Decluttering My Goodreads TBR List #1

So this idea I came across from Ally @ AllyWritesThings  who found this idea from Lia @ Lost in a Story

The gist of it is:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

This is something I really need since I have the problem of immediately adding something on Goodreads just because the cover looks good or I maybe liked the sound of the description at the time but now it sounds mediocre.

My TBR is also massively huge… I mean look at this. I have a serious problem y’all.

my tbr pic


1) Twist and Shout by Gabriel

Destiel Fanfic
What begins as a transforming love between Dean Winchester and Castiel Novak in the summer of 1965 quickly derails into something far more tumultuous when Dean is drafted in the Vietnam War. Though the two both voice their relationship is one where saying goodbye is never a real truth, their story becomes fraught with the tragedy of circumstance. In an era where homosexuality was especially vulnerable, Twist and Shout is the story of the love transcending time, returning over and over in its many forms, as faithful as the sea.


Verdict: bye-bye

2) The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath’s shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity. 

Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic

This is one I’m definitely going to keep because it’s a classic and honestly I feel like it’s about an issue that I can sort of relate to (sad but true).

Verdict: Keep

3) Rat Queens Vol. 1 Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe, art by Roc Upchurch

Who are the Rat Queens? 

They’re a pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire and they’re in the business of killing all the god’s creatures for profit. Meet Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. 

This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent, monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack! 

Collecting Rat Queens #1-5!

“Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack”. This description sounds 100% up my alley. With the Dungeons & Dragons craze that’s been happening lately with the McElroy Brothers / The Adventure Zone and others getting in on it, this sounds like it would be a really fun read. Also I love the art looks really good.

Verdict: Keep

4) Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson, art by Adrian Alphona

Marvel Comics presents the new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation!

Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she’s comin’ for you, Jersey! 

It’s history in the making from acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson (Air, Cairo) and beloved artist Adrian Alphona (RUNAWAYS)! Collecting MS. MARVEL (2014) #1-5 and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.

This one is much more difficult for me to decide. On one hand: I know it has incredible art and that a lot of people really like it. And it has great Muslim representation from its main character, Kamala Khan. On the other hand, I’ve really kind of removed from my Marvel comics craze that I used to be in a for a few years and I’m just not interested in reading any more superhero comics from Marvel or DC. I don’t hate those things but I’m just not as obsessed with it as I was years ago.

Verdict: Keep?? 

5) Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson


At Miss Qiunzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s camp for hard-core lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together… And they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here. 

Collects Lumberjanes No. 1-4.

The art style looks cute and it sounds CUTE, but it just looks like it’s not really my thing. I might pick it up sometime in the future possibly but there’s sooo many other comics I’d rather get to reading first way before this series.

Verdict: Adios!! 

6) The Wicked + The Divine #1 by Kieron Gillen, art by Jamie McKelvie

Every 90 years or so, twelve gods incarnate in the bodies of the young. They are charismatic and brilliant. They stand before crowds, speak in tongues, and send them into rapture. They’re rumored to perform secretive miracles. They save people’s lives, either metaphorically or literally.
They are loved. They are hated. They are brilliant.
Within two years, they’re dead.

So I’ve read this already this since it was with the first volume of the series, so I don’t really need to keep this single issue on here.

Verdict: Delete

TOTAL: Out of 6
Keep: 3 
Delete: 3

So I’ll definitely be doing more of this because I have a long ways to go with 4288 books to sort through and it feels therapeutic.

Thanks for reading and leave a comment down below!!! 


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