Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Goodreads Clean Up Challenge


I track literally all my books and reading life on my Goodreads. The amount of books that I have on my TBR shelf is ridiculous. It's embarrassing almost to admit.



Totaling at 849 as of now! 

This is absolutely ridiculous if you ask me. So, I made it my challenge to come up with a way to clean my TBR without wasting an ungodly amount of hours. Therefore, I came up with this solution. Every post, I plan on doing a new post like this dedicated to cleaning up my TBR shelf.

Hopefully, eventually, I can go through all the books on my list. However, I don't plan on putting too much pressure on myself either. To make it easier, I have decided to go through only fifteen books at a time per post.
Starting at the oldest books on my TBR shelf that were added.

1. Divergent by Veronica Roth: The oldest book on my TBR. I am not surprised since I have had my Goodreads way before I ever started blogging. I do own the book and I have seen the movie. I don't know if I will ever read this or get along with the hype.... but I do want to still keep it on my TBR just in case... considering that I do own it. The book also has good reviews. KEEP

2. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding: I have seen the movie and I have heard nothing but amazing things about the book. It's supposedly super funny. I just need to get to it. It's still one of my favorite chick flick movies... so I know I should get to the book. KEEP

3. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts: Love the movie so much. I also own the book on my shelf and just haven't gotten around to it yet. Eventually, I will. KEEP

   

4. The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood: I saw the movie with Zac Efron when it first came out years ago and liked the story. Therefore, I added the book to my TBR. I still would like to read the book considering I don't remember much of the story. It would be a completely new experience for me again to read. KEEP

5. Sam's Letters to Jennifer by James Patterson: Still have yet to read a James Patterson novel. It has really high ratings on Goodreads. I do own the book and the plot still intrigues me. This girl is a sucker for a contemporary romance. KEEP

6. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson: Seems like an average first love story and nothing too great. The plot doesn't really grab me anymore. It also has only a 3.64 rating on Goodreads. Not terrible, but I like reading books with ratings a little higher than that. DELETE 

  

7. Sweethearts by Sara Zarr: I started reading this book years ago and put it down. I don't really know why I didn't pick it back up. I think the fat girl shaming would be too triggering for me now. Going to unhaul this from my shelf too. DELETE

8. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong: I love a good ghost story! This also has over a 4 on Goodreads so it must be good. KEEP

9. Uglies by Scott Westerfield: This series was all the rage years ago. Lots of my friends were reading it. I still don't totally understand the plot or point of the book. It seems a little too juvenile for me now. Unloading this from my bookshelf too. DELETE

        


10. Inescapable by Amy A. Bartol: This one has mixed reviews but it does have over a 4 on Goodreads. The plot didn't exactly draw me in and seemed kinda like a basic YA love story novel. I don't want another predictable novel to read. I need to be more picky about the books that I keep on my TBR. After all, the whole point is to clean up my TBR and bring it down to a more reasonable number. I can't do that if I end up keeping every single book and not deleting anything. This girl needs to be more strict with what I end up keeping. DELETE


11. It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini: Knowing the author spent time in a mental health hospital himself and then wrote this story... makes it sound so good. I remember seeing the movie years ago and liking it. I barely remember it. I intend to read the book tho before watching the movie again. I love mental health representation in books. KEEP

12. Bras & Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski: Um, this book is definitely for someone much younger than me. I have no interest in reading this in the slightest. It seems very predictable to me. DELETE


        

13. Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff: This a book told in poetry. It has mixed reviews. It's not drawing me in for some reason. I believe that it's more geared to a younger audience. DELETE

14. Choosing Glee by Jenna Ushkowitz: I still plan on reading all of the Glee star memoirs. I will always be a crazy Glee fan. KEEP

15. Brunette Ambition by Lea Michele: Gosh, I cannot believe that I haven't read this memoir yet! I love Lea so much. This needs to be read. KEEP


       
   
9 KEPT
6 DELETED

I am so proud of myself. Clearly, this is a good idea because there were a good number of books that I don't care to read. To think that I only looked at fifteen of them too is insane! When my TBR list is more manageable it will be so nice. 

Have you read any of these books? 
Are any of the ones I deleted worth reading?
What would you keep or get rid of?

xoxo,

4 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of these, actually! But I think it's a great idea to go through our TBRs once in awhile and clean out the stuff we're no longer interested in!

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    1. Tell me about it. It's gonna take forever to go through my Goodreads tho... lol

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  2. I try and go through my Goodreads list here and there, because there are SO MANY BOOKS. lol I have read Lea's memoir and really liked it. I would love to check out Jenna's at some point too. I do love GLEE!! I also read This Is Kind of a Funny Story when I was younger and really liked it - the movie was good too.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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