Well let’s see how we do today, shall we? Maybe I can actually shift some of these books. For anyone interested, we’re still in September 2013, though coming to the end of that month now, at least!
Originally saw this on Becky’s Book Blog, a long time ago.
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?
This sounds like it could be fun, but it’s another instance where it sounds almost too similar to so many other books out there, and I think if I’m reaching for a Middle Grade book now, I want it to be something totally fresh. This one just doesn’t catch my interest anymore.
The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness
I feel like I’ve seen this a lot? Either I’ve seen it in bookshops years ago, or it had a moment of popularity. The blurb sounds okay, but again, it’s an older YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and I have so many newer ones I would want to get to. Maybe I’ll pick this up one day, but it wouldn’t be anytime soon.
Meh. This sounds okay, and I might have found the premise much more interesting when this was originally released, but now it just reads a bit…similar to other stuff? I just feel like I’ve read variations on this so many times by now, I don’t think I’d really enjoy this one now.
Yesterday’s Gone – Sean Platt, David Wright
That blurb…there is A LOT going on there for a book that’s little over 100 pages. It looks like there are a lot of books in the series itself too, and it just feels like…well, too much. I don’t mind digging into some series, and maybe this would be fun to read, but the blurb already feels like it’s got too much happening. Whatever attracted me to this back in 2013 has gone.
Gardens of the Moon – Steven Erikson
This might be a great book, but the blurb is…once again, this is a long summary. To me, a summary needs to grab the reader in the very first sentence, and convey enough that by the end of the first paragraph, they’re hooked, and if there’s a second, by the end of the second they’re off to buy the book. This…there’s so many words here that don’t really tell me anything. I don’t think me and this book would click.
And there we go – with all 5 gone. It’s not often that happens, but it feels like it’s beginning to be more and more – maybe I’m getting picky? Of course, as always, if you have any thoughts on any of these, please let me know.