That Dreaded TBR #46

Time for another look at my Goodreads Want to Read shelf, on my ongoing quest to reduce the numbers on it. And there is a lot to reduce. So far, I’ve managed to clear out a fair amount from the shelf, but there is still plenty to go, and I am, realistically, never getting through them. Under the Dome is the oldest book on there right now, and I’m constantly looking to see if I can fit it into one of my reading challenges to almost force me to read it, but we’ll see.

Part 45


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?

Wizards: Magical Tales from Masters of Modern Fantasy
Edited by Jack Dunn, Gardner Dozois

I do love an anthology, and some of the names here are ones I honestly admire, so I do want to give this a shot. Some Fantasy anthologies can be absolutely fascinating too, though I definitely feel like horror ones are better at introducing new authors, this one still sounds enjoyable.

Status: Keep

They Thirst
Robert McCammon

I’m sure I’ve mentioned previously I do want to try and read some of these 80s horror novels, as I think they can be fascinating in their own ‘of their time’ kind of way – and this one is about vampires, sooo…yeah, I think I still want to give this a go.

Status: Keep

The Book of Skulls
Robert Silverberg

This falls into the same sort of category as They Thirst, not something I’d necessarily seek out or go out of my way to read, but an older horror ‘classic’ that might be worth giving a go. It sounds interesting, anyway, and I think I do want to read it eventually.

Status: Keep

Joe Hill, Stephen King

I like Stephen King, and I haven’t yet read a Joe Hill book I haven’t really liked – he’s an excellent writer, so this one is actually a really easy choice. I’m intrigued to see what kind of story these two came up with together.

Status: Keep

J. Lincoln Fenn

Sometimes I really do wish I could go back and ask myself why I added particular books to my Want to Read, and also maybe why I wasn’t more selective. This is definitely one of those books that prompts the question. From the blurb, the title seems to be a bit misleading? There doesn’t seem to be much about the author here? There’s also something about the blurb that puts me off, and I can’t totally put my finger on it. Not one I’m bothered about picking up, really.

Status: Gone

So there we have it – only one removed for today, but that’s fine, and not a zombie in sight! I’m sure more of them will pop back up eventually. As always, I’d love to hear if you’ve read any of these books, and what you thought of them.


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