Hey all, Dani here.
Okay, yes, I should have had this posted a couple hours ago. I wish I could say that I have an amazing excuse, but the truth is that I got distracted with prep work for the Dungeons & Dragons session I’ll be running this weekend. Writing down events and details for monsters and encounters and such can be quite time consuming.
Anyway, I’m back with another of these lovely TBR purge posts. I have the notes for these planned out for the rest of my TBR list, and I should be able to get all the way through my Goodreads to-read list by the end of the year.
Let’s just jump into today’s list of 30 books from my to-read list.
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers. I loved the first book in this trilogy, and I’m mad that I haven’t continued on with it yet. Obviously I have to keep this one.
Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff. I enjoyed reading the first book to this trilogy, but never got around to reading book two. Of course, I can also say I’ve enjoyed the other books by Kristoff I’ve read, so this one is a keeper.
The Angel Stone by Juliet Dark. I loved the first book in this trilogy, but the second book was disappointing, so I just don’t really see me picking up this third book any time soon.
The Immortal Rules and The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa. When these books were first released I just wasn’t really in a vampire mood, though Julie Kagawa is an auto-buy author for me so I bought the books anyway. Since then my issues with this trilogy have stemmed from an inability to get matching covers for all three of them. That’s a weird reason to have not read them yet, I know, but I can’t help myself sometimes. I still want to read these books though.
Bronze Gods by A.A. Aguirre. I remember thinking that this one sounded interesting, which was why I bought it, but I just haven’t really thought of it since then. For now I’m just going to take it off the list, but that doesn’t mean I’ll never read it.
Blood Trade, Raven Cursed, and Death’s Rival by Faith Hunter. Well, I’m keeping all of the Jane Yellowrock books on my to-read list, so these ones are staying.
Magic Triumphs, Magic Rises, Magic Breaks, Magic Shifts, and Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews. Another urban fantasy series I just can’t get rid of. I flew through the first one and wanted to keep going, but got swamped with other books. I imagine in the future that I’ll just binge read through the series.
Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher. I guess I’m just not really in the mood for this one right now.
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. I think I had made it a few hundred pages into this one before other reading obligations distracted me and then I just never got back around to it. Nevertheless I adore Sanderson’s writing and world-building, so I’m definitely going to be reading this one.
Gifted Stone by Kelly Walker. I have read every book in this series except for this one, and this one is really just a story/novella collection, so it isn’t entirely necessary for my enjoyment of the series. Since I read them a while ago, I don’t see me turning back for this collection.
Third Grave Dead Ahead, Fifth Grave Past the Light, and Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones. I have no idea why the fourth book isn’t in this part of the reading list, but no matter what I will most likely get around to reading these at some point. I do own them in e-book. But for now I am taking them off the list until the mood strikes to binge read the series some more.
The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I’m just not really in the mood for this book right now, but maybe at some point in the future I’ll change my mind and add it to the list again.
The Winds of Winter, A Dream of Spring, and The Lands of Fire and Ice by George R.R. Martin. Who knows when the last two ASOIAF books will be released, but I’m still going to keep them on this list. I will read the whole series eventually.
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger. I loved reading Soulless, but haven’t read any of the other books in the series, nor any of the spinoff books/series. Until I catch up, I can safely remove this book from my reading list.
Crimson Frost, Spartan Frost, Midnight Frost, and Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep. To continue with this series, I would have to go back and reread the first book. That being said, I can take these off my reading list until I decide to read the first one again.
Tarnished Knight by Bec McMaster. I’ve only read two books in this series so far, but I really enjoyed them, so I’m keeping this one on the list. The next time I’m in the mood for a steampunk paranormal romance, I may pick this one up.
Okay, well that’s it for today. I managed to take another 13 books off of my reading list, which I think is pretty good.
Oh, and for those of you keeping up with my reading progress, work canceled the mandatory work day on Saturday, so now work won’t interfere with my participation in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. However, now my boyfriend and our friends are getting together for Dungeons & Dragons, the campaign I mentioned I was prepping for earlier. So that will probably take up the same amount of time work would have anyway. I’m still going to see how much reading I can get done. Expect a readathon wrap up post next week where I talk about both the Readathon by Zoe I did last weekend and the upcoming Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.