To Be Read No More! #2
This whole idea started on the Lost in a Story blog, though I originally caught wind of it on the Too Much of a Book Nerd blog. Wherever it came from, I enjoyed the first post and I’m back to see if I can do some more cutting to my TBR pile before it collapses and crushes a small village.
HOW IT WORKS
- Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
Sand by Hugh Howey
Sand is actually an omnibus of serialized fiction making up one story. Further to that, it’s actually a sequel to another omnibus called Wool. I was a big fan of Wool. It was one of those stories that just pulled me in and wouldn’t let go until I was finished.
Sand takes place in the same world as Wool, but doesn’t follow the same characters. Honestly, I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
Stay or Go? It stays.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
This is one of those cases where I’ve loved the movie for a long time. That always makes me a little reluctant to read the book. Is it possible that the book could affect my enjoyment of the movie? Or could my love of the movie prevent me from enjoying the book?
Stay or Go? It stays for now. The movie is too epic to ignore the book.
Legion by Brandon Sanderson
A book where the main character has split personality disorder, and even though he knows that, he treats each one of his personalities as a separate person.
Stay or Go? I forgot about this book, but it’s not going anywhere!
Devil’s Cape by Rob Rogers
This is one of those books that I couldn’t remember putting on my TBR in the first place. Then I went back and read the synopsis. By the time I was halfway through I wanted to put the synopsis away and get my hands on a copy of the book.
Superheroes, pirates, gangsters, monsters, geniuses, and more superheroes! As a guy who spent a lot of my younger years reading comic books, this feels like a piece of home.
Stay of Go? Just try and take this one away!
Apathy and Other Small Victories by Paul Neilan
Well… I like the title and the cover. Just like with Devil’s Cape, I couldn’t remember adding this to my TBR. This time around the synopsis didn’t bring me back around to why I wanted to read it.
It’s a story about a guy who’s doing stuff and then some whacky things start happening. Crazy characters start coming out of nowhere and then more insanity develops.
Stay or Go? It goes.
Okay, well, I didn’t cut down the list nearly as much as I hoped, but cutting for the sake of cutting isn’t the way to go. How’s your TBR list?