Should I Stay or Should I Go? 20th April 2019 #Goodreadsclearout

Posted April 20, 2019 by Zoé in Reviews and Stuff, Should I Stay or Should I Go / 16 Comments

Well, it was a popular opinion who to get rid of so that was easy, so just deciding who to keep!

So Karin was a clear winner! Liane Moriarty was very split but I loved the show so I thought I would give it a go, and well had to keep Philippa because it is the Tudors!

I would say it has cleared a chunk away….but it seems I have added more, so we need to start being more brutal!

So, my offerings this week for you with a bit of a variety for you this week!

The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel (Earth’s Children #1)


This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Through Jean M. Auel’s magnificent storytelling we are taken back to the dawn of modern humans, and with a girl named Ayla we are swept up in the harsh and beautiful Ice Age world they shared with the ones who called themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear

A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind. To them, blond, blue-eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly–she is one of the Others, those who have moved into their ancient homeland; but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them. Iza and Creb, the old Mog-ur, grow to love her, and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza’s way of healing, most come to accept her. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority. He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst, and is determined to get his revenge

I loved the book covers on this series which is why I think I was drawn to it. I have heard good things about the book, but what do you think?

So over to you…what is your verdict?

Earthly Joys by Philippa Gregory (Tradescant #1)


From the author of ‘Fallen Skies’ and ‘The Little House’, this is the story of the Tradescants, father and son, who, despite being humble gardeners, lived at the very centre of English political life in the 17th century.

Wow, so we have a lot to go on, don’t we? I mean it is Philippa Gregory so should be good, shouldn’t it?

So over to you…what is your verdict?

Covet by J.R Ward (Fallen Angels #1)


Seven deadly sins. Seven souls to save. This is the first battle between a savior who doesn’t believe and a demon with nothing to lose!

Redemption isn’t a word Jim Heron knows much about—his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charged with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. And failure is not an option. 

Vin DiPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he’s good with that-until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior. And then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart—and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul.

So J.R Ward has popped up her head again, and we have already chucked one series out, will this be the second on to go?

So over to you…what is your verdict?

Six Years by Harlan Coben


Harlan Coben, the master of domestic suspense, returns with a standalone thriller in the vein of #1 bestsellers Hold Tight, Caught and Stay Close that explores the depth and passion of a lost love . . . and the secrets and lies at its heart.

Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for . . . but she is not Natalie.

Whoever the mourning widow is, she’s been married to Todd for more than a decade, and with that fact everything Jake thought he knew about the best time of his life—a time he has never gotten over—is turned completely inside out. As Jake searches for the truth, his picture-perfect memories of Natalie begin to unravel. Mutual friends of the couple either can’t be found or don’t remember Jake. No one has seen Natalie in years. Jake’s search for the woman who broke his heart—and who lied to him—soon puts his very life at risk as it dawns on him that the man he has become may be based on carefully constructed fiction.

HC is a legend, so do we keep or kick this book to the curb?

So over to you…what is your verdict?

The Wise Woman by Philippa Gregory


Alys joins a nunnery to escape the poverty of her life on the moor with her foster mother, Morach, the local wise woman with whom she lives as an outcast, but she soon finds herself thrown back into the world when Henry VIII’s wreckers destroy her sanctuary. Summoned to the castle as the old lord’s scribe, she falls obsessively in love with his son Hugo, who is married to Catherine. Driven to desperation by her desire, she summons the most dangerous powers Morach has taught her, but soon the passionate triangle of Alys, Hugo, and Catherine begins to explode, launching them into uncharted sexual waters. The magic Alys has conjured now has a life of its own — a life that is horrifyingly and disastrously out of control. 

Is she a witch? Since heresy means the stake, and witchcraft the rope, Alys is in mortal danger, treading a perilous path between her faith and her own female power. 

It is another book in the Henry VIII’s world but not in the series. I love the sound of this one, what do you think?

So over to you…what is your verdict?

Paper Towns by John Green


Who is the real Margo?

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew…

So this has been made into a film which I have not watched. So is this a book I have to read?

So over to you…what is your verdict?

Another variety of choice for you this week! What will it be? How are you getting on with clearing your shelves out?

Until next time xxx

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16 responses to “Should I Stay or Should I Go? 20th April 2019 #Goodreadsclearout

  1. Sorry I’m late here but I was on vacation abroad. So… WHAT? You never read the Clan of the Cave Bears? EXCUSE ME? Okay, I get it. I’m a bit older than you. These were HUGE when they first came out and I loved the first 3-4 books or so. Then she stopped writing them for a LONG time, and then added another one. I actually won a copy of that, but because it was a print book, I sent it to friend who never forwarded it to me. So, what I’m saying is – YES, you MUST read at least the first of these Jean Auel books.