Book Tags, TBRs

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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Organizing my TBR III

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.


  • History of Madness
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, 5.
    • Score: 3.33, keep.
  • Pure Magic
    • Priority, 1. Interest, 1. Friends’ Ratings, n/a.
    • Score: 1, remove annd possibly the lowest rating I’ll ever get lmao.
  • Rape is Rape
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 4. Friends’ Ratings, n/a.
    • Score: 3, keep.
  • Saving Sammy
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, n/a.
    • Score: 2.5, remove.
  • The Princess Saves Herself in This One
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, 3.81.
    • Score: 2.94, remove.

TBR at Start of Series: 1282 (lolll help me)
TBR Now: 1391 (welp)


I managed to remove five whole books today! As you can see, though, I’ve added some 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 Goodreads Book Tag

I saw Portia do this tag recently and thought it looked fun, so I decided to do it as well! Since I wasn’t tagged, I won’t be tagging anyone either, but def would like to see your responses should you decide to do it. 🙂

What’s the last book you marked as ‘read’?

Little House on the Prairie, which I actually read during my youth! I realized when I re-read Little House in the Big Woods recently that I didn’t have the next installation marked as read.

What are you currently reading?

I’m in a mini-slump at the moment (I’ve been ill and have been mostly sleeping or watching mindless TV), so I just have my eARC of the rerelease of Half Way Home by Hugh Howey instead of my usual 2-3 current reads.

What was the last book you marked as TBR?

Dead Meat: Day 1, after seeing Destiny’s review!

What book do you plan to read next?

The Scorpio Races! I’ve had Rachel’s copy for over a year now and am finally getting around to it.

Do you use the star rating system?

Big time! It’s the same one I use here, I just round up for half stars.

Are you doing the 2019 Reading Challenge?

Sort of! I have it set to 52 (1 book a week), because I’ll just obsess and stress myself out if I focus too much on numbers. I’m at 76 right now, so it would be cool to break 100 by the end of the year, but that’s really just a casual stretch goal.

Do you have a wishlist?

I have a “I Need to Buy a Copy of This” shelf.

What book do you plan to buy next?

The Cabin at the End of the World, for #FridayFrightAThon 2019!

Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.

“What a strange girl you are.”
“Why?”
“Flung out of space,” Carol said.

The price of salt by patricia highsmith

Get in the shower, she tells herself.
Too sad to shower.

red clocks by leni zumas

How do people who love each other do it? How can they stand it? What is it that makes them forget they were born alone and will die separate?

the meursault investigation by kamel daoud

Who are your favorite authors?

Joe Hill, Melissa Broder, Maggie Stiefvater.

Have you joined any groups?

I’m in a few, but not currently active in any! I find the groups function difficult to use unfortunately.


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Organizing my TBR II

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.

  • Annabel
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 4. Friends’ Ratings, 2.5.
    • Score: 2.83, remove (I think).
  • P.O.W.ER
    • Priority, 1. Interest, 2. Friends’ Ratings, 4.
    • Score: 2.33, remove.
  • An Unquiet Mind
    • Priority, 2. Interest, 3. Friends’ Ratings, 4.
    • Score: 3, keep.
  • Night Falls Fast
    • Priority, 3. Interest, 4. Friends’ Ratings, 3.
    • Score: 3.33, keep.
  • Exuberance
    • Priority, 3. Interest, 4. Friends’ Ratings, n/a.
    • Score: 3.5, keep.

TBR at Start of Series: 1282 (lolll help me)
TBR Now: 1401 (LOLL HELP ME MORE)


I managed to remove four books today! As you can see, though, I’ve added uhhhhh over a hundred since the last time I did this. Which means I need to do this more often. 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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Choose the Year Book Tag

I saw that Emily did this and thought it looked fun, so I figured I’d do it as well! Emily went with the year she was born (as several other people have done), so I thought I would too (1992, btw). For fun, I also looked at the years I graduated from both college and high school (although those will not be a part of this post). It was interesting to see which books were published then!

If you’d like to participate as well, just use this link and swap out the xxxx for the appropriate year: http://www.goodreads.com/book/popular_by_date/xxxx

The tag prompts:

  1. Choose a year and say why.
  2. Which books published in that year have you read, or if none, heard of.
  3. Are there any books published in that year that sound interesting and would you read them now?
  4. Most obscure sounding book?
  5. Strangest book cover

Turns out I’ve read a whopping 13 of the top books published in 1992 — never mind that apparently half of those were Goosebumps books, ha.

And these four are all books on the list that are on my TBR!

This random Polish fantasy is definitely the most obscure-sounding.

I’m going to bypass strangest book cover, as they’re difficult to see in the list and I don’t want to go through them ALL.

Overall though, this was a fun tag! I liked looking through the lists a lot. I’m not going to tag anyone, as I just did another tag, but please let me know if you do this! I’d like to see your results as well. 🙂

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