Book Tags, TBRs

Organizing my TBR VI

I was inspired by Charlotte’s posts to try this. If you don’t follow Charlotte, I highly recommend you do! She shares a lot of queer lit and is half of the team over at Reads Rainbow (which you should ALSO follow).

I’ve tried several TBR memes before, but I like the idea of ranking books with a numerical system! This first post is just going to be playing around a bit. Charlotte rates books based on how motivated she is to read it (1-5) multiplied by how interested she is in the premise (1-5).

I plan to start by using a similar system: priority (1-5) + interest in blurb (1-5) + average friend rating on GR (1-5) / 3. I’ll check out the final result and make my decision from there. I’m not going to make any hard rules, but my guess is a score of 3+ is good enough to stay. Very high ratings will get put on my tbr asap shelf. If none of my friends have rated the book, then I’ll exclude the friends’ ratings and only divide by 2.


  • Queens of Geek
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, 3.88.
    • Score: 2.96, remove.
    • I think this would’ve worked for me at one point, but I’m not sure I’ll end up getting to it anymore.
  • The Stranger in the Woods
    • Priority, 4. Interest, 5. Friends’ Ratings, 3.6.
    • Score: 4.2, keep.
  • Eliza and Her Monsters
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 2. Friends’ Ratings, 4.23.
    • Score: 2.74, remove.
  • The Polygamist’s Daughter
    • Priority, 3. Interest, 4. Friends’ Ratings, 2.33.
    • Score: 3.11, keep (by the skin of its teeth).
  • Wenjack
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, n/a.
    • Score: 2.5, remove.

TBR at Start of Series: 1282 (lolll help me)
TBR Today: 1416
TBR Now: 1408


I doubled the amount of books I looked at, since I felt like this was going a bit slow. It worked, because I removed eight books today! That’s 40% of the books I looked at. I’m really excited that I’ve started doing this, since it’s clear there are so many books I’m no longer interested in that are bogging down my TBR. Let me know if any of you decide to try Charlotte’s reorganizing as well, I’d like to see how it works for others. 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Organizing my TBR VI”

  1. I loved The Fact of a Body, it was an amazing read. Really disturbing but very well done and gives you a lot to think about.

    The Polygamist’s Daughter was just ok. There’s a book that’s much better about that family, or another branch of them, called The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner. It rips your heart out but it’s so beautifully written and just a very compelling story. I really liked The Stranger in the Woods too!

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  2. So many books! It’s odd how rewarding it is to remove books from your TBR, but I agree there comes a point where the list is just too overwhelming. A few of these are on my TBR also- Stranger in the Woods, Beloved, Strange the Dreamer. I loved Elsewhere back in middle school or so, but I think you’re safe skipping that one! I think the only other one of these I’ve read is Outlander, which I liked enough to binge the entire series a few years ago!

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      1. I’m not sure I would love it as much reading for the first time today, but I was completely hooked at the time. I hope it comes to you at a good time as well!

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  3. Oh noooo I really loved Eliza and Her Monsters!! It’s one of the only contemporary YA books that has really worked for me in recent years. But contemporary YA is a dime a dozen lol so I’m sure you will recover from not having this on your TBR. Also, Beloved is insanely brilliant.

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