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TBR Lows & Highs #36

April 21, 2019

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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  • Reply Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books April 21, 2019 at 9:26 am

    I’m very much looking forward to your thought on You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone. It is high on my list!
    My vote is for Boy Erased. Conley is a great writer with a powerful story. I’ve heard the movie was great as well.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 21, 2019 at 3:37 am

      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!

  • Reply obsessedwithfairytales April 21, 2019 at 11:52 am

    I vote for Boy Erased — Garrard Conley! I recommend checking out the audiobook.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 21, 2019 at 3:36 am

      Sorry for the late reply, but don’t worry, I promise I counted your vote when the time came for it. Thank you for the tip on the Boy Erased audiobook! I think the audio is on Scribd, so I might have to pick it up sooner rather than later. :)q

  • Reply Sionna (Books in Her Eyes) April 21, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    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.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries July 27, 2019 at 11:07 pm

      This is so delayed but I’m sorry you weren’t able to get into Kushiel’s Dart! It’s one of those books that I’ve hyped myself up for so much, for so long (and I can’t even remember why originally!) that I’m nervous to read it now. 😂

  • Reply Keri April 21, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    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! 🙂

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 21, 2019 at 3:36 am

      Sorry for the late reply, but don’t worry, I promise I counted your vote when the time came for it. 😀 Your enthusiasm for Queen of the Tearling has me even more excited to read it! I hope you enjoy your reread and the 3rd book <3

      • Reply Keri June 22, 2019 at 12:13 am

        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! 😊

  • Reply evelynreads1 April 22, 2019 at 2:25 am

    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)

  • Reply Jolien @ The Fictional Reader April 22, 2019 at 5:33 am

    I’m voting for Kushiel’s Dart! It’s also on my TBR 😀

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries July 27, 2019 at 11:08 pm

      Oooh hopefully we can both get to Kushiel’s Dart soon (if you haven’t already) and enjoy it 😀

  • Reply jess @ crowing about books April 22, 2019 at 10:42 pm

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

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 21, 2019 at 3:35 am

      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!

  • Reply CJR The Brit April 25, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Without a doubt, Roar. I loved that read and the author is just so super lovely!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 21, 2019 at 3:28 am

      Sorry for the late reply, but don’t worry, I promise I counted your vote when the time came for it. 😀 I’m so glad you loved Roar, though! I’ve heard nothing but good things about both it and the author!

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