TBR Lows & Highs #52

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

SHEETS by Brenna Thummler!

I actually had such a strong feeling this would win, I went ahead and put it on hold from a neighboring branch, and it’s on its way to me 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.

tbrlowsandhighswatermarked

Rules:

  • Link back to the original post at Howling Libraries
  • Sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, ascending
  • Find 5 titles to purge from your TBR (the “lows”) OR 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”)

moonsdivider

thelows

(books that are LOW on my TBR (BUT NOT BEING REMOVED)vote in the comments for which one I should move UP on my list and I’ll read it within 18 months!)

  • The Nightingale — Kristin Hannah [adult historical fiction]
    • This has been on my TBR forever and I really want to read it, but I keep putting it off because I expect it to be so sad!
  • Somewhere Only We Know — Maurene Goo [YA contemporary]
    • I was super excited to get this eARC, but then the slump happened, and, well… I dunno, now it’s getting mixed reviews and I’m a little less excited. 😂 But I still wanna read it! (And to be fair, I did like her last book more than most of my friends did, too!)
      ✨ own-voice Korean rep! ✨
  • Mary Shelley: The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein’s Creator — Catherine Reef [YA non-fic]
    • A biography of Mary Shelley’s life, pretty self-explanatory.
  • Daisy Jones & the Six — Taylor Jenkins Reid [adult hist-fic]
    • I have the eARC for this AND bought the audiobook, so… how have I not read it yet?
  • Unwritten Law — Eden Finley [adult romance]
    • A KU m/m romance about a guy who falls for his twin brother’s ex! This sounds potentially super yikes tbh, but the reviews are really good so I think it must be handled fairly well? Hopefully?
      ✨ m/m rep! ✨

moonsdivider

thehighs

  • Human Flesh — Nick Clausen [adult horror; available on KU]
    • Originally a Danish short story, this is pitched as a dark winter crime horror, which sounds atmospheric and fantastic.
  • The Cold — Rich Hawkins [adult horror; available on KU]
    • A creature feature in a blizzard setting! … can you tell I’m really sick of summer lately? 😂
  • The Nightmare Room — Chris Sorensen [adult horror; available on KU]
    • A haunted farmhouse with spooky, evil entities… I never get tired of haunted house stories.
  • The Devilish Duke — Maddison Michaels [adult historical romance]
    • A marriage-for-money situation between a man known as the “Devil Duke” and a woman who wants nothing to do with him, but will do anything to save her orphanage.

  • Among the Fallen — Virginia Frances Schwartz [YA hist-fic; ARC en route]
    • Based on the true story of the Tothill prison, a young woman’s memories of being abused and exploited in a Victorian workhouse as well as her new life as she finds a way to freedom.
  • The Library of the Unwritten — A.J. Hackwith [adult fantasy; ARC en route]
    • Claire is the head librarian of a place called the Unwritten Wing: a neutral space in Hell where unfinished stories go to reside. When the stories’ characters come to life and try to escape, it’s her job to stop them.
      ✨ own-voice queer rep! ✨
  • Wonderland: An Anthology — edited by Marie O’Regan [adult fantasy/horror; ARC en route]
    • A collection of short dark fantasy and horror stories based on the world of Alice in Wonderland! I love Alice-themed horror retellings, and I’m betting I’ll love the fantasy stories, too.

moonsdivider

Descriptions for all items below this point can be found in the latest Stacking the Shelves post!

  • Fair Game — Patricia Briggs [adult paranormal fantasy; used bookstore purchase]
  • River Marked — Patricia Briggs [adult paranormal fantasy; used bookstore purchase]
  • nectar — Upile Chisala [adult poetry; eARC]

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

graphicssignature

twitter | bookstagram | facebook | goodreads

Posted by

Just a children's librarian/horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, grad school, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

11 thoughts on “TBR Lows & Highs #52

  1. Hmm I can’t chose just one. There’s four that sound really interesting to me. So I’m going to cheat and put a vote in for all four of them. The Nightingale, Daisy Jones, the Maureen Goo one and the m/m romance. Sorry I can’t remember the titles of those last 2 even though I just read the post 🤦🏻‍♀️

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s