The Great Bookcase Crusade

I need to get rid of some books.


Fact of the matter is, I live in a smallish apartment.  I have limited bookshelf space and I need to prioritize to the best-of-the-best books.  Considering how many books I accumulated in 2017, I need to start weeding through the books I have in hardcopy and donating the ones I don’t think I’ll want to read again.

Books will go in one of two places:

The Gallery // The Graveyard


The qualifiers

  • Books rated a 4+ are kept.
  • Books rated a 3 or 3.5 are usually goners unless the are good reasons.
  • Books rated a 2.5 or below are gone.
  • Childhood favorites or books I want to keep in my collection for specific reasons may break all the rules and run rampant.

Pretty basic, right?

Not so much…

Since I have over 500 books as if of writing this, this project could take years.

I’ll update this page as I go. A slashed out book has been read and I’ll notate its final resting place.



The List of Doom


20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
The 5th Wave
– The 5th Wave


– Abandon
– Underworld
– Sabriel
– Lirael
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
An Abundance of Katherines
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell, 1847
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Afternoon on the Amazon
– Alanna: The First Adventure
– In the Hand of the Goddess
– The Woman Who Rides Like a Man
– Lioness Rampant
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
All The Wrong Questions
– “Who Could That Be at This Hour?”
– “When Did You See Her Last?”
Along Came a Spider
The Ambassador’s Mission
American Gods
And Another Thing: The World According to Clarkson
The Andromeda Strain
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter
– Guilty Pleasures
– The Laughing Corpse
– Circus of the Damned
– The Lunatic Cafe
Anne of Green Gables
– Anne of Avonlea
– Anne of the Island
– Anne of Windy Poplars
– Anne’s House of Dreams
– Anne of Ingleside
– Rainbow Valley
– Rilla of Ingleside
Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra
The Arabian Nights
Arc of a Scythe
Artemis Fowl
– Artemis Fowl
– The Arctic Incident
– The Eternity Code
– The Opal Deception
– The Lost Colony
– The Time Paradox
– The Atlantis Complex
– The Last Guardian
The Astonishing Color of After
Attack of the Clones
Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons


Bad Girls Don’t Die
Bag of Bones
The Bartimaeus Trilogy
– The Amulet of Samarkand
– The Golem’s Eye
– Ptolemy’s Gate
– The Ring of Solomon
Bellamy and the Brute
Before I Fall
Before She Ignites
The Beloveds
Beyond a Darkened Shore
Blood and Chocolate
Blood of the Four
Blue Bloods
– Blue Bloods
– Masquerade
– Revelations
– The Van Alen Legacy
– Misguided Angel
The Boleyn Inheritance
Book of Enchantments
The Book of Pearl
The Book Thief
The Boston Girl
Brave New World
Bright Empires
– The Skin Map


Catch Me If You Can
The Catcher in the Rye
The Chaos of Stars
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Charlotte’s Web
Chemical Garden Trilogy
– Wither
– Fever
Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift, Indianapolis, Indiana 1932
A Christmas Carol, The Chimes & The Cricket on the Hearth
The Circle of Magic
– Sandry’s Book
– Tris’s Book
– Briar’s Book
– Daja’s Book
The Circle Opens
– Magic Steps
– Street Magic
– Cold Fire
– Shatterglass
The Circle Reforged
– The Will Of The Empress
– Melting Stones
The Clique
The Color of Magic
The Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Con Academy
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
The Constant Princess
Cormoran Strike
– The Cuckoo’s Calling
The Cruelty
– Crusade
– Damned


The Daevabad Trilogy
City of Brass
The Dante Club
The Dark Tower
– The Gunslinger
– The Waste Lands
– The Drawing of the Three
– Wizard and Glass
– Wolves of the Calla
– Song of Susannah
– The Dark Tower
Darkest Powers
– The Summoning
Daughter of the Pirate King
– Delirium
– Pandemonium
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
The Diary Of A Young Girl
Die For Me
– Die for Me
Dinosaurs Before Dark
The Wee Free Men
– Carpe Jugulum
– Divergent
– Insurgent
– Allegiant
The Divine Comedy
Dorothy Must Die
– Dorothy Must Die
– The Wicked Will Rise
– Yellow Brick War
Dr. Maniac Will See You Now
Drawing Down the Moon
– The Killing Moon
Dreamland Burning
Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903


Early Sunday Morning: The Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, Hawaii 1941
Eat, Pray, Love
Parable of the Sower
Eddie and the Cruisers
Eliza and Her Monsters
The Encounter
Even the Darkest Stars
– Everless


