‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’ TBR List Part 3

I got this idea from Jessica Robinson at Mrs. Robinson’s Library and I thought it was everything.

My TBR list is standing at 1085. With the new year coming, I’m going to post this series a few times a week til the end of the year. My goal is to clean up my TBR list for the new year and continue to do so in 2018.

*Disclaimer: As I am on Goodreads on a regular basis, my TBR list will fluctuate a bit throughout this series.

So here is how it goes:

  • 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
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go


  1. AD 30 by Ted Dekker

20706852.jpgI’m a huge Ted Dekker fan. I started in 8th grade and read tons of his books throughout high school. It’s slowed down a lot and I’m WAY behind. This book currently sits on my shelf and I do want to get to it. Eventually.

Verdict: Keep



2. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

2612.jpgAnother business professor recommendation. I believe I have the ebook buried in my Kindle. Definitely something I want to get into. (Looks like there might be a new year goal in sight for me.)

Verdict: Keep




3. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

24280.jpgThis massive book is sitting on my shelf. I believe my husband bought it for me for Valentines Day when we were still dating. He was quite upset that I haven’t finished it a month later. . . I mean, come on. . . It’s the biggest book I own!

Verdict: Keep



4. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

15823480.jpgA classic that I have been trying to get to. I watched the movie since Kiera Knightly was in it, so I know the plot line. I’m looking forward to reading the book for myself.

Verdict: Keep




5. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

7171637.jpgAdded to the TBR list when I first started reading her books. After The Mortal Instruments book 4, I really was just done with the series.

Verdict: Toss




6. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

5107.jpgA classic that everyone talks about. I read (still reading) Catch 22 and I wasn’t too impressed. Catch 22 and this one seem to be buddies, so I’m gonna pass on this one. I’ll probably pick it up when again later in life.

Verdict: Toss



7. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

4934.jpgThis one was a recommendation from a friend of mine. He even gave me his copy. I was hoping to read it so we could talk about it, BUT I discovered Harry Potter around that time. Everyone knows how that went. I will read it. It’s on my Kindle, but not anytime soon.

Verdict: Toss



8. Lord Brocktree by Brian Jacques

99085.jpgI started the Redwall series in high school, okay, I only read the first one. I then re-read the first and continued with the next two in the series. I love them! Just seemed a little long for me at the time (you know, busy college student). I’m going to take this one off since it’s not the next one in the series for me, it’s #13.

Verdict: Toss



9. The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

420180.jpgTotal horse girl right here. I had to own and read everything horses. I’m not that way much anymore. And I know I will probably never read this.

Verdict: Toss



10. Eyes Wide Open by Ted Dekker

17305439.jpgAnother Dekker one I have not gotten to. I’m going to slow my pace on his books and start a strategy about how to attack the remaining books I have not read yet.

Verdict: Toss




Current TBR Count: 1079


5 thoughts on “‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’ TBR List Part 3

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  1. Les Miserables is also the biggest book I own. Since I was a massive fan of the musical before reading the book, I was able to use my knowledge of the musical to help understand the book. I wrote in the names of the songs and underlined the major characters

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      1. The musical is slightly different from the book. I actually finished this book in less than one summer. When I read the book, I inserted my knowledge of the musical into the book and inserted the book back into the musical. The book gave me a bigger appreciation of the musical and made the musical even more powerful

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      2. I love the classics. So far, I have read Les Misérables, Tale of Two Cities, Don Quixote, Great Expectations, and Oliver Twist.

        Over Christmas Break, will be reading Hunchback of Notre Dame. Then will read Nicholas Nickleby and eventually David Copperfield.

        I think all these books are classics due to the challenge it is to read and because they are wonderful books


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