Book Tags, TBRs

Organizing my TBR X

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 use the Goodreads rating instead.


  • Hemmed In
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Goodreads Ratings, 3.5.
    • Score: 2.83, remove.
  • Opening Up
    • Priority, 4. Interest, 5. Goodreads Ratings, 4.1.
    • Score: 4.37, keep.
  • The Ethical Slut
    • Priority, 5. Interest, 5. Friends’ Ratings, 5.
    • Score: 5, tbr asap.
    • Well, 5 is a first!
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, 3.77.
    • Score: 2.92, remove.
  • The Wood
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, 4.
    • Score: 3, keep.
  • Wild
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3.5. Goodreads Ratings, 4.25.
    • Score: 3.08, keep.
  • The Night Brother
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Goodreads Ratings, 3.82.
    • Score: 2.94, remove.
  • Body Horror
    • Priority, 4. Interest, 5. Friends’ Ratings, 5.
    • Score: 4.67, tbr asap.
  • Girlfriend in a Coma
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, 4.
    • Score: 3, keep.
  • Redwall
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 2. Friends’ Ratings, 4.33.
    • Score: 2.44, remove.
  • Not Your Sidekick
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, 3.57.
    • Score: 2.86, remove.
  • Orange
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 4. Friends’ Ratings, 4.38.
    • Score: 3.46, keep.
  • The List
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 2. Friends’ Ratings, 3.
    • Score: 2.33, remove.
  • The Fortunes
    • Priority, 3. Interest, 4. Friends’ Ratings, 4.
    • Score: 3.67, keep.
  • Frozen Charlotte
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, 2.67
    • Score: 2.56, remove.

TBR at Start of Series: 1282
TBR Today: 1439 (lolll help me)
TBR Now: 1428


I removed a whopping 11 books today, which is 55% of the books I looked at. I also added 2 to my tbr asap shelf and had 1 already on it. The reason I removed so many more than usual is because I sort of changed how I did my ratings. Before, I had been rating “interest” based on what I thought my personal rating would be if I did read the books. I felt like that wasn’t really a fair indicator of interest, so I’ve decided to think of it in terms of how likely I would be to add the book to my tbr if I saw it for the first time today. There are plenty of books I bet I would rate 3 stars, but also would have no urge to add to my tbr. This seems like a more honest way of looking at things, and makes it easier to remove stuff.

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. πŸ™‚

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