5 easy ways I’m decluttering my TBR pile right now

As they say (no, Einstein probably never said that) “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity…” , I’m adding  the third thing here and i.e. a Goodreads TBR list.

5 Easy Ways to declutter your  on Goodreads

 

In case you are like me and fussing over your ever-expanding Goodreads TBR list, here’s I’ve sketched out 5 easy ways to trim it down a bit (5 down, 199 more-to-go,phew!).

1. Ditching the formulaic 

Example:

Book: Lie To ME

Author: J.T. Ellison

Blurb excerpt:

Sutton and Ethan Montclair’s idyllic life is not as it appears. They seem made for each other, but the truth is ugly. Consumed by professional and personal betrayals and financial woes, the two both love and hate each other. As tensions mount, Sutton disappears, leaving behind a note saying not to look for her.

5 easy ways to declutter Goodreads TBR pile

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Read or  Scrap?

A: Scrap.

Reason:

Marital lies, lovey-dovey appearance, scheming, betrayals and everything in-between that question you why any would jump on the aisle anymore? Check.

This book has “Gone Girl” written all over it.

Psychological thriller? Yes.

A Psychological thriller involving horrible couple? A screaming No.

 

2. Ditching Victorian “husband-hunting”

Example:

Book: Belinda 

Author: Maria Edgeworth

Goodreads blurb excerpt:

The lively comedy of this novel in which a young woman comes of age amid the distractions and temptations of London high society belies the challenges it poses to the conventions of courtship, the dependence of women, and the limitations of domesticity. 

5 easy ways to declutter Goodreads TBR Pile

image source: Goodreads

Read or  Scrap?

A: Scrap.

Reason:

Virtuous plain Jane winning some hard-nuts by her sweet, simple demeanor and catching the fancy of a dashing, wealthy man along the way.

It might not be the case with “Belinda” but my hunch says otherwise.

And currently, I’m in no mood for Victorian-era “husband-hankering”.

 

3. Ditching “how-to- become-another- cog-in-corporate-wheel”

Example: 

Book: The 48 Laws of Power

Author: Robert Greene

Goodreads summary excerpt:

This amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive book synthesizes the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz with the historical legacies of statesmen, warriors, seducers, and con men throughout the ages.

5 easy ways to declutter your Goodreads TBR pile

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Read or  Scrap?

A: Scrap.

Reason:

Life is “cunning”, “amoral”, “ruthless” and to earn wage in a capitalistic society is to be instructed. It’s just that I’m tired of getting rubbed-it-on-my-face every time.

 

4. Ditching sensationalized  assumptions

Example:

Book: Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Author: Michael Wolff

Goodreads blurb excerpt:

With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time.

5 easy ways to declutter your Goodreads TBR pile

image source: Goodreads

Read or  Scrap?

A: Scrap.

Reason:

(Yawn) The politicos running my country amok are equally (if not more) misogynist, inept, corrupt and uncouth.

 

5. Ditching “Single sexed-up woman” stereotype

Example:

Book: All Grown Up

Author: Jami Attenberg 

Blurb excerpt:

Who is Andrea Bern? When her therapist asks the question, Andrea knows the right things to say: she’s a designer, a friend, a daughter, a sister. But it’s what she leaves unsaid—she’s alone, a drinker, a former artist, a shrieker in bed, captain of the sinking ship that is her flesh—that feels the most true. 

5 easy ways to declutter your Goodreads TBR pile

image source: Goodreads

Read or  Scrap?

A: Scrap.

Reason:

I’m tired of this self-fulfilling tirade that single, childless, ambitious women tend to go wild with f***ing, drinking, doing drugs, swearing and remain very, very angry- meanwhile.

Also, no more of disintegrated families.

 

What is your method of decluttering your Goodreads TBR pile? Or do you read everything you signed for?

 

8 thoughts on “5 easy ways I’m decluttering my TBR pile right now

  1. Amrita says:

    Ditching and decluttering TBR list?I would be anguished.My home book pile needs work .I wish I had a seperate brain whivh could read 24/7 while the other brain did daily mundane stuff .

    • Jheelam says:

      This is so true. I’m reading like crazy for last few months and sometimes, it’s hard to snap back to reality when my mid is preoccupied with imaginary things- thus decluttering is needed. 😛

      Thank you for dropping by. 🙂

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