The WINNER of last week’s “lows” vote was… *drumroll*
A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY by Libba Bray!
(Though, so many of you “anti-voted” for it that I’m a little worried now…)
As promised, I’ll now add this book to my “top-TBR” shelf on Goodreads to remind me to read it within the next 18 months.
- 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”)
(books that are LOW on my TBR—vote in the comments for which one I should move UP on my list and I’ll read it within 18 months!)
1. The Doll Collection — Ellen Datlow
2. Running With Lions — Julian Winters
3. The Storm Runner — J. C. Cervantes
4. How to Keep Rolling After a Fall — Karole Cozzo
5. Kingdom of Ash and Briars — Hannah West
Ummm… I somehow accidentally added SEVENTY books to my TBR shelf this week? So… I’m just gonna pick and choose the ones I’m most excited about. 👀
1. Limbs: A Love Story — Tim Meyer (kindle unlimited)
• adult horror “romance” novella; it’s Tim so it’s sure to be twisted AF
2. Trick — Natalia Jaster (kindle unlimited)
• new adult fantasy/romance recommended by Sionna; jester/princess romance?
3. Signs of Cupidity — Raven Kennedy (kindle unlimited)
• adult reverse harem/fantasy, fae, “Cupid” MC
4. Deadline — Stephanie Ahn (kindle unlimited)
• queer (f/f) adult fantasy/romance novella, BDSM rep, witch MC
5. The Fever King — Victoria Lee (releasing march 1st, 2019)
• queer (m/m) YA fantasy set in a dystopian futuristic USA
6. Storm and Fury — Jennifer L. Armentrout (ARC; releasing june 11th, 2019)
• YA paranormal fantasy involving ghosts, demons, gargoyles… oh, and this will be my first JLA read ever!
7. Naturally Tan — Tan France (ARC; releasing may 14th, 2019)
• adult memoir from one of the softest sweetest queer men ever ♥
8. DeadEndia: The Watcher’s Test — Hamish Steele
• queer YA fantasy graphic novel, rec’d by Sionna
9. Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories — Doug Murano (kindle unlimited)
• adult horror short story collection featuring “beauty within horror”
10. The Worst is Yet to Come — S. P. Miskowski (releasing february 22nd, 2019)
• adult horror novella about… ghosts? tbh I added this because the cover looked cool and the title reminded me of my favorite Still Remains song from back in the day 🤷♀️
11. Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune — Roselle Lim (releasing june 11th, 2019)
• adult romance with tons of Asian rep; also, Helen Hoang has been raving about it so that’s enough for me
12. The Right Swipe — Alisha Rai (ARC; releasing july 2nd, 2019)
• adult romance about a cynical dating app creator giving a former one-night-stand a second chance
13. A Prince on Paper — Alyssa Cole (ARC; releasing april 30th, 2019)
• adult romance about a woman searching for the dream life and finding it in her favorite love-to-hate celebrity prince
14. The Takeover Effect — Nisha Sharma (releasing april 2nd, 2019)
• adult dystopian
• this was an unrequested ARC that Orbit sent me and I’m so appreciative but also super nervous because… books about dogs?!?! 😭 But it sounds so good so I’m pumped.
15. A Monster Like Me — Wendy S. Swore (releasing march 5th, 2019)
• semi-autobiographical MG contemporary about a girl with a blood tumor on her face, who is obsessed with monsters and compares her bullies to them
16. The Book of Cthulhu II — Ross E. Lockhart
• adult horror short story collection of Lovecraft retellings, rec’d to me by Sarah as her favorite
17. The Babysitters Coven — Kate Williams (releasing september 17th, 2019)
• YA paranormal/contemporary being pitched as “Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer” with witches, yes to all of this
18. Fake Blood — Whitney Gardner
• MG paranormal graphic novel about a boy who has to pretend to be a vampire to impress his crush
19. Nightlights — Lorena Alvarez Gomez
• MG dark fantasy graphic novel
Which book from my “lows” do you think I should add to my “top-TBR” shelf?