Lost in a Story began this idea for blog posts as a way to edit a growing to-be-read list. You take your Goodreads TBR list, sort by ascending date added, and look at the oldest 5-10 items on your list. If you haven’t read them by now, are you likely to? Why or why not?
I was astounded to discover that I began using Goodreads in September of 2012. I thought it was earlier than that.
I’ve reread the Goodreads blurbs for each of the following and based my decision on the Goodreads rating and whether the blurb still piqued my interest.
My ten oldest titles on my Goodreads TBR
“The secret keeper” by Kate Morton (Goodreads rating 4.13)
As Kate Morton is one of my favorite authors this decision was easy. KEEP
“The city of shadows” by Michael Russell (Goodreads rating 3.72)
The first in a historical mystery series set in Dublin. KEEP
“The asylum” by John Harwood (Goodreads rating 3.40)
A gothic thriller about a woman who in held involuntarily in an English asylum. Sounds great! KEEP
“No regrets, Coyote” by John Dufresne (Goodreads rating 3.44)
First in a series featuring Wylie Coyote set in Florida. REMOVE
“The wicked girls” by Alex Marwood (Goodreads rating 3.48)
A psychological thriller that still sounds good to me. KEEP
“Human remains” by Elizabeth Haynes (Goodreads rating 3.56)
Psychological thriller about Annabel, a police analyst, who discovers her neighbour’s decomposing body in the house next door… KEEP
“Burial rites” by Hannah Kent (Goodreads rating (4.01)
A debut novel, inspired by a true story about the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. KEEP
“A dark redemption” by Stav Sherez (Goodreads rating 3.77)
First in a police procedural series featuring DI Jack Carrigan and DS Geneva Miller of the London Met as they investigate the brutal rape and murder of a young Ugandan student. Tempting… UNDECIDED
“I can see in the dark” by Karin Fossum (Goodreads rating 3.38)
Scandinavian thriller that sounds intriguing… and I own it… KEEP
“In the moors” by Nina Wilton (Goodreads rating 4.03)
First in the Shaman mystery series set in the English countryside. Sounds wonderful! KEEP
Well… you see my problem. When revisiting the ten oldest titles on my Goodreads TBR I only got rid of one and have one that I’m undecided on. As I write this post, I have 1,865 titles on my Goodreads TBR! Help! I think I need counselling.
If you strongly disagree with my decisions please let me know in the comments. I’m easily persuaded…. LOL I need all the help I can get.