I have come to really enjoy writing these Monday posts. They create the illusion that I have some sort of control over my TBR list. On these posts I got to my Goodreads TBR list, I order it in reverse order, and from “date added.” I then pick the first ten books and I choose whether to keep them or delete them from my list. I obviously skip the books I decided to keep in past weeks.
The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson
The first thing I noticed when I looked at this book is that the cover is gorgeous. As you probably know, I am a sucker for pretty covers. My friends on Goodreads have rated this book 3 to 5 stars, which is promising. But, what really sold me on this was the fact that one of my favorite authors Sabaa Tahir (author of An Ember in the Ashes) rated it 5 stars. If she loves it, then I will love it.
In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
Lets face it, the cover is terrible. But, my friends on Goodreads who have read it all have given it above a four star rating. It seems like a feel good book. I just have to be in a certain mood to read those. But I will try it!
The Star Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes (#1 and #2) by Roshani Chokshi
Both of these look really good, and they have great reviews from all my friends on Goodreads. Also, another one of my favorite authors Sarah J. Maas, rated it five stars so now I definitely have to read it!
Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1) by Susan Dennard
There are a lot of mixed reviews on this one. But many of my friends on Goodreads did not finish it, and many more did not like it. So I will have to pass.
Shadow and Bone Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
I can’t believe I still haven’t read these. I loved Six of Crows, and I am currently loving Crooked Kingdom. I am sure I will like these as well.
Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons, #1) by Leigh Bardugo
I love everything Wonder Woman, and I love Leigh Bardugo, so essentially this book was made for me to read it.
King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1) by Leigh Bardugo
I guess I went on a Leigh Bardugo TBR spree for a while there didn’t I? I’ve heard great things about this one, and it has great ratings on Goodreads. But I will wait until I finish the Shadow and Bone trilogy and then decide if I want to read this one.
Delete (for now)
Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Okay, I am noticing a trend here. It seems like Bardugo has started a lot of trilogies and duologies and has yet to finish them. That makes me nervous. Once again, I will finish the Shadow and Bone trilogy and then decide if I want to read this one.
Delete (for now)
Dangerous Beauty (Dangerous Beauty, #1) by J.T. Geissinger
This is one of my guilty pleasures. It has great reviews. I am keeping it there for whenever I am in the mood.
Verity by Colleen Hoover
I haven’t read one of her books in a while. It has almost all five star reviews, and barely any bad reviews. It looks like an interesting story. Also, look at that cover!
So I ended up looking at thirteen books, because they were part of a series. I deleted only three this time, but I still feel better about it.
P.S. You guys know how I said on my first Monday Cleaning Day post I had 70 ish books on my TBR list? Well…theres 109 there now, and I have no idea how that happened.
How are you guys doing on your TBR list? How do you manage it?