TBR Lows and Highs #2

TBR Lows and Highs is a weekly meme hosted by Howling Libraries.


  • Link back to the original post at Howling Libraries
  • Sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, ascending
  • Find 5-10 (or more, if you feel ambitious!) titles to purge from your TBR (the “lows”)
    • ALTERNATIVE OPTION: Find 5+ titles that are at the BOTTOM of your TBR—books you want to read someday, just not right now!
  • Post those 5 books in the list, with a brief explanation
  • Next, sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, descending
  • List the last 5 (or more!) books you added to your TBR, with a synopsis or your brief summary of why you added it (the “highs”)

The Lows

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

  1. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
    I added this one years ago and never got around to reading it. I removed it for now. I did request Dress Your Family in Cordorouy, so if I enjoy that one, I may pick this one up again.


2. Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs
I was once an Augusten Burroughs fan. I am not sure I feel the same way now.

Holidays on Ice

3. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
These books have just been on my TBR for too long.

The Taking

4. The Taking by Dean Koontz
I don’t remember why I added this one other than it is Dean Koontz. I don’t think I will miss it from my TBR.


5. Velocity by Dean Koontz


The Highs

I added a bunch of books to my TBR this week. I may have to bump off even more from my lows next week to make up for it. This is a list of only 6 of the newest additions to my Goodreads TBR. A lot of these were due to the most recent Top Ten Tuesday.

You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone

You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Summer Bird Blue

Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman

The Quiet You Carry

The Quiet You Carry by Nikki Barthelmess

Not Even Bones (Market of Monsters, #1)

Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer


Sadie by Courtney Summers

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Goodreads TBR Count: 878



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