That Dreaded TBR #5

I decided to do another of these because I very much would like to get my Goodreads ‘Want to Read’ list down some more. Hopefully, unlike last time, I’ll actually take some off today!

Part One / Part Two / Part Three Part 4

I originally saw this on Becky’s Book Blog


Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
Order on ascending date added.
Take the first 5/10/however many books. If done again, start from where you left off.
Read the synopses of the books
Decide: should it stay or should it go?

Rise Again – Ben Tripp

rise againOoo, zombies. As I said in the last post, I am an absolute sucker for zombie tales, and this sounds like an interesting one. Who am I kidding, they pretty much all sound interesting to me. And this was originally published in 2010, when there were a lot of zombie books coming out. So many I struggled to keep up. I kind of had the answer to this before even reading the synopsis, to be honest.

Status: Keep

Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Jennifer Rardin

A book about an assassin duo, working for the CIA, one of which is an ancient vampire –once bitten yes please! I went through a period of reading a variety of vampire urban fantasy and I kind of miss it now. Plus, I’m pretty sure I have this book somewhere upstairs. Probably towards the bottom of my largest TBR pile. How can I get rid of it when it’s something I actually own?

Status: Keep

The Boy I Loved Before – Jenny Colgan

the boy i loved beforeI’ve read (and enjoyed!) ‘chick lit’ before, many many years ago. But if I was going to pick up anything in the genre again, I think I’d want to check out something more recent. Not to mention a read of the blurb and quick scan of the reviews makes it seem like this book might be a bit of a mess. It’s one I imagine I’d struggle with, and honestly there are so many other books I want to read, I can’t see myself ever getting around to this one.

Status: Gone

Are You Loathsome Tonight? – Poppy Z. Brite

I’ve only read the one book by Brite, years ago, but really enjoyed it. I’d definitely love toare you loathsome check out this short story collection, and it sounds really intriguing.  Brite’s writing is beautiful and dark, and I can imagine a short story collection being full of excellent stories. Plus, I really am a sucker for short stories, whether it’s single author collections or anthologies.

Status: Keep

Blood and Chocolate – Annette Curtis Klause

blood and chocolateI think I’ve seen this film. If so, I remember very, very little of it, but I know the book is apparently extremely different. It sounds like something I’d enjoy, too – female protagonist struggling to control her werewolf and human side. Also, chocolate, yum. I still want to give this a go.

Status: Keep


So one out of four gone. Not great, but better than last time when I kept all five! This is the fifth time I’ve done this, so I’ve now been through 25 books. Blood and Chocolate is now 15th on the list, which means I’ve actually taken a total of 10 books off my Want to Read. That’s not bad, actually.

What do you think of my choices? Agree, disagree? Have you read any of these? Think there’s any I need to desperately read like yesterday?



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