Hey all, Dani here.
Welcome to November. Now, normally on the first day of the month I post my monthly wrap up and TBR post, but I’m trying to stick to certain schedules with serial posts. That means that I have my TBR purge today, and my book recommendation post tomorrow. My October Wrap Up and November TBR post will be up on Friday.
Oh, and I have an announcement in regards to these TBR posts. I was doing the calculations and trying to find a way to get all of the posts up by the end of the year. So, starting now and going until the end of 2017, I will have purge posts up on Saturday and Sunday.
And final announcement: I have all of my books out of boxes now, but I still need to organize some of them. My mass market paperbacks and all of my hardcovers are in order, but I need to go through all of the trade paperbacks. I will work on organizing them bit by bit over the course of November, and I think I’ll actually be able to post a library tour post in December, as well as finally getting around to the Book Scavenger Hunt tag.
Anyway, I think it’s time to jump into today’s TBR purge post.
Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine. I keep debating about if I want to read this one or not. For now I say pass.
The Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa. I know, I’m a bad reader for not getting around to finishing this book, but it is the final Iron Fey book, and I just haven’t been ready to let the series go yet. I will read this. I promise.
Words Once Spoken by Carly Drake. Interesting concept and I own it in e-book, so pass for now, but I may re-evaluate later.
Chaos Bound by Rebekah Turner. The first book was all right, but it’s been some time since then and I’m not sure I want to reread it so I can pick up this one. Goodbye.
Grim Shadows by Jenn Bennett. I loved the first book in the trilogy and hope to get around to reading both this one and the third one soon.
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. I’ve been wanting to read this one for a while, but had heard that it was going to be a seven book series and that there might be a wait between books. So I made the decision to wait a little while before reading them, but I’m thinking I’ll pick up a copy soon enough.
Darkwalker by E.L. Tettensor. Hmm…own in e-book, and may still pick up at some point, but I’m really more into reading physical books right now. So long for now.
Independent Study and Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau. I enjoyed The Testing and imagine that someday I will pick these up (especially since I own them in e-book), but for now it’s a pass.
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. I NEED to read this one soon. It sounds so intriguing.
A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan. This is one I will get to eventually as I plan to restart the series from the beginning and read them all, but for now I can take it off the list.
The Omen Machine, The Third Kingdom, and The First Confessor by Terry Goodkind. The Sword of Truth series/Richard and Kahlan novels are ones I intend to read fully at some point, but as with most epic fantasy series, I know it will take time. I also know that seeing these books on my shelves all the time means I don’t need to see them on my Goodreads TBR.
Forged by Desire and Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster. Just yes, I need to read these.
Chaos by Sarah Fine. The first book was rather intriguing, and the second book was okay. Really, I should try and finish the trilogy, but I don’t know that I remember enough to make it a good reading experience. Goodbye for now.
Endless Knight by Kresley Cole. I’m just not feeling interested in this one right now.
Impossible by Nancy Werlin. Still might pick this up at some point, but for now it’s farewell.
Untitled (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas. Obviously I’m going to keep the final book in the series on my list.
Redshirts by John Scalzi. I’ve heard great things about this book, and I’d like to read more Scalzi.
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. I have heard great things about this author, and I believe I have this one on my bookshelves, but at the moment I’m not in the mood for it. Pass.
A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan. The concept of this series still sounds interesting to me. Keep.
A Matter of Magic by Patricia C. Wrede. When I was younger I really enjoyed Wrede’s books. That’s why I bought this in e-book. But I haven’t really thought about it in a couple years. Pass.
Cursed Moon by Jaye Wells. I loved the first book in this series. Keep.
Skin Game by Jim Butcher. I really just need to binge read the Dresden Files. Keep.
Entreat Me by Grace Draven. I have this in e-book and may pick it up if I’m in the mood in the future. For now, goodbye.
Archer’s Sin by Amy Raby. I read all the traditionally published books in this world/series, but haven’t read the self-published ones. Maybe someday, but for now it’s a no.
Red at Night by Katie McGarry. Actually I think I may have actually read this one. Either way, I’m taking it off my list.
Longbourn by Jo Baker. Pride & Prejudice from the POV of the servants. The concept intrigues me, especially since I’ve heard it compared to the show Upstairs, Downstairs. Keep.
Of the 30 books I went through this time, I am keeping 12 of them on my list. I love that I am seeing my Goodreads to-read list shrinking to a more manageable size.