TBR Lows and Highs #18

TBR Lows and Highs


  • 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 – Books to be Purged

  1. The Queen of Zombie Hearts(White Rabbit Chronicles, #3) by Gena Showalter
  2. A Sky of Spells (The Sorcerer’s Ring, #9) by Rice Morgan – I haven’t read the first 8 books, nor am I likely too.
  3. Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles, #1) by Sophie Jordan
  4. Better Than Perfect (Wild Cards, #1)  by Simone Elkeles
  5. Deadline by Sandra Brown


The Highs – Can’t Wait to Read!


  1. Stud in the Stacks by Pippa Grant
  2. Storm and Fury(The Harbinger, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  3. Blood Truth(Black Dagger Legacy, #4) by J. R. Ward
  4. #Murderfunding(MurderTrending, #2) by Gretchen McNeil
  5. The Testaments(The Handmaid’s Tale, #2) by Margaret Atwood6.



6. The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
7. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
8. Five ​Dark Fates(Three Dark Crowns, #4) by Kendare Blake
9. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
10. We Came Here to Forget by Andrea Dunlop


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11. More Than Words by Jill Santopolo
12. Things You Save in a Fire: A Novel by Katherine Center
13. The Current by Tim Johnston
14. The Me I Used to Be by Jennifer Ryan
15. Last Summer by Kerry Lonsdale


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16. Akin by Emma Donoghue
17. Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
18. The Stories You Tell (Roxane Weary, #3) by Kristen Lepionka
19. Beloved by Toni Morrison
20. The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman


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21. The Nix by Nathan Hill
22. Dark Chapter by Winnie M Li
23. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
24. Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne


Are there any books on my lows list that I should reconsider? Let me know in the comments!

Goodreads TBR Count: 810



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