That time again, AKA when I’ve caught up with reviews and decide to try and reduce my Goodreads ‘Want to Read’ shelf. Let’s see how well we do today.
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?
Pretty sure there’s going to be a theme to the books for this week. As I was going through a bit of a zombie phase when these books were added. But this book really does sound like a lot of fun, and different to the whole ‘band of survivors gather together to fight zombies’. So yeah, I really would like to give this one a go.
Well this is an easy one. For those not aware, the author of these books is an absolutely awful human being (and there’s even a question about this on the Goodreads page!). Although this was a series I was previously interested in reading, and I am a sucker for anything Arthurian, I will not be reading this book.
Yeah, zombie phase. At this point, anything zombie related got added to my TBR with the hopes I’d pick it up one day. But there are so many zombie stories out there, and I think I’d only want to go for yet another male survivor battles to save family storyline if I heard it was completely and utterly exceptional. Sorry, Dead City, no fault of your own, just too much of a single thing.
Dead of Night – Jonathan Maberry
What’s this, what’s this, another zombie book… Like I said, it was a phase. But that doesn’t mean I’ve quite grown out of it. I’ve yet to read a disappointing Jonathan Maberry book, and to be honest he does excellent work with zombies. Without a doubt, I want to read this eventually.
War Against the Walking Dead – Sean T. Page
Okay, hands up – who is surprised by another zombie entry on the list for this time? So the cover for this is, quite frankly, stunning, and I’m sure when Page released this book we didn’t have a shitload of ‘surviving zombie’ books out there, written as handy how to guides. I might read this one day, but I’m not really in any rush to, and I am trying to be strict with myself.
So there we have it. 3/5 gone, and one was an easy one to get rid of. I’ve reduced my TBR again, but there’s still way too many books on my Goodreads ‘Want to Read’ shelf, so hopefully next time I can get rid of even more!
As always, feel free to let me know what you thought of these choices – have you read any? Do you recommend any of them?