Time for another round up of books from my TBR to go through! Each week I’ll be going over a selection from my physical unread books and deciding what to keep and what to purge. There will be a third option–undecided–which I might ask for your input on why you think I should keep or purge that title from my list. You can also check out my full TBR pile here.
The Good Demon by Jimmy Cajoleas
Clare has been miserable since her exorcism. The preacher that rid her of evil didn’t understand that her demon—simply known as Her—was like a sister to Clare. Now, Clare will do almost anything to get Her back. After a chance encounter with the son of the preacher who exorcised her, Clare goes on an adventure through the dark underbelly of her small Southern town, discovering its deep-seated occult roots. As she searches for Her, she must question the fine lines between good and evil, love and hate, and religion and free will. Vivid and sharp, The Good Demon tells the unusual story of friendship amid dark Gothic horror.
I think I got this off the freebie table at WFC a couple years ago. But now I have no interest in actually reading it. Womp womp. PURGE
Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb
Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown.
But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actually FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard scion of the Farseer line, convicted user of Beast-magic, and assassin. A man who has risked much for his king and lost more… On a shelf in his den sits a triptych carved in memory stone of a man, a wolf and a fool. Once, these three were inseparable friends: Fitz, Nighteyes and the Fool. But one is long dead, and one long-missing.
Then one Winterfest night a messenger arrives to seek out Fitz, but mysteriously disappears, leaving nothing but a blood-trail. What was the message? Who was the sender? And what has happened to the messenger? Suddenly Fitz’s violent old life erupts into the peace of his new world, and nothing and no one is safe.
I have this and some other Realm of the Elderling books in my TBR that I haven’t gotten to yet. Obviously hanging on to these. KEEP
Magician: Master by Raymond E. Feist
He held the fate of two worlds in his hands… Once he was an orphan called Pug, apprenticed to a sorcerer of the enchanted land of Midkemia.. Then he was captured and enslaved by the Tsurani, a strange, warlike race of invaders from another world. There, in the exotic Empire of Kelewan, he earned a new name–Milamber. He learned to tame the unnimagined powers that lay withing him. And he took his place in an ancient struggle against an evil Enemy older than time itself.
I have this and one other Feist in the series, like those from last week I’m not sure why I picked them up. PURGE
Rusalka by C. J. Cherryh
She is the tormented ghost of a murdered girl, pitiless spirit of the wilderness, who prevails only upon living souls. And her name is the most dreaded in Russian folklore. Rusalka.
Impetuous Pyetr Kochevikov, a fugitive from Voyvoda with a price on his head, has none of the superstitions of his fearful young companion, Sasha, as they flee through the vastness of the forest.
But when they arrive exhausted at the cottage of the wizzard Uulamets, Pyetr is dismayed to learn that he can mock the spirits no longer. And when he finds himself enchanted by Uulamets’ beautiful and wraithlike daughter, no mortal power can assuage the Rusalka’s terrible thirst for life…
I haven’t ready any Cherryh although I keep meaning to! I don’t k now much about this one except it seems to be a stand alone so I’ll hang on to it for now. KEEP
Dream Warrior by Sherrilyn Kenyon
We are the Dolophoni. Diligent. Vigilant. Fierce and inescapable. Servants of the Furies, we are the right hand of justice and no one stands before us.
The son of Warcraft and Hate, Cratus spent eternity battling for the ancient gods who birthed him. He was death to any who crossed him. Until the day he laid down his arms and was banished into exile. Now an ancient enemy has been unleashed and our dreams are his chosen battlefield. The only hope we have is the one god who swears he will never fight again.
As a Dream-Hunter, Delphine has spent eternity protecting mankind from the predators who prey on our unconscious state. But now that her allies have been turned, she knows in order to survive, the Dream-Hunters need a new leader. Someone who can train them to fight their new enemies. Cratus is her only hope. But she is a bitter reminder of why he chose to lay down his arms. Time is running out and if she can’t win him to her cause, mankind will be slaughtered and the world we know will soon cease to exist.
I have this and two others in the series that I haven’t read yet. This series was my jam several years ago but I feel like I’m kind of over the whole ‘alpha’ dude thing but I also kind of want to keep reading this series because I’m a glutton for punishment. KEEP
That’s all for now! This brings my total count to:
No undecideds this time but I did get three more purges. What do you think about my choices here? Anything you’d do differently? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!
12 thoughts on “TBR Shelf Cleanup #46”
The Hobb’s series with Fitz and the Fool as characters have a special place in my heart! So I am really happy that you kept that book!! 😍
I’m really looking forward to getting to those eventually! 🙂
I think I have a copy of The Good Demon that I got for free, or I might have given it away, lol. I should check my library database!
It’s nice to have a database! 🙂
I know I got my copy for free, which is probably why I’d be okay with letting it go.
Rusalka sounds fascinating! great post💜
Thanks! It does sound really interesting!
100% stand behind your choices! I feel like I need to purge my TBR but I can’t bring myself to do it haha
Totally understand that though, this was a LONG time coming LOL. Eventually I just reached a tipping point. 🙂
I read a few of the Feist books a few years ago and quite enjoyed them, but I think I only read up to 3 and never got any further. Not sure they’d still work quite so well for me these days.
Yeah, it’s interesting out how our tastes can change over time. Probably 20 years ago I would have loved them.
Yas!! Keep those Robin Hobb books!! LoL!
Of course! I would never get rid of those haha. 🙂