Hey all, Dani here.
First of all, Merry Christmas Eve! Or I suppose Merry Christmas for those of you a few time zones ahead of me. Anyway, I hope you are all having a lovely time with family and/or friends, and I hope you get so many bookish presents this holiday season.
Okay, enough of all that. I am here for another post wherein I look at a number of books on my Goodreads to-read list and then decide if I’m keeping them or purging them from the list. Now, I believe I mentioned this yesterday, but all of these books have been added in the past month or so, and I do believe I’m keeping them all. But still, it’s fun to go through the list and show off some of the books I’m hoping to read soon.
Let’s jump into my last round of books for this lovely TBR purge.
Sightwitch by Susan Dennard. The release date has been pushed back to February 13th, but I am still so excited about this book.
Lumberjanes Vol 7 and Lumberjanes Vol 8 by Shannon Watters. Obviously I very much enjoy this series and look forward to reading the newest installments.
King of Scars and King of Scars #2 by Leigh Bardugo. I want Nikolai’s books now! I’m sure these will be worth the wait though.
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young. OMG, this book sounds so good. I can’t wait to read it.
Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed. This one will be out in just a couple more weeks. I absolutely plan on reading it ASAP.
Everless by Sara Holland. Such an interesting concept and the cover is really cool.
Lost Crow Conspiracy by Rosalyn Eves. Okay so I technically need to read the first one, but I just have a feeling that I’m going to love it and will be ready to dive into this one as well.
Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian. I like the idea for this one but I’ve heard a couple less than stellar reviews. Still, I’m ready to read it and see what opinion I have of this book.
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. I just lucked into an ARC of this via a Goodreads Giveaway so I shall be reading this one soon enough.
Smoke and Iron and The Great Library #5 by Rachel Caine. The Great Library series is amazing! I can’t wait for this fourth installment and then the fifth one.
Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship by L.M. Elliott. I know, I am such a sucker for anything somewhat Hamilton related. But I like that there is a friendship focused book coming out; I feel like we need more of those in the world.
Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre. Interesting concept and two great authors. I figure it’s worth a shot.
Shooter by Caroline Pignat. I was recommended this by a friend here in book blogger land while discussing school shooting books. It sounds like it’s worth a read.
The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser. I have been wanting to read this book for a year or two now. I love the cover and the concept. Now I just need to finally pick it up and read it.
Kill the Farm Boy by Kevin Hearne and Delilah Dawson. This sounds like a fun fantasy read and again, two great authors.
Furyborn by Claire Legrand. I learned about this book while watching an unboxing video…I believe it was a FairyLoot unboxing. It sounds SO GOOD and I just want to read it right now.
Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire. I enjoyed the first two books of the series so I want to check out this one as well. Plus they are good quick reads.
Access Restricted by Gregory Scott Katsoulis. This is probably one of my most anticipated releases for 2018. I devoured the first book, All Rights Reserved this year and it was AMAZING, so I have high hopes for this one as well.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I’ve only read one book by Holly Black and I liked it but I never picked up any others. This one sounds good…plus it involves the fae, so I’m interested.
Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West. I admit it; I find her romances to be fun and cute, and this one intrigues me. Plus it is apparently the first in a trilogy of standalones that feature crossover characters, which sounds pretty cool.
Impostor Syndrome by Mishell Baker. I have this one sitting on my Kindle app right now and I hope to start reading it pretty soon.
Love & War by Melissa de la Cruz. This is the sequel to Alex & Eliza and again…it’s a Hamilton book, plus the first one was so cute, and I loved how witty Eliza, Angelica, and Peggy were.
Well that is the end of my Goodreads to-read list, for now anyway. I may have to do another one of these purges in the future. While it is nice to be down around 400 books on the list, I know that realistically that is still a pretty high number. But I know that any future rounds of TBR purge will be more difficult. This time I was able to get rid of books in series that I won’t get to for a while with the idea being that I can add the next one while I’m currently reading the previous one (like I don’t need book 10 in a series when I’m only on book 2). Any future TBR purges will have me taking a closer look at the books I have and making the difficult decision of whether or not I realistically will ever be getting around to a book.
So thank you so much for following me on this journey. If you are in the middle or just starting your own TBR purge, good luck. I know how difficult it can be to weed through all of those wonderful books.