That Dreaded TBR #35

Another one of these today. For the 35th time! That means that so far I’ve gone through 170 books, and after this lot, it’ll be 175. Not too bad!

Originally saw this on Becky’s Book Blog, a long time ago.

Part 34


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 Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories – Washington Irving

This is one I do still want to read – I’ve never actually read the original Sleepy Hollow story, though I have enjoyed versions of it I’ve seen on screen. Plus, Irving is a fairly crucial writer, and I don’t think I’ve ever actually read his work. More out of curiosity, I want to see how these stories read, and how they differ from other versions I’ve encountered.

Status: Keep

The Other Room – Kim Triedman

This sounds like it could be a really good book but it’s so not for me. It feels sad, as it examines the effect the loss of a child could have on a couple, but it seems the way they both deal is by…cheating? I just…can’t. Nope.

Status: Gone

The Way of Kings – Brandon Sanderson

That is a very long ‘summary’ on Goodreads. To be honest, I used to really want to read some of Sanderson’s work, but now I find there are so many excellent fantasy books coming out all the time, I barely have the chance to go back and look at older works, and I don’t tend to like them as much anyway. Ah well. Not like he needs the publicity, right?

Status: Gone

Divergent – Veronica Roth

So clearly my intention at some point was to read this, but it’s never grabbed me. I haven’t even seen the film. I also feel similarly towards YA that I do towards Fantasy – constantly so much excellent new stuff coming, I don’t want to push myself through a book I probably won’t click with. I’m sure there’s nothing bad about it, I’ve just missed the point when I probably would have liked it.

Status: Gone

Leviathan Wakes – James S.A. Corey

I’m sure this book is good, but honestly I’ve picked up a few Sci-Fi books in the past and I’m not a huge fan of many of them. It’s just not my genre, especially when it veers more into the technical side of things. Again, I have no doubt this is a good book, but I prefer the more ‘fantasy’ side of Sci-Fi – the stuff that’s more Star Wars than Star Trek.

Status: Gone

So there we have it – not too bad this time, with 4 of the 5 gone. The ‘added’ dates are still September 2013 for a while longer yet, but it is good to get the list down somewhat, and to see less zombie stuff on there right now, too!

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