That Dreaded TBR #14

Here we go again down the TBR, this is like a rabbit hole I can’t quite pull myself out of by this point. But we’ve already reduced the TBR a fair bit, and I’m excited to see if we can get rid of any more today, or what still catches my interest after all these years.

Part One / Part Two / Part Three Part Four / Part Five / Part Six / Part Seven / Part Eight / Part Nine / Part Ten / Part Eleven / Part Twelve / Part Thirteen

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?

Pipe Dreams – Destiny Allison

The blurb sounds okay, but it feels a bit cluttered, which doesn’t give me great hope for the book. It’s dystopian, which can be really hit or miss for me. I feel like at this point, ‘dystopian’ covers such a broad range. Maybe if the blurb was a bit tighter and clear, I’d be more interested in this. As it is, I’m trying to be ruthless, so this one…it has to go.

Status: Gone

Doll Bones – Holly Black

I hadn’t actually read Holly Black until I picked up The Cruel Prince, but I absolutely loved that series. And Doll Bones looks like interesting, creepy Middle Grade Horror. Definitely one I am still keen to check out.

Status: Keep

Taking on the Dead – Annie Walls

So we all know by now I went through a zombie phase. And I’ll still pretty much read anything featuring the living dead, but this just sounds…blah. It seems like the standard survivors story, and there’s nothing in the blurb that really grabs me for this one, nothing that gives me a sparkle of “oh, maybe this is different.” Sorry, Annie Walls, this is a pass.

Status: Gone

The Crystal Cave – Mary Stewart

So I absolutely love the legends surrounding Arthur and Merlin and such, but I’m kind of in two minds about this one. This looks like it focuses on Merlin, rather than Arthur, and could be interesting, against the backdrop of the Romans withdrawing from Britain. Hmm. Okay, I’m leaving this one on, hopefully when I eventually get to read it I’ll enjoy it.

Status: Keep

Loki’s Wolves – K.L. Armstrong, M.A. Marr

I have a feeling we’ll get back to zombies, if not soon then eventually. But apparently in July 2013 I decided I was interested in myth-based stories. This one is about Ragnarok and a group of kids who must stand in for the gods. It sounds fun, to a point, but something about it just doesn’t grab me.

Status: Gone

Well there we have it. 3 more gone! So far, I have gone through 70 books, and have removed about 30. I think that’s pretty good going! Maybe eventually I’ll no longer see the ‘reordering is currently disabled’ error on my Goodreads Want to Read shelf!

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