Top Ten Tuesday : The Purge #wyrdandwonder



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tttTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is :

The Last Ten Books I Abandoned set aside – for now

I’m teaming my post up this week with Wyrd and Wonder (details here) and so I’ve chosen fantasy books for this week’s theme.

This is s sad post.  I don’t like to abandon books – it sounds so harsh doesn’t it.  Let’s not say ‘abandon’, lets say ‘set aside’ – at the end of the day you just never know do you.  Here are ten books that I’ve come to the conclusion I probably won’t read, they’re all books I’ve bought some time ago and really wanted but that gnawing urge has, for now, diminished.  Let me be clear – no books were harmed in the making of this post, they’re all still sitting pretty and, lets be honest, i’ll probably never let them go (insert mad cackle) but, I recognise that I probably won’t read them at this point – unless someone absolutely tells me I HAVE TO:

  1. Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce
  2. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  3. The Adamantine Palace  by Stephen Deas
  4. The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty
  5. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
  6. Jinn and Juice by Nicole Peeler
  7. The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
  8. Written in Red by Anne Bishop
  9. The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
  10. Radiance by Grace Draven

So, which one do you think I absolutely have to read??


15 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday : The Purge #wyrdandwonder”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I totally understand, though the only book I’d like to rescue from this list is Written in Red because that series is really amazing and I highly recommend it! But I also know what it’s like to be crushed beneath the TBR mountain, so purges are indeed necessary!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I heard such good things about that series that strictly speaking I still want to read it. I’ll have to keep it for now but I need to catch up with Dresden and Daye before I contemplate a new series – at least I’m uptodate with Mercy.
      Lynn 😀

  2. aquavenatus

    I’m glad someone else has heard of “Radiance.” I haven’t purchased or read it yet, but my interest is piqued.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes. I know that this will be a blogger recommendation so perhaps I shall give it a try and see. 😁

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The only one in your list that I recognize is The Shambling Guide to NYC: I have not read it myself, but I remember it was some sort of fun tourist guide for… zombies 😀
    The subject sounds fun, but we all know what kind of elusive creature humor can be….

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think the author wrote a few of these and they seemed to be well received. I’ll maybe have to give it a shot. 😁

  4. Tammy

    I honestly want to read The Shambling Guide to New York City because I LOVE Mur Lafferty. So I’d vote to keep that one on the island😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      Another keeper then. I’ve always wanted to read it’s just a time thing really. 😁

  5. waytoofantasy

    I hate putting books aside too! I honestly loved Radiance but it’s MUCH more focused on the romance than the fantasy (at least book 1, book 2 turns into a fantasy proper). One of the reasons I like it so much is it takes a popular trope (arranged marriage) and then avoids a ton of the usual drama from that. Like, the characters just get along and like each other from the beginning like ‘let’s approach this with openess and make the best of it’ and it’s so wonderful because of that.

  6. Ola G

    I actually never heard of any of them, and am personally rather ruthless, so I wouldn’t want to offer my opinion on them – but it seems you’ve got plenty of advice on keeping most of them already! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – tbh they’re on my kindle so it’s not, strictly speaking like I was going to really get rid of them, more put them on a ‘lets be serious and just admit that I’m not going to read them’ list.
      Lynn 😀

      • Ola G

        Oh yeah, I get the feeling – it’s a bit like some atavistic need for spring cleaning, making decisions what to keep and what to throw away, even if it’s symbolic 😉 I actually sometimes get rid of books from my Kindle, but they must really have done something to deserve such treatment 😅 as that’s my equivalent of throwing the book across the room! 🤣

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