Read it or Ditch it: Watchmen

read it or ditch it

“Read it or Ditch it” is a new weekly feature I’ll be doing each Monday on the blog. The goal is to force myself into making a decision regarding some titles on my TBR pile. Each week I’ll select a book that has sat unread on my shelves for longer than a year and ask the question “Read it or Ditch it?”. If I still want to read it, then by posting it here I’m claiming that I’ll read it by the end of the year. If I’m no longer interested in the book, then this is a send off to the title since I’ll either be donating or selling it.

At the end of the year, I’ll do a round-up post to see how I did. If there are any titles that I said I’d read, but still didn’t, then I’ll either donate or sell those. Hopefully, doing this will help me reach my goal of only 100 books sitting unread on my TBR pile by the end of 2016.


Author: Alan Moore
Published: 1987
Genre: Graphic Novel
Length of Time on TBR Pile: About 11 years
Read it or Ditch it?: Ditch it

This one has been on my TBR pile for a long time. I’ve even started reading it a few times but have always put it down. I think I’m going to officially admit defeat and donate it. I really don’t have any desire to finish reading it.

Back Cover Description: This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin.

One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial best-seller, Watchmen has been studied on college campuses across the nation and is considered a gateway title, leading readers to other graphic novels such as V for Vendetta,Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and The Sandman series.


5 thoughts on “Read it or Ditch it: Watchmen

  1. For all the acclaim behind The Watchmen, when I read it a long time ago I was actually really underwhelmed. Though, I might feel differently if I read it again. If it wasn’t a graphic novel I would say ditch it for sure, but at least it would be a quick read if you decide to keep it.


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