- Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
Aaaah, starting off with a hard one. This is the non-fiction account of Winterson’s childhood (on which she based her classic book Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit). I didn’t like Oranges very much, but I think that’s because I wanted a more personal account, which I might get here. KEEP.
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
I LOVE DOGS, ESPECIALLY DASCHUNDS. So I think, in the end this is going to have to GO. I am not emotionally prepared to read about even the potential death of a dog.
Storm 7/9: New Writing from Mexico by Joanna Labon
LOL, this one doesn’t even have a cover. I think I picked this up for free. It was written in 1992 though, so…eh. I’m in no hurry to read this. GO.
New Irish Writing: An Anthology by David Marcus
Aaand this one doesn’t either. GO.
A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde
Eh, this isn’t one of his better-known ones, and to be honest I don’t have a lot of time for classics at the moment. GO.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
I’ve always wanted to read this, and now that I’ve finished my degree I’m kind-of willing to pick up Shakespeare stuff again! KEEP.
Brief Candles by Aldous Huxley
Short stories = yay! But the misogynistic summary = boo. GO.
Other People by Martin Amis
Hahahaha I do not have time for Martin Amis anymore. GOODBYE.
Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams by Sylvia Plath
In contrast, I always have time for Sylvia. I have no idea why I haven’t read this yet. KEEP.
Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner? by Katrine Marcal
Funny story about this one – I bought a copy, read half of it and was really enjoying it, and then accidentally left it on the bus. I really must replace it sometime. KEEP.
Well, I have to say, I really enjoyed doing this! My TBR is nearly toppling 450 books, so I think that doing this regularly will really help get it under some kind of control.