I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. I really enjoyed doing my first one so have decided to keep it up and have a purge of my tbr!
The idea is:
- You go on to your Goodreads want to read shelf.
- Order the books so the date ascends.
- Take the first 5 or however many you want books. If you’re already doing this you start where you left off last time.
- Read the synopses of the books
- Then decide whether it stays or goes!
I have since added to my want to read folder so it has gone back up to 236. Oops.
Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes – I think I added this when I was in my chick lit phase. When I liked the Sophie Kinsella books. This one is about a magazine editor who has to move to Dublin. It follows her assistant editor and best friend in their lives too. I can see why I added this as Marian Keyes is meant to be a good writer but this just doesn’t seem like my cup of tea any more. Some of the reviews don’t seem to be great either. DELETE
The Love of Her Life by Harriet Evans – Another when I was in the chick lit phase. I think I’ve read a Harriet Evans before but can’t think what. That’s obviously how memorable it was as I normally remember all the books I read. Another one with poor reviews and one pointed out how similar the synopses is to Lindsey Kelk’s I Heart series which I completely agree. DELETE
Before I Die by Jenny Downham – This one seems to have a mixture of reviews, some people loving it others hating it. This is about a teenager who only has a few months to live and so makes a list of things she wants to do before then. I love young adult and sad books (The Fault In Our Stars anyone?) so I’m quite interested to read this one. KEEP
Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick – I know why I added this. I haven’t read anything by him before but he was the writer in residence at Bath Spa University way back when I was there in 2010 so I think this book was spoken about in lectures or seminars at some point. And then I promptly forgot about it. There seem to be mainly 4 and 5 star reviews for this one. It’s described as a psychological thriller set in a snowy Arctic wilderness. Yes please. KEEP
Holly’s Inbox by Holly Denham (created by Bill Hutton-Surie) – Again a mixture of people either not liking it or loving it. Holly is starting a job at as a receptionist at an investment bank. Another story told through emails, which is a style I really enjoy. KEEP
New TBR: 234.
I have a feeling my tbr isn’t going to go down a lot!