Hey all, Dani here.
I actually found that looking through my Goodreads Want to Read list and weeding out the books I just didn’t see myself getting around to was more beneficial than I could have imagined. So I’m going to try and do a few more of these posts. Actually I’ve now gone through about 300 or so books on my Want to Read list so far and I have removed quite a few of them which is great. But my TBR pile was at over 800, so I can see me needing to have 25-30 of these posts to get all the way through the list.
First up: Abandon by Meg Cabot. I’d like to get around to this one at some point because I like reading books by Meg Cabot, but this isn’t something I’m planning on picking up any time soon so for now I think I can remove it from my want to read list.
Next: The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan. The only MG/YA books by Rick Riordan I haven’t finished yet are the Kane Chronicles. I absolutely must correct this issue, so this is an easy book to keep.
Okay, then there’s Sent, Sabotaged, and Torn by Margaret Peterson Haddix. I read the first book in this series earlier this year (I think?) and I liked it. I’m curious as to what happens next and I already have a copy of book two, Sent. Plus these are quick reads so I’m going to keep these.
To make this go a little faster than last time, this next list is a number of books I’m just not really interested in right now or I’m so far behind in the series that I would really have to be in the mood for a binge read to catch up, so for now, all of these books will be removed from my TBR. With most of the urban fantasy ones though, I do own a majority of them so if the mood strikes me then I may pick them up in the future. Here’s the list: Heat Rises by Richard Castle, Nightshade by Andrea Cremer, Cat’s Claw and Serpent’s Storm by Amber Benson, Song of Unmaking, Shattered Dance, and House of the Star by Caitlin Brennan, River Marked and Wolfsbane by Patricia Briggs, Overbite by Meg Cabot, Bite Club and Last Breath by Rachel Caine, and Fire by Kristin Cashore.
Wow, the only ones I’m keeping in this section of the list are Clockwork Princess and City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. I went quite a bit of time after reading the previous books in the series that I told myself I would need a series reread before I could properly finish the books. So I’m slowly working my way through all of the Shadowhunters books.
In Stone’s Clasp by Christie Golden. I loved the first book in this series and I waited and waited for this book to come out. But I guess something happened with the author and/or publisher because both this book and the third one were only released as ebooks and that threw me off because I like matching sets and so I never got around to finishing the series. Maybe someday, but probably not, so I’m saying goodbye to this one.
Also leaving is Flying Changes by Sara Gruen. I really liked her debut novel and wanted to read more by her, but I’m just not feeling like this is a book I want to read now. Perhaps I’ll pick up one of her other books in the future but for now I’ll pass.
Here’s going to be a bit of a mixed bag: Blood Cross and Mercy Blade, and Bloodring, Seraphs, and Host, all by Faith Hunter. Now, I do want to read the Jane Yellowrock books at some point so the first two I’m keeping, but for now I’m going to pass on the other three because I’m just not quite in the mood for them right now. Maybe sometime in the future that will change. We’ll see.
Passion by Lauren Kate. Well, I’ve already talked about not being interested in reading the first book so eliminating the rest of the series from my want to read list seems obvious. Goodbye.
Finally there is Rosemary and Rue and A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire. This is another urban fantasy series that I’ve been meaning to read for a while and just never got around to. I’d like to pick it up at some point since I own 5 or 6 books in the series. For now I’m going to keep the first book on my list as a reminder, but the rest of the series I’m going to remove for now. When I’m in the mood for a book with the fair folk then hopefully I can pick this series up.
Whew, well that’s it for round two of the TBR purge. I only kept like 9 books out of the 30 listed here so that’s a pretty big purge. I’m actually feeling pretty good about it. My list of books to read is still really long. I think this puts me at around 790 or so. There will be more of these posts to come in the future so stay tuned.