Yep! I am back again with another of these installments. I’m trying to do a load of these at the moment to provide some sort of regular content between my reviews. I promise I will try to come up with some else in the future, but honestly I really do enjoy doing these, and I hope they’re enjoyable for you, too. Last time I removed 3 books from my Goodreads want to read. Let’s see how I 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?
Heartsick – Chelsea Cain
I’m always a bit torn when it comes to Crime and Thriller. Some of it I like, but sometimes it just becomes a little…samey. Or there’s a hugely long series and it’s almost impossible to work out what the actual first book is. But this one definitely sounds really intriguing, and like it has a stronger Horror element than other, similar books. I wouldn’t mind giving this one a go, for sure.
Three – Jay Posey
This is apparently a post-apocalyptic zombie novel, but you wouldn’t know there were zombies from the blurb (zombies are, however, noted on the genres section). It just sounds a bit…standard, and there’s nothing here to convince me this does anything new, really. A lone gunman becomes protector to a young boy and dying mother. Meh. Not interested.
Fiend – Peter Stenson
On the one hand, this sounds like it could be interesting. (Oh, seems like another zombie phase, by the way, as we cross from June to July 2013) But…skimming the reviews, there are a fair number of things in this book that are going to turn me off, and it really sounds like it’s borderline (if not full) contender for Men Writing Women, even though the MC is a man. Yeah, I won’t be checking this one out.
Carniepunk – Anthology
When it comes to a good anthology, I just can’t help myself. I love them, and this one sounds really intriguing, with some great names involved. It’s part of the ‘Hell on Earth’ series, so maybe if I like this one I’ll check out the others. Also this is about travelling carnivals, and the Goodreads shelves have so many of my favorite genres and subgenres tagged.
Splintered – A.G. Howard
This sounds like so much fun. It came out in 2013, when I wasn’t really involved with Book Twitter. But it sounds like the kind of thing we would lap up, right? (Hopefully!) It’s based around Alice in Wonderland, but it’s her descendant who starts suffering from an ‘affliction’, only to discover Wonderland is a very real place. I definitely want to give this one a go.
So there we go! I think 2/5 gone isn’t too bad – I’d call that a win for this week. As always, if you have any thoughts on the books I removed or kept, or have read any of them, I’d love to hear from you!