Goodreads TBR clearout

I’m not sure about all of you but my goodreads to be read shelf is bursting at the seams. At the moment I have 2,341 books on my want to read list so I am in desperate need of a book clear out.
Goodreads to be read clear out
I’ve decided to go through all of them and decide which of them I can remove so I can truly use the list as a ‘what to actually read next’. I am going to share the process of my first 10 to decide what I’ll keep and what I’ll ditch.

A story about friendship, survival and finding your voice.

My goodreads friends have either voted it 4 or 5 stars and it has an overall 4/5 stars. After reading the synopsis again, I’ve decided to keep.
The problem with forever

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen”.

My goodreads friends have either voted it 3, 4 or 5 stars and it has an overall 3.92/5 stars. I have already read one of her other books, All the Bright Places and I loved that so after reading the synopsis again, I’ve decided to keep.
Holding up the universe

Adam is a tortured soul. Exiled from his homeland, forced to watch the horrors unfold from afar.

Only one of my goodreads friends has read this and gave it 4/5 stars but it is definitely my kind of novel so I’ve decided to keep.
An Ishmael of Syria
Maybe this won’t be as easy as I expected…

The sequel of To Kill a Mockingbird. Set 20 years later.

My goodreads friends scored it between 2-4 stars & the reviews aren’t great. I’ve decided to ditch.
Go set a watchmen

1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life.

Okay, so after re-reading the synopsis, I really want to read this! Definitely a keep!
In the unlikely event

It follows a woman in the 1960s who must reconcile her reality with the tantalising alternate world of her dreams.

I read the rest of the synopsis and it is a ditch for now.
The bookseller

Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse.

I re-read the synopsis, read a few reviews and though they were mixed, I’ve decided to keep and decide for myself!
The heart goes last

An imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves…no matter where we live.

So this has fairly good reviews with an overall goodreads score of 3.86/5 stars but reading the synopsis and I’m going to ditch.
Welcome to nightvale

Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul.

Only one of my goodreads friends has read this and gave it 2 stars. It is middle grade fiction which I do enjoy but for this book, I’m going to have to ditch.
Serafina Black

HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE…The question remains: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for – or will it at long last, set Ani free?

I like the sound of this, it intrigues me so it gets to stay. I will keep it.
Luckiest girl alive
Overall, for these 10 books, I have ended up keeping 6 and ditching 4 books. It’s going to take a long time to get through the whole list but if this is anything to go by. I could get rid of around 40% of books that I’m no longer interested in.

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Post Author: bexcapades

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3 thoughts on “Goodreads TBR clearout


    (December 20, 2017 - 1:43 am)

    Hi! Thanks a lot for joining Thoughts of SheryL!
    Look forward to getting to know you more through your posts! 🙂

    Mel @ The Book Moo

    (April 30, 2020 - 9:53 pm)

    Totally agree with ditching Go Set a Watchman. It is unnecessary and basically a money spinner! Stick to To Kill a Mockingbird!


      (May 1, 2020 - 12:54 pm)

      Yeah, I read To Kill a Mockingbird last year (I think?) and figure I can probably leave it there! Especially when I can read more diverse books about racism from own voices authors! 🙂

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