I’m not sure how often I will be doing this, maybe once a month. Currently I have 256 books on my To-Read shelf on Goodreads. Some of the books I own a copy of, but majority of the books I don’t own. There is a lot of random books on this list, I bet there is some that I don’t want to read anymore.
“Most of you probably know this feeling, you’re Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!” –Lost In A Story
- Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 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?
1 The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
I don’t need to read the synopsis to know that I still want to read this book.
2 The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston
Before I read the synopsis I was like, what is this, why did I want to read this book. But now I kind of want to read it. I’m not sure.
Keep (for now)
3 Hunger by Knut Hamsun
Norwegian title: Sult
This is a Norwegian classic. I still want to read it.
4 Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
Norwegian title: Ut og stjæle hester
Another book from a Norwegian author. I might read this some day, and I will always remember the title, but for now it has to go.
5 Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
I don’t remember this book. After reading the synopsis I’m interested in it. This is a book that would be great to read on my kindle I think. This is also written by an Australian author.