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Organizing my TBR XII

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.


  • Feel Me Fall
    • Priority, 1. Interest, 2. Friends’ Ratings, 5.
    • Score: 2.67, remove.
  • The Life She Was Given
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 2. Friends’ Ratings, 3.5.
    • Score: 2.5, remove.
  • The Novel Cure
    • Priority, 1. Interest, 1. Goodreads Ratings, 3.9.
    • Score: 1.97, remove.
  • The Little Red Wolf
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 2. Friends’ Ratings, 4.67.
    • Score: 2.89, remove.
  • Some New Ambush
    • Priority, 1. Interest, 1. Friends’ Ratings, 5.
    • Score: 2.33, remove.
  • Wicked Like a Wildfire
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 2. Friends’ Ratings, 3.75.
    • Score: 2.58, remove.
  • The Hollow Girl
    • Priority, 3. Interest, 4. Goodreads Ratings, 4.06.
    • Score: 3.69, keep.
  • The Language of Thorns
    • I’m not even going to rate this, I’m just going to remove it until I read the Grishaverse books.
  • Tangleweed and Brine
    • Priority, 1. Interest, 2. Friends’ Ratings, 1.
    • Score: 1.33, remove.
  • Shadow and Bone
    • Priority, 3. Interest, 4. Friends’ Ratings, 3.72.
    • Score: 3.57, keep.
  • In Other Lands
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, 4.18.
    • Score: 3.06, keep.
  • Stay with Me
    • Priority, 3. Interest, 4. Friends’ Ratings, 4.15.
    • Score: 3.72, keep.
  • Machine Learning
    • Priority, 3. Interest, 5. Friends’ Ratings, 5.
    • Score: 4.33, keep.
  • Missing 411
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 4. Goodreads Ratings, 4.12.
    • Score: 3.37, keep.
  • Legend
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 2. Friends’ Ratings, 3.49.
    • Score: 2.50, remove.

TBR at Start of Series: 1282
TBR Today: 1432 (lolll help me)
TBR Now: 1420
Removed Today: 12

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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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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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. 🙂

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Organizing my TBR IX

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.


TBR at Start of Series: 1282
TBR Today: 1437 (lolll help me)
TBR Now: 1432


I removed a mere five books today, which is a sad 25%. 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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Organizing my TBR VIII

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.


  • The New Jim Crow
    • Priority, 5. Interest, 5. Friends’ Ratings, 4.75.
    • Score: 4.92, TBR ASAP.
  • The Gallery of Unfinished Girls
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, 4.5.
    • Score: 3.17, keep.
  • The Nowhere Girls
    • Priority, 3. Interest, 4. Friends’ Ratings, 4.58.
    • Score: 3.86, keep.
  • The Shining
    • Priority, 5. Interest, 4. Friends’ Ratings, 4.12.
    • Score: 4.37, keep.
    • This is already on my TBR ASAP shelf & will probably be read within the next month or so.
  • Words in Deep Blue
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, 4.27.
    • Score: 3.09, keep.

TBR at Start of Series: 1282
TBR Today: 1433 (lolll help me)
TBR Now: 1429


I removed a mere four books today, which is a sad 20%. I did also add two more books to my TBR ASAP annnd had a third already there, which means I should read them in the next year or so. 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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Organizing my TBR VII

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.


  • Otherwise
    • Priority, 1. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, n/a.
    • Score: 2, remove.
  • Ariel
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, 3.17.
    • Score: 2.72, remove.
    • I don’t know if I realized this was poetry. I may come back to it after I read more of Plath’s work.
  • Unholy Ghost
    • Priority, 3. Interest, 5. Friends’ Ratings, n/a.
    • Score: 4, keep.
  • ‘Salem’s Lot
    • Priority, 3. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, 3.56
    • Score: 3.19, keep.
  • Deep Salt Water
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, n/a.
    • Score: 2.5, remove.
  • Shrill
    • Priority, 5. Interest, 5. Friends’ Ratings, 4.18.
    • Score: 4.71, TBR ASAP.
    • I have a copy of this, which automatically makes the priority a 5!
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, 4.25.
    • Score: 3.08, keep.
  • The Girl Next Door
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, 4.38.
    • Score: 3.13, keep.
  • I’ll Give You the Sun
    • Priority, 1. Interest, 2. Friends’ Ratings, 4.29.
    • Score: 2.43, remove.
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses
    • Priority, 3. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, 3.75.
    • Score: 3.25, keep.

TBR at Start of Series: 1282 (lolll help me)
TBR Today: 1429
TBR Now: 1418


I removed eleven books today! That’s 55% of the books I looked at. I also added one to my TBR ASAP shelf, which means I should read it in the next year or so (I also own it, so). 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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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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Organizing my TBR V

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.


TBR at Start of Series: 1282 (lolll help me)
TBR Today: 1416
TBR Now: 1414


I only managed to remove three books today, BUT I also added 3 to my TBR asap shelf, which means I should get to them sometime within the next year. As you can see, though, I’ve added a few since the last time I did this. 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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The Sunshine Blogger Award IV

I was nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by Meeghan last month! Meeghan runs such a fun blog, I highly recommend you follow her!

RULES:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated them and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated them.
  • Nominate 11 other blogs and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  • Notify your nominees and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post.

Meeghan’s Questions:

  1. What is your favourite book you’ve read so far this year, and why?
    • Probably in part because it’s fresh in my mind, but I’d have to say Full Throttle!
  2. What is your favourite book to movie adaptation?
    • Jurassic Park, hands down!
  3. Which fictional character do you think would be the most boring to meet in real life?
  4. What is one thing you do to unwind?
    • As of late, watch The Great British Baking Show!
  5. If you could pick any author to write fanfiction for Harry Potter, who would you pick?
    • I think Maggie Stiefvater would write some interesting HP fanfic!
  6. What’s the best book title you’ve ever heard of?
  7. Who is your OTP?
    • Ugh probably Blue/Gansey, I’m hopeless.
  8. If you could control one element (earth, air, fire or water), which would you choose?
    • Water! I’m a big pisces, okay?
  9. Who is your favourite fictional animal? (i.e., not just dragons, but Kozu from The Last Namsara)
  10. What is your favourite way to treat yourself?
    • Donuts or cake, hehe.
  11. If you were stranded on a desert island that mysteriously had a magical bookshelf (as per above):
    • what genre would it refill itself with, and
      • Hmm, probably YA contemporary, because I’d want some cute stuff while stranded and presumably very sad?
    • what other three things would you take with you?
      • First aid kit, military stove, blanket???

My questions:

  1. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
  2. What motivates you?
  3. What’s the worst movie you’ve watched so far this year?
  4. 2020 release you’re most excited about reading?
  5. What’s your proudest accomplishment?
  6. What did you want to be as a kid?
  7. Least favorite food?
  8. What’s your least favorite kind of weather?
  9. Favorite book you read in school?
  10. Who is your hero?
  11. Are you a peppermint person?

Tagging:

  1. Karissa
  2. Pauliina
  3. Charlotte
  4. Naty
  5. Meaghan
  6. Diana
  7. Emily
  8. Destiny
  9. Callum
  10. Bec
  11. Portia

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Organizing my TBR IV

I was inspired by Charlotte’s recent 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.


TBR at Start of Series: 1282 (lolll help me)
TBR Now: 1399 (welp)


I only managed to remove three books today! As you can see, though, I’ve added a few since the last time I did this. 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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