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06 October 2020

Clearing Out My Bookish Wishlist

It has been a good long while since I cleared out my Amazon Bookish Wishlist. So I think it's time I gave it another go, because I'm sure there are things I can get rid of and things I've already acquired.

Clearing Out My Bookish Wishlist

On My Wishlist

First I need to remind myself of what is already on there, and how many there are. Then I can work on cutting it down to something more realistic!
  1. The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
  2. Pandora's Breeches by Patricia Fara 
  3. Northumberland and Scottish Borders Outstanding Circular Walk by Dennis & Jan Kelsall
  4. Hot British Boyfriend by Kristy Boyce
  5. Walking in the North Pennines by Paddy Dillon
  6. Durham, North Pennines and Tyne and Wear Outstanding Circular Walks by Brian Conduit
  7. I Lie in Wait by Amanda Brittany
  8. The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst
  9. Thorn by Intisar Khanan
  10. The Little Book of Cottagecore by Emily Kent
  11. Botanical Folk Tales by Lisa Schneidau
  12. Daughters of a Nation Anthology by Alyssa Cole, Lena Hart
  13. Lady Killers by Tori Telfer
  14. Song of Blood & Stone by L Penelope
  15. Jane Eyre: Chiltern Edition by Charlotte Bronte
  16. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
  17. The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala
  18. The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte
  19. Dynasties: The Barones by Leanne Banks, Caroline Cross, Sheri White-Feather 
  20. Secrets of a Teenage Heiress by Katy Birchall
  21. The Garden by Sean Michael Wilson, Fumio Obata
  22. The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow
  23. A Walkers Guide to the History of Northumberland by Andrew Lowe
  24. The Northumbrians: A New History by Dan Jackson
  25. Murderous Contagion by Mary Dobson
  26. Uncrowned Queen by Nicola Tallis
  27. Royal Witches by Gemma Hollman
  28. Dead Famous by Greg Jenner
  29. Goldilocks by Laura Lam
  30. The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston
  31. Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard
  32. The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill
  33. Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
  34. The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
  35. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
  36. Girls Save the World in This One by Ash Parsons
  37. Caramel Hearts by E.R. Murray
  38. What Red Was by Rosie Price
  39. The Furies by Katie Lowe
  40. The Babysitters Coven by Kate M. Williams
  41. The Dead Girls Club by Damien Ange Walters
  42. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
  43. The Season by Kristen Richardson
  44. The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin
  45. Walk by Sholto Radford
  46. Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon
  47. Rival Queens by Kate Williams 
  48. Venus and Aphrodite by Bettany Hughes
  49. Daughters of the Winter Queen by Nancy Goldstone
  50. Moonstruck Volume 1 by Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle
  51. Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O'Neill
  52. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
  53. War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi
  54. The Severed Moon by Leigh Bardugo
  55. Avelynn by Marissa Campbell
  56. Doreen by Ilana Manaster
  57. The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie
  58. The Favourite by Ophelia Field 

So it looks like I have some definite themes there. But there are over 50 and that is far too many. Time to get harsh, and I'm aiming to cut it down to around 30. This is going to be tough.

Already Bought

I bought Dread Nation by Justina Ireland ages ago, so I don't really know what it's still doing on there. 

When I was first looking to complete my Mills & Boon Dynasties collection, Dynasties: The Barones by Leanne Banks, Caroline Cross, Sheri White-Feather was out of print. I have since been able to find a copy so this is off the list too.

I have The Tea Planter's Daughter by Janet MacLeod Trotter. Although I can't really read ebooks often, I know I can save this one for when I can. Also, I've read it before.

I actually ended up pre-ordering The Severed Moon by Leigh Bardugo and The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston after theywent on my wishlist, so it's time for those ones to go too.

From Subscription Boxes

I've been really good at guessing the books for subscription boxes lately, so I don't have to remove any of these from my list! How excellent.

Gifts and Giveaways

None, this time! I think that's more due to me not adding things to my wishlist as much recently as I have won a giveaway of a book that would have been on here if I had.

Changed My Mind

I read a sample of What Red Was by Rosie Price and decided it just wasn't for me. I'm a little gutted as I have heard the author talk about it and thought it would be right up my street, but I just couldn't get along with the writing style.

As much as I adore the story I don't really need Jane Eyre: Chiltern Edition by Charlotte Bronte. I have the book already (although it's an ancient paperback and missing some pages) and I have two audiobook renditions and an abridged version of the story too.

I downloaded an app called View Ranger at the beginning of the year, and it's got so many routes already that I don't really need the walking guides anymore. The maps and directions are so detailed that I can remove Northumberland and Scottish Borders Outstanding Circular Walks by Dennis & Jan Kelsall, Walking in the North Pennines by Paddy Dillon, and Durham, North Pennines and Tyne and Wear Outstanding Circular Walks by Brian Conduit. And while A Walkers Guide to the History of Northumberland by Andrew Lowe sounds absolutely fascinating, I'm going to leave it for now.

For a long time both Avelynn by Marissa Campbell and Doreen by Ilana Manaster have been on my list. As much as the synopsis for both of them is very much up my street, I haven't bought them. They were even on my last wishlist clearout post and I kept them, but clearly I'm not going to actually buy them.

As much as I still very much want to read I Lie in Wait by Amanda Brittany, The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst, The Little Book of Cottagecore by Emily Kent, and The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware, my need isn't so urgent that they should be on my wishlist.

I haven't even read the first book, so quite why Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard is on my wishlist I'm not sure.

I've kind of lost interest in The Favourite by Ophelia Field, Caramel Hearts by E.R. Murray, City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert, Venus and Aphrodite by Bettany Hughes, Girls Save the World in This One by Ash Parsons, and Song of Blood & Stone by L Penelope. All four are still on my Goodreads to read shelf though should I change my mind again.

What's Left?

I didn't quite manage to get it down to just 30, but I did cut it down quite a lot. I'm pleased with myself, and I know that the books left on my bookish wishlist are ones that I really want to read.

  1. The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
  2. Pandora's Breeches by Patricia Fara 
  3. Hot British Boyfriend by Kristy Boyce
  4. Thorn by Intisar Khanan
  5. Botanical Folk Tales by Lisa Schneidau
  6. Daughters of a Nation Anthology by Alyssa Cole, Lena Hart
  7. Lady Killers - Deadly Women Throughout History by Tori Telfer
  8. The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala
  9. The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte
  10. Secrets of a Teenage Heiress by Katy Birchall
  11. The Garden by Sean Michael Wilson, Fumio Obata
  12. The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow
  13. The Northumbrians: A New History by Dan Jackson
  14. Murderous Contagion by Mary Dobson
  15. Uncrowned Queen by Nicola Tallis
  16. Royal Witches by Gemma Hollman
  17. Dead Famous by Greg Jenner
  18. Goldilocks by Laura Lam
  19. The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill
  20. Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
  21. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
  22. The Furies by Katie Lowe
  23. The Babysitters Coven by Kate M. Williams
  24. The Dead Girls Club by Damien Ange Walters
  25. The Season by Kristen Richardson
  26. The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin
  27. Walk by Sholto Radford
  28. Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon
  29. Rival Queens by Kate Williams 
  30. Daughters of the Winter Queen by Nancy Goldstone
  31. Moonstruck Volume 1 by Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle
  32. Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O'Neill
  33. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
  34. War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi
  35. The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie

Is there anything on my wishlist you would recommend?


2 comments:

  1. this will take a while but thanks for the idea

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  2. This is such a good idea!

    Lois | https://loisreadsbooks.com

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