TBR Lows & Highs #36

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

YOU’LL MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE by Rachel Lynn Solomon!

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.

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Rules:

  • 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”)


thelows

(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!)

  • Kushiel’s Dart — Jacqueline Carey
    • adult fantasy; a slave is purchased and trained as a spy and courtesan, but a romance forms with an enemy (I think?)
  • The Queen of the Tearling — Erika Johansen
    • adult fantasy; a lost princess has been raised in hiding, but now she must learn to become a queen and take her throne back
  • Roar — Cora Carmack
    • YA fantasy; a princess is forced into an arranged betrothal with a neighboring prince, but discovers he’s not what he seems, so she sneaks into his palace to spy on him
  • Summer Days and Summer Nights — anthology edited by Stephanie Perkins
    • YA contemporary short story anthology; short contemporary summer-y stories
  • Boy Erased — Garrard Conley
    • adult nonfiction/memoir; a gay man’s recollection of when his parents sent him to a conversion step in his teens

thehighs

Almost all of this week’s highs are eARCs I was approved for last week, which were all detailed in yesterday’s Stacking the Shelves post. I’m only going to add synopsis blurbs for the ones that weren’t in that post!

  • The Infinite Noise — Lauren Shippen
    • YA fantasy; a group of teens with supernatural abilities
  • Taboo For You — Anyta Sunday (kindle unlimited)
    • NA contemporary m/m romance; best-friends-to-lovers romance
  • Dragonslayer — Duncan M. Hamilton (july 2019)
    • adult fantasy; a former King’s guardsman is sent on a mission to slay the last dragon, previously thought extinct for centuries
  • This Accident of Being Lost — Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
    • adult short stories; I don’t really know what this is about, I just was intrigued by a recent BooksAndLala video that mentioned it
  • I Stop Somewhere — T.E. Carter
    • YA contemporary; a teen disappears after being raped

All the Better Part of Me | Halloween Fiend | The Stars May Rise and Fall | Dear Sweet Pea | The Saturday Night Ghost Club | Croquette & Empanada | Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come | The Unicorn Anthology | Made for You | Unchained Desire | Drakon’s Knight | How We Became Wicked | The First Girl Child | Orpheus Girl | Somebody to Love | The Wives


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

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14 thoughts on “TBR Lows & Highs #36

    1. Sorry for the late reply, but don’t worry, I promise I counted your vote when the time came for it. 😀 Thanks for voting. I’m really looking forward to reading Boy Erased even though I know it’ll be a tough one to read at points. I definitely wanna check out the film after!

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  1. You added The Infinite Noise!! I’m looking forward to reading what you think 🙂 I may be a bit biased because I’m in love with the podcast now and Caleb and Adam are seriously cinnamon rolls in need of protection. Such dorks…. I love them.

    Ah as for the voting… I’ll go with Roar since I’m not sure if I want to read that one 😉 Kushiel’s Dart I tried reading and couldn’t get into…. if you end up liking it though I might give it another try.

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  2. OMG, I love The Queen of the Tearling–I vote for that book! I would say it’s one of my fav series, but I haven’t actually read the 3rd book yet, whoops, so I can’t say for sure. I’m actually planning on rereading the first two so I can finish the series this year.

    Also wow, Dragonslayer has such a cool cover!

    Happy reading! 🙂

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      1. Lol, you’re all good! And aaahhh, I’m glad to hear that you’re excited to read The Queen of the Tearling!
        And thanks–I’m planning to start rereading them next month! 😊

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  3. I also keep doubting about the queen of the tearling. I think it could be really cool, but could also be really cliché..

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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  4. My vote is for Queen of the Tearling—it’s one of the most interesting fantasy settings I’ve ever read.

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    1. Sorry for the late reply, but don’t worry, I promise I counted your vote when the time came for it. 🙂 Thanks for the recommendation of Queen of the Tearling! I feel like a lot of the fantasy settings I’ve read lately have run together, so it piqued my interest when you said it was one of the most interesting settings you’ve read!

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