TBR Shelf Cleanup #66


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.

Plague of Angels by Sheri S. Tepper

The scattered remnants of humanity recount legends of the time when most of mankind went to seek a better world. They know that they were left behind, only to face the encroachment of the netherfolk and the terrible, enigmatic creatures called walkers. Yet not even the Witch knows the stunning truth behind the myth and prophecy that fuel her terrible ambition—and she is determined to capture those who will unlock its deepest secrets. In another part of the countryside, a young girl named Orphan is maturing into a beautiful woman in the enchanted village that is her home. And somewhere nearby, a young man named Abasio Cermit is seeking adventure after running away from his family’s small farm. Now, as the terrible walkers scour the countryside, Abasio and Orphan begin separate journeys toward each other and the shared destiny that will change their world forever. 

This is another Tepper book that I picked up at a used bookstore because it looked interesting. This is the first in a series I think but it still looks interesting so I plan on hanging on to this one for now. KEEP

Giant Days by Non Pratt

Based on the hit graphic-novel series from BOOM! Studios, the publisher behind Lumberjanes, Giant Days follows the hilarious and heartfelt misadventures of three university first-years: Daisy, the innocent home-schooled girl; Susan, the sardonic wit; and Esther, the vivacious drama queen. While the girls seem very different, they become fast friends during their first week of university. And it’s a good thing they do, because in the giant adventure that is college, a friend who has your back is key–something Daisy discovers when she gets a little too involved in her extracurricular club, the Yogic Brethren of Zoise. When she starts acting strange and life around campus gets even stranger (missing students, secret handshakes, monogrammed robes everywhere . . .), Esther and Susan decide it’s up to them to investigate the weirdness and save their friend.

Eeeek! This is another book that was a gift from a friend and I’m mildly ashamed that I have not yet read it. KEEP

On Blue’s Waters by Gene Wolfe

On Blue’s Waters is the start of a major new work by Gene Wolfe, the first of three volumes that comprise The Book of the Short Sun, which takes place in the years after Wolfe’s four-volume Book of the Long Sun. Horn, the narrator of the earlier work, now tells his own story. Though life is hard on the newly settled planet of Blue, Horn and his family have made a decent life for themselves. But Horn is the only one who can locate the great leader Silk, and convince him to return to Blue and lead them all to prosperity. So Horn sets sail in a small boat, on a long and difficult quest across the planet Blue in search of the now legendary Patera Silk.

On the one hand I’ve heard that Wolfe is amazing. But on the other hand I think his work might go over my head. So I’m a bit torn on whether to keep this in my pile or not. UNDECIDED

The Mageborn Traitor by Melanie Rawn

For generations, the Mage Guardians and the Lords of Malerris have waged a secret war against one another—and the world of Lenfell has paid the price. And though the Mage Guardians came close to being destroyed in the last confrontation, the Malerrisi were ultimately forced to withdraw, relinquishing much of the control they had gained. But their retreat has not been as complete as it seems. Glenin, former First Daughter of Ambrai, is determined to have her revenge and regain her power, plotting the ruin of her sisters, Sarra, Councillor of Sheve, and Cailet, the new Mage Captal, while the Malerissi—under Glenin’s leadership—once again begin weaving a web with which to entangle their entire world.

This book and I have a long history and I think it’s officially the book that has been in my TBR the longest (since 1997 which is probably before some of you were born hahaha). I’m going to keep this one in my TBR either until I read it or I die. So. 😀 KEEP

Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi

Loss is a thing of the past. Murder is obsolete. Death is just the beginning. In 1938, death is no longer feared but exploited. Since the discovery of the afterlife, the British Empire has extended its reach into Summerland, a metropolis for the recently deceased. Yet Britain isn’t the only contender for power in this life and the next. The Soviets have spies in Summerland, and the technology to build their own god. When SIS agent Rachel White gets a lead on one of the Soviet moles, blowing the whistle puts her hard-earned career at risk. The spy has friends in high places, and she will have to go rogue to bring him in.

Another one I picked up because I thought it looked cool, the concept is interesting, and also that cover! Still plan on checking this one out at some point. KEEP

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


Once again I have a lot of keeps, but I still think my progress is coming along nicely! Anything you’d do differently? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!

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