The WINNER of last week’s “lows” vote was… *drumroll*
WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie McLemore!
(this was the first week I’ve gotten SO many votes, and 3 books were almost tied for the winner! it’s AWESOME!)
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!)
1. Grimoire Noir — Vera Greentea & Yana Bogatch (owned, ARC; july 2019)
• YA fantasy graphic novel
• a world where all women are witches!
2. Magic for Liars — Sarah Gailey (owned, ARC; june 2019)
• adult fantasy/mystery
• modern fantasy meets investigative noir
• I love Sarah and want to read everything they touch ♥
3. The Casquette Girls — Alys Arden (kindle unlimited)
• YA fantasy
• vampires in New Orleans! I need more vamps, don’t judge me
4. An Orchestra of Minorities — Chigozie Obioma
• adult literary fiction
• a contemporary Odyssey retelling about tragedy befalling a young Nigerian farmer
5. The Wizards of Once — Cressida Cowell (owned)
• MG fantasy
• wizards and warriors, maybe enemies-to-friends?
• I wasn’t sure I wanted to read this until I saw the audiobook on sale for $2 and it’s narrated by David freaking Tennant so here we are
6. Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Astrology — Kris Brandt Riske (library loan)
• adult nonfic
• just something I found at the library this week!
7. Empire of the Vampire — Jay Kristoff (september 2020)
• adult fantasy
• AAAAAAAAAHSIUHDHUHDUEBJHEB *screams incoherently forever*
8. These Witches Don’t Burn — Isabel Sterling (may 2019)
• YA fantasy
• queer witches!! yes please forever!
9. A Heart So Fierce and Broken — Brigid Kemmerer (january 2020)
• YA fantasy
• I loved A Curse So Dark and Lonely so much and when I saw the title of this, right after I finished Curse, I literally had tears in my eyes over the character I think this title is referring to and now I just want to go cry some more ?
10. That Kind of Guy — Talia Hibbert (may 2019)
• adult romance
• middle-aged woman + hot younger nerd guy = Talia’s going to knock this out of the park just like she does with every other freaking thing she writes ♥♥♥
11. If I’m Being Honest — Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka (april 2019)
• YA contemporary
• “queen bee” has to make amends with her victims in order to win over her crush
• I don’t think I’d be interested in this from most authors but for some reason, despite having not read anything by them yet, I’m obsessed with this author couple??
12. Return to Dyatlov Pass — J. H. Moncrieff (kindle unlimited)
• adult historical horror novella
• I’ve always been so intrigued by the Dyatlov Pass incident and Lauren’s review completely sold me on this
13. Monsters in Our Wake — J. H. Moncrieff (kindle unlimited)
• adult horror/sci-fi novella
• while adding Return to Dyatlov Pass, I saw this cover and my sea-cryptid-loving-self was like NEED, WOW
14. The Witch’s Kind — Louisa Morgan (owned, ARC; march 2019)
• adult historical fantasy
• all the badass witches and female empowerment forever, please ♥♥
15. Where Stars Won’t Shine — Patrick Lacey (kindle unlimited)
• adult horror novella
• Bex’s review was all I needed to convince me to add this one!
Which book from my “lows” do you think I should add to my “top-TBR” shelf?