(If you like this idea and would like to do it yourself, please feel free! I would appreciate it if you linked back to my blog so I can see your spin on the series!)
- 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”)
- Post those 5 books in the list, with a brief explanation of why you removed it
- 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”)
Before we jump into my list, here are the posts from other bloggers over the last week:
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1. The Walking — Bentley Little
Bentley Little’s writing is hit and miss for me, so I’ve gotten a little more picky about which of his works I keep on my TBR, and this synopsis about people randomly… walking… just doesn’t sound interesting to me.
2. The Supernatural Enhancements — Edgar Cantero
I bought this years ago just for the cover, but in the 4-ish years I’ve owned it, I have never once been tempted to actually read it, and that’s probably pretty telling, right?
3. Teeth — Hannah Moskowitz
I added this just because so many of my Twitter mutuals are obsessed with this author, but I’m just not interested in any of her books and it’s time that I accept that.
4. Obsidian — Jennifer L. Armentrout
I was interested in this to begin with because it’s a paranormal fantasy, but with aliens, and that’s not something you see often! Unfortunately, though, I am extremely confident that the window for me enjoying this series passed a few years ago.
5. Saga, Vol. 6 — Brian K. Vaughan
Oh god, you’re all going to hate me… sigh. The first 5 volumes were hit and miss for me. I loved some, and was bored out of my mind with others. The bottom line, though, is that it’s been almost a year since I read volume 5, and I have no motivation to read further.
1. Phoenix Unbound — Grace Draven (ARC)
I hadn’t heard of this series until a Berkley publicist offered to send me a copy earlier this month, but as soon as I read the synopsis, I was so down for it. In this society, each village must send a woman to be a human sacrifice once a year, so this witch has taken on the burden of being the sacrifice, year after year, to save other women. It’s such a unique idea for a story, and I think it’s going to be a big hit, because there’s already some pretty well-loved fanart floating around (pictured on the side here, credit to @MelieScribbles on twitter!).
2. Pestilence — Laura Thalassa (purchased)
Hi, my name is Destiny, and my aesthetic is lusting after Laura Thalassa’s books constantly, while never actually getting around to reading them. Anyways, this is a New Adult urban fantasy (I think?) series where the love interests are The Four Horsemen? I mean, why have I never seen this done before? Sign me up, please and thank you, for everything apocalyptic.
3. Priest of Bones — Peter McLean (ARC)
This is being marketed as Peaky Blinders, but with swords, and what you need to know about that is that, despite having never seen Peaky Blinders, I know myself well enough to know I will love it whenever I eventually get around to watching it, and also that this is absolutely the sort of weird grimdark shit I need in my life.
4. The Doll Collection — Ellen Datlow (purchased)
If there are three things in life I will never get tired of, they are: 1) horror anthologies, 2) creepy dolls, and 3) anything with Seanan Maguire’s name and/or face on it. (By the way, if you want to grab a copy of this for your spooky fall TBR, I got it from BookOutlet for just a few dollars last week!)
5. We Sold Our Souls — Grady Hendrix (ARC)
I owned two of Grady Hendrix’s books already and hadn’t read either of them, but do you think that stopped me from requesting an ARC of this? HA. No. Horror stories + heavy metal bands + a Satanic rehab center = cha-ching. It’s so ridiculous, it just might work.
What did you think of this week’s removals and additions? Will you be adding any of these to your TBR?