Friday Reads

Friday Reads: Goodreads Books I Don’t Remember (Part #6)

It has been AGES since I wrote a post in this series. (It could almost be titled “blog series posts I don’t remember.”) The last one I did was in June. So, I wouldn’t blame you for forgetting I had this series of blog posts going. In case you (like I) have forgotten about the series, here’s what I’ve been doing with it:

I’ve been taking detailed looks at my Goodreads “Read” Shelf to see what books are there that I don’t remember. (I’m taking my GR “read” shelf, sorting it by “added” date with the oldest books first, and then seeing which ones I don’t remember. (For the record, I may remember having read the books in question, but do I remember anything about them? That’s an entirely different matter.))

Previous looks back can be found here: Goodreads Books I Forgot. And just as a quick review, here are the books I’ve checked back in on in previous posts:

  1. Timeless Healing (Herbert Benson)
  2. Joust (Mercedes Lackey)
  3. Subtle Knife (Philip Pullman)
  4. The Lady (Anne McCaffrey)
  5. Winter Rose (Patricia McKillip)
  6. The Acorna series (Anne McCaffrey)
  7. The Original Shannara Trilogy (Terry Brooks)
  8. Jinx High (Mercedes Lackey)
  9. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Helen Fielding)
  10. The Young Wizards series (Diane Duane)
  11. High Fidelity (Nick Hornby)
  12. Something Wicked This Way Comes (Ray Bradbury)
  13. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
  14. The Princess Bride (William Goldman)
  15. Eats, Shoots & Leaves (Lynn Truss)

Ill Wind by Rachel Caine

Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden – waves her hand to tame the most violent weather. Now she races against accusations of corruption and murder. Her only hope is Lewis, the most powerful warden known. Because he stole three bottles of Djinn, he is now the most wanted criminal on earth. Can she find him before the bad weather closes in?

This is the first in the Weather Warden series, and I remember really enjoying it. However, that’s all I remember about it. And I want to continue with the series, but it’s been so long since I read this first one that I think I need to do a re-

Re-read? — yay

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The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine

College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don’t show many signs of life, but they’ll have Claire’s back when the town’s deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood. Will she be able to face the town’s terror or will she drown like everyone else?

(synopsis for Glass Houses, book one in the series)

I remember thinking this series was fun — after all, I read the first four books in the series. However, that was also when I was in my YA paranormal romance phase and before I got annoyed with many YA characters, so even though there are many more books in this series and I don’t remember much at all about any of the books, I won’t be revisiting this one. If it’s your cup of tea I do recommend them, but they’re no longer my go-to book style.

Re-read? — nay

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Diplomacy of Wolves by Holly Lisle

This first volume of The Secret Texts– a fantastic epic of ancient curses, evil conspiracies, and the darkest of sorceries–revolves around a 400-year battle between two clans for control of Calimekka. A young diplomat must reluctantly use her deadly magical powers to keep Calimekka from being crushed in a reign of unholy terror.

Holly Lisle used to be a go-to author for me. I would read whatever she wrote, no matter what it was about. Part of the result, though, is that all of her books have jumbled together and I no longer remember which plot or characters go with which book (except for the few I loved enough to re-read). At some point, the material in her books became too heavy for me — I think they had been heavy for a while, but I stopped wanting to read that kind of books. So I haven’t read her work in some time, and now I only remember those books of hers which are on my keeper shelf. This book (which I think was the only one of the Secret Texts books I read) is not one of the ones I remember.

Re-read? — nay

So there we go! Three more books on my Goodreads “Read” shelf that I don’t remember details of. (In the case of Diplomacy of Wolves I don’t really even remember reading it, but Goodreads said that I did.) Hopefully I won’t leave this blog series to linger for another six months before adding to it again…


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