Should I Stay Or Should I Go? 16th November 2019 #Goodreadsclearout #ShouldIStay #ShouldIGo

Posted November 16, 2019 by Zoé in Reviews and Stuff, Should I Stay or Should I Go / 30 Comments

Man, I do love this weekly post! I love seeing what you guys have chosen for me to keep! The comments always make me chuckle too so thank you! There were quite a lot of votes this week – so thank you and the final voting came in quite close! Did the book you vote for stay? (One of the books I wanted to keep got kicked to the curb 🙄)

That was is some close voting! Ok, what six books do you have to choose from today? And there are a couple I REALLY hope stays! 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? 16th November 2019 #Goodreadsclearout #ShouldIStay #ShouldIGoThe Woods by Harlan Coben
Also by this author: Gone for Good, Hold Tight, The Innocent, Caught
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Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again. For Paul Copeland, the county prosecutor of Essex, New Jersey, mourning the loss of his sister has only recently begun to subside. Cope, as he is known, is now dealing with raising his six-year-old daughter as a single father after his wife has died of cancer. Balancing family life and a rapidly ascending career as a prosecutor distracts him from his past traumas, but only for so long. When a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to Cope, the well-buried secrets of the prosecutor's family are threatened. Is this homicide victim one of the campers who disappeared with his sister? Could his sister be alive? Cope has to confront so much he left behind that summer twenty years ago: his first love, Lucy; his mother, who abandoned the family; and the secrets that his Russian parents might have been hiding even from their own children. Cope must decide what is better left hidden in the dark and what truths can be brought to the light.




Should I Stay Or Should I Go? 16th November 2019 #Goodreadsclearout #ShouldIStay #ShouldIGoWhat Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson
Also by this author: I Am Legend
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The New York Times bestseller

A LOVE THAT TRANSCENDS HEAVEN AND HELL

What happens to us after we die? Chris Nielsen had no idea, until an unexpected accident cut his life short, separating him from his beloved wife, Annie. Now Chris must discover the true nature of life after death.

But even Heaven is not complete without Annie, and when tragedy threatens to divide them forever, Chris risks his very soul to save Annie from an eternity of despair.

Richard Matheson's powerful tale of life---and love---after death was the basis for the Oscar-winning film starring Robin Williams.




Should I Stay Or Should I Go? 16th November 2019 #Goodreadsclearout #ShouldIStay #ShouldIGoThe Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke
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A thrilling tale of betrayal and revenge set against the nineteenth-century American frontier, the astonishing story of real-life trapper and frontiersman Hugh Glass

The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the company’s finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two company men are dispatched to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies. When the men abandon him instead, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge. With shocking grit and determination, Glass sets out, crawling at first, across hundreds of miles of uncharted American frontier. Based on a true story, The Revenant is a remarkable tale of obsession, the human will stretched to its limits, and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution.




Should I Stay Or Should I Go? 16th November 2019 #Goodreadsclearout #ShouldIStay #ShouldIGoThe Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
Also by this author: UR, The Dead Zone, Dolores Claiborne, Needful Things, The Running Man, Different Seasons: Four Novellas, Dreamcatcher, Under the Dome, Gerald's Game, The Shining (The Shining #1)
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A master storyteller at his best—the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story.

Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book. He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it.

There are thrilling connections between stories; themes of morality, the afterlife, guilt, what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. “Afterlife” is about a man who died of colon cancer and keeps reliving the same life, repeating his mistakes over and over again. Several stories feature characters at the end of life, revisiting their crimes and misdemeanors. Other stories address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers—the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in “Obits;” the old judge in “The Dune” who, as a boy, canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the sand, the names of people who then died in freak accidents. In “Morality,” King looks at how a marriage and two lives fall apart after the wife and husband enter into what seems, at first, a devil’s pact they can win.

Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King’s finest gifts to his constant reader—“I made them especially for you,” says King. “Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.”




