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I currently have 981 books on my Goodreads TBR. A while back, I recognized that I have a problem and set my maximum limit to 985, which will now be brought down to 975. Progress, not Congress.
I added this in the early days, on February 11, 2017. It sounds somewhat Maze Runner- “We woke up in this horrible maze. The last thing we remember is dying. The deeper into the labyrinth we go, the closer we come to learning about our parents desperate plan, and why we have to stop it.”
I admit that had I found a copy in the 2012 dystopian era, I probably would’ve picked it up. But It’s been years, we’re living in a dystopia, and I don’t want another Maze Runner meets Allegiant.
I added this during a language kick; I was primarily interested in handwriting analysis, and one thing lead to another. I believe I read Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue, which was a book about the english language stealing from other languages as the people speaking it became more diverse. Fascinating, but I have uni studies to put first.
After the death of my cat, I can’t bear to read this sort of book. I enjoyed the old movie when I saw it, but I know I wouldn’t be able to handle anything like this now. Plus, it’s really time to move on from King and find more diverse horror writers.
Despite high praise, I don’t see myself reading this. It’s about a poor marriage adopting a child made of snow. I’m sure it’s lovely to some people, but it’s not appealing to me.
Break-in. Murder. Secrets. Yet another mystery book I added during my high school Sherlock days. Ah, how I long for a revival.
Inkheart. Sounds like a title for magical tattoos, but no, It’s about a villain escaping from a book into a little girl’s room. The premise sounds horrifying, but don’t worry; it’s a kid’s book.
Ok, I’m going to be honest. if it weren’t for the sexual assault stuff, I’d be into it. But i’m an ace who’s easily triggered by this sort of thing. I hope the author comes out with a different series someday, but until then, I’m happy to see the sapphics happy.
The red flag appeared when a character with Asperger’s wasn’t reviewed by anyone with Asperger’s- one reviewer even said a Wikipedia article informed him and he found the character to have the “typical quirks.” I’ve been put down by misrepresentation before, even by Aspie writers who were ashamed of our shared diagnosis. I’m not saying this book absolutely misrepresents us, but I want to know what the rep is like before starting it.
I saw the movie a while ago and loved it, but I don’t feel the need to read the book. Plus there’s stuff about loosing weight in the description and I don’t need body shaming culture.
I already have writing craft books that I love, and this seems more like a hack than an expression of love for writing. Eg How To Write A Damn Good Novel and I’m looking forward to the day I read Bird By Bird.
I know some of you are going to be disappointed by a few choices, but overall I removed some obscure books. Are there any that you read? How did you feel about them?