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Purge that TBR #13

Hey all, Dani here.

As promised for the weekend, I’m going to start barreling through my TBR purge posts. I know I could just stop posting this series and finish deleting all of the books I’m removing from my to-read list and just be done with all of this. However, I think it is interesting to look back on the books that we once tagged as something to read, and to see how our reading urges have changed. Plus, sometimes looking through purge posts reignites your desire to read certain books, or reminds you of a book you maybe forgot about but would still like to read.

So, let’s just jump into the next 30 books on my Goodreads to-read list.

White Hot Kiss and Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I still think this could be a good read, but I don’t need the first two books on this list. I’ll keep the first and take off the second…at least until I read the first and decide if I’d like to continue on or not.

Shaman Rises by C.E. Murphy. I think this is the only book in this series I haven’t read, and it is the final book. I know I’ve mentioned in the past that I have issues when it comes to saying goodbye to series I love. I need to set up a reread of the rest of the series and then finally get this marked as a completed series in my library.

The Darkest Secret, The Darkest Surrender, The Darkest Seduction, The Darkest Craving, and The Darkest Touch by Gena Showalter. Keep, definitely keeping. Every time I pick up one of these books, I devour it.

Bewitched Again: Supernaturally Powerful Women on TV 1996-2011 by Dr. Julie O’Reilly. Okay, I know this one might not have the most interesting title, but it was written by one of my favorite college professors, and she specialized in both journalism/communication and women and gender studies, plus she loves most of the geeky television shows. So I plan to read this book at some point.

The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham. Wait, hold up, a somewhat mystery book is on my list…and I’m keeping it here. Well yes, but that’s because it is a Veronica Mars novel, and it takes place after the movie. I’m a Marshmallow; I love all things Veronica Mars. And according to Kristen Bell, a Veronica Mars mini-series will happen in the future. So that’s awesome news.

Warrior Witch by Danielle Jensen. Another conclusion that I have not yet read. I really enjoyed the first two books of the trilogy, so I really need to get around to this one.

The Knight’s Mage and A Thread of Magic by Crista McHugh. Both of these are in a series that I don’t know if she’ll ever continue/finish. Knowing that, I’m not sure I want to read a series that may never conclude properly.

Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones. I enjoy this series, but I read them slowly, so I have already kept the next book in the series I need to read, but this one can be taken off until I eventually get around to it.

Tethered, Wrecked, and The Kraken King by Meljean Brook. Of these, the first two are short stories so they’ll be quick reads, and I have to get around to eventually reading the behemoth that is the last book of this series to be released so definite keep.

Evernight by Kristen Callihan. This is part of the Darkest London series, which I haven’t started yet, but want to try, so I still have the first book on my list, but the rest of them I’m taking off until I know that I want to continue with the series.

Dhampir by Barb Hendee. I have heard good things about this author/book, but I’m just not feeling in the mood for it, so goodbye.

Blood Promise: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead. I don’t know that this one will ever be released, which means I may be getting rid of my other VA graphic novels because uncompleted sets/series are a bit annoying to me.

The Eye of Andromeda by Richelle Mead. This is the third book in the Age of X series, and I sincerely hope that someday Richelle gets around to finishing/releasing it. This series is too good to leave unfinished.

Fading Light by Angela Dennis. I liked the first book of this series when I read it a couple years ago, but I don’t know that I’m going to continue on with it. Mostly because I’m not sure that I would want to reread it, and I definitely don’t want to jump into book two when I’ve forgotten most of what happened.

Grave Phantoms by Jenn Bennett. 1920s, spirits, romance. All things I enjoy, and I’d like to finish this trilogy, so keep.

The Stars Never Rise, The Flame Never Dies, and Menagerie by Rachel Vincent. For several years I admit to being a pretty big fan of Rachel’s but I’m not feeling as into her now. However, I am keeping Menagerie because I am a sucker for freak show/circus-y type books, and I would like to give this series a try, which also seems appropriate since the third book will be coming out soon.

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray. 1920s, a cool premise, and I really enjoyed the first book. And now that the books have been given a cover redesign (again-seriously, third different style for the series) I may take a chance on buying physical copies of them all.

Unbound by Jim C. Hines. Why haven’t I read this one yet? I have no idea, but following the adventures of a libriomancer, a person who can reach into books and pull out useful items, is just really cool.

Shadow Study and Night Study by Maria V. Snyder. I did a reread of the Study trilogy, and started reading the Glass trilogy (which I didn’t find nearly as good, sadly) so that I could jump into this trilogy. That reread idea came about shortly before Shadow Study was released. Now the whole trilogy is out and I still haven’t read them. I feel like a bad reader. I am definitely going to read these still because I loved the Study books.


Hmmm…I kept 20 books out of the 30 on the list this time around. Not as good as some of my purges, but hey, progress is progress.

Speaking of progress (or lack thereof), my NaNoWriMo word count is still at 0. I seriously need to just lock myself in a room for a couple hours and write. I plan to do some serious writing and catching up next week.

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