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Which of my friends do I read the most like?

Ally came up with this fantastic blog idea that I’m in love with! Here is her explanation:

So on Goodreads, you can compare your books to someone else’s books. Essentially, Goodreads will look at the books on both of your shelves and compare them for similarities. I’m not entirely sure how it works, but it’s a general look at how similar your reading is.

So, I thought it would be fun to compare my reading tastes to those of some of my friends to see who I read most similarly to.

So let’s see how much my friends and I actually have in common when it comes to reading!


Naty: 75% similar

Books we agree on:

  • Supper Club by Lara Williams
  • The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy
  • Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss

Books we disagree on:

  • The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
  • My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
  • Bunny by Mona Awad

Barbara: 76% similar

Books we agree on:

  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Books we disagree on:

  • The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson

Callum: 79% similar

Books we agree on:

  • The Last Animal by Abbi Geni
  • Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden
  • The Wicked Sister by Karen Dionne

Books we disagree on:

  • Frankissstein: A Love Story by Jeanette Winterson (I have a lot of Thoughts on this book lol)
  • Ordinary People by Diana Evans
  • Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

Hannah: 79% similar

Books we agree on:

  • The Sea Beast Takes a Lover by Michael Andreason
  • Awayland by Ramona Ausubel
  • I Hold a Wolf by the Ears by Laura van den Berg

Books we disagree on:

  • Vita Nostra by Marina & Sergey Dyachenko
  • Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
  • Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Marija: 80% similar

Books we agree on:

  • Rafe by Rebekah Witherspoon
  • In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
  • Luster by Raven Leilani

Books we disagree on:

  • Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss (i pretend i do not see it)
  • Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  • Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Emily: 82% similar

Books we agree on:

  • The Body Lies by Jo Baker
  • Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
  • The Pisces by Melissa Broder

Books we disagree on:

  • Frankissstein: A Love Story by Jeanette Winterson
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Ally herself!: 83% similar

Books we agree on:

  • Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
  • In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
  • Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Books we disagree on:

  • Vita Nostra by Marina & Sergey Dyachenko
  • The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Destiny: 83% similar

Books we agree on:

  • Merry Inkmas by Talia Hibbert
  • Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach
  • Strange Weather by Joe Hill

Books we disagree on:

  • Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz
  • Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore
  • Locke & Key by Joe Hill

Rachel: 84% similar

Books we agree on:

  • We Went to the Woods by Caite Dolan-Leach
  • The Body Lies by Jo Baker
  • The Only Girl in the World by Maude Julien

Books we disagree on:

  • A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore
  • Penance by Kanae Minato
  • Frankissstein: A Love Story by Jeanette Winterson

Hadeer: 87% similar

Books we agree on:

  • The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley
  • The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
  • Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Books we disagree on:

  • The Pisces by Melissa Broder
  • Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
  • Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

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The Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag 2020

Well, it’s certainly been a wild year already, so it’s a good a time to post this as any. As with last year, I’m only going to let myself use ONE book for each answer to keep things spicy, and I’m not allowed to reuse answers.

Best book you’ve read so far

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado, which absolutely destroyed me.

Best sequel so far

I’ve read almost entirely standalones this year, but I’d have to say The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited was probably the best of the [checks notes] 3 sequels I’ve read so far this year.

New release you haven’t read but want to

For this, I’m including only those already published (because of the below question) and I’m gonna go with Exciting Times.

Most anticipated release in the second half of 2019

Okay, this one was HARD but I have to go with Survivor Song because, a) I like Paul Tremblay, b) this is set in Massachusetts, and c) it features a rabies-like virus and I have a rabies PHOBIA so I am basically guaranteed to love and/or be forever scarred by this.

Biggest disappointment

I found Frankissstein to be transphobic garbage and a pretty bad reading experience.

Biggest surprise

I did think I’d enjoy The Body Lies, but I had no idea how much it would blow me away.

Favorite new author

Oof, I was torn on this one but ultimately chose Kate Elizabeth Russell because not only did I love her debut, but I also really love her as a person on social media.

Newest favorite character

[heavy breathing] DECLAN LYNCH. Maybe Jordan. Definitely one of them.

A book that made you cry

Kept Animals devastated me.

A book that made you happy

I don’t reaaally read happy books, but Rafe was a fun romance.

Favorite book to movie adaptation

I’ve only seen film adaptations that I dislike so far this year, so I’ll go with Season 2 of Castle Rock instead!

Favorite review

I haven’t particularly enjoyed any of my reviews so far this year, but I’ll go with Mr. Mercedes because who doesn’t love a rant review?

Most beautiful book bought/received

Okay I’m going to break my own rule and say the Call Down the Hawk cover I posted above. I preordered a UK edition because I HATED the US cover and think this one is pretty dang nice.

Books you need to read by the end of the year

2020 is a trainwreck, so I’ll just put the Women’s Prize Squad books I need to read.


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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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