Bank Or Bin

Bank It Or Bin It // Organising My Goodreads Shelf

We’re nearing the end of the series! My Goodreads Want To Read List now has 60+ books on it and it’s been so long since I added them, I no longer want to read most of them.

I’m going to choose a few books once a fortnight and Bank Them, keeping them on my Want To Read shelf, or Bin Them, removing them from my wishlist entirely.

Let’s go!

When We Caught Fire by Anna Godbersen

It’s 1871 and Emmeline Carter is poised to take Chicago’s high society by storm. Between her father’s sudden rise to wealth, and her recent engagement to Chicago’s most eligible bachelor, Emmeline has it all. But she can’t stop thinking about the life she left behind, including her childhood sweetheart, Anders Magnuson. Fiona Byrne, Emmeline’s childhood best friend, is delighted by her friend’s sudden rise to prominence, especially since it means Fiona is free to pursue Anders herself. But when Emmeline risks everything for one final fling with Anders, Fiona feels completely betrayed.

As the summer turns to fall, the city is at a tipping point: friendships are tested, hearts are broken, and the tiniest spark might set everything ablaze. Sweeping, soapy, and romantic, this is a story about an epic love triangle—one that will literally set the city ablaze, and change the lives of three childhood friends forever.

Verdict – Bin It

The presence of a love triangle combined with a community rating of 3.12 on Goodreads and multiple 2 star reviews from my friends… I may not be an empath but I am sensing this book is Not Good.

After the First Death by Robert Cormier

On the outskirts of a small American town, a bus-load of young children is being held hostage. The hijackers are a cold and ruthless group, opposed to the secret government agency Inner Delta. At the centre of the battle are three teenagers. Miro is the terrorist with no past and no emotions. Kate is the bus driver, caught up in the nightmare, and Ben is the General’s son who must act as a go-between.

Verdict – Bank It

Holy?? I kind of want to binge read this book immediately.

The Wrong Grave by Kelly Link

Through the lens of Kelly Link’s vivid imagination, nothing is what it seems, and everything in this collection of short stories deserves a second look.

From the multiple award-winning ‘The Faery Handbag’, in which a teenager’s grandmother carries an entire village (or is it a man-eating dog?) in her handbag, to the ‘The Wrong Grave,’ which tells the story of a sixteen year old boy who digs up the grave of his girlfriend in order to rescue the poetry he buried with her—these stories will put goosebumps on your goosebumps.

Verdict – Bank It

This looks like it fits the decaying fairytale genre i made up i’m so fond of, and movie logic states that if there’s a fcked up deer you’re in for a wild ride.

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Cassidy Blake’s parents are The Inspecters, a (somewhat inept) ghost-hunting team. But Cass herself can REALLY see ghosts. In fact, her best friend, Jacob, just happens to be one.

When The Inspecters head to ultra-haunted Edinburgh, Scotland, for their new TV show, Cass—and Jacob—come along. In Scotland, Cass is surrounded by ghosts, not all of them friendly. Then she meets Lara, a girl who can also see the dead. But Lara tells Cassidy that as an In-betweener, their job is to send ghosts permanently beyond the Veil. Cass isn’t sure about her new mission, but she does know the sinister Red Raven haunting the city doesn’t belong in her world. Cassidy’s powers will draw her into an epic fight that stretches through the worlds of the living and the dead, in order to save herself.

Verdict – Bank It

My long term goal is to read every single Schwab book. Hopefully.

How We Became Wicked by Alexander Yates

A plague, called Wicked, is pulsing through the world; and in its wake, it’s dividing the population into thirds:

The WICKED: Already infected by the droves of Singers, the ultraviolet mosquito-like insects who carry the plague, the Wicked roam the world freely. They don’t want for much—only to maim and dismember you. But don’t worry: They always ask politely first.

The TRUE: The True live in contained, isolated communities. They’re the lucky ones; they found safety from the Singers. And while the threat of the Wicked may not be eliminated, for the True, the threat has certainly been contained…

The VEXED: The Vexed are the truly fortunate ones—they survived the sting of the Singers, leaving them immune. But they’re far from safe. The Vexed hold the key to a cure, and there are those who will do anything to get it.

Verdict – Bank It

This cover is genius, but I have no idea exactly what the plot is about. It’s high rated on Goodreads though?

Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser

Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. For generations, her family has been called by the river god, who has guided their wherries on countless voyages throughout the Riverlands. At seventeen, Caro has spent years listening to the water, ready to meet her fate. But the river god hasn’t spoken her name yet—and if he hasn’t by now, there’s a chance he never will.

Caro decides to take her future into her own hands when her father is arrested for refusing to transport a mysterious crate. By agreeing to deliver it in exchange for his release, Caro finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies, with dangerous pirates after the cargo—an arrogant courier with a secret—and without the river god to help her. With so much at stake, Caro must choose between the life she always wanted and the one she never could have imagined for herself.

From debut author Sarah Tolcser comes an immersive and romantic fantasy set along the waterways of a magical world with a headstrong heroine determined to make her mark.

Verdict – Bank It

I love high seas fantasy books but they can be quite rare, I don’t even remember adding this one and it’s not one I’ve seen around.

Did any of these books find their way onto your Goodreads shelves? Let me know in the comments!

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4 thoughts on “Bank It Or Bin It // Organising My Goodreads Shelf

  1. I really loved Song of the Current and City of Ghosts, so I was super excited to see that you kept those on your list. 😁 I’ve also read the one by Alexander Yates… I feel like it was good but not what I was expecting?? A little bit like a Divergent fever dream?? Anyway, I hope you enjoy that one, too. Yay for making it almost all the way through your list! I’ve loved reading this post series. 🙂

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