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.
Domes of Fire by David Eddings
Danger stalked Queen Ehlana’s realm. When an ambasador from the far-off Tamul Empire begged for help, Sparhawk, Ehlana’s champion and Prince Consort, was the Emperor’s last hope. For surely the knight who had killed the evil God Azash could prevail against the terror in Tamul. But waiting for him was a glittering court seething with corruption, treachery–and the greatest danger Sparhawk would ever face!
I have this and another David Eddings book (The Redemption of Althalus) that I’m willing to part with. I liked Eddings as a kid but I’m not interested in continuing to read any more of his stuff as an adult. PURGE
Skinwalker by Faith Hunter
Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind—a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she’s been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katies’s Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who’s killing other vamps. Amidst a bordello full of real “ladies of the night,” and a hot Cajun biker with a panther tattoo who stirs her carnal desire, Jane must stay focused and complete her mission—or else the next skin she’ll need to save just may be her own…
This is the first book in this urban fantasy series. Now that I’m back to reading UF (I was off it for a while after being over saturated) I’m keen to read it. At some point. KEEP
The Martian by Andy Weir
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.
After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.
I definitely still want to read this despite my not-love of hard sci-fi. I just really loved the movie and want to check out the book that inspired it. KEEP
Requiem: New Collected Works and Tributes to the Grandmaster by Robert A. Heinlein
Requiem is a compelling celebration of Robert A. Heinlein and his vision, containing many new and uncollected works by the Grand Master of science fiction, including two major novellas: Destination Moon, which was made into the famous George Pal film, and Tenderfoot in Space. There are contributions from such luminaries as Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Silverberg, Spider Robinson, and Gordon R. Dickson, as well as an introduction by Virginia Heinlein.
I don’t know why I even have this. How did this get in my TBR??? PURGE
The Wandering Unicorn by Manuel Mujica Lainez
The inspiration for this enthralling mediaeval romance is an ancient legend: condemned by the chicanery of her wicked mother to spend centuries languishing invisibly in her belfry, the beautiful Melusine is an immortal outcast, half woman, half serpent.
My notes on this book in my spreadsheet say ‘keep, this book looks wild’. Indeed, past me. Indeed. KEEP
That’s all for now! This brings my total count to:
A few more for the Purge Pile, woot! What do you think about my choices here? Anything you’d do differently? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!