After reading every other blogger working on their Goodreads TBR pile thanks to the meme Down the TBR Pile by Lost in a Story, I’ve decided to start it myself. Trust me this TBR pile is getting out of hand, and I couldn’t tell you what is on it!
How it works:
- Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
Pretty simple. I will try to tackle about 10-15 books a week every Sunday. At the moment my TBR piles on Goodreads sits at 2288. WOW!! That’s impossible! Well may as well get started.
Book 1: To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
I added this book when I first joined Goodreads (as many of the next few books) because I felt I needed to read all the books I was suppose to read in high school. But I’m still interested in it, at the moment, it just might have to wait a couple more years (just look at my TBR number lol).
Book 2: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Sallinger
Another book I added just to catch up on my “should have read in high school” pile. With it being on so many challenged lists and the “reason” someone went crazy, why wouldn’t I still want to read it? But at the same time, am I only interested in it because I “should have” read it?
Book 3: The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
I want to give this one an honest try. Glitz and glamour is too intriguing.
Book 4: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Journey, wisdom, fantasy! Plus a short read – another book to pick up. *Sigh* sooo much to read!
Book 5: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The synopsis on this one is very vague and not interesting sounding. It talks about magical realism, which I tend to like, but almost 500 pages right now sounds daunting! I own this one and will put it aside for now.
Book 6: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Ugh, this may sound bad, but maybe I’ll just watch the movie.
Book 7: The Odyssey by Homer
Ok so this is another classic put on the list just because it feels like it should be so…
Book 8: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
See above reasoning.
Book 9: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
A story about that follows a “not so typical” girl named Callie in a prohibition era. It still sounds interesting, just the size is scary.
Book 10: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbar Kingsolver
Another classic I’ve lost interest with.
Percentage Removed 50%
What do you think of my choices so far?