My TBR: the facts and figures #1

Recently, I saw Kathy @ Books & Munches her blogpost in which she analysed her TBR. I thought this would be a good and fun idea to do as well. I already give you an insight in my enormous TBR in my WWW-Wednesday posts, but now it’s time to show you some facts and figures.

Most rated
In this facts and figures post, I will give you an insight in the ratings of my TBR. I will show you the top 5 most and least rated and then I will do the same with the average rating. So, let’s get started! The books will be put in correct order. So the 5 most rated books on my TBR are:
1) Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
2) City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare
3) All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
4) Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
5) The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Uhhhhh yes, I still need to read City Of Bones. I know, I know, I’m super late. Same goes for the other books to be honest. I think All The Light We Cannot See is sitting on my TBR the longest, but I keep postponing it. The fact that the story gets really slow at a certain point makes me a bit reluctant to start this big book.

Least rated
Let’s move on to the least rated books. In fact, I really don’t understand why those books are already being rated since some won’t be out until 2019, but here we go.
1) Vermoorde Onschuld by Jennifer Mellink (out in 2018, but very recently)
2) The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen (out in 2019)
3) Ctrl Alt Delete by Tamara Haagmans (out May 2018)
4) Children Of Virtue And Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi (out in 2019)
5) We Are Displaced by Malala Yousafzai (out late 2018)

This list also includes two new Dutch books and unfortunately they get rated less than the English books on Goodreads. I can’t wait for The Merciful Crow because the synopsis sounds really awesome. And of course there is Children Of Virtue And Vengeance, the sequel to Children Of Blood And Bone and the second book in The Legacy Of Orisha series. I really love Children Of Blood And Bone, so this is a highly anticipated read for 2019.

Highest average rating
Let’s look into the highest average rating, this, surprisingly, is not that different from the least rated books. Here is the top 5:
1) King Of Scars by Leigh Bardugo (out in 2019)
2) The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen (hi again, out in 2019)
3) Children Of Virtue And Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi (again, out in 2019)
4) Ctrl Alt Delete by Tamara Haagmans (again, out May 2018)
5) Kingdom Of Ash by Sarah J. Maas (out October 2018)

Can anybody pretty please explain this entire top 5 to me? These books haven’t been released yet, got rated by less than 10 people and have the highest average ratings in my TBR? I was looking at it with a resting WTF face honestly. Oh well. The numbers 1, 2, 3 and 5 are on the priority section of my TBR. No, I don’t have a shelf for that, that’s just in my head.

Lowest average rating
On to the last category for today, the books with the lowest average rating. Here is my TBR top 5:
1) Takla Makan by Petra Nouns
2) October Is The Coldest Month by Christoffer Carlsson
3) The Graces by Laure Eve
4) The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares
5) Verdacht by Carry Slee

Soooooooo…… I still have to haul the first book, Takla Makan. I bought October Is The Coldest Month because it sounded interesting. Unfortunately, the book really flopped overhere. Only 2 of my friends on Goodreads read and reviewed it and they both really disliked it. Furthermore, I haven’t heard anything about it, nor seen reviews on book blogs. And it won a Swedish book award. Ouch. The 3rd book is still on my Storytel, but maybe this explains why the sequel constantly gets postponed? Of course I’m not sure, but it’s just a guess. The fourth book is also on my iPad, but I’m not ready to dive in it. It sounds nice, but I don’t know? And honestly I’m a little afraid of the number 5 now, since Carry Slee is my favorite Dutch children’s and YA author, but I DNF’ed another of her books this week. More about that on Wednesday. The ratings of this book are not so great either. Bummer.

Which book on your TBR is the most rated, least rated, has the highest and lowest average rating? I’m curious for your answers!

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  1. This is a really interesting tag, Laurie! I do find it really annoying when readers rate books that they haven’t read yet. Anyway, I really enjoyed City of Bones (though I never finished the last book, or read the newest spin-offs) and Eleanor & Park, so I hope you enjoy both of those. šŸ™‚

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