That Dreaded TBR #7

Caught up on my reviews for this blog once again, so let’s give this another go, shall we? See if we can’t get that TBR down just a little bit more.

Part One / Part Two / Part Three Part Four / Part Five / Part Six

I originally saw this on Becky’s Book Blog

Rules

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?

Swan Song – Robert R. McCammon

This is one of those Horror Classics I haven’t yet read. I should, really, and I do plan to go back and check out some of some of the 80s Horror books at some point, but with such great new releases coming out – especially in the indie scene – I’m not entirely sure when I’ll have the time. Still, this seems like one I might enjoy, and who knows, maybe I can do a Dead Head Reviews Feature about revisiting some of these books. We’ll see.

Status: Keep

Hell House – Richard Matheson

Another Horror Classic, this one from the 70s. I do love a good haunted house story, and years ago I read Matheson’s I Am Legend, and absolutely loved it. So I know I like his writing, at least, and I particularly enjoy this sub-genre of horror. So I do want to read Hell House one day. Maybe I can make it a part of the revisiting books series like Swan Song.

Status: Keep

Pure – Julianna Baggott 

This seems like a book I might enjoy, if it was really good, but honestly? After the wave of YA post-apocalypse, dystopian novels following The Hunger Games, I got burnt more than a few times from this sub-genre. It would have to be really, really good for me to actually like, and glancing over a couple of reviews, that doesn’t seem to be the case here.

Status: Gone

House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski

This seems like a book that would frustrate and annoy me, and glancing at the Goodreads page it seems it might take a fair while to muddle through it, too. I’m sure it’s excellent, and an experience, and all that, but really, some books done like this, I just don’t get on with. I find them a little bit ‘try hard’. I won’t indicate if that means the reader or author. But anyway, I just don’t think I’ll get around to this one.

Status: Gone

The Dark Mirror – Juliet Marillier

Sometimes I look at the books on my list and wonder what the hell I was thinking when I added them. I assume I was looking for historical fantasy with this one, probably with druids, but, um, the blurb makes me uncomfortable. And one of the reviews reveals the relationship is between a 19 – 20 year old man, and a 13 year old girl. So a definite nope from me. The blurb is also a little poorly written, and that’s usually not a good sign anyway.

Status: Gone

Not bad for today. 3 taken off, 2 remain. I’m pretty happy with that. Though I still have way, way too many books on my want to read. But knocking off a few at the time, and hopefully I’ll see that number continue to go down.

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