Randomizing My TBR #3

March 25, 2024

It’s time to randomize my tbr!

I’ve been watching DB post about randomizing her TBR and it just looks like so much fun, I had to join in! I’ve been missing the TBR-themed memes like Down the TBR Hole but I wanted something fresh and I felt like this was a fun new take on it!


  • Go to your want-to-read shelf
  • From the drop-down lists at the bottom (on desktop), change “per page” to 10 and “sort” to random
  • Decide what to do with them: remove, read, or leave them on your TBR (or do what DB did, and what I’ve done also: sort them onto a priority TBR list!)

Original TBR shelf count (as of 03/09/2024): 4185

⛔ remove ⛔

  • The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi: As much as I enjoyed Pet, I don’t think Emezi’s writing is much of my cup of tea anymore sadly, and the plot to this one doesn’t interest me (too “literary fic” for my tastes!).
  • Courting Her Monsters by Erin Bedford: This was a freebie that sounded fun, but most of my GR friends’ reviews are pretty scathing for reasons that typically bug me (like major plot holes), so I’m going to remove this one.

❗ move to “top-tbr” shelf ❗

  • Queens of Moirai by Rhiannon Hargadon: This was a review copy I received and it sounds like so much fun, and the author was so sweet when she reached out to me! Definitely wanting to pick this up soon.
  • What Happened at Hawthorne House by Hadassah Shiradski: I LOVE stories about creepy little kids playing creepy little games! Plus it’s barely over 100 pages, so it’s a quick one.
  • The Cursed Among Us by John Durgin: I don’t think I’ve read anything by this horror author yet, but I really want to!

🥱 I’ll get to it eventually 🥱

  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman: I definitely still want to read this eventually, but I never seem to get around to it. I’ve had it on my TBR a long time!
  • Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker: Yep, still going to read this one… someday!
  • Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw: This sounds super up my alley and really fun, just not quite fun enough to bump up to top-TBR status.
  • Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim: I don’t read much YA fantasy lately, but this sounds so good! I’m definitely saving it for when I’m in the mood for more YA fantasy.
  • Autumn Gothic by Brian Bowyer: This was sent to me as a review copy by the author and I’m bummed I haven’t gotten to it yet, but I still plan to. I think it specifically includes Halloween as part of the setting, so I’ll probably pick this up closer to autumn!

are there any books you think I should have left on my tbr? which of my top-tbr books should I read next?



More about Destiny @ Howling Libraries

Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

    1. I’ve seen the adaptation of a man called Ove.. and i’m pretty displeased by how often he tried to off himself. Not sure I wanna read it now

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