Monday is cleaning day in my household. My goal is always to get all the deep cleaning done in one day so I can spend the rest of the week doing other things, and only needing to touch up here and there.
This week I decided to do the same on my Goodreads TBR list. I have 70 books on there right now and it’s getting a bit out of control. I started by organizing the list in reverse order, filtered by the date the book was added so that the older books show up first. Then, I went through the first ten books. For each one I read the reviews of those who’s opinions I trust on my friends list, I also read the synopsis again, and finally I made a decision. Keep or delete.
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
I’m not even going to pretend I thought about deleting this one. I will always read anything Maas writes, even if it’s a narrative about watching water boil. This book is highly anticipated and I cannot wait for the cover reveal. I know it’s going to be epic.
Keep : )
Imagine Me (Shatter me, #6) by Tahereh Mafi
I’ll admit I was a little disappointed with the last book. I felt like it was more like a filler book, and it could’ve just been a novella. That said, I definitely want to finish this series and I hope Mafi will redeem herself with this one.
Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons, #3) by Sarah J. Maas
Please refer to book one on this post.
Circe by Madeline Miller
I have never read a book by this author before which made me a bit hesitant. But, I currently have seventeen of my Goodreads friends who gave this book a good review. I also love books about Gods. It reminds me of the book Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor.
One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns, #2) by Kendare Blake
I really liked the first one of this series, and I am really curious to know what happens next. Her books do start out a little slow, but once they pick up they’re great.
La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, #1) by Philip Pullman
I really liked the whole Eragon series. But I think I have outgrown these type of books.
Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox, #1) by Julie Kagawa
I love most of her books, except the Talon series, so this could be a hit or miss. I decided to read a sample before making a decision. The first sentence reads “It was raining the day Suki came to the Palace of the Sun, and it was raining the night that she died.” Well now I have to read it.
Untitled (Oxygen, #2) by Shelly Crane
I loved the first book called The Other Side of Gravity, but I have lost hope that she is ever going to write a second one. She wrote the first one back in 2016. I’ve been holding on to hope for too long and it’s time to let go. If she ever does write one I am sure I will find out.
The Seeker and The Soul (The Host, #2 and #3) by Stephenie Meyer
Meyer wrote The Host in 2008, once again I’ve lost all hope. I’m starting to think she never really announced these for real and it was all made up by the fans.
Hold on to Me and Melt for Me (Against All Odds, #2 and #3) by Elisabeth Naughton
I really liked the first book in this series Wait for Me, but I feel like it should’ve stayed a stand alone book. I was happy with the ending, an it looks like a lot of other reviewers felt the same.
Okay, so really I ended up deciding on twelve books instead of ten, but only because some were part of a series. In the end I deleted six out of twelve books and it feels right. Like spring cleaning.
Were you sad or surprised I deleted any of these? Which ones would you definitely keep? Leave me a comment!