01 July 2018

Clearing Out My Wishlist

My Bookish Amazon Wishlist isn't too bad. There are only 40 items on it, so I guess I'm not doing too bad and it's a nice round number. But it's definitely time for a bit of a clear out, especially as my other half raided my wishlist for my birthday and I know a few have since arrived in subscription boxes. And when better than the first of the month?

This post is inspired by Northern Plunder's Steam Wishlist Clean Up.

Amazon Wishlist, showing The Reader by Traci Chee and Bygone Badass Broads by by Mackenzi Lee and Petra Eriksson

On My Wishlist

Shh I'm Reading Socks
The Book Lover's Journal
Books I Have Read & Books I Want to Read Notebook
Knock Knock This is a Book Bookmark Pad 
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie Mclemore
An Enchantment of RavenS by Margaret Rogerson
The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury
Practical Magic: by Alice Hoffman
Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender
The Girl Savage by Katherine Rundell
Cauldron's Bubble by Amber Elby
The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie
Thou Art The Bomb Socks
Doreen by Ilana Manaster
The Reader by Traci Chee
Bygone Badass Broads by by Mackenzi Lee and Petra Eriksson
Lady Renegades by Rachel Hawkins 
Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
A Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang
The Pirates by Matthew West
The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas
The Coldest Girl in Coldtownby Holly Black
The Shadow Queen by CJ Redwine
Black Powder by Ally Sherrick
Clean by Juno Dawson
The Elephant Thief by Jane Kerr
The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell
North of Porter by Kirkland Ciccone
Daughter of the Flames by Zoe Marriott
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Now it's time to chop some stuff off the list. I want to try to get it down to 25 items so wish me luck!

Already Bought

Turns out there are some I have already bought!
I got the audiobook of Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson when it came out using my Aubile credit. Although I got a review copy of Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, I couldn't resist the Waterstones exclusive with sprayed edges. Queens of Geek had been on my wishlist forever, and I finally caved and got the Kindle edition when it was on offer. I read a digital review copy of Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young and I loved it so much that I pre-ordered it as soon as I had enough money.

From Subscription Boxes

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli came in my June box from Wildest Dreams along with lots of other incredible goodies including Oreos. In the Wildest Dreams/SundayYA box I got Clean by Juno Dawson, which I was extra excited for because it's the first book that my review has been quoted in! The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert was in one of my FairyLoot boxes a few months ago and had lovely sprayed edges. Another Fairyloot exclusive, State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury arrived in all of it's hardcover glory.

Gifts and Giveaways

I won An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson at the end of last year on a Twitter Giveaway so off it pops. I got Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie Mclemore for my birthday and it's absolutely gorgeous, honestly perfect for a gift. I'm reading it right now and really enjoying it, the writing begs to be read out loud.

Changed My Mind

Now it's time to get quite harsh and get rid of the things that I don't really need want.
First up it's the Books I Have Read & Books I Want to Read Notebook. I have two book journals on my wishlist and looking at reviews I think I prefer the other one more. Next to face the chop is the Thou Art The Bomb Socks, because for a pair of socks (no matter how funny they are) they are very expensive.
I'm dropping Lady Renegades by Rachel Hawkins from my list because it's book three in the series, and I have only read the first one! As much as I loved Rebel Belle, I don't want to get ahead of myself.
Cauldron's Bubble by Amber Elby just isn't piquing my interest like it once did. The more I look at it, the less I want to read it, so it's bye for now. I used to use a Knock Knock This is a Book Bookmark Pad all of the time when I was reading, but it's been discontinued (boo) and so I'll have to take it off.

The Ones I Should Have Dropped

There are some books that I maybe should have dropped from the list, but for Reasons I am not.
Why yes, I do already have seven different editions of I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith. But I don't have this pretty yellow hardback and it's my favourite ever book, so it's staying. Doreen by Ilana Manaster is coming up as unavailable, but I really do want to read it and I can't find it to order it anywhere else.

What's Left?

Yaay I managed to get it down to twenty five! I'm counting that as a success because it was well over due and I am a book hoarder.

Shh I'm Reading Socks
The Book Lover's Journal
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Practical Magic: by Alice Hoffman
Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender
The Girl Savage by Katherine Rundell
The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie
Doreen by Ilana Manaster
The Reader by Traci Chee
Bygone Badass Broads by by Mackenzi Lee and Petra Eriksson
Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
A Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang
The Pirates by Matthew West
The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas
The Coldest Girl in Coldtownby Holly Black
The Shadow Queen by CJ Redwine
Black Powder by Ally Sherrick
The Elephant Thief by Jane Kerr
The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell
North of Porter by Kirkland Ciccone
Daughter of the Flames by Zoe Marriott

When did you last clear out your wishlist?


8 comments:

  1. I don't keep an Amazon wishlist, but if I did it would be so out of date.

    I love having a good clear out. Well done on getting down to 25

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  2. Ahh I'm glad The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue remained because it is SO GOOD and I want everyone to read it.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚And I don't have an Amazon wishlist, but I do have waaay too many books added on Goodreads.πŸ˜‚I'll never get through them all, but I am a book hoarder so I can hope?! Eeep.πŸ˜‚

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  3. I keep various difderent wishlists in my notes, and add to them often, while removing very few things πŸ™ˆ. I did remove Cauldron' Bubble though; like you I'm just not desperate to read it any more. My library wishlist is particularly out of control...
    Amy x

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  4. I am also guilty of keeping a wishlist and forgetting to take things off them when I acquire them... I swear that's the easiest way for a quick clean up and it doesn't even mean making any sacrifices hahaha
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

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  5. I keep meaning to do this with my Goodreads to read shelf, I'm sure I wouldn't be interested in half of whats on there any more. Well done on getting ot down to 25!
    Fairy Kissed Daisy x

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  6. This is awesome! Congrats on cutting it down :)

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  7. What a fun meme! I don't keep a Wishlist on Amazon (yet!), but you've certainly inspired me. Of the books you've kept, are any books you've read already? I find that my wish list often consist of books I've read and want to own a copy of. #LibraryLove

    - Jackie B @ www.deathbytsundoku.com

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    1. Yes, a few of them are!
      I have a thing about I Capture The Castle and own so many copies already haha but I'm always looking for new editions.

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