That Dreaded TBR #33

Ah, trying to reduce my Goodreads TBR five books at a time. If you haven’t tried this yet, I do suggest it – not only to lower the ridiculously high amount of books I’ve marked ‘Want to Read’ on there, but also as it reminds me of some books I do want to read, but completely forgotten about!

Part 32


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?

Dead Sea – Brian Keene

I’ve tried one Keene book before, and wasn’t fussed – it just wasn’t to my taste, though he is a good writer. Dead Sea does sound tempting though – I’ve removed a lot of zombie books off my TBR, but this one sounds like it at least does something interesting with keeping the survivors on a boat. I’m keeping this one, but whether I end up reading it basically depends on whether I pick up a different Keene book in the meantime, and if I like that or not.

Status: Keep

Eden – Tommy Arlin

More zombies! Why did I think in 2013 I was going to read so many zombie books? And this one is…survivors, in New York, holed up, with a guy who has been infected…which sounds so much like so many other zombie books I’ve now said no to. Doesn’t catch my interest anymore.

Status: Gone

Never Look Away – Linwood Barclay

This is Thriller, and I don’t read many Thrillers, but I do like when I can dig my teeth into a really good one. I love something with plenty of twists and turns, and this definitely catches my attention. I still want to check this out.

Status: Keep

Mars on the Rise – Rae Gee

I’m not familiar with this author, and I have to admit I don’t really read much Steampunk. I’m not overly sure if the genre will entertain or annoy me – I’ve experienced both with dipping into it before. But this does sound sort of intriguing, so I think I still want to check it out.

Status: Keep

The Best of All Possible Worlds – Karen Lord

This sounds like one of those sci-fi books that straddles that line between sci-fi and fantasy, which is the kind of sci-fi I tend to prefer. I don’t want to get bogged down in technical details! The premise sounds interesting enough I’m curious about how it all turns out.

Status: Keep

Only one gone today, but that’s okay, especially considering as I’ve now made my way through 165 books, and The Best of All Possible Worlds is sitting at number 83 – I’ve removed almost half the books I’ve gone through! Next time we’re still in September 2013, so we’ll see if there’s many more zombie novels waiting for me.

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