I admit, I mostly go on GoodReads to mark that I’ve read a book. Or to add it to my Want To Read list. That and I go by and Like friends reviews when they go up. But I don’t really have the time to join groups or get into discussions or anything there.
I was realizing the other day, that my To Read list on GoodReads is on the huge side. (706 books!) A lot of books are ones I clicked on because they looked interesting and I wanted to remember to look for them when they were out in print. Some are ones I wanted to keep track of, and borrow from the library. Some are ones I didn’t get approved for on NetGalley, and a few are ones that were recommended by friends.
But I never actually went back and tried to get a copy of most of them. So they sat and were pretty much forgotten, unless they were a book in a series I’m following. A lot of them have been sitting there for YEARS, and I have no memory of adding them. A number of them are 2.-something for their average rating. Leading me to wonder if I should even bother reading them even if the synopsis still sounds interesting.
And then there’s the thought: How long will it take me to weed out all the ones I have no interest in anymore?! So maybe I should just ignore how many there are (and the fact that the pile will be ever-growing!) and pretend I didn’t see that there are over 700 books on that TBR list.
I’ve read 368 so far, according to GoodReads. So that’s more than half of my TBR list there. (Even if that doesn’t count, since there are 706 books in that TBR that I HAVEN’T read!) Catching up is not going to happen. *laughs* But I can dream!
What do you do? Do you pay any attention to how many books are in your To Read shelf? Do you weed them out every few months? Do you go through once a year and delete everything so you can start over? Or are you just happily hoarding wish-to-read books?