It has been way too long since I have done one of these. The last one was all the way back in November, but now I’m sort of caught up on reviews and stuff, I’m going to try and get some non-review stuff written and scheduled. Hopefully I can get in a position where I’m actually ahead now, rather than constantly falling behind! Anyway, you’ve probably seen this on other blogs, but here’s my attempt to whittle down my TBR.
Goodreads links in the book titles. At the moment, we’re still on a period of time when I was going on a bit of a paranormal and zombie kick, so was adding a lot of these books to my TBR. Let’s see if I can get rid of any 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?
I was once a big fan of the Anita Blake series. I never actually finished it, because I got distracted by lots of different, shorter series and standalone books, and by the point I stopped reading, it felt like the series itself was seesawing from good to bad to good to okay and back to bad. But I’ll never forget the sheer pleasure of returning to the world again and again, and I adore books where the protagonist is surrounded by the paranormal. I still want to give this Mercy Thompson series a chance, especially as the MC is a shifter who can turn into a coyote. Not something I’ve seen often.
I’m sure Wolfe is a good writer, and I have one of his most recent books waiting to be read, but I’ve never actually read his work before, and with a lot of male writers, I’m hesitant about going back to read something from 1980. I feel like this book might just end up being a disappointment for me, so I’d rather start reading Wolfe with something more recent.
Another Urban Fantasy/Paranormal series, and this sounds fun. A half-vampire hunting the undead, teams up with sexy vampire bounty hunter? Yeah, this sounds intriguing to me still. There seems to be a decent amount of books in the series, but a whole lot of ‘extras’ too. Hopefully I can eventually check them all out.
I previously listened to Mira Grant’s Into the Drowning Deep and thought she did something really fun and intelligent with the concept of mermaids. And when it comes to zombies, well, I’ve heard she does something similar here. There’s been so many great things said about this book, I really don’t want to miss this one.
One thing I find really interesting about this exercise is the patterns. You can see when I was looking for particular books to read, what I was interested in at the time, and it’s fun to go back and see if any of these still interest me. This is another Urban Fantasy/Paranormal book, this one about a young woman who gets turned into a vampire and is taken under the wing of a master vampire. Again, it sounds like fun, and I’m gradually cycling back around to Urban Fantasy like this, so it’s one I still want to keep an eye out for.
Only 1 gone today, but that’s okay. Hopefully next time I’ll stumble across a few more that no longer catch my interest. This is the tenth time I’ve done this, so I’ve managed to go through fifty books! So far, I have deleted 21 books from my TBR. That’s not too bad, a little under half. Let’s hope I can get rid of more in the future.
As always, feel free to let me know if you agree with my choices or not, or if you’ve read any of these!