That Dreaded TBR #37

Another instalment of “Elle really needs to get the number on her Want to Read down”. Did you know Goodreads shelves get super buggy when you have too many books? Yeah, a long time ago, when I used to regularly check the recommendations because they were actually really good, I found something interesting: a book that was on my Want to Read was still coming up. A few of us had the same issue and tried to get it resolved, basically to be told “it’s a glitch with huge shelves. You have too many books on your Want to Read.” So hopefully by the time I get through all these – though I doubt that’ll ever happen – maybe the site will be working as it should for me? I can hope, right?

Part 36


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?

Alanna: The First Adventure – Tamora Pierce

This sounds fun – an older (originally published 1983) Young Adult/Middle Grade Fantasy, it seems like the kind of book I might enjoy. I still want to check this one out, and it’d be interesting to see if it still holds up.

Status: Keep

Creepshow Stephen King

I really like the original Creepshow movie (Number 2…wasn’t very good, still not watching the series) and this looks like a good tie-in comic, if maybe a little outdated. Still, like the film itself, it really seems like it could be a fun, pulpy experience. I do still want to check this out.

Status: Keep

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet – Richard Matheson

I’ve read I Am Legend, and really liked it. I’m actually really keen on reading a collection from Matheson, especially including a story made famous by Twilight Zone. The other stories sound intriguing too, and it definitely sounds like the sort of collection I’d enjoy.

Status: Keep

Hideaway – Dean Koontz

There was a point when I did want to try and read some Koontz, but that is long ago, and I feel like I’ve come across so many incredible indie Horror writers now, it’s hard sometimes to make the effort for older books. This could be really great, but I also don’t need a reminder to read his work – if I come across another and like it, I can always check out the others without it being on my Want to Read.

Status: Gone

The Contortionist’s Handbook – Craig Clevenger

This actually sounds like it might be intriguing, even if I’m not usually one for Mystery/Thriller type books. It seems like there’s enough to the concept (at least from the summary) to keep me hooked. Not sure how I came across it initially, but I still want to try it.

Status: Keep

Only one gone this week – I wonder if it’s because they’re at least starting to sound different from one another, rather than being zombie after zombie after zombie book! Hopefully one day I can get to read these and actually take them off the Want to Read shelf that way!

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