Welcome to Top Three Thursday! This is a weekly feature I’ve decided to host from this day forward. A day where I can post a short list on different topics I’ve been thinking about. The focus this time out is: BOOKS I’M DROPPING OFF THE TBR!
Yes, you read that right. This week I’m focus on three books which have fallen, fallen, fallen in my esteem to the point that they are about to drop off my voluminous TBR list.
Truly, this is an unusual thing to happen. I hold onto books like a drowning person holds on to a life raft. But there are times when even I just can’t remember why I wanted to read a certain novel.
But, maybe, it isn’t too late. Perhaps one of you readers can change my mind. Make me want to halt my mouse before I hit the delete button and actually give a novel another try. Give it your best shot!
I’m almost positive I added this to the TBR list after I finished reading the first Dresden book and a Dresden graphic novel. At that point, I was in love with Jim Butcher’s writing, so it seemed like a no-brainer to want to get into Butcher’s fantasy series. My desire to start this series has cooled considerable however, and now I intend to delete i from my TBR list. Should I?
Purchase Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera) at Amazon
No recollection as to why I added this book to my TBR. I’m going to guess that I saw this novel somewhere (probably Goodreads), read the synopsis, and decided it sounded pretty cool. My desire to read it has never really progressed farther than that initial infatuation, so I’m seriously considering jettisoning it. Good idea or bad one?
Purchase Imager: Imager Portfolio at Amazon
I distinctly remember reading a back-and-forth argument on a review thread over on Goodreads several years ago. One reader was a huge fan of this book/author, and the other person was not. Ultimately, the fan’s arguments convinced me that this was a book I needed to try. Not certain at all about that anymore.
Purchase Lamentation (The Psalms of Isaak) at Amazon
This is another novel which I distinctly remember being sold on by a Goodreads’ friend. They spoke about an amazing story which had never been written bore about dwarves and all things dwarven, promising me that if I read this I’d never look at these fierce, stunted fantasy staples the same way ever again. Did they lie to me?
Purchase The Dwarves at Amazon
All the blame (or praise) for picking this book up and adding it to my TBR sits solely upon my shoulders. What happened was I found this and the trilogy which follows at a library book sale and bought them all. Naturally, I got excited to have a whole series to read. Then I put it up on the shelf and never went back to it. Should I change that and give it a go?
Purchase The Dark Glory War at Amazon