Should I Stay or Should I Go? 23rd March 2019 #Goodreadsclearout

Posted March 23, 2019 by Zoé in Blog, Reviews and Stuff, Should I Stay or Should I Go / 17 Comments

So results are in from last week, what am I keeping and what has been kicked so far from the curb there is no coming back!?

So we are keeping….

Well I was not expecting to say goodbye to some of these books! (However, Sarah Maas may come back as I have won one of her books….) Another 21 knocked off the list!!

So a variety of offerings for you today!

Blood Kiss by J.R Ward (Black Dagger Legacy Book 1)


Paradise, blooded daughter of the king’s First Advisor, is ready to break free from the restrictive life of an aristocratic female. Her strategy? Join the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training center program and learn to fight for herself, think for herself…be herself. It’s a good plan, until everything goes wrong. The schooling is unfathomably difficult, the other recruits feel more like enemies than allies, and it’s very clear that the Brother in charge, Butch O’Neal, a.k.a. the Dhestroyer, is having serious problems in his own life.

And that’s before she falls in love with a fellow classmate. Craeg, a common civilian, is nothing her father would ever want for her, but everything she could ask for in a male. As an act of violence threatens to tear apart the entire program, and the erotic pull between them grows irresistible, Paradise is tested in ways she never anticipated—and left wondering whether she’s strong enough to claim her own power…on the field, and off.

MY GOD I love the series Black Dagger Brotherhood!! So when a spin off comes along, do I need it in my life or DO I NEED IT IN MY LIFE?! Ah!!!!!!

So over to you…what is your verdict?

Incarnation by Emma Cornwall


In the steampunk world of Victorian London, a beautiful vampire seeks out the author of Dracula — to set the record straight . . .

If one is to believe Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire tale, Lucy Weston is Dracula’s most wanton creation, a sexual creature of the night who preys on innocent boys. But the real-life Lucy is nothing like her fictional counterpart — and she demands to know why the Victorian author deliberately lied. With Stoker’s reluctant help, she’s determined to track down the very fiend who transformed her — from the sensual underworld where humans vie to become vampires, to a hidden cell beneath a temple to madness, and finally into the glittering Crystal Palace where death reigns supreme.

Haunted by fragmentary memories of her lost life and love, Lucy must battle her thirst for blood as she struggles to stop a catastrophic war that will doom vampires and humans alike. Ultimately, she must make a choice that illuminates for her — and for us — what it means to be human.

I fell in love with this cover when I saw this, because you know we all know I am a book cover hoe! I mean lucky woman has the most gorgeous red hair I have seen and I want! Anyway….that is not why I read books obviously, but this take on Dracula intrigued me!

So over to you…what is your verdict?

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King. (Bill Hodges Trilogy Book 1)


In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.

In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.

Brady Hartsfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with two new, unusual allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.

It is the King so surely that should be enough to save this book right?!! No….ok so what do you think? First in a trilogy, awesome cover, is that enough?

So over to you…what is your verdict?

Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 1)


Anita Blake is small, dark, and dangerous. Her turf is the city of St. Louis. Her job: re-animating the dead and killing the undead who take things too far. But when the city’s most powerful vampire asks her to solve a series of vicious slayings, Anita must confront her greatest fear—her undeniable attraction to master vampire Jean-Claude, one of the creatures she is sworn to destroy…

Another author where I have loved a different series, Laurell’s Meredith Gentry series blew me away so much so I want to re-read them all! This is the series she is most famous for with 24 plus books in the series and still going strong.

So over to you…what is your verdict?

I, Partridge : We Need to Talk about Alan by Alan Partridge


Journalist, presenter, broadcaster, husband, father, vigorous all-rounder: Alan Partridge. Star of action blockbuster Alpha Papa; a man with a fascinating past and an amazing future.

I Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan is the memoir of Alan Partridge, the nation’s favourite broadcaster. It is a work of heart-breaking majesty.

Genuinely one of the best books of the last fifteen to twenty years, I, Partridge charts the highs, lows and middle bits in the life of one of Europe’s most revered inquisitors.

I own this one of hardback and I can imagine it would be quite funny as I did laugh a lot at the TV shows

So over to you…what is your verdict?

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli


From “New York Times” bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli comes the definitive biography of the most enduring icon in popular American culture. 
When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world was told that her mother was either dead or simply not a part of her life. However, that was not true. In fact, her mentally ill mother was very much present in Marilyn’s world and the complex family dynamic that unfolded behind the scenes is a story that has never before been told…until now. In this groundbreaking book, Taraborrelli draws complex and sympathetic portraits of the women so influential in the actress’ life, including her mother, her foster mother, and her legal guardian. He also reveals, for the first time, the shocking scope of Marilyn’s own mental illness, the identity of Marilyn’s father and the half-brother she never knew, and new information about her relationship with the Kennedy’s-Bobby, Jack, and Pat Kennedy Lawford. Explosive, revelatory, and surprisingly moving, this is the final word on the life of one of the most fascinating and elusive icons of the 20th Century

Come it’s Marilyn, the legendary icon! This is one of a couple of books I have in my reading list for her! Eeek, but is it worth it?

So over to you…what is your verdict?

So excited to hear what you all think and which books are going to be kicked out!!

What are your shelves like? Why not join it!

Until next time xxx

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17 responses to “Should I Stay or Should I Go? 23rd March 2019 #Goodreadsclearout

  1. A thousand times YES to the Alan Partridge book, and a strong maybe to the Marilyn Monroe one, but the rest… not my thing so I’ll let others weigh in on those.

  2. Kelly Van Damme

    I’m so happy you kept Heartless ? This week definitely keep Mr Mercedes! I listened to the entire trilogy and it’s so good and so very King: thriller with a paranormal element. Plus: brilliant cast, you’ll adore Holly! Guilty Pleasures is good too and you lost the vampires last time so maybe keep this one ?

    • Zoé

      Yeah I love Laurell K Hamilton other series which is why I wanted to keep this one. Oooh I think King is a clear winner this week lol

  3. lynnstifle

    I love JR Ward, one of my favorite authors!! Laurel K Hamilton rocks it in telling a phenomenal story as well, I would definitely keep those two.
    Marilyn is a legend, but I don’t want to read a whole book on her.