- Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
1. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks:
Told from both Emma and Galen's points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.
It sounds like a similar one to other books that came out about mermaids. But I don't know that I'll ever get to it, and if I do want to, I can get it easily at the library.
2. Winning Mr. Wrong by Marie Higgins:
Not sure this is my type of read anymore. Probably won't ever get around to it or anything.
3. Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire:
I read the first two books in the series, and don't know that I'll go on. Since this is the fourth in the series, I need to read book 3 before I decide for sure if I even want to read this one.
4. Rapture by Phillip W. Simpson:
Earth burns, hell-like in its oppressive heat. Every volcano in the world has erupted, and tsunamis and earthquakes continue to devastate the planet. Clouds continually rain ash onto the scorched landscape, sparking fires all around. Plants and animals are dying. Food is scarce. The night sky is devoid of stars, and the moon - when it can be seen - is the colour of blood.
The remnants of humanity fight for survival. Most have fled the cities and now hide in caves deep in the mountains. By night, demons stalk the Earth, capturing the remaining humans and killing them - if they're lucky. The less fortunate are converted to worship of the Devil, and ushered into endless hell.
Eighteen year old Sam is unable to rise up because he is half demon. Hikari, a Japanese sword master and demon expert and his beautiful daughter, Aimi, have been all the family Sam has ever known. Now they're gone, and Sam must set out on the mission Hikari charged him with long ago: to help all the humans left behind. Armed only with his beloved Japanese swords and his wits, Sam wanders the post-apocalyptic world alone, separated forever from everyone he loves. Cursed by his demonic heritage, he must now embark on a quest that will take him across the US to the City of Angels.
There he will confront his destiny. There he must fight to save a friend ... and the souls of the living.
Don't even remember this one. Will have to pass.
5. Living Violet by Jaime Reed:
Samara Marshall is determined to make the summer before her senior year the best ever. Her plan: enjoy downtime with friends and work to save up cash for her dream car. Summer romance is not on her to-do list, but uncovering the truth about her flirtatious co-worker, Caleb Baker, is. From the peculiar glow to his eyes to the unfortunate events that befall the girls who pine after him, Samara is the only one to sense danger behind his smile.
But Caleb's secrets are drawing Samara into a world where the laws of attraction are a means of survival. And as a sinister power closes in on those she loves, Samara must take a risk that will change her life forever. . .or consume it.
Still don't know if this is one I'll ever get to, don't know if it is that good of a book anyway.
6. Desire by Kailin Gow:
I feel like this is an author I need to read some day, but dont' know if I'll get to this. The dystopian thing has to be really good these days to get me interested anyway.
7. Bewitching by Alex Flinn:
I think at some point I do want to read on in this series, but I don't think I need to keep this on my Goodreads TBR, because the author is a well enough known one that I'll be able to find the book easily. I know it is even on my shelf at the library where I work.
8. Getting Out of Jersey by Matthew Paul Esham:
Sounds maybe good, but I don't read a lot of zombie stuff anymore.
9. Differentiation that Really Works: Science by Cheryll Adams and Rebecca Pierce:
Just in case I ever end up teaching science again, I think I'd be interested in this one. And I will probably always believe in differentiated instruction as a good form of teaching.
10. Ruin by N.M. Martinez:
Humans were granted powers through experiments performed upon them against their will. They broke free from the Labs and burned across the land, creating a dangerous new territory called the Wildlands.
Paula has grown up in the Neutral Territory, never knowing a time without the neighboring Wildlands as a threat. Her government does what it can to protect her people, but they still live in fear of the powerful Wildlanders invading their safe and protected territory.
Then one night Paula's mother is arrested, and Paula is banned from the Neutral Territory to the Wildlands. Now she must make a new life for herself in a territory of people she knows will not be welcoming.
Another dystopian I probably added during my phase of reading all of these. Not anything I'm probably interested in now.
Only keeping one this week out of ten, so that's good! I'm getting rid of so many as I move, but since I ran out of time, I just packed all my books and I will need to go through them once I get to unpacking. Once again you can see that I may have dropped some, but you can also see how many I've added during the week as well because I'm also pointing out how many books are on my Want to Read list on Goodreads each week. This week, after taking these 9 off, I have 3,190 books listed now, and last week I ended with 3,190. So I kept it even with how many I added.
Have you read any of these? Would you suggest I keep any I'm tossing? And if you're inspired to do this on your blog, please feel free to join in and share a link in the comments, since it will also get you an extra entry into my giveaway at the bottom of this post.
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I'm continuing to add in my early 2019 ARCs now. You can pick one of your two choices from the picture below, the other book you pick needs to come from the pictures above.
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