TTT: TBR Culling

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I actually DNFed quite a number of books last year, and I also got into the habit of periodically culling my TBR on Goodreads, so you’d think this would be easy peasy. But that’s the thing with DNFs and list deletions: they disappear. Ah well. Now this is good excuse to do my year’s worth of culling on Goodreads!

Ten Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis – This was just one of those books you get disinterested in after taking a chance on the movie. It just didn’t grab me, to be honest.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – This was just one of those books most everyone read and loved and this was something I probably should have read in high school. It’s been in my list since 2009, and chances are if I haven’t read it by now, I probably won’t.

P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern – Not actually sure what got me interested in this book. It’s not the type of book I’d read willingly. Maybe because of the movie? But I don’t recall wanting to watch the movie either…anyway, it’s off my list now.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke – It took me years to realize I wasn’t going to read my copy of this book. So I sold it. I mean…I watched and enjoyed the TV series?

Labyrinth by Kate Mosse – Back in the day, I had this crazy fascination with the Holy Grail and Arthurian legends. I mean, I’m still pretty into Arthurian legends, but just not so much on the Holy Grail. There were so many other stories in Britannic lore that were interesting than some goblet purity test. I was kind of over the puzzle-solving phenomenon revolving the Holy Grail since Dan Brown overplayed it with The Da Vinci Code.

Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky – This sounded interesting when I started playing the game based off this book. I didn’t get very far, though, so my interest kind of waned. It is a pretty cool post-apocalyptic piece of fiction, though. Just not for me.

Momo by Michael Ende – I could probably finish reading this quickly, but eh. Maybe one day?

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong – I like me my urban fantasies, but I’m not quite sure why this was on my TBR. Well. Maybe it had to do with the fact that there are werewolves involved. Buuut, er, the fact that the MC is the ONLY female werewolf has the potential to bother me. Because many reasons I don’t want to get into. So no thanks.

Perdido Street by China Mieville – I have discovered that I’m not as into “weird” or “fantastic” fiction as I originally thought I’d be. It’s okay once in a while, but it’s not at the top of my priority to-read list.

Rook by Sharon Cameron – If I’m going to be reading another. damn. dystopian, it better be a really good one. As is, I’ve been iffy about this book because the reviews weren’t very kind with regards to its worldbuilding and pacing. And I haven’t been very fond of YA dystopians anyway, especially if we’re just going to recreate a part of history. Wouldn’t that just be writing speculative historical fiction then?! Sigh.

Well. That cut down my list of books by 10! Not that that helped much…considering how many I’ve added to the TBR again…

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