Whenever I sit down to do one of these, I pull up each book on Goodreads, but I don’t actually read the description until I get to that entry. Sometimes though, I do recognise titles or authors – as happened last time – but with this one, there’s only one I actually know/remember, which is always interesting as I have no idea what my decisions will be.
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?
Kellie’s Diary – Thomas Jenner, Angeline Perkins
I was unsure about this one. There isn’t a whole lot of information in the blurb, just that this is a story through the eyes of a girl trying to live through the end of the world. Semi-interesting premise, but not enough to really grab me.
Dreams Underfoot – Charles de Lint
This is not an author I’m familiar with, but the summary for this…it sounds really interesting, and I like that these are short stories as opposed to something longer. I can definitely see myself enjoying this, and I think I do still want to check it out.
This is kind of a tricky one. On the one hand, it’s a horror classic, on the other, it’s a guy writing a female protagonist in 1967. This has the potential of really annoying me, as I don’t have the patience for sexist crap, and definitely not when there are so many amazing modern horror books out there to read. I think, for now, this goes, but who knows, maybe I’ll end up picking it up eventually.
Nineteen Seventy Four – David Peace
Crime…is a really hit and miss genre for me. And older crime, written by men…like horror, there’s too much of a risk in picking up something like this and reading terribly written women with no purpose except to….die or be an object of interest for the male MC. And considering the blurb for this…yeah, I’m staying far away.
I’m inclined to remove this. As much as I love vampires, this just doesn’t appeal to me right now. It’s the kind of book I may have enjoyed a few years ago, but right now even the cover kind of puts me off.
Well there we have it. A few more gone, and I feel like I’ve kind of made up for how few I removed last time. Next time, I’ll be looking at the books currently numbered 74 – 78, and I’m planning to, fairly soon, start reading some of the books I’ve found here that I previously decided to keep on my list. Look out for those reviews!
2 thoughts on “That Dreaded TBR #30”
It’s a constant cleaning and sifting process. What looked great last week might not even raise an eyebrow. I understand this process.
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Absolutely. And our changes shift all the time, as we learn more what’s to our tastes – I know it’s only recently I realised I struggle a lot with books when I’ve maybe read too many similar ones in a row!