Fahrenheit 451
Fairytale Retellings
– Sisters Red
– Sweetly
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Fault in Our Stars
Feet of Clay
– Firelight
– Vanish
Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern


Ghost Cats
Girl, Interrupted
The Girl on the Train
The Girls
Given to the Sea
The Giver
– The Giver
The Glass Spare
The Glass Spare
Glass Town
The Goldfinch
Gone with the Wind
Good Omens
The Graveyard Book
Graveyard Shift
The Green Mile


Half Moon Investigations
Harry Potter
– Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone
– Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
– Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
– Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
– Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
– Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
– Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two
The Hate U Give
Heart of Iron
– Heart of Iron
Heart’s Blood
The Help
His Dark Materials
– The Golden Compass
– The Subtle Knife
– The Amber Spyglass
The Historian
The Hitchhiker’s Trilogy
– The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
– The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
– Life, the Universe and Everything
– So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
– Mostly Harmless
– And Another Thing…
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
How to Build a Girl
Howl’s Moving Castle
The Hunger Games
– The Hunger Games
– Catching Fire
– Mockingjay
Hyperbole and a Half


I Capture the Castle
If I Stay
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
The Iliad
The Immortals
– Wild Magic
– Wolf-Speaker
– Emperor Mage
– The Realms of the Gods
Incarnations of Immortality
– On a Pale Horse
– Incarceron
– Sapphique
The Incredible Journey
The Inheritance Cycle
– Eragon
– Eldest
– Brisingr
– Inheritance
Ink, Iron, and Glass
– Inkheart
The Invasion
Island of the Blue Dolphins


James and the Giant Peach
James Bond
– Casino Royale
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Jurassic Park
– Jurassic Park
– The Lost World
Just Ella


King Raven
– Hood
– Scarlet
– Tuck
The Kingkiller Chronicle
– The Name of the Wind
The Kingmaker’s Daughter
The Kite Runner
The Knight at Dawn


The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
The Last Survivors
Life As We Knew It
A Line in the Sand : The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence: Gonzales, Texas, 1836
Little House in Brookfield
Little House on the Prairie
– Little House on the Prairie
Looking for Alaska
The Lord of the Rings
– The Fellowship of the Ring
– The Two Towers
– The Return of the King
The Lovely Bones
The Lunar Chronicles


The Magicians
The Magicians
– Matched
Maximum Ride
– Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
– School’s Out – Forever
– Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
The Megarothke
Memnoch the Devil
The Message
Midnight Thief
Mind Games
– Mind Games
– Perfect Lies
Miss Peregrine’s
– Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
– Hollow City
– Library of Souls
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale
More Than You Know
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
Mummies in the Morning
My Sister’s Keeper


The Name of the Star
– The Name of the Star
– The Magician’s Nephew
– The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
– The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
– Prince Caspian
– The Silver Chair
– The Horse and His Boy
– The Last Battle
The Night Circus
Night of the Ninjas
The Nightmare Before Christmas
A Nightmare on Clown Street
The Numair Chronicles
– Tempest and Slaughter


The Odyssey of Homer
Of Fire and Stars
100 Ways to Improve Your Writing
The Other Boleyn Girl
– Oz, the Complete Collection, Volume 1: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; The Marvelous Land of Oz; Ozma of Oz
– Oz, the Complete Collection, Volume 2: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz; The Road to Oz; The Emerald City of Oz
– Oz, the Complete Collection, Volume 3: The Patchwork Girl of Oz; Tik-Tok of Oz; The Scarecrow of Oz
– Oz, the Complete Collection, Volume 4: Rinkitink in Oz; The Lost Princess of Oz; The Tin Woodman of Oz
– Oz, the Complete Collection, Volume 5: The Magic of Oz; Glinda of Oz; The Royal Book of Oz


Paper Towns
Paradise Lost
– Paranormalcy
– Supernaturally
– Endlessly
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
– Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
– The Sea of Monsters
– The Titan’s Curse
– The Battle of the Labyrinth
– The Last Olympian
Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West
Peter Pan
Peyton Place
The Phantom Menace
The Phantom of the Opera
The Picture of Dorian Gray (and Other Short Stories)
Pirates Past Noon
Practical Magic
The Predator
Pretty Little Liars
– Pretty Little Liars
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
The Prince of Mist
The Princess Bride
Provost’s Dog
– Terrier
– Bloodhound
– Mastiff
PS, I Love You: A Novel


