Top Ten Tuesday: The Last 10 Books I Added to my Goodreads Shelves

June 6, 2017 TTT 54

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish, and it’s a listers dream post!  Today I’m sharing The Last 10 Books I Added to my Goodreads Shelves, and filling you on what exactly this means for me.  Hint it doesn’t mean I’ll be reading them next!

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The Last 10 Books I Added to my Goodreads Shelves

I don’t own any of these books, and adding them to my shelf is an intent to read them, rather than a commitment to read them.  They are books that I’ve read reviews for, seen others add to their Goodreads shelf (I’m stalker), fallen in love with the covers, are written by authors I love, feature themes I love, are surrounded by hype or just because.  Which are all great reasons in my eyes to consider reading a book.

Now that I’ve added them to my Goodreads shelf, what do I do next?

  • lust after them
  • set about acquiring them
  • feel that bookish elation when I buy/borrow/receive one
  • admire them on my shelves
  • take bookstagram photos of them
  • think about reading them
  • feel guilty for not reading them
  • add them to seasonal to-read lists
  • promptly ignore lists and read other books
  • hopefully someday actually read





Talk to Trish:  Have you read any of these?  Do any catch your eye?  How much time usually elapses between you getting a book and actually reading it?


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54 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: The Last 10 Books I Added to my Goodreads Shelves”

  1. Kathryn Trask

    The Girl in Times Square turned out to be a top fav read with me quite a few years ago, I look at it every so often and so want to do a reread. I have begun to pin some of the book reviews I read to “books to buy” as well as my GR shelves. That way I really keep in mind what I just have to purchase and read!
    Kathryn Trask recently posted…It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 5th June

    • trish

      I can’t wait to read The Girl in Times Square, as I loved the last Paullina Simmons book I read (The Lone Star). Having a books to buy shelf is a good idea.

  2. Arya D.

    Loos like you have added some really interesting books! All I’ve added was classics this last few days so decided not to join in this week. LOL #getsocial17

  3. Poinsettia

    I love the steps you go through after adding a book to your list! I usually end up in a similar situation. I have so many books I’d love to read, but can never find the time to get to them all. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday!

  4. Jen Twimom

    Hey Trish! I don’t know that I’ve been to your blog in a long time. I’m bookmarking it. Love the #getsocial17 event!

    I am not familiar with any of the books/authors you’ve listed. I tend to add books to Goodreads when I actually start reading them, but I if I hear about a great book and don’t want to commit to buying at that time, I’ll add it. Also, if I get a book of Netgalley, I’ll add it.

  5. Rita @ Paging Through Books

    Nice wishlist! I haven’t read any, but I see a pattern here… did you pick up on it? All of these have covers that pull me right in and get my attention right away. Too bad that covers have that much power but some publishers don’t count that as imperative 🙂

    I see a few I’d like to read also: anything by Paullina Simons really, the Bronze Horsemen probably. Also, The Lying Game certainly based on cover and author, and The Woman in the Window, based on buzz I read.

    Hope you get to read quite a few of these this year!
    Rita @ Paging Through Books recently posted…Review: The Weight of Lies

    • trish

      I’m a sucker for a pretty cover or an alluring tagline! I have The Bonze Horseman on my kindle to read, and I have a feeling I’ll love it.

  6. Brandy

    Wow! So many books on this list catch my eye but I had to add Local Girl Missing to my TBR first thing. Great choices. And like many, I am a mood reader, so the length of time a book sits on my TBR shelf varies daily – some are there mere hours while others might linger for months until the right mood hits me and I decide its time to read that particular book.
    Brandy recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday – June 6

    • trish

      I’m excited about all of those too Katherine. Where I’ll find the time to read them all, I’ve no idea!

  7. Bookworm Brandee

    You’ve got some great looking books on your TBR, Trish. And I like seeing what you’ll do next. 😉 I mostly lust after them these days although Hubs is taking me on a “date” to the bookstore tomorrow, so maybe… A Man Called Ove is on my TBR and luckily my son owns it so it’s already close at hand. There are a couple of others that I’m off to check out.

    Have a great week!
    Bookworm Brandee recently posted…Gratitude Raffle Winner…

    • trish

      Everyone is raving about A Man Called Ove, so you should swipe it from your son! And luckily my library is great, as otherwise I’d be broke. Enjoy your book shopping date, that sounds like my kinda date 🙂

    • trish

      It does sound like it might be a hard book to get into, as it seems very quirky. I’m hoping I’ll love it.

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