That Dreaded TBR #48

Yes, here we again – five more books on my TBR, more opportunity for me to go “what was I thinking” as I ponder why I was drawn to that book way back when. For those interested, we’re now in November 2013.

Part 47


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 Last Coin
James P. Blaylock

Hm, I’m not sure about this – I haven’t read many fantasy books that use Christianity in that way, and I think a lot of how I would feel about this book depends on how it treats it? I don’t think I know enough even from the blurb to make a decision, but it’s not one that even rings a bell, so to be honest I doubt I’ll ever get around to it.

Status: Gone

Bones of the Moon
Jonathan Carroll

This one sounds okay, but honestly I can’t see myself seeking it out, and the plot just sounds a touch…overdone? And I feel like I’ve got to be really picky with series’ nowadays – there’s already too many I haven’t yet finished, I don’t want to start new ones anytime soon.

Status: Gone

Hal Duncan

My reaction to this really is a combination of the last two – this is another book that kind of deals with religion (from the blurb), specifically angels and demons. So pretty much same as the other two – right now, it really doesn’t grab me, and it’s not one I want to invest time in.

Status: Gone

Snow White and Rose Red
Patricia C. Wrede

I actually am intrigued by this one – I love fairy tale retellings, and it would be quite interesting to read one from 1989, maybe see how much they’ve changed over the years. I think I want to keep this one in mind, so this one isn’t going anywhere.

Status: Keep

Assassin’s Apprentice
Robin Hobb

I don’t think I’ve heard anything problematic about Robin Hobb? And I have wanted to read these books for years – not sure why I never got around to reading them, to be honest. Probably kept getting distracted by other books. But yeah, at the moment, this is definitely one I still want to try.

Status: Keep

Three more books gone and many, many more to go. As always, I’d love to hear from you if you’ve read any of these, and if you agree or disagree with my decisions.


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