Cleaning up the “Want to Read” Bookshelf Week #2

Current Books on “Want to Read” Bookshelf: 227

I am following several book bloggers. Sometimes the books sound so good that I have to add them to my “Want to Read” shelf.

The Oldest 5 Books:

1.

Book Title: The Runaway King

Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen

Added to WTR Shelf: November, 2012

Deleted/Read: I have decided to read this book. I added it back in 2012 because I had read the first book, which of course I now have to re-read. I don’t really remember reading the first book at all, so I am slightly intrigued why I thought it was so good that I had to add the 2nd and 3rd book in the series to the “Want to Read” shelf.

Weeks on the Clean Up List: 1

Link: Goodreads

2.

Book Title: The Dream Thieves

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Added to WTR Shelf: December, 2012

Deleted / Read:  Same comment as above.

Weeks on the Clean Up List: 1

Link: Goodreads

3.

Book Title: The Shadow Throne

Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen

Added to WTR Shelf: June, 2013

Deleted / Read: This is the 3rd book in the series following the Runaway King.

Weeks on the Clean Up List: 0

Link: Goodreads

4.

Book Title: The Seeker (this book was actually never written)

Author: Stephanie Meyer

Added to WTR Shelf: August, 2013

Deleted / Read: I deleted this book from the “Want to Read” shelf on February 3, 2019. I first added it back in 2013, because I guess there was a rumor that Stephanie Meyer was planning to write a sequel to The Host. Since then, nothing has materialized, so I think its time to give up the ghost. I didn’t really like the Host anyway (way too boring), so no real loss here.

Weeks on the Clean Up List: 0

Link: Goodreads

5.

Book Title: NYPD Red #2

Author: James Patterson

Added to WTR Shelf: September, 2013

Deleted / Read: I’ve decided to read this book. I’ve read other books in the NYPD Red series and they are always entertaining.

Weeks on the Clean Up List: 0

Link: Goodreads

 

 

 

 

BLAST FROM THE PAST BOOK REVIEW: 1st to Die by James Patterson

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Title: 1st to Die

Author: James Patterson

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

When I read it: August, 2012

Genre: Thrillers, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Crime

LinkGoodreads

I am currently reading the 17th installment of the Women’s Murder club. Since there were so many books ahead of the 17th one, I want to post a review of each one separately, instead of creating a monster post. Most of this post will be about the plot, so that when I get to the 17th installment, readers will be caught up, in case they did not read all the books.

The Writing: As with most of the James Patterson books, the writing is nothing special. Patterson’s books are classic beach reads. Quick and entertaining for a day at the beach.

The Audiobook Recording: Nothing to report.

Expectations/Recommendations: Since I have read many of Patterson’s books before, I knew what to expect, and I was not disappointed. If you are looking for a quick read, and aren’t expecting anything intellectual, this is the right book for you.

See below for the plot of the book.

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