Hey all, Dani here.
Okay, so today’s purge post is going to be a little bit of a quick one. Daylight Savings Time just kicked into effect where I live so I admit that it has thrown me off a bit. I went to bed this morning around 3:30 am, but because by that point we had already needed to reset our clocks back one hour, to our bodies it felt more like 4:30 am. Here I am writing up this post not even six hours later because my body thought that it was time to get up. I’m still tired, but oh well.
Anyway, today I can actually say that I did really well with purging through the next 30 books on my Goodreads to-read list as well. For those of you who aren’t aware of what I’m doing, I saw a number of posts going around a few months ago and it had people cleaning out their TBR lists by looking at 5 (or 10 if feeling ambitious) titles on their TBR list/pile/Goodreads and reading over their summaries and deciding if they want to keep the book or remove it from the list. The idea sounded like a good one but I knew 5 or 10 books each time would take me forever to get through my list. So I started my own version where I looked through 30 books each time.
There will be 28 posts, so today marks the halfway point. Let’s get started.
Dawn Study by Maria V Snyder. I just talked about the first two books in this trilogy at the end of my post yesterday. I will binge read this trilogy just as soon as I finish the Glass trilogy. This is a must read for me.
Marked by Sarah Fine. This is the start of a trilogy by the author, and I own all of them in e-book so someday I may read them, but for right now I’m just not feeling like I want to, so pass.
Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews. This is the start of a new romance…I believe it is a trilogy, and it still sounds interesting. I’m keeping it.
The Songbird’s Overture by Danielle Jensen. This is a short story set during The Malediction Trilogy so at some point I will read it, but I don’t see where I need to keep it on this list.
Deadly Spells by Jaye Wells. This is the third book in the Prospero’s War series, and I still need to read book two, so this one can go until I eventually get around to reading the next one.
Anything Goes by John Barrowman. Okay, he is one of my favorite actors, and I’ve met him twice at comic conventions and he is just a really awesome man and so nice to his fans. This is one of his memoir/auto-biography books and I definitely want to read it sometime.
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers. I definitely want to read this at some point, but I also still need to read the second book of the trilogy…and actually I probably want to reread the first book as well.
Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham. This is the second Veronica Mars novel after the events of the movie. Yes, I own it, and eventually I will get around to reading it, but I still need to read the first one. Obviously reading mystery/thriller type novels is not something I do a lot (very rarely at all actually) so these aren’t high priority reads for me.
The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato. I am still interested in this one; clearly I bought a copy because it sounded good, but it just might be a long while before I’m in the mood to read it, so for now goodbye.
The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson. This is the first book of a trilogy, and I already own them all, because they were written by the actress probably best known for playing Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but it may be a while before I pick it up, so pass for now.
Waistcoats & Weaponry and Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger. I want to read the rest of her Soulless series before I jump into this series, as they are in the same world. Also, these two books are the third and fourth in the series, so I have a large number of books to read before I get around to them. For now, so long.
Of Noble Family by Mary Robinette Kowal. I plan to binge-read this series at some point in the relatively near future, so keep.
A Soul for Atonement by Crista McHugh. I just haven’t been in the mood to continue this series to begin with, and this is the fourth (final?) book in the series, written several years after the others.
Captured and Reckoning by S.J. Harper. The first is a short story prequel to the series and the second is actually the second book, but I actually purged the physical books from my library as well because I’m just not feeling like I want to continue with the series.
The Clockwork Crown by Beth Cato. This is the conclusion to the duology and I removed the first book from my list just a few books ago, so for now this one can go too.
Legend by Marie Lu. Yes, I read and loved Warcross this year, and I do plan on reading The Young Elites trilogy because I’m partway through the first book anyway. However, I tried to read this book a couple different times and it just didn’t hook me, and I don’t see myself trying again.
Widow’s Web, Deadly Sting, Heart of Venom, The Spider, Poison Promise, and Black Widow by Jennifer Estep. I do enjoy this series, but I discovered a couple years ago that the narrative style does not lend itself to binge reading, so I can only read a couple of these a year. I will keep the first on my list, as it is the next one I need to read in the series. After that the rest can go until it is time for me to get around to them.
Maplecroft by Cherie Priest. I’m not much into Lovecraftian horror, but I had heard great things about this book and this author, so I decided to give it a try. I made it like halfway through and then got distracted by other books, but I do plan to go back and read the whole thing. So keep.
Soulbound by Kristen Callihan. This is the sixth book in the Darkest London series, and I still need to read the first one, so this one clearly does not need to be on my list yet.
Eight Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones. I’m on like the fourth book in the series, but I’m not feeling like I want to read it just yet, so this one isn’t needed on the list until I get through a couple more books in the series.
Cemetery Tours by Jacqueline E Smith. This one does still sound interesting, and one of my indie author friends highly recommends her, so eventually I do want to read this, but I’m not feeling in the mood yet. Maybe next year for Self-Publish September, or possibly as a ghost filled spooky read for October.
The Selection Stories: The Prince & The Guard and The Selection Stories: The Queen & The Favorite by Kiera Cass. The Selection series was not a great series, but it was a guilty pleasure series when I read them. That being said, I don’t see myself actually picking up any of the stories, so goodbye.
As I said in the intro, this was a really good purge post. I am only keeping 6 of the 30 books on my list, which is pretty great. I’ll be back next weekend with more purge posts, but until then I have a few tags, a couple reviews, and even a post about holiday shopping for the book lovers in your life.
Have a lovely Sunday everyone.