The Queen of the Tearling
– The Queen of the Tearling
– The Invasion of the Tearling
The Queen’s Fool
The Queen’s Rising


The Raven Cycle
– The Raven Boys
The Reader
Ready Player One
Rebel of the Sands
The Red Queen
– Red Queen
The Red Queen
The Republic of Plato
Robert Langdon
– Angels and Demons
– The Da Vinci Code
– The Lost Symbol
– Inferno
– Origin
Ruby Red
– Ruby Red
– Sapphire Blue
– Emerald Green


Salem Falls
Scarecrow Walks At Midnight
The Selection
– The Selection
– The Elite
– The One
A Series of Unfortunate Events
– The Bad Beginning
– The Reptile Room
– The Wide Window
– The Miserable Mill
– The Austere Academy
– The Ersatz Elevator
– The Vile Village
– The Hostile Hospital
– The Carnivorous Carnival
– The Slippery Slope
– The Grim Grotto
– The Penultimate Peril
– The End
Servant of the Bones
The Seven Realms
– The Demon King
– The Exiled Queen
– The Gray Wolf Throne
Scientific Progress Goes ‘Boink’
Scott Pilgrim
– Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
– Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness
– Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together
– Scott Pilgrim vs The Universe
– Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour
Second Glance
The Secret Garden
The Secret Life of Bees
– Seraphina
– Shadow Scale
The Scarlet Letter
Shades of Grey
The Shadow of the Wind
– Shiver
– Linger
– Forever
Sing You Home
– Skinned
– Crashed
– Wired
Sky in the Deep
Slaughterhouse Five
So Far from Home: The Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl
Something in Between
A Song of Ice and Fire
– A Game of Thrones
– A Clash of Kings
– A Storm of Swords
– A Feast for Crows
– A Dance with Dragons
Sookie Stackhouse
– Dead Until Dark
– Living Dead In Dallas
– Club Dead
– Dead to the World
Something Wicked This Way Comes
The Song of Roland
The Sorcerer’s Companion
Spanish Inquisition, 1478-1614: An Anthology of Sources
Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Stalking Jack the Ripper
Stalking Jack the Ripper
Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan
State of Fear
State of Sorrow
Stay Out of the Basement
Stealing Snow
The Story of Doctor Dolittle
The Storyteller
The Supernaturalist
The Sweet Dead Life
The Sword of Truth
– Wizard’s First Rule
– Stone of Tears


The Story Girl
– The Story Girl
The Tale of Desperaux
The Tale of the Body Thief
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
The Taming of the Queen
Tao Te Ching
The Tenth Circle
Theatre Illuminata
– Eyes Like Stars
– Perchance to Dream
Tess of the Road
They Both Die at the End
Thief Errant
– Star Crossed
– Liar’s Moon
Thief of Time
Those Are Real Bullets: Bloody Sunday, Derry, 1972
Thursday Next
– The Eyre Affair
– Lost in a Good Book
– The Well of Lost Plots
– Something Rotten
Time Cat
A Time for Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen
The Time Quintet
– A Wind in the Door
– A Swiftly Tilting Planet
To Kill a Kingdom
– To Kill a Kingdom
To Kill a Mockingbird
Treasure Island
Trickster’s Choice
– Trickster’s Choice
Trickster’s Queen
The Truth Beneath the Lies
Tuck Everlasting
The Two Princesses of Bamarre


Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
The Upanishads


V for Vendetta
Vanishing Acts
The Visitor
The Vampire Chronicle
– Interview with the Vampire
– The Vampire Lestat
– The Queen of the Damned
Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady; R.M.S. Titanic, 1912


Weirdos from Another Planet!
Welcome to Dead House
West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi, New York to Idaho Territory, 1883
The White Rabbit Chronicles
– Alice in Zombieland
– Through the Zombie Glass
When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson, Gordonsville, Virginia, 1864
Where the Sidewalk Ends
The White Princess
The White Queen
– Witch & Curse
– Legacy & Spellbound
– Resurrection
The Wicked Deep
Wicked Lovely
– Wicked Lovely
The Wicked Years
– Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Son of a Witch
Wild Beauty
Wind on Fire Trilogy
– The Wind Singer
– Slaves of the Mastery
– Firesong
The Wind Through the Keyhole
The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777
The Wish List
Witch and Wizard
Witch & Wizard
Witches Abroad
The Witches
The World According to Clarkson



Young Wizards
– So You Want to Be a Wizard
– Deep Wizardry


Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald


Completed Reads

It may not look it, but I actually am making progress here!  Click the spines on the shelf below to see where the book ended up!