That Dreaded TBR #43

Getting back into the swing of these. It’s so fun to go through and see what books still catch my interest and what I’ve…kind of gone off! The oldest book on my Want to Read is Under the Dome, which I do have here, so I’m going to try and work it into a reading challenge and make myself read it, eventually.

Part 42


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?

Audrey Rose
Frank De Felitta

70s/80s horror can be a little…hit or miss? Like it’s either really good or absolutely awfully terrible, yet both can almost be a bit fun? This is one of those instances where I really have to go with my gut on whether I want to try and read this at some point or not, and my gut says I am intrigued by this.

Status: Keep

The Bleeding Season
Greg F. Gifune

Meh? This is early 2000s, and I weirdly find I have a bit less tolerance for some horror around this time than earlier stuff. And this sounds…well, a bit cliché (oh look, group of friends! Something strange happens! They return years later!) without offering anything particularly new. It just doesn’t really interest me, and the fact there’s a “savage ritual killer, a bleeder of young women” kind of puts me off. I don’t think this would be worth my time.

Status: Gone

Shrouded Secrets
Joel T. McGrath

The summary starts of interesting enough, but there’s so much here! It feels like it might just be a bit of an overburdened book, from the blurb, when it could possibly be a bit more streamlined? This one really doesn’t grab my interest.

Status: Gone

My Sister’s Reaper
Dorothy Dreyer

This sounds like it might actually be good, or enjoyable at least, and it has sisters at its centre. The summary sounds interesting enough, and if I can get hold of a copy, I definitely want to give this one a go.

Status: Keep

Bryan James

Ah. I feel like one of these pops up at least every other post. And if you’ve read a few of my previous ones, apparently back then I really wanted to read every zombie book that was coming out? I like zombies and zombie stories a lot, but so many of these feel cut from the same cloth, unless they are doing something really different they don’t tend to interest me.

Status: Gone

The last book I picked to stay is now number 100 on my Want to Read shelf. Which considering I have now made my way through 215 books is, I think, really good going. It means I’ve got rid of well over half the books that were originally on the list. Let’s hope this continues and I can keep chipping away at it all.


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