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TBR Lows & Highs #42

June 2, 2019

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

REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier!

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 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”)

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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 Demonologist — Gerald Brittle
    • adult nonfic; a collection of events from Ed and Lorraine Warren’s lives, which sounds pretty interesting even if I might not believe the same things they believed
  • The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures — Aaron Mahnke
    • adult nonfic; a guide to cryptids and monsters I’ve been eyeing forever
  • The Witch Boy — Molly Ostertag
    • MG fantasy graphic novel; a graphic novel about a boy who wants to be a witch, and it looks so cute!
  • Bones Are Made to Be Broken — Paul Michael Anderson
    • adult horror short stories; I read one of PMA’s shorts in another anthology and loved it so I’ve been meaning to check out more from him!
  • Baby Teeth — Zoje Stage
    • adult horror; this has gotten SUCH mixed reviews but I love creepy-kid stuff

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thehighs

  • Immunity — Erin Bowman (ARC en route; july 2019)
  • Frozen Pact — Kat Green (kindle unlimited)
    • adult horror; it sounds creepy & it’s hella short
  • Cuckoo Song — Frances Hardinge
    • YA horror; tbh, I don’t add YA horror to my TBR often, but this involves some creepy dolls and stuff, and sounds pretty cool
  • Gumption — Nick Offerman
    • adult nonfic/humor; I actually got this as a freebie at work while a co-worker was weeding the nonfic collection and I’m pretty excited for it
  • How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind — Dana K. White
    • adult nonfic; I’m reading her book Decluttering at the Speed of Life right now and it’s been incredibly insightful (and funny!), so I’m gonna check this out

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

  • The Hive — Barry Lyga (ARC; september 2019)
    • YA dystopia; this reminds me of a Black Mirror episode so I’m intrigued
  • The Twisted Ones — T. Kingfisher (ARC; october 2019)
    • adult horror; this sounds so spooky!
  • Small Kingdoms and Other Stories — Charlaine Harris
    • adult mystery; I’m in a Charlaine Harris mood lately 🤷‍♀️
  • My Absolute Darling — Gabriel Tallent
    • adult thriller; reading this one for a GR group read!
  • The Turn of the Screw — Henry James (kindle unlimited)
    • adult horror; another GR group read
  • Dahlia Black — Keith Thomas (ARC; august 2019)
    • adult sci-fi; this is comp’d loosely to World War Z with aliens and genetics weirdness, so it sounds really neat

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

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  • Reply Alexa June 2, 2019 at 9:18 am

    I’m voting for The Witch Boy!

  • Reply eLPy June 2, 2019 at 10:09 am

    I’m going for Bones Are Made to Be Broken.
    Daphne du Maurier was an author I found several books from in my Grandmother’s collection of books. I too have been meaning to read her. You’ve got me thinking about them again. Thanks.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 3, 2019 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you for voting! And that’s really cool, I bet that makes those books even more meaningful for you! Hopefully you will love them as much as your grandmother must have. <3

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  • Reply singerofstories June 2, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Graphic novels are pretty much always auto-reads for me so I might bump that. Baby Teeth is also on my TBR but I haven’t been watching all of the reviews. I own a copy so I need to read it anyway.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 3, 2019 at 8:59 pm

      Since you already own Baby Teeth, I’ll go ahead and say I hope you like it when you read it! 😀

  • Reply MetalPhantasmReads June 3, 2019 at 10:09 am

    I’ve heard Lore is good but I haven’t read any of them again lol. I kinda have Immunity on my TBR even though I haven’t read Contagion yet

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 3, 2019 at 8:58 pm

      Contagion