I have a personal rule. Whenever my "to-read" list on Goodreads has more books on it than my "read" list, I have to do some culling. I go back through the descriptions of all of the books on my TBR list and remove the ones that no longer interest me.
It's so easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of books in the world. Since I read a lot of other book blogs, I am constantly reading about new books that I want to read. I add about 5 new books to my TBR list every day. Yikes! There's no way I'll ever get to read everything I want to read. So sad. But so true. Hense the reason for this rule I've created for myself.
As of Saturday morning, I had 275 books on my "to-read" list and only 274 books on my "read" list. So after reviewing my list, I cut the following books (and many more).
Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
The Ice Cream Army by Jessica Gregson
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Woven by Michael Jensen
Did I make any huge mistakes? Are there any books on this list that I MUST read? I'm looking for ones that you gave 5 stars to, nothing lower please.
Do you have any bookish rules or other life rules that you've created for yourself?