I’ve noticed lately, as I’ve sunk deeper into the world of book blogging, that most people carefully curate their Goodreads TBR.
Not Me. I use the ‘Want to Read’ button with reckless abandon. If I scroll by a book that even remotely catches my attention, I add it to my TBR. When I’m bored I swipe through the books that Goodreads recommends and add several each time without fail. The best part? I always think to myself, “If I run out of things to read, I’ll have a list of books I’m interested in!”
While I don’t plan on purging my TBR entirely, Beat the Backlist has made me realize that my reading tastes have changed a lot. I’ve been using Goodreads since I was about 13 or 14 so there are probably a lot of books I could knock off the list!
Alright, it’s about an hour later and my TBR is officially decluttered!
As you can see, I went from just over 700 books on my TBR to just over 430!
I started adding books to my TBR in 2011, so it was actually really interesting to comb through them. There were stretches where I added nothing but vampire and werewolf based books (the Twilight years) and, without fail, every April/May there was an influx of summery teens-on-the-beach books! I also found at least 3 books that I had already read still on my TBR.
I honestly could have gotten rid of a few more, but I couldn’t be bothered to read descriptions and make sure that I actually wanted to get rid of them.
Is your Goodreads TBR organized, or do you use it like a Pinterest board like I do?