Hello my lovely people! Once in a blue moon I go through my To Be Read list on Goodreads either to see if any book has gone live that I wanted to read but missed it in a sea of releases or when I make a Top Ten Tuesday post and I need to brush up my mental lists. But the thing is that every time I go there’s a chance a book will get deleted. I’m sure this happens to a lot of you and for many reason. Or is it just me? It’s just me right? Am I the only person to shorten the TBR by deleting and not reading? I just deleted 39 books from my TBR and even though it didn’t seem like much when I was doing it, going page by page, the book count later really freaked me out but also freed me, knowing that the books I have on my TBR are those I absolutely want to read.
recently added books on my TBR
I have lots of reasons for deleting books, mostly if I’m not interesting in reading them any more. But also:
I always read negative reviews, so when a book has an average below 3.8 that says a lot, it means more people rated it with less than 3 stars. There are always exceptions but so far I haven’t read a book that other people – bloggers I identify with and like their recommendation – didn’t like and happened to like it myself. So if a book I’ve been meaning to read get a lot of negative reviews? Delete.
What do I mean by that? Over the past few years that I’ve been on Goodreads, I’ve added so many books that those I’ve added first when I re-read the blurb now it no longer appeals to me. I might have read a similar book by then or since I’m the kind of person who has to be in a mood to read certain books, the blurb no longer attracts me.
FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES
I’m a series reader, I love reading book series. The bigger, the better (?). But of course, when I read the first book and I don’t like it, I won’t be reading any more of that series.
Have you ever seen a book on your TBR and thought when did I ever want to read this? because I have, for some reason I’ve added a few books I would never be interested in reading. #bookwormproblems
NOT GONNA HAPPEN
You know the book. That one you’ve added on your TBR because either everyone was reading it or it is super popular and you want to see what the fuss is all about but then… you just don’t. Years go by and it keeps moving further down the list and one day you just decide it’s time to face the fact that you’ve just not that into it anymore…
Are you on GR? Come say hi! Do you delete books from your TBR or am I really a
traitor minority here? And do you even use Goodreads?