I was recently mucking about on my Goodreads (as one does) and I decided to pop in to my Want to Read shelf to see what was going on there. It was then that I noticed, hey, all those posts that I write about my TBR are technically lies because I don’t actually have an organized TBR. My Want to Read shelf is quite near total chaos. And in all honesty, I only go there to check for books to read in the direst of situations.
Usually, I have my “TBR” in my head, or in bookmarked bookstagram pictures or blog posts. This discovery led to the thought, what do I have on my Want to Read shelf? Do I actually want to read any of it? How long ago was it added and does it hate me for neglecting it for so long? To answer all these hard-hitting questions, I decided to take a journey with all of you party people through my absolute wreck of a Want to Read shelf. Since this book is already about Goodreads, all covers will link to the book’s Goodreads page!
Okay, so why don’t we start with the first book to ever be added to the shelf.
The Lost Kingdom by Michael J. Kirby
This wonderful book was added all the way back in 2015. What’s it about? I, uh, don’t really know. Why did I add it? *shrugs* I cannot for the life of me remember why this title caught my eye. Was it the author? Did somebody recommend it to me? I have absolutely no clue, and I think it may be time for me to remove this from my shelf.
After that relic, we jump forward to the wonderful year of 2018! The first book I added to the shelf in 2018 was,
Rule by Ellen Goodlett
At this point in time, it’s safe to assume that any book that was added to my shelf was added because of a blogger recommendation or because I saw the book somewhere on Instagram and my primal brain went, Oooh! Pretty! For this book, I’m going to assume that it was a primal brain pulled in by aesthetic sort of add. This is mostly because I only see one review from the bloggers I generally take recommendations from, and it ain’t a positive one.
Why don’t we end off with a book where I actually know why it was added to the shelf,
The Impossibility of Us, by Katy Upperman
So way back when, when this baby blog just started churning out posts, I decided to write a list of the top 5 books to read in the summer. And when brainstorming for that post, I went on a search for loads of books that take place in the summer. I ended up reading a bunch of them, but a few just stayed on the shelf. This happened to be one of them.
That’s it for today! There are a bunch of other random books on that shelf though, 76 books in total. Some that I’ve already read, some that I have no plans on reading. Sometime in the future, I’ll hopefully organize it, but that requires work… so it probably won’t happen.