Have you ever considered wiping out your TBR list and starting over?Have you ever considered wiping out your TBR list and starting over? Christina #questionnaire
No. If the TBR list is so easily wiped, not enough care was taken in creating it in the first place.
I disagree. My tastes and interests change over time.
That is a good point. I plucked out and inserted a few titles for that reason but never needed to make a wholesale change as I made my list later in life.
Yes because I don’t know if I will ever get to most of them and over time my interests and what I like to read had changed and sometimes I wonder if I shouldn’t just get rid of all the older stuff on there.
This is exactly what I was thinking.
I look back at some of the books on there and thing … eh, I don’t know if I would like that. I don’t know. Maybe not completely delete it but go through it and do some “weeding” maybe.
Heck no way!!
Nah. I’ll just ignore it regularly and read something I just came across. ?
See April Ameys comments and my response above. It’s just a thought. I haven’t actually taken any action.
I’ve done a clean up of my list because my interests had changed.
Reviewing it can become overwhelming & frightening.
Oh yeah! I go into goodreads and remove books I’ve lost interest in once in a while. My physical tbr I don’t get rid of – I want to read those! So try to keep that tbr to a reasonable level.
Yes mine has gotten so big.
No way! I put a lot of research into my list!
List, what list? I have bookshelves of tbr!!
I get almost all of my books from the library and scribd. I don’t have any physical books at all.
I like physical books.
Partially, my taste changes after a bit.
I revise mine all the time! Sometimes a book will seem kind of interesting then later on I’ll check it out again and realize that it may not be for me. Other times it’ll be because a friend with tastes like mine has read a book on both our lists and say it was not what we thought. I’ll reevaluate and remove it if I think I won’t enjoy it either. I also do my best to keep it at a reasonable number otherwise it takes forever to go through when I’m in the store or online. Our tastes can change. Don’t be afraid to gut your list and make it more appetizing. ?
No time to R; too busy W.
Here’s what works for me: I keep a short list of 12 books in a collection called “On Deck” on my Kindle; in it are 6 fiction and 6 non-fiction books that I want to read soon.
When I start reading one of these, I’ll add in to my “Now Reading” collection, remove it from “On Deck” and replace it with another book, so I always have a half-dozen each of fiction and non-fiction. Sometimes I’ll swap one or two out with different books, depending on my mood. This method works great, reminds me what I was jonesing to read a week or two ago, yet remains fluid and doesn’t lock me into reading something that sounded good last month but this month… not so much.
I love it.
That sounds smart. Esp when I am adding 6-10 titles for every book read, many of which are not even on my list.
@Christina Yeah, works great until I go to the library or the used book store and come home with a pile of analog books. ?
No system is perfect but at least you have a plan in action! ?
Probably about half the books I read come through the “On Deck” collection, the rest are shiny squirrel-like objects that make me go “Oh, boy!” and get read as soon as I get them. It’s all good.
I actually have. Well, not all of it, but a lot. I went through my Kindle and deleted (really deleted from my account, not just removed from the Kindle) all the books I wasn’t just dying to read. It relieved a huge amount of pressure.
I had to clear out my goodreads one and start fresh
The thought it frankly……………terrifying
There are a few reasons detailed in the comments. It’s not a good idea for everyone. lol
No, but l do go over the lists from time to time and if l am not feeling it at the moment l do get rid of the shelf( goodreads)
I deleted like the first two years worth of my TBR on Goodreads because my tastes totally changed and I didn’t want to read those anymore. But I rarely even refer to my TBR even though most of the books on it are still relevant. Now that I read all ebooks I only plan one book at a time and don’t need a list to shop from as much.
I do sort through it every now and then and do some editing.
I occasionally go through it and reread all the book descriptions and remove the ones that no longer sound interesting.
Yes. I add a lot of books from the good reads awards but never get to them and don’t know if I ever will.
Nope. I just keep on adding and adding it up. Can’t stop and can’t help it.
No way. My TBR list from good Recs or 5 star reviews.
Why would I ever want to do that?
Noooo…Oh my word…I would not consider ever deleting it. ? I do update it from time to time such as removing books and adding.
No because I know that most of them would still be right back on there
Never! Once so often I weed through it, and donate unwanted books to my library. But I’d never totally delete it! I will conquer it instead!
nope, I go back and go to the very beginning of my list and weed out the ones I no longer want to read about twice a month.
my pc has done it for me…
I have over five hundred books on that list…. so no. I keep a written list, so I’m not about to toss it out. ?
Never….i still have a list of books i wanted since i was smaller
To be read.
Yes! I have been so terrible at picking books this year too. Idk what is wrong with me. ?
I’ve partly wiped mine from time to time.
No way….took a lot of effort, hard work and money to build my tbr shelves. I loose my tbr list all the time and start it over and over. Lol….
It really wouldn’t matter at this point in my life. I’m at an age where I’m reading against the clock, and I don’t expect to realistically get through all the books both on my shelves and on my list in my lifetime even if I survive and can still read until a ripe old age.
My reading list lasts until I‘m 105, and priorities are permanently changing – so I see my TBR list more like a lifetime challenge…
I wipe mine sometimes. ? if im meant to read something i will probably find the book anyway ?
I should but I can’t.
I weed mine out every so often on Goodreads
???? no.It’d be like sending my kids back and getting different ones ???.
Nope. They’re all there for a reason. They will be read.
Sometimes i go back and switch some out
Why? It’s just a list. It doesn’t take up any emotional space for me. (The physical ones take up room but I still like to shop through my own books for my next read). As far as Goodreads go. I only occasionally look at the list. Mostly, I just sift through my kindle and just pick out what strikes my fancy at the moment.
But I think it’s a good idea !!
Yes I do that. The list turns into a chore I “have” to do: as opposed to reading for pleasure ?
Never it is too long !
I have not completely wiped it in the past, but I’ve culled.
Oh god no
Um….I’m going to pretend I didn’t just read that!I can’t wipe out my TBR list.That would be like buying a lottery ticket and throwing it away before you check the numbers!The not knowing what I am missing would drive me nuts!
No way. My tbr is a full cupboard
Reevaluate yes scrape no.
I decluttered mine. Both my physical books I own and my goodreads list of books I haven’t read.
Why would anyone do that?
Just could not do that … but seem a good idea … xxx
I did go through one Goodreads shelf of books to consider and eliminated a good portion.
My problem is that I am a mood reader!! But I so want to do a TBR and see if I like it and can stick to it! Lol.
NO! Mine is mostly on a spreadsheet and saved to several places in the cloud, not to mention sites like goodreads. Modern technology won’t let us give up.
no. mostly because i’d be putting the same books on the list.