TBR Purge #6

Hey all, Dani here.

I promise that I am trying to up my reading count a bit more so I can start filling my posts again with reviews, but during this slow reading time I am also finding it important to declutter as much as possible.

Oh, and in other news, today my boyfriend, my mom, and I should be making a trip to the local IKEA so I can pick up the bookcases for the library/study in the apartment my boyfriend and I share. So, if all goes well and I get the bookcases assembled and filled with my books, I should be able to have a library tour post up soon. That should be pretty fun.

Okay, so at the start of this sixth TBR purge my list on Goodreads had 732 books on it. Let’s just go ahead and jump into the next 30 books of the list and see how many I can eliminate from my list.

Two Weeks’ Notice by Rachel Caine. I already got rid of the first book, and I was leery of this trilogy anyway, as it is zombie-esque, and I’m not a big zombie fan (with the exception being iZombie) so this is an easy goodbye.

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. I heard a lot of great buzz surrounding this book when it came out, and it sounded interesting so I added it to the list. At one point I even started to read it and got a few chapters in. But then I put it down and walked away to read other books. I honestly can’t tell you what happened in those early chapters; it didn’t hold my interest. And yes, perhaps giving it another chance would mean me actually finishing it, but right now I just have so many books I really want to read, so I can say farewell to this for now. I do own it in ebook if I ever change my mind.

Steelheart, The Alloy of Law, The Rithmatist, Words of Radiance, and Legion by Brandon Sanderson. I plan to read all things Sanderson at some point (hopefully soonish). Keep.

Forsaken, A Kiss Before the Apocalypse, Dancing on the Head of a Pin, Where Angels Fear to Tread, A Hundred Words for Hate, and In the House of the Wicked by Thomas E. Sniegoski. As I pointed out in an earlier post, I’m just not really in the mood for angelic character novels. At one point I absolutely loved these books–well the YA ones, and was going to try the adult ones but then it just never happened. For now I’m still walking away.

The Old Races: Year of Miracles, The Old Races: Origins, The Old Races: Aftermath, and Mountain Echoes by C.E. Murphy. I loved the Negotiator trilogy, and the Old Races stories go along with those books, expanding the universe and detailing more tales and more beings, so I’m obviously keeping these.

A Raging Storm, A Bloody Storm, Storm Season, and Frozen Heat by Richard Castle. I have tried to read mystery/thriller novels and most of the time I just can’t do it. I tried with these ones since they tied into the show Castle and I loved the show. But now that the show is over, I’m finding my enthusiasm for attempting these books is fading.

Magic Without Mercy, Magic for a Price, and Tin Swift by Devon Monk. I already eliminated the rest of the Allie Beckstrom novels by Devon Monk so it is easy to say goodbye to these as well. However, I did enjoy reading Dead Iron and would like to keep reading on, so for now I will keep Tin Swift on my list.

Frost Burned and Fair Game by Patricia Briggs. Much like the earlier books in both of these series by Patricia Briggs, for now I’m saying farewell for now.

Dark Vow by Shona Husk. When I added this book to the list it sounded interesting and I had planned to get around to it fairly soon. But that never happened, and now my mind is focused on so many of my more recent acquisitions, so it wouldn’t be fair to keep this on the list if I’m just going to keep pushing it aside for other books.

Fool Moon, Grave Peril, and Summer Knight by Jim Butcher. I really enjoy the narrative voice of Harry Dresden, and I’d like to read the whole series, so this is an obvious keep.

Whew, another 17 books cut from the TBR list. That’s pretty good, and if I keep eliminating about half of each section I go through, I should end up with a more manageable reading list (though it will still probably be around 400 books long). I’ll just have to try and be better at working my way through the list instead of continuously getting distracted by new releases.

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