TBR Purge Time – #8

Hey all, Dani here.

I’m back with another purge post. Several other people were starting to do Down the Rabbit Hole and TBR purge posts and it sounded like a good idea to me. But, whereas their posts have you go through 5 (or 10) books at one time, I knew that pace would take me an eternity to completely weed out my TBR. So I altered mine so I look at 30 books each post.

And as I started this post I still had 700 books left on my Goodreads to read list. I’m hoping that by the time all these purge posts are over, I will have my list down around 400. It was at like 820 when I started. We’ll see if I can pull that off.

Iced by Karen Marie Moning. When I added this to the list I thought it was the first book in a new series. If I had paid attention I would have realized that it isn’t. I do want to read this book, but I want to read it in the correct order, so I will remove it from my list now, and then eventually I will read the previous books.

Graveminder by Melissa Marr. This book does still sound interesting, but I’m not really in the mood for it right now, so I’m going to take it off my list. I do own the ebook so I can always change my mind later.

The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress. Again, this one sounds interesting (and I also own this one in e-book) but there are so many other books I want to focus on right now that I would keep skipping over this one anyway, so I’ll take it off the list too.

Spookygirl by Jill Baguchinsky. This book won an Amazon publishing contest several years ago, so I added it to my to-read list because I thought of entering the contest in the future and wanted to see what kind of books they picked as finalists and winners. Well, the contest no longer exists and I just don’t see myself picking this book up anytime soon so I’ll say goodbye to it.

Moonshifted by Cassie Alexander. I picked this up back when I was just reading a whole lot of paranormal romance books because it sounded kinda interesting, and I still might pick it up at some point but probably not anytime soon.

The Tears of Elios by Crista McHugh. This is supposed to be part of a series, but the next book keeps getting pushed back and back, and I just don’t want to invest myself in a series that may never progress.

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. I have heard a lot of great things about this book (and series), but right now I just don’t know when I would get around to it.

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones. I devoured the first three of this series, and I’m sure at some point I will just binge read my way through the rest. I do enjoy Charlie and the rest of the characters. I mean, I own through book six or so on my NOOK so reading them is something I plan to do…but I’ll have to wait until I’m more in the mood for it, so so long for now.

Ice Forged by Gail Z. Martin. I added this several years ago because I had heard a lot about it and it sounded interesting. Now, I don’t really remember anything about it.

Spy Glass, Scent of Magic, Ice Study, Power Study, and Assassin Study by Maria V. Snyder. While I love the Study series, I felt a bit meh about the first Glass book, but knowing they all take place in the same world means I want to finish the Glass trilogy so I can read the new Study books. Also, I want to read the Study stories. Then there’s Snyder’s other trilogy, of which I’ve only read the first book but also really enjoyed, so I’d like to finish those off as well.

Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal. I loved the first of the Glamourist Histories books, and have continued to buy each subsequent novel since then…and yet I never continued to read them. So I’m keeping this one because I want to keep going at some point.

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops and More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell. I have wanted these books since I first heard about them. They sound awesome and hilarious, and I know they will be super quick reads.

Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregellis. This is a book/author I have heard quite a bit about, and I honestly debated about keeping this one. I do own it in paperback. So, despite taking it off the list, if the mood strikes, I’ll still pick it up.

A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang. I think this was one that was recommended from the Vaginal Fantasy Book Club, so I added it, but I haven’t been reading a lot of this kind of book lately. So I can get rid of this for now, and who knows, maybe I’ll pick it up in the future.

Shadowhunters and Downworlders by Cassandra Clare. I have several Shadowhunters books I still need to read, and I may still read this one, but I don’t think it is actually necessary right now.

Rise by Andrea Cremer. I already got rid of the rest of this series, so I can easily say goodbye to this one as well.

Steel’s Edge by Ilona Andrews. I own this whole series, and I’ve left the first one on my list, but I’m removing the rest for now, so I can say so long to this one until I finally start reading the On the Edge series.

For the Love of a Goblin Warrior by Shona Husk. I do believe this was another book I added back when because I was on a PNR kick, but I’m just not feeling it right now.

Black Wings, Black Night, Black Howl, Black Lament, Black City, and Black Heart by Christina Henry. I had read the first five or so chapters of the first book, and it was just all right. It could get better as I get farther into the book and/or series, but for now it isn’t something I plan to pick up again anytime soon.

Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead. I really need to finish off the Georgina Kincaid books. I’ve read half of them and have enjoyed them, so I know it won’t take much to finish them off. Amazingly, what held me back from finishing them is that they started releasing them with new covers and I liked the cover changes so I was waiting for each book…and then they stopped the new covers after the third book, and started using the original covers for the mass market paperbacks. Why must publishers do this to us? Cover changes can be problematic.

Anyway, that’s it for today’s purge post. All in all I only kept 9 reads this time around, which is pretty darn impressive.

Oh, and I’ve finally started putting together my bookcases in what will be the library/study of my apartment. I still have six more bookcases to put together, and many more books to pack up and move over from my mom’s house. Plus I still have to organize them. But in order to have boxes available to pack more up, I had to toss the books I’d already moved up on the shelves…so here is an in-progress photo update. I do plan to have a full library tour post up once I’ve finished.

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