I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. Time for part six!
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: 226
Secrets by Jacqueline Wilson – Another Jacqueline Wilson! India lives in a big luxurious house. Treasure lives in a council estate. India keeps a diary in imitation of Anne Frank and when Treasure runs away, India comes up with a hiding place inspired by her heroine. I do love Jacqueline Wilson so for now it’s a KEEP
Looking For Andrew McCarthy by Jenny Colgan – Ellie’s life is nothing like the Brat Pack films of the 1980s so she sets off to find some answers, starting a quest to find 80s screen idol Andrew McCarthy. There are mainly one star reviews for this and to be honest it doesn’t sound interesting to me any more. DELETE
The Waitress by Melissa Nathan – Katie’s career aspirations change almost hourly so in the meantime she’s waiting tables and waiting for ‘Mr Right.’ I think I’d read a book by her before which is why I added it but the plot doesn’t exactly thrill me. DELETE
My Sister Jodie by Jacqueline Wilson – Another one! Pearl, the yonger sister is shy and anxious. Jodie, the older sister is bold, brash and bad. Pearl adores and looks up to Jodie. When their parents get jobs in a boarding school and they move in over the summer holidays, Pearl is the one making new friends, realising she doesn’t need Jodie as much as she thought. Again, it’s Jacqueline Wilson so for now KEEP
The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes – A big mixture of love it or hate it reviews. It tells the lives of three women: a literary agent, an author (who also stole her best friend’s man) and an event designer (who was the best friend). Doesn’t sound exciting. DELETE
Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan – Issy is an amazing baker, after spending her childhood at her Grampa’s bakery so when she’s made redundant she decides to open her own cafe. When I saw this I thought I’d already read it. But then realised it was The Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond that I’d read. Too many similar plots! I don’t need to read another one. DELETE
New TBR: 222