in order to support her family after her sudden death), but gave them away since I had the ebooks. They both still sound good and I still have plans to read them. Verdict: Keep! My Precious!
Sleepwalk Society by Kendare Blake
I love Kendare Blake’s books, and this is an early novel of hers- before she became more known for horror and fantasy. I probably added it to my TBR after falling in love with Anna Dressed In Blood. The plot doesn’t strongly appeal to me anymore though… so… Verdict: Release Back Into the Bookish Ocean
Listen by Rene Gutteridge
Another book I own on my ereader. I don’t remember this one, but the summary still sounds cool. And since I already own it… Verdict: Keep! My Precious!
And that’s all the time I have for today’s purge (I’m thinking about doing this most Sundays until I get all caught up… which could take years, people). I’m really enjoying discovering old titles I was once super excited about. It’s interesting what I remember adding and what I have zero memory of ever looking at.