Hey all, Dani here.
These purge posts get harder and harder the closer I get to the end of my list. I’m getting to the point where I’ve added the books more recently and so I’m more likely to want to keep them. Thankfully I also have many books on here where I am so behind on the series that it will take me a long time before I get to them, which honestly does help me with clearing off this list.
The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson. No matter how long my list is or how many books behind I might be, I will only take a Brandon Sanderson off my to-read list if I am currently reading it or I’ve just finished it. Some time in the future I will catch up with all of his novels.
Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones. I like the Charley Davidson books, but I have so many to read before I get to this one. Honestly I’m back at book three, I think, so this one is just taking up space at the moment.
The Darkest Torment by Gena Showalter. I greatly enjoy this series and the books are easy to binge-read, something I need to try and do soon-ish. Keep.
Bright Blaze of Magic by Jennifer Estep. I still need to read the first book in this trilogy so I certainly don’t need the third one on my list.
Imprudence by Gail Carriger. This is a sequel to a spinoff series and I haven’t even finished the main series. Goodbye for now.
Day Zero by Kresley Cole. I’ve just lost interest in this series, to be honest.
Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry. I love Katie McGarry contemporary books, but I still need to read the first book in this particular series before I can read this one. So I will read it, but for now it can leave my list.
Grave Ransom by Kalayna Price. Another series where I enjoyed the first book but haven’t continued on with the series since. I have a couple other books in the series that I need to read before I can add this one to my list again.
Roadside Magic by Lilith Saintcrow. This is a sequel and I haven’t even touched the first book yet. So long.
Steal the Sky by Megan E O’Keefe. This book still has an interesting concept and I’ve heard a lot of great things about it, so I still want to give it a try.
A Darkness Strange and Lovely and Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard. So I read and really enjoyed the first book in this trilogy. I gave it a try when book one was on sale. Now they have updated the covers and I actually like the new ones more, so I plan on buying them and then finally completing the trilogy.
Eidolon by Grace Draven. I loved the first book and really need to get around to reading this one. Keep.
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard. After DNF’ing book three about halfway through, I’ve decided I’m done with this series. It just isn’t keeping my interest anymore.
The Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building by David J. Peterson. This is probably going to be a very useful guidebook at some point when I want to try creating a language for a fantasy novel, but I’m not currently feeling the urge to read it for fun. I’ll keep it on my writing resources shelf though.
Cibola Burn, Nemesis Games, Babylon’s Ashes, Persepolis Rising, Expanse #8, and Expanse #9 by James S.A. Corey. I have only read the first book in the series, so I think books 4-9 can leave the list for a while. I do want to try and read more sci-fi though.
Magic Stars by Ilona Andrews. This is a novella pseudo spin-off to the Kate Daniels series, and it takes place after the 8th book in the series. I’ve only read the first book so for now I can say farewell to this one.
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman. I am still very much interested in this, even though I’m sad they changed the covers. The original cover was so cool.
Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake. Library and magic…do I need any other reason to keep this on my to-read list. Nope, not really. I can’t wait to read it.
The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins. Magical history of Ireland. Yep, I’m keeping it.
Blazing Earth by Terri Brisbin. I have a feeling I’m just going to binge-read this trilogy. Keep.
Rise by Cain S. Latrani. This book was written by someone who also happens to be a Critter, a fan of the show Critical Role. And it sounds interesting too. I’d just rather have a physical copy of the book and it’s pretty pricey at the moment.
Firstlife by Gena Showalter. I enjoy her Lords of the Underworld series so I’d like to see what Gena Showalter can do with a YA series.
Starflight by Melissa Landers. This does sound like an interesting YA sci-fi tale, so keep.
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders. I really need to read this book. It is described as science fantasy, blending scientific details with magical ones. That is a trope/concept/genre that I really enjoy. Science Fantasy has basically everything I want in a story.
Whew. Okay so I kept 13 and got rid of 17. Not bad at all. There’s just a few more weekends of these posts and then my TBR will be greatly reduced. I love it.