That Dreaded TBR #45

It’s that time again folks – five books from my very large Goodreads Want to Read shelf, and a chance for me to see if I am still interested in these or if they no longer sound intriguing to me. These books have been sitting on my Want to Read for ten years now, and I’m glad to get the chance to take some off. As always, too, I am totally intending to try and read some of the older ones, but with the hefty Under the Dome the top one, time is a factor. We’ll see though.

Part 44


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 Amityville Horror Conspiracy
Stephen Kaplan, Roxanne S. Kaplan

I admit, I am absolutely fascinated by The Amityville Horror and all the things around it – it’s an incredibly famous ‘haunting’, with some strange stuff around it, and it shows a lot about human nature, whether you believe the events happened or not – and I think I’d enjoy this book, largely debunking the stories, while it sounds like it does quite a deep dive on it. I definitely want to try and check this out.

Status: Keep

T.W. Brown

Oh yeah, I remember the “blogging the end of the world” trend. Some things do it really well, but much like other ways writers tried to capitalise on the zombie trend while doing something “different”, it felt a little overplayed very quick. I’m giving this one a miss – it might be decent, but I’ve read enough of these and if I’m going to continue, it’ll be sticking with a series I already started way back when.

Status: Gone

I Zombie I
Jack Wallen

Zombies, one guy who can save the world, blah blah…with possible hints of self-insert? I don’t know, everything about this blurb screams yawn to me at that point, but that’s likely because I’ve just seen so many of these types by now. No idea why I thought I was going to read so so many zombie books ten years ago but…I seriously need to ask what the hell past me was thinking!

Status: Gone

The Undead: Zombie Anthology
Edited by D.L. Snell and Elijah Hall

I think if this had any names I was familiar with, and maybe wasn’t so overly male, I might consider picking this up. As it is, I just don’t think I’d gel with this one. I have read a fair few zombie anthologies, but there are so many different types of horror anthologies now I just can’t see something like this sustaining my interest through 23 stories.

Status: Gone

Down the Road
Bowie V. Ibarra

More zombies! For some reason! Maybe I was reading a lot of zombie fiction at the time? But as for this one, it very much looks similar to many, many other books I’ve removed from the shelf – a guy is trying to make it home during the zombie apocalypse. This is right up some people’s street, but not mine (anymore, at least).

Status: Gone

Four more books removed from my Want to Read shelf – I’m pretty happy with that! So far, the books I’ve gone through are hovering around the 100 mark, so that’s not too bad for having gone through 240 books so far. As always, if you have read any of these and have thoughts about them you’d like to share, please do let me know.


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