Purging that TBR Pile #9

Hey all, Dani here.

There is an end in sight with these purge posts. Okay, so maybe only in sight for people who can see long distances away. I took a couple hours to sort through what remained of my Goodreads to-read list and marked which ones to keep and which ones to delete. And if I continue to have 30 books in each purge post, it will take me 28 posts to get through everything.

So today is post 9 out of 28. Still, I can also say that having gone through my list already, I went from my starting number of around 820 down to a completed number of 406, so I managed to eliminate half of my list. And of course, as I got to the bottom of my list where the newest additions were, I noticed that several of them are on my TBR for October/November/December, so that means even more books will be coming off soon.

Anyway, let’s just jump right into this.

And I’m actually going to skip the screenshots of my Goodreads list today…mostly because I spent my time before work assembling a couple more of my new bookcases instead of preparing photos for blog posts.

Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane. I own this in e-book but I’m just not seeing where I’ll be picking it up anytime in the near future.

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. I have heard great things about this book and I still really want to read it, so keep.

Greywalker by Kat Richardson. Another e-book that I may or may not get around to any time soon, so I’ll take it off the list until I know I’m going to be reading it.

Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews. Seeing as how I’ve kept basically all of their books, this one is a keeper as well.

The Hedgewitch Queen by Lilith Saintcrow. I just don’t think I’m in the mood for this one right now.

Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill. I don’t know about keeping this one; I just haven’t been in much of a urban fantasy with vampires or werewolves or any of that kind of story lately.

The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow. This one has sort of a Sherlock & Watson with magic type feel to it, and I had started to read it once before and I liked what I read, so I’d actually like to finish this book.

Mind Games by Carolyn Crane. This one does still sound kind of interesting, and I believe I have the e-book, but I’m taking it off the list for now.

Three Days to Dead by Kelly Meding. I have read a few chapters of this book and it was pretty good, but there was a point in the series where the sales weren’t good enough to keep print publishing them and so they became e-book only. I was collecting them in mass market paperback…and I hate having book sets that don’t match. Needless to say, I haven’t picked the book back up.

Fragile Darkness by Ellie James. I’m really bad about not finishing some book series. Sometimes it is because I don’t want them to end and sometimes it’s because I kind of forget about them. This particular book falls in the latter category. Part of me wants to pick this up so I can finish the trilogy, but the other part thinks I’m fine walking away.

The Rivals by Daisy Whitney. This is a follow-up to The Mockingbirds, which I read during one of my library courses in grad school (and I definitely recommend that book) so part of me wants to see what comes later, but part of me worries it won’t be as good as its predecessor and I should just preserve my good memories by stopping where I am.

Dracian Legacy by Priya Kanaparti. I added this one because I had followed the author on social media and had heard lots of great things about the book, but I haven’t heard much lately and I’m also just not really in the mood for this kind of book right now.

Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City and Here There Be Monsters by Meljean Brook. I have loved the books I’ve read so far set in this world, so I’d definitely like to read these shorter stories as well.

Demon’s Curse by Alexa Egan. Maybe I’ll add this one to the list again someday. I do own the e-book.

Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger. This one still interests me, and I did grab a cheap copy from Book Outlet, but for now I will take it off the list.

Dreamlander by K.M. Weiland. This is another book that I might add back to the list someday, but for now it is just wasting space.

Shattered, Stalked, and Scourged by Kevin Hearne. Of course I have to keep the final books in the Iron Druid Chronicles on my list. I plan to binge read them as soon as I can.

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. I have heard a lot of great things about Abercrombie’s books, so I may return to this one at some point and pick it up, but I have other big series that are clamoring for my attention right now.

Stonecast by Anton Strout. I read and liked the first book of this trilogy, but the farther I get from it the more I’m unsure about continuing on. So for now, goodbye.

Discount Armaggedon by Seanan McGuire. This is the start of the Incryptid series by McGuire and it sounds rather interesting; I need to try and read this soon.

Without a Summer and Valour and Vanity by Mary Robinette Kowal. These are the 3rd and 4th books in the Glamourist Histories books (and I loved the first one), so I need to keep reading the series.

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham. After reading and loving Graham’s essay memoir, I knew I enjoyed her writing style and tone, so I figured I needed to try her fiction. Granted, I had added this to my to-read list long before her memoir was announced, but either way, I am going to keep this book.

The Magician King by Lev Grossman. I have read The Magicians a few times now, and I have seen all of the episodes of the TV series. But I never read the rest of the trilogy. I need to fix that error sometime soon.

Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire. This is the second Incrpytid  book, but until I read the first one and know I want to continue with the series, I don’t need this one on the list.

City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte. This one still sounds interesting, and I do own it so if the mood strikes I’ll pick it up, but I’m not planning on getting around to it anytime soon so I shall be taking it off my list.

Winterblaze by Kristen Callihan. I still have the first book of this series on my to-read list, so I can get rid of this one until I’m ready to pick it up.

This round I only kept 13 books, so that’s pretty good. And as I mentioned before, I also spent some time assembling more bookcases in my library/study. Again, nothing is really organized yet, and I still have a lot of books to move to the apartment from my mom’s house, but I’ll give another update photo just because.

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That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by everyone, and let me know if you too are going through a TBR purge.

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