That Dreaded TBR #25

Another dreaded TBR post, because I actually really love doing these, and it is nice to see the books on my Want to Read shelf very slowly go down!

Part 24

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?

Pump Six and Other Stories – Paolo Bacigalupi

This is a hard one, to be honest. It’s a collection of short stories, and it looks to sit firmly in Sci-Fi. I like some Sci-Fi, but some of it I really do struggle with. Still, the stories contained here sound interesting enough I still feel keen to give it a go. Hopefully I’ll eventually get to!

Status: Keep

After the End – Bonnie Dee

Like with previous zombie books, this sounds like too much of the same thing. Group of survivors, battling through New York (or any big city) and coming to terms with the end of the world. I don’t know. Maybe the last couple of years has completely changed my view of end-of-the-world situations? Either way, this honestly sounds like so many other books out there, it no longer snags my interest.

Status: Gone

Empire – David Dunwoody

A zombie outbreak has been ongoing since 2007 and it’s not 2112, but…Death decides to intervene. I already have too many questions about this blurb and not in the kind of way that makes me want to read the book. The only government mentioned is U.S – have zombies taken over the rest of the world? How the hell is there even still a government? Why has Death only just decided to intervene and how is anyone even still alive? Even for a zombie novel, this all just sounds a bit contrived.

Status: Gone

Money – Martin Amis

Ah, one of those ‘Modern Classics’ that, at some point, I thought I almost HAD to read. This one has a lasting legacy and I’ve heard it mentioned a lot, but you know what? I’ve gotten over my brief fling with ‘literary’ fiction. So many seem to be about the same type of characters and I’d rather stick to genre fiction, to be honest.

Status: Gone

Extinction Point – Paul Antony Jones

Meh. Reading the description, this falls into the same category as previous zombie books – it doesn’t grab my interest. There’s zombies but they’re not mentioned in the blurb. And it’s also, once again, set in New York. Why are all these zombie books set in the same city? The US is full of cities as is the rest of the world. Honestly, this book just seems like it would bore me now.

Status: Gone

Another 4 gone. I think the more I do this, the more I’m seeing how many similar books I’ve put on my Want to Read over the years, and I feel like I’m maybe getting more picky with it, too. That’s perfectly fine with me – the aim is to reduce my Want to Read, so the more I can get that down, the better. As always, if you’ve read these, and/or agree or disagree with my choices, feel free to let me know.

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