I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry.
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’ve decided to do six books at a time from now otherwise I’ll still be doing this in years to come!
Current TBR: 234
Watermelon by Marian Keyes – Apparently back in 2011 I’d decided I needed to read all the Marian Keye books as I hadn’t read any before and then failed to actually do it. On the day Claire gives birth, her husband leaves her. Lots of mixed reviews on Goodreads. Don’t think it’s for me though. DELETE
A Hopeless Romantic by Harriet Evans – This list is turning out to have the same authors as list number 2! Laura is a hopeless romantic but her latest relationship ends in disaster destroying her job and her friendships. She goes on holiday with her parents where she falls for the estate manager of an English stately home. Another with really mixed reviews, people either love it or hate it. I can think of so many books I’d rather read than this. DELETE
The Other Woman by Jane Green – I have read a Jane Green book before years ago and remember enjoying it but can’t remember what it was called. Ellie is newly engaged when she realises her fiance has a very close relationship with his mum. Ellie finds that her mother in law is a little too involved and controlling in their lives. Nope. Not for me. Why did I want to read so many books like this back then?? DELETE
Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger – I don’t even need to look at the synopsis to know that this is a no. Brooke’s husband gets discovered and becomes a famous musician, completely changing their lives. DELETE
The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern – Lucy finds a gold envelope on her floor, an invitation to a meeting with life. But she can’t make the appointment and she’s too busy avoiding her friends and family and despising her job. I used to love Cecelia Ahern’s books. Where Rainbows End was my favourite, I reread it loads of times and introduced me to stories being told through letters and emails. As the years have gone by I find myself only liking her books and not enough to reread them. This did change with her young adult book Flawed and made me excited about her books again. This has mixed reviews with some Ahern fans rating it quite low but for now it will stay. KEEP
Fairytale of New York by Miranda Dickinson – Another one with a mixture of either love it or hate it reviews. The synopses, again, reminds me a bit of the I Heart series by Lindsey Kelk. English girl moves to new York, loves her new life until people from her past appear. DELETE
New TBR: 229
I feel like I made progress this time! I like a good purge!