That Dreaded TBR #41

Another Wednesday, and time for another Dreaded TBR post where I make small steps towards clearing my huge Goodreads Want to Read shelf (so big it’s glitchy!). At the moment we’re on books I added to my list in October 2013, and I’m curious what books were catching my interest back then.


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?

When Stars Die
Amber Forbes

This honestly sounds like it could be fairly interesting, though it feels firmly rooted in the Hunger Games YA boom in the early 2010s. I like the premise and the use of witches, and it really sounds like it could have very unique elements. I think this is one I’m still interested in reading.

Status: Keep

The Pillars of the World
Anne Bishop

This has various elements I do tend to like in books, including the fantasy, romance, fae, witches aspects (witches, again. Interesting). The cover is intriguing, though it looks very 80s. I think I’d still be willing to give this one a go.

Status: Keep

We Never Talk About My Brother
Peter S. Beagle

Okay, this sounds like a really interesting collection, and it feels like Fantasy collections and anthologies are relatively rare when compared to, say, Horror. I’ve read a couple and do tend to enjoy them, and this has what sounds like enough interesting ideas to capture my interest.

Status: Keep

Irvine Welsh

I read some of Welsh’s work years ago, and although I enjoyed them at the time, but I don’t think I’d get as much out of them now as I did then. Welsh’s brand of Dark Humour is the kind I kind of no longer enjoy. Though saying that this might be one I do eventually pick up, though I can’t see myself doing that anytime soon.

Status: Gone

Magic Terror
Peter Straub

I’m not usually too bothered by titles, but this one kind of sticks out to me as just…not being very good. Straub is one of those authors I think I will get around to reading at some point, but it’ll likely be one of his longer works than a short story collection. This might end up making it’s way back onto my want to read, but for now…

Status: Gone

Not too bad this time, 3 books kept and 2 gone. This is bringing down my shelf quite a lot, and currently “We Never Talk About My Brother” is at number 98, and I’ve been through 205 books by now. I’m really happy with that. As always, I’d love to hear what you think of my choices – if you’ve read any, or if you agree or disagree.


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