We’re shifting a bit more into horror here, though we’re still with the books I added in July 2013. It seems like such a long time ago, so let’s see how much my tastes have changed in the years since.
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?
The Omen – David Seltzer
Hm, I’m not actually sure about this one. I read The Exorcist a long, long time ago, and was actually pretty let down by the book. The main things, of course, that these two have in common are the period in which they were written and released, and the fame of the movie adaptations. I do like the film The Omen, so maybe this one is worth a go.
As the World Dies: Untold Tales – Rhiannon Frater
This is kind of an easy one. It’s definitely something I’m interested in, something it sounds like I would still enjoy, but I know Frater previously appeared on my list. I’m not going to check if she stayed or went, but I think whatever decision, this one goes. If I find I like whatever book I previously looked at, I’ll check this out. If it was taken off the list, well, if I won’t read that one, I likely wouldn’t read this one.
Skinwalker – Faith Hunter
This one…okay, it sounds okay, but it also sounds like it has the protentional to be a huge disappointment. especially with a quick glance over the reviews. There’s too many books out there I want to read to waste time on something that really does sound like it would take a lot of effort to get through.
Sandman Slim – Richard Kadrey
I’m not sure about this one. It’s another Urban Fantasy – guess we hit that trend in my life – and focuses on a male character breaking out of hell and seeking revenge. It sounds fairly cliché when put like that. Thing is, when I see ‘gritty’ now, I just think some people – especially some male authors – tend to use that to hide behind some truly gross elements. Maybe that’s not the case here! But things like ‘gritty’ and ‘darkly twisted’ in the blurb kind of put me off this.
Fated – Benedict Jacka
Another male-penned Urban Fantasy. 2013-Elle really wanted to devour more UF, apparently, but I never did quite get around to it. These might be books I return to at some point, but I’m not sure if I’d be in the mood for them anytime soon. I still need to continue the Rivers of London series, and right now, I think I’d rather focus my efforts on that before starting a completely new one. So, for now, this goes.
Well, 4/5 gone! That might just be some kind of record for me. Clearly my tastes have changed a lot in the last few years, though I feel that it might be that I can recognize more easily now what I will and won’t enjoy. As always, if you agree or disagree with my choices, or have read any of the books mentioned here, I’d love to hear from you.