Anyone who has been reading my blog for a while now will know that I add a lot of books to my TBR. This is especially true for my to-read list on Goodreads because, well, it’s really freaking easy to quickly look a book up after seeing it mentioned somewhere and add it to my list. I’m pretty sure I add at least a book or two a day. What this has resulted in is… a really long to-read list on Goodreads. I realized (slightly to my horror, slightly to my amazement) is that I have almost 800 books listed: 796 to be exact (although by the time this posts, it’ll probably have more…).
So I want to weed out my Goodreads TBR and take off some books that I might not be interested in reading anymore. But I’m having a hard time parting with any of them! So I want to brainstorm some things I can base my decision off of and have an easier time shortening up this list, even if only by a few books.
What I’ve Heard About the Book
If I’ve heard a lot of great things about the book, then great – it can stay. Books that I haven’t really heard anything about can stay too because I love reading kind of obscure or just less well-known books. But if I remember seeing a lot of mixed reviews or a lot of negative reviews, maybe I can take a second look at it and see if the premise is interesting enough for me to still want to give it a try or if I can knock it off my list to make room for books I’m more likely to enjoy.
Reread the Blurb
I’ll admit, as I’m scrolling through my TBR, I don’t even remember some of these titles. If that’s the case, I can probably either A.) just get rid of it (if I really wanted to read it, don’t you think I’d at least remember hearing something about it?) or B.) reread the blurb and see if it’s something I’m truly interested in. If it’s not, adios!
Read a Couple of Reviews
There’s no way that I have time to do this for every book because, ahem, there are almost 800 of them, but for those books that I’m just not sure whether or not to keep on my TBR, looking at a couple of reviews may be helpful. I’ll admit I don’t really trust most reviews on Goodreads, but if the reviews are from people I’m friends with on there and/or bloggers I’m familiar with, then they could be trustworthy and helpful.