Sunday, 20 March 2016

Reading With Chuckles

I have renamed my TBR Reading Challenge and changed it back to Reading with Chuckles as it sounds better, especially at times when I have no specific challenge running. So this is where I'll share what I read and abandoned each week, and I'll give the odd update on the state of my poor TBR! It does suffer at times...! The link under the book takes you to the Goodreads page for that book so you can decide whether to read it, and see my reviews when they are posted.

This week didn't go quite as well but was still ok. I started by reading horror fiction but by the middle of the week I didn't know what to read next so I switched to fiction about nuclear war, which is basically a different kind of horror. As a kid growing up in the 80's, nuclear war was the thing that gave you nightmares so it was fun to go and read a few short stories about it. So I ended up a bit adrift in the last day or so and read a few prepper non fiction books as well, making it a mixed up week!


Kelly Gay-The Better Part of Darkness 

John Shirley-Doom 

Joseph D'Lacey-The Kill Crew 

Brenda Beausoleil-Due to circumstances beyond our control 

A Horman-Aftermath Apocalypse 

Jim Cobb-Prepper's Home Defense 

Arthur T Bradley-Disaster Preparedness for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms 

Jim Cobb-The Preppers Complete Book of Disaster Readiness 

Max Cooper-Realistic Bug Out Bag 


Jack Ketchum-The Girl Next Door 

Sarah Pinborough-Feeding Ground 


  1. I had a look at the better part of darkness on goodreads after checking this post, and it has such a detailed cover omg. I'm always drawn in by the covers aha, despite the famous saying.

    Little Moon Elephant

    1. It was a decent book, well enough written but goes slow in the middle which put me right off!

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    1. A couple of good reads there-I liked Doom and The Kill Crew the best.

  3. YOu got a lot of books finished! I wish I could go as fast as you do. But at least there were only 2 you didn't finish that's good!

    1. A lot of my books are shorter-average about 200 pages which means if I get reading time, I can read a book a day. That helps keep the tbr under some sort of control...erm...!

  4. Nuclear war really scares me, probably more than zombies. For some reason in high school we watched the film Threads which scared me s***less and also that other on When the wind blows, again it freaked me out.

    1. It must be a Scottish thing! I saw Threads in primary school and it gave me nightmares! I became obsessed with the idea that Russia was going to kill us and we'd die of radiation poisoning! I bet they wouldn't show that kind of thing in schools now...