TBR Lows & Highs #7


  • 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:

  • Ari had some amazing queer recommendations this week!
  • Sarah made some great removals!
  • Sionna added a really exciting upcoming retelling this week!

Make sure you go give them some love, and feel free to join in with us on this meme!



1. Madness — Zac Brewer
This sounded interesting enough at first, but after reading some full-spoiler reviews and learning how it ends, I’m not interested at all.

2. Ultimate Sacrifice — S. E. Green
This just sounds… meh.

3. Corrupt — Penelope Douglas
The longer it’s been since I read my last Penelope Douglas read, Birthday Girl, the more I hate that book and it’s making me lose all interest in reading most of her other work.

4. Saga, Vol. 7 — Brian K. Vaughan
I swear I’ve removed this so many times and I keep finding it on my TBR shelf again? WTF? I’m just not interested in continuing this series.

5. The Chaos of Stars — Kiersten White
I loved the first 2 books in The Conquerors Saga by her, but I have 3 other books of Kiersten’s on my TBR that I actually own, so I’ll remove this one (which I do not own).



1. Miranda and Caliban — Jacqueline Carey (purchased)
This is a retelling of The Tempest, but that’s not why I bought it. I fell in love with the cover immediately, the hardback was only a few dollars on BookOutlet, and I’m a sucker for tragic romance.

2. Nights of the Living Dead — Jonathan Maberry & George A. Romero (purchased)
I love anthologies, I love zombies, and I love George A. Romero.

3. Suffer the Children — Craig DiLouie (purchased)
When I bought this, I thought it was about zombie children, but it’s actually about vampire children. Semantics!

4. Haunted Are These Houses — Eddie Generous & Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi (purchased)
A whole anthology about haunted houses, and there are quite a few authors in the list that I’ve been wanting to check out!

5. Middlegame — Seanan McGuire
I just see Seanan McGuire’s name and click “want to read” immediately.


6. Scream and Scream Again! — R. L. Stine
An entire anthology of middle grade horror, edited and pieced together by my childhood fave? YES, PLEASE.

7. The Weight of the Stars — K. Ancrum
Queer ladies in space! I actually thought I had added this ages ago, but I hadn’t, so here we are. Now, if I can just stay calm until its March 2019 release…

8. My Favorite Half-Night Stand — Christina Lauren (ARC)
I’ve only read one thing from this author duo before, and I really enjoyed it, so I had to request this when I saw it on netgalley (and thankfully, I was approved!). It evidently tackles a humorous, honest outlook on internet dating, and as someone with way too many cringe-y, laughable stories of my own in that field, I’m here for it.

9. The Witch Boy — Molly Ostertag
A middle grade graphic novel about a boy who wants to be a witch, even though his family swears only girls can be witches. This sounds so precious and I’m always down for challenging gender roles!

10. We Hunt the Flame — Hafsah Faizal
I know I keep saying I’m getting burnt out on “royalty” YA fantasy stories, but one written by a Muslim author, who I’m told inserted some of her own religious identity into the storytelling? I can’t pass that up. ♥

What did you think of this week’s removals and additions? Will you be adding any of these to your TBR?


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9 thoughts on “TBR Lows & Highs #7

  1. i’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on My Favorite Half Night Stand – i’ve read two books by that duo and have been meh on both but something keeps bringing me back?? anyway i’m interested in the book for some reason


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