If you're a bookish person you very likely struggle with keeping your TBR in check, and boy, do I relate to that! After joining the book blogging community my Goodreads to-read shelf became unbelievably hectic, filled with hundreds of books that I didn't even remember adding in the first place. Pulling up my to-read list became something to dread, because it was painful to find the books I was actually interested in between all the titles I added on a whim.
It probably won't surprise you that cleaning up that mess took me hours and hours of painful work, and woah, it made me never want to go back there again. (Also, this is no "shade"!! If you have that many books on your to-read shelf, and it's fine by you then that's great! It was just something that bothered me.) In the past two years or so, I've "challenged" myself to have no more than 300 books on my Goodreads to-read list, which is... harder than it sounds!
As of today, on the 4th of February, 2018, I have 291 books on my shelf, which means that it is time to get rid of some of them. Here's how it went.
- Negative reviews pooling in are usually a sign that I should stay far, far away from a book, especially when some of them are coming from reviewers I trust.
- THIS IS THE TOUGHEST CATEGORY, because these books were recommended by friends, and I am failing them in a major way not picking them up. *cries* Apologies to the girls of Dual Reads.
Huh, that was HARD to do!! I hate "letting go" of books I was super-excited for at one time, but it needs to be done, or we'll be back with the 600+ titles to-read list.
Have you read any of these?? SHOULD I RECONSIDER MY CHOICES? Did I decide well? Let me know in the comments down below!!