TBR Shelf Cleanup #51


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.

Forge of Heaven by C.J. Cherryh

In the second volume of “The Gene Wars,” C. J. Cherryh further explores the captivating new universe where two interstellar empires, scarred by nanotechnology weaponry, hover in an uneasy detente. Perched at the edge of the galaxy, tiny Concord Station holds the balance of the universe within its carefully regulated worlds. For, created to carefully monitor the crucial desert planet below, it lies in the tenuous intersection between the territories of Earth and the alien Ondat.

I don’t know why I have book 2 of this series and not book 1… Nonetheless I’m still interested in this one for now so not going to get rid of it yet. KEEP

The Tower of Ravens by Kate Forsyth

One-Horn’s daughter is not like the others of her kind. Born of a human father, she lacks the horns so prized by her people and is scorned even by her own mother. Her only chance for escape is to capture one of the legendary flying horses and ride it to freedom. So this strange, feral girl begins a dangerous journey of love, death, and betrayal that will earn her a new name: Rhiannon, the rider no one can catch.

I’m not even sure why I have that one. I’m okay with letting it go. PURGE

Empress by Karen Miller

Her name is Hekat– And she will be slave to no man. In a family torn apart by poverty and violence, Hekat is no more than an unwanted mouth to feed, worth only a few coins from a passing slave trader. But Hekat was not born to be a slave. For her, a different path has been chosen. It is a path that will take her from stinking back alleys to the house of her god, from blood-drenched battlefields to the glittering palaces of Mijak. This is the story of Hekat, slave to no man.

I remember for a while every time I went to the book store to browse these books were staring at me tempting me. So I did what any rational book hoarder would do and I bought them. I’m still keen to check these out at some point. This and one sequel. KEEP

God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert

Millennia have passed on Arrakis, and the once-desert planet is green with life. Leto Atreides, the son of the world’s savior, the Emperor Paul Muad’Dib, is still alive but far from human. To preserve humanity’s future, he sacrificed his own by merging with a sandworm, granting him near immortality as God Emperor of Dune for the past thirty-five hundred years. Leto’s rule is not a benevolent one. His transformation has made not only his appearance but his morality inhuman. A rebellion, led by Siona, a member of the Atreides family, has risen to oppose the despot’s rule. But Siona is unaware that Leto’s vision of a Golden Path for humanity requires her to fulfill a destiny she never wanted–or could possibly conceive….

As much as I love DUNE, I have no desire to read any of the sequels (okay, maybe the first one). So I’m not even sure why I have this. PURGE

The Silvered by Tanya Huff

The Empire has declared war on the small, were-ruled kingdom of Aydori, capturing five women of the Mage-Pack, including the wife of the were Pack-leader. With the Pack off defending the border, it falls to Mirian Maylin and Tomas Hagen—she a low-level mage, he younger brother to the Pack-leader—to save them. Together the two set out on the kidnappers’ trail, racing into the heart of enemy territory. With every step the odds against them surviving and succeeding soar….

Bought this one some time ago while browsing the book store. Over the last few years I’ve become a huge fan of Huff having read a few of her series so I’m still interested in this one. Just need to get to it. KEEP

That’s all for now! This brings my total count to:


And so the purge pile grows again. 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 #51

  1. Captain's Quarters says:

    I have seen the Empress before and loved the cover. The blurb is still intriguing. I think ye should read it RIGHT NOW so ye can tell me how good it is. Arrr!
    x The Captain
    PS I loved the Kate Forsyth book when I was younger and now have a hankering to reread it.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Hahahaha. Well, my TBR is very long so idk when I’m getting to it. Plus I’m mood reading right now and I’m discovering how very fickle I am lol!
      I really want to read some Kate Forsyth!

  2. Bob/Sally says:

    Hmm, I don’t have any of the Rhiannon’s Ride books on my shelf, but I’m enjoying her Witches of of Eileanan books.

    Karen Miller is long-lingering on my shelves too, and Tanya Huff is always a fantastic read.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah, I have another of her series on my TBR that I really want to read (the one that starts with Green Rider I think?).
      I don’t know why I haven’t read the Miller books yet. I think sometimes I get intimidated by the chonky-ness haha. Agree about Huff! I love her stuff.

  3. Zezee says:

    🤣 I had the same experience with the Karen Miller books. I saw them every time I went to the fantasy section. But I didn’t do the rational thing. I hadn’t started my collecting yet.

  4. dinipandareads says:

    Karen Miller’s fantasies were one of my first introductions to the genre as an adult and I loved them! I remember devouring them years ago but I have them on my shelf to re-read (eventually lol). Hope you enjoy these reads! 😊

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