That Dreaded TBR #16

It is Monday, which means…another dive down the rabbit hole. I think once I hit 20 of these I’m going to just take a short break, try to put something else out instead. But I do find these quite fun to do, and it is helping me taking books off my TBR, which is good. So let’s dive in and see how it goes this week.

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 / Part Fourteen / Part Fifteen

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?

Stray Souls – Kate Griffin

I was going to say I am super keen on this one based on the blurbs, but apparently it’s a spin off series, so maybe it’s best to start with the original series? But I checked the original series and found the first book is already on my want to read, so I can easily take this off, no problem, and maybe return to it one day once I’ve read the original series.

Status: Gone

The Mad Scientist’s Daughter – Cassandra Rose Clarke

Okay, this actually sounds really interesting. I was all ready to be as harsh as ever when it comes to these books, but the premise is something I find intriguing. It sounds heavyish on the Romance, but the combination of Romance and Sci-Fi, especially with AI, draws me in. I still want to read this one.

Status: Keep

The Six-Gun Tarot – R.S. Belcher

Historical Fantasy set around the wild west. Specifically Nevada, 1869. I’ve read a few more Historical Fantasy books recently, and I’ve really enjoyed them. And it’s fun to see books combining different genres – this one looks like it blends Urban, Western, Historical, Steampunk. I wouldn’t mind giving this a go at all.

Status: Keep

Plague of the Dead – Z.A. Recht

Okay. So, this is a more military focused zombie book and…it doesn’t sound like it does anything different with the concept. Plus…”viral outbreak”…I dunno, I feel like now, I want to avoid anything that even tries to deal with the concept of a virus, whether it ends in zombies or not. I think a lot of these books – especially if they’re macho style like this one seems to be – published in previous years probably portray humanity’s reaction to these things completely wrong. Are there going to be masks? Lockdowns? An increase of hygiene practices? Baking? Probably not. And unfortunately it means books like this are going to come across as even more unrealistic with how any characters react to a ‘plague’.

Status: Gone

Day by Day Armageddon – J.L. Bourne

I must have been going through another zombie phase at this point. But like many of the others I’ve had on my list. this really doesn’t sound interesting. It doesn’t do anything interesting with the genre. And if I’m going to read journal type stories about the apocalypse, I’ll stick with World War Z.

Status: Gone

And three out of five gone! That’s definitely a success to me. We might be firmly back in zombie territory now, and I definitely find I’m being much more critical of these, so we’ll see how next week goes. As always, if you’ve read these, agree or disagree with the choices, I’d love to hear from you.

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