Annie Goes Through Her Goodreads

ANNIE GOES THROUGH HER GOODREADS

I’ve recently been inspired by the Down the TBR Hole posts (I’m not sure who created it, so if you know please leave a link in the comments so I can give the creator credit) and decided to try my hand at it!

I started by going to my Goodreads to-read shelf and put my books in order from the date I added them.  Here are the first fifteen books (I was feeling ambitious):

Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema by Anne Helen Peterson
While this book sounds interesting, the reviews aren’t too hot and I’d much rather spend my time with something a little more fictitious.
VERDICT: Go

Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song by Sara Bareilles
Sara Bareilles is one of my favorite singer-songwriters and I’m a huge fan of her musical “Waitress.”  Her lyrics are so fresh and honest, but often carry more meaning than meets the eye or, in this case, the ear.  Hopefully her prose will be the same way.
VERDICT: Keep

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Piccoult
The reviews for this book are stellar and I’ve been wanting to watch the movie for a long time, which I of course can’t do if I don’t read the book.
VERDICT: Keep

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
After years and years of neglecting to do so, I finally just bought this book a few days ago.  I think there’s your answer.
VERDICT: Keep

Room by Emma Donoghue
I’ve had a copy of this book for quite some time and it keeps getting stuck in the bottom of my TBR pile.  Everything I’ve heard about Room has been nothing short of fabulous, so it might be time to dig this ole paperback out and give it a go.
VERDICT: Keep

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
I’m kind of a John Green geek and I feel obligated to read this book just because.
VERDICT: Keep

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
See above.
VERDICT: Keep

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
In truth, the only reason I have this book on my TBR is because of all the hype.  I’m sure it’s a good book, but I’m not intrigued by the blurb.  I might be making a mistake here, but nonetheless…
VERDICT: Go

Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
How could I pass up the chance to read the quintessential young adult contemporary romance novel?
VERDICT: Keep

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Well, one quintessential young adult contemporary romance novel might be enough for me.  I feel like this book and Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist are pretty much the same story but with a different talisman: one has a playlist, the other has a notebook.
VERDICT: Go

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
I honestly had no memory of putting this book on my TBR.  The premise is intriguing and the reviews are good, but the fact that I didn’t remember a book I’ve had on my list since 2015 is sending me a sign
VERDICT: Go

How to Be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis
I’m so intrigued by the idea of this book: it’s nonfiction, but it sounds like there’s so much literature weaved in that it would feel like fiction itself.  Whatever it is, I’m game.
VERDICT: Keep

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Have I ever mentioned how I never get tired of princess stories?
VERDICT: Keep

Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime by Val McDermid
What was it with 2015 me and nonfiction?  As much as I’d love to learn about this topic, I feel like I could get the same basic information with a gander through Wikipedia.
VERDICT: Go

Girl Waits With Gun (Kopp Sisters #1) by Amy Stewart
I’ve been itching to read this book for such a long time.  I haven’t picked up much historical fiction lately, which is probably why I haven’t thought about this book in a while, but I still want to read it!
VERDICT: Keep

That’s all!  Have you read any of these books?  What did you think?

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24 thoughts on “Annie Goes Through Her Goodreads

  1. daniellethamasa says:

    Code Name Verity is such a good book. I read it for one of my library science courses in grad school and originally borrowed it from the library. After reading it I had to buy it, because it was such a powerful story of two strong and brave young women during WWII. I think it is definitely worth the read.

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  2. Sophie Li says:

    Great list! That’s great that you were able to narrow down your TBR (I gotta do that one of these days…)
    Frankly, I’ve only read My Sister’s Keeper (a looooong while back) and I don’t remember much about it. But I’ve heard good things about it. And I heard that Katherines, Will Grayson, and Room are amazing as well. Good choices πŸ™‚
    Also I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award:
    https://sophiexli.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/100-followers-and-the-versatile-blogger-award/
    πŸ™‚

    Cheers,
    Sophie

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  3. Marie says:

    Ohh great list! I’m so glad you bought Pandemonium and I hope you’ll enjoy it. I feel like this series isn’t too well-known in the bookish community, or at least, doesn’t get all of the hype that it deserves. It is such a good series πŸ™‚
    Happy reading! πŸ˜€

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