Book Tags, TBRs

Organizing my TBR XI

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.


  • All the Rage
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 2. Friends’ Ratings, 4.5.
    • Score: 2.83, remove.
    • I loved Sadie, but there’s nothing really drawing me to this.
  • Gather the Daughters
    • Priority, 3. Interest, 4. Friends’ Ratings, 4.
    • Score: 3.67, keep.
  • Reincarnation Blues
    • Priority, 1. Interest, 2. Friends’ Ratings, 3.67.
    • Score: 2.22, remove.
  • Mockingbird, Vol. 1
    • Priority, 1. Interest, 1. Friends’ Ratings, 4.
    • Score: 2, remove.
    • I don’t even know why this is on here, I don’t really care for most superhero comics.
  • Camp Midnight
    • Priority, 1. Interest, 1. Goodreads Ratings, 3.69.
    • Score: 1.9, remove.
    • I don’t know why this is on here either, I don’t really read MG and this art style doesn’t appeal to me.
  • Wytches, Vol. 1
    • Priority, 5. Interest, 5. Friends’ Ratings, 3.47.
    • Score: 4.49, add to tbr asap.
    • I think I have a copy of this annnd it takes place in NH, so I want to read this SOON.
  • The Beasties
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Goodreads Ratings, 3.83.
    • Score: 2.94, remove.
  • Dear Martin
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 2. Friends’ Ratings, 3.95.
    • Score: 2.65, remove.
    • I know this is an important topic, but I’ve been moving away from YA, so.
  • Ultimate Sacrifice
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, 5.
    • Score: 3.33, keep.
  • No One Cares About Crazy People
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 2.5. Friends’ Ratings, 2.
    • Score: 2.17, remove.
    • Probably better books on the topic.
  • Taproot
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, 4.5.
    • Score: 3.17, keep.
  • On Writing
    • Priority, 3. Interest, 5. Friends’ Ratings, 4.39.
    • Score: 4.13, keep.
  • Women Walk the Line
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 4. Goodreads Ratings, 3.88.
    • Score: 3.29, keep.
  • Under the Udala Trees
    • Priority, 3. Interest, 5. Friends’ Ratings, 4.
    • Score: 4, keep.
  • The Roanoke Girls
    • Priority, 3. Interest, 4. Friends’ Ratings, 3.57
    • Score: 3.52, keep.

TBR at Start of Series: 1282
TBR Today: 1435 (lolll help me)
TBR Now: 1425


I removed a whopping 10 books today. I also added 1 to my tbr asap shelf. 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. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Organizing my TBR XI”

    1. I think it’s about a girl in a smallish town trying to figure out how to take down her abuser; an important topic, but nothing I’m interested in right now!

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