t’s time for another round of cleaning up my Goodreads To Read shelf. If you want to know the full story behind why I decided to do this please check out my first round
HOW IT WORKS
GO TO YOUR GOODREADS TO-READ SHELF.
ORDER ON ASCENDING DATE ADDED.
TAKE THE FIRST 5 (OR 10 OR 15 OR 20, IF YOU’RE FEELING ADVENTUROUS) BOOKS.
READ THE SYNOPSES OF THE BOOKS.
DECIDE: KEEP IT OR SHOULD IT GO?
KEEP TRACK OF WHERE YOU LEFT OFF SO YOU CAN PICK UP THERE LATER
In my last journey down the TBR hole I managed to remove four books, however I have since added a new one to the list so I am now at a total of
books on my To Read List. I left off keeping the Magician’s series, of which I own two of them.
The Long Cosmos
Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
This is the last book in the Long Earth series and I have started the series and really enjoyed the first book. I also managed to find all but the 2nd book available in my local charity shop which probably the reason I have yet to continue, I should just purchase the second so I can keep going.
Morning Star and Golden Son
The continuation of the Red Rising series, which I started last month but had to put aside for the O.W.Ls. I was really enjoying it so I think I will be continuing.
I have had Red Queen on my physical shelves for quite a while and I am just not sure I will pick it up. I am sure I will at some point especially with my TBR game but as I have moved away from a lot of YA fantasy in recent months I think I may have missed my time for this series. Therefore I am going to remove this for just now but if I enjoy Red queen it may make its way back on.
I have been meaning to read Wendig for some time now. And I have had this on my kindle for a while. I do like a good bit of Urban fantasy but usually I am focused on police procedural and this seems to follow the other side which could be interesting.
I honestly had no idea about this one when I cam across it, and reading the blurb i have no idea why I ever would have put it on a TBR. Romantic suspence isn’t really my thing at all.
The Gender Game
It has been quiet a while since I have read YA distopia and I think my time of being interesting in this genre has passed. While I think I will re-read some old favourites in the genre but I don’t think anything new will make it on to my TBR its just not for me anymore
Rebel of the Sands
Ah I have been wanting to read this for so long! I really need to pick it up. I have been meaning to get it out of my library but it usually has a waiting list. I think this will go up in my wish list.
Adulthood is a Myth
To be honest I think I have actually read this, or at least seen most of it online. I don’t think it is a must must read and I think I can remove it. While I do love comics esp little one of words of wisdom and relatable bursts like these I think they are more fun to dip in and out of than sit down and read cover to cover.
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
I am about to commit a crime and remove a book by one of my all time favourite authors from the list. I love Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy. I grew up listening to my dad’s cassette recordings of the radio programme and reading the novel adaption. I own several copies of the novels and have the 42nd anniversary additions on my wish list. However, I just cant get into Dirk Gently! I have tried time and time again to read this book and just end up putting it down. I think I have to stop kidding myself and remove it from the TBR.
Whoo! I removed 5 out of the 10 books on the list! I think that is great. slowly but surely whittling down the list to books I am still interested in. Those that are still on the list are mostly series in progress that again just reminds me to keep trying to finish them. I think another focus on clearing series off of my TBR might be in order.
So we now have a total of 319 Books on my Want to read list.