TBR Lows & Highs #31

The WINNER of last week’s “lows” vote was… *drumroll*

THE LAST NAMSARA by Kristen Ciccarelli!

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!)

  • Five Feet Apart — Rachael Lippincott
    • YA contemporary; two teens with cystic fibrosis falling in love
  • The Nowhere Girls — Amy Reed
    • YA contemporary; three rape survivors come together to get revenge
  • Always Forever Maybe — Anica Mrose Rissi
    • YA contemporary; abusive teen relationship
  • Making Faces — Amy Harmon
    • YA contemporary; romance between an “unremarkable girl” and a “wounded warrior” (young soldier); light Beauty and the Beast retelling
  • Tyler Johnson Was Here — Jay Coles
    • YA contemporary; a teen black boy and his family must learn to keep going after his twin brother is shot and killed by a police office


I somehow only added FIVE books this week?! What sorcery is this???

  • All of Us with Wings — Michelle Ruiz Keil (ARC; june 2019)
    • YA magical realism; queer Mexican-American girl recovering from abuse
  • Decluttering at the Speed of Life — Dana K. White (library loan)
    • adult nonfic; self-explanatory title; humorous take on decluttering
  • Say You Still Love Me — K.A. Tucker (ARC; august 2019)
    • adult romance; high-power businesswoman is reunited with a childhood friend/crush, old feelings stir
  • Where There’s a Will — Beth Corby (ARC; may 2019)
    • adult romance; a woman’s estranged uncle leaves her his estate, but she has to earn it by fulfilling a list of tasks with his assistant
  • The Kingdom — Jess Rothenberg (ARC; may 2019)
    • YA fantasy; MC is an AI in a fantasy theme park, begins to fall in love with a man but is then framed for his murder

Which book from my “lows” do you think I should add to my “top-TBR” shelf?


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11 thoughts on “TBR Lows & Highs #31

  1. This is too old to vote I know. I just wanted to say I’ve read the Last Namsara and really enjoyed it. In fact book 2, The Caged Queen I hope to read within the month. 😀


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