Randomizing My TBR #4

April 2, 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 ⛔

  • His Cocky Cellist by Cole McCade: I LOVE Cole’s writing, as most of you know, but I’m surprised to say I’m going to remove this one. The first book in the series just wasn’t super memorable for me and Cole has such an extensive backlog at this point that I’d rather prioritize the books I’m more excited about.
  • A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro: I added this years ago because of the hype that was surrounding the series, but I know I’m just not going to get around to picking it up. I don’t read YA mysteries often and this doesn’t pique my interest enough.
  • Sankarea Vol. 1 by Mitsuru Hattori: I added this based on the cover and synopsis, but after looking at some reviews, it sounds like it’s less about zombies and more about child abuse, and I’m just not super interested in the way it sounds like that is handled in this manga.
  • Cult of Personality by Cole McCade: Okay, what? What are the odds that, with over 4k books on my TBR shelf, two Cole McCade books would end up in here and both would be removed? 😂 I have every intention of reading this eventually, but I’m only on book 2 and this is book 7, so there’s no need to have it on my shelf until I actually pick the series back up.
  • Twelfth Grade Night by Molly Horton Booth: I don’t read a lot of graphic novels anymore, so it takes a special sort of synopsis to hold my interest and this one isn’t that for me.

❗ move to “top-tbr” shelf ❗

  • Keepsake by Amy Oliveira: I just added this to my TBR yesterday, actually, so it’s weird that it showed up so soon after! I’m putting this one on my top TBR because it sounds really great. I love contemporary romances with “real world angst” (like a court battle for keeping custody of the MC’s best friend’s kids) and this has a lot of tropes I like, too.
  • A Place for Sinners by Aaron Dries: After how much I loved Where the Dead Go to Die, anything by Aaron Dries belongs on my TBR. This one’s on KU, so there’s no reason NOT to prioritize it.
  • A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow: I read my first Harrow book recently, Starling House, and really enjoyed it, so I definitely want to read more books of hers soon!
  • Rebel by Beverly Jenkins: This one has to go here! I can’t believe I haven’t read anything by Beverly Jenkins yet, but I’ve gotta fix that soon.

🥱 I’ll get to it eventually 🥱

  • How the Light Gets In by Katy Upperman: I’m not sure I’ll actually ever read this, given how little YA contemporary I read these days, but it still sounds interesting enough to hold on to.

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 didnt read A Study in Charlotte, but I did audiobook the second in the serie! Why, idk 😂🤷🏽‍♀️

    1. I really liked the Fractured Fairytales by Harrow, so I hope you like A Spindle Splintered. (Plus they’re so short it’s easy to rip through them!!)

    1. I read A Study in Charlotte around 5 years ago and thought it was just ok. I had the series in my list of series I wanted to continue but I did recently decided to DNF the series because I didn’t particularly like the first book. I haven’t read a Beverly Jenkins book yet either and I have 3 on my kindle.

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