Goodreads TBR Purging #2

Last month, I decided to start a mass clean-out of my Goodreads TBR shelf! Naturally, if I’m going to spend the time doing it, I figured I might as well blog about it. I’m just doing it in small chunks to keep it manageable!

If there’s anything in this list that you think I should KEEP on my TBR, please let me know why, and I’ll consider adding it back!

TBR Tracking:

before purge 1: 1,536
after purge 1: 1,496
before purge 2: 1,534

  1. Unbury Carol — Josh Malerman
    • I’ll still try Bird Box, but I’ve sadly started to realize Malerman’s writing doesn’t click with me AT ALL.
  2. Campfire — Shawn Sarles
  3. ELEMENTS: Fire — Taneka Stotts
    • This sounds cool, but no library in my system has it and it’s $20+ for used copies online, so I know I’ll probably never get around to it.
  4. Salt — Hannah Moskowitz
  5. Zodiac Starforce, Vol. 1 — Kevin Panetta
  6. Glimpse — Jonathan Maberry
  7. I Will Always Write Back — Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda
  8. Not the Girls You’re Looking For — Aminah Mae Safi
    • I hated what I read of her new book so much, I’m sorry but I just don’t want to touch anything else by her… :/
  9. Lies You Never Told Me — Jennifer Donaldson
  10. The Goon, Vol. 1 — Eric Powell
  11. Swamp Thing, Vol. 1 — Alan Moore
  12. This Heart of Mine — C.C. Hunter
    • I’m sorry, I know a lot of my friends love this author… but I hated her latest book so much it makes me rage a little to even see her books’ covers at this point.
  13. Questions I Want to Ask You — Michelle Falkoff
  14. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Vol. 1 — Hayao Miyazaki
    • I think I’m content sticking to Miyazaki’s films for now!
  15. If You Could Be Mine — Sara Farizan
    • I added this because I liked a short story from this author, but looking at the synopsis now actually makes me feel extremely uncomfortable. A girl planning to undergo reassignment surgery for her relationship? I don’t know, the apparent attitude seems… kind of shitty towards people who actually want to transition with the help of surgery?
  16. Sorcerer to the Crown — Zen Cho
  17. Swordspoint — Ellen Kushner
  18. Zero Sum Game — S.L. Huang
  19. An Accident of Stars — Foz Meadows
  20. The Turtle of Oman — Naomi Shihab Nye
  21. Shadow of the Lions — Christopher Swann
  22. Flight Season — Marie Marquardt
  23. The Resolutions — Mia Garcia
  24. In the House of the Dark of the Woods — Laird Hunt
  25. The Best Bad Things — Katrina Carrasco
  26. Coldfall Wood — Steven Savile
  27. How to Breathe Underwater — Vicky Skinner
  28. Long Lankin — Lindsey Barraclough
  29. Ten Thousand Thunders — Brian Trent
    • This was an ARC I was sent without requesting it, and I added it to give it a try, but I wasn’t interested then and, sadly, am still not interested.
  30. Cold Iron — Miles Cameron
  31. The Chrysalis — Brendan Deneen
  32. Housewitch — Katie Schickel
  33. Graphic Classics, Vol. 7 — Gerry Alanguilan
  34. The Sword and the Dagger — Robert Cochran
    • This was a very hesitant addition to begin with. 🤷‍♀️
  35. Tarot — Marissa Kennerson
  36. Next Year, For Sure — Zoey Leigh Peterson
  37. The Forgetting — Sharon Cameron
  38. Am I Normal Yet? — Holly Bourne
    • Apparently there are some pretty gross ableist comments made in this. No thanks.
  39. A Dress for the Wicked — Autumn Krause
  40. Courting Darkness — Robin LaFevers
    • I’d rather read the HFA trilogy before this spin-off duology!

Remaining TBR: 1,494



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