Should I Stay Or Should I Go? 16th November 2019 #Goodreadsclearout #ShouldIStay #ShouldIGoThe Forsyte Saga (The Forsyte Chronicles, #1-3) by John Galsworthy
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The Forsyte Saga is John Galsworthy's monumental chronicle of the lives of the moneyed Forsytes, a family whose values are constantly at war with its passions. The story of Soames Forsyte's marriage to the beautiful and rebellious Irene, and its effects upon the whole Forsyte clan, The Forsyte Saga is a brilliant social satire of the acquisitive sensibilities of a comfort-bound class in its final glory. Galsworthy spares none of his characters, revealing their weaknesses and shortcomings as clearly as he does the tenacity and perseverance that define the strongest members of the Forsyte family.

This edition contains the three original novels -- The Man of Property, In Chancery, and To Let -- and their connecting interludes, Indian Summer of a Forsyte and Awakening.




Should I Stay Or Should I Go? 16th November 2019 #Goodreadsclearout #ShouldIStay #ShouldIGoWuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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An alternate cover for this isbn can be found here.

Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange, situated on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before; of the intense relationship between the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw; and how Catherine, forced to choose between passionate, tortured Heathcliff and gentle, well-bred Edgar Linton, surrendered to the expectations of her class. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance at his betrayal is visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past.

Emily Brontë's only novel, a work of tremendous and far-reaching influence, the Penguin Classics edition of Wuthering Heights is the definitive edition of the text, edited with an introduction by Pauline Nestor. In this edition, a new preface by Lucasta Miller, author of The Brontë Myth, looks at the ways in which the novel has been interpreted, from Charlotte Brontë onwards. This complements Pauline Nestor's introduction, which discusses changing critical receptions of the novel, as well as Emily Brontë's influences and background.

Emily Brontë (1818-48), along with her sisters, Charlotte and Anne, was one of the most significant literary figures of the 19th century. She wrote just one strikingly innovative novel, Wuthering Heights, but was also a gifted and intense poet.

'Wuthering Heights is commonly thought of as "romantic", but try rereading it without being astonished by the comfortableness with which Brontë's characters subject one another to extremes of physical and psychological violence'Jeanette Winterson

'As a first novel, there is very little that can compare to it. Even Shakespeare took over a decade to reach the clifftop extremities of King Lear'Sarah Waters




Really excited to see what you save…or don’t save!

Until next time xxx


30 responses to “Should I Stay Or Should I Go? 16th November 2019 #Goodreadsclearout #ShouldIStay #ShouldIGo

  1. I remember reading Wuthering Heights many years ago and dreading going into it but I ended up loving it. I’m listening to the Stephen King book, yikes there’s a lot of CD’s but the stories are “interesting” and they’re pulling me in. (You’ll find me sitting in my garage, in my car, while I finish up a story, with the garage door shut the darkness adds to the effect- ha)

    • Zoé

      🤣🤣🤣 at least we will know where to find you!! I am on the fence about Wuthering Heights but if it stays then I will give it a go.

  2. Okay, so I gotta tell you about the Forsythe Saga. When I was a girl, we watched the 1967 TV series of this FAITHFULLY and it was wonderful. So I bought the book (well, books – they put out a 12 volume set as a promo for the TV show). The truth is, while I love the story, it isn’t such a well-written book, and I never made it through the first volume. Watch the old TV series or even the new one from 2002 (with a much less believable Somes, than the original version, if you ask me).

    • Zoé

      See I love the show, especially with Damien Lewis as Somes and have been looking forward to reading it. I am intrigued to see how the book pans out.

  3. I voted for chuck them all this week! Wuthering Heights is one of the few books I would go so far as to say I hate it (although my opinion may be biased by the fact that I was unlucky enough to have to study for GCSE and A-Level and then again for my degree but I didn’t even really like it the first time I read it pre-GCSE! Aargh!). I’m interested to see which options win this week!

    • Zoé

      Ha ha there is one or two I want to keep but yeah wasn’t over fussed about WH. Will be interesting to see what is saved!

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