Conquer Your TBR #5

As of this post, I have 620 Books I Want To Read on goodreads.com!

BUT now it’s time to be ruthless and figure out why πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ I put it on the list and if I still want to read it. πŸ€”

Lia at Lost In A Story started this challenge back in 2016! If you want to play along here are the rules:

β€’ Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf

β€’ Sort by date added/reverse order

β€’ Take the first 5 (or 10) books

β€’ Read the synopsisΒ of the books

β€’ Decide to keep itΒ βœ… or let it go 🚫


Date Added: August 2015

Thoughts: okay I’ll admit I sometimes read my horoscope and have always been intrigued by personality similarities between people. But…ain’t nobody got time for that now!

Verdict: Remove 🚫

Date Added: August 2015

Thoughts: I have other Jane books to get to and I didn’t connect with the story line about party girls and addictions. The cover is stunning. Sorry Jane, I’m being ruthless! Arguments?

Verdict: Remove 🚫

Date Added: August 2015

Thoughts: Very interesting premise. Fictional account of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, an ordinary seeming Jewish couple who were the only Americans put to death for spying during the Cold War.

Verdict: Keep βœ…

Date Added: September 2015

Thoughts: I like this author a bunch and always come away having learned something. This is from 2007 and I certainly can’t pass up a “wild child” living in the woods.

Verdict: Keep βœ…

Date Added: September 2015

Thoughts: This author is a much loved Australian author. Reviews say it “requires careful reading”. It’s set in the 1950s and centers around a Hungarian immigrant with childhood polio.

Verdict: Keep βœ…

Date Added: October 2015

Thoughts: I own this one. I adore Lucinda Riley. Easy decision.

Verdict: Keep βœ…

Date Added: October 2015

Thoughts: Another easy decision. I actually can’t believe I haven’t read it yet! Kathryn Craft is an incredible storyteller and her partial memoir The Far End Of Happy is on my Top Ten list of Hidden Gems.

Verdict: Keep βœ…

Date Added: November 2015

Thoughts: A part of me want to keep this one as I’m a big fan of almost all of Lisa’s stand-alone titles. I just don’t think I can start another series. 😞

Verdict: Remove 🚫

Date Added: January 2016

Thoughts: This one is fairly recent from 2015. The author is a poet so the writing must be beautiful. It’s about the art world and marriage.

Verdict: I don’t know πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Date Added: January 2016

Thoughts: I was incredibly moved by another title by Wally Lamb, I Know This Much is True and would like to read more by this author. All about a 13 year old Dolores who must grow up too fast and literally eats her feelings. Some reviews say it’s horrifying and a train wreck of a story, that it feels contrived.

Verdict: Keep βœ…


Eek I only got rid of three books!

I’m curious to know if you disagree with any of my choices?

Or agree?

Any of these I should give a second chance to or boot off the list?

Help a girl out! Tell me in the comments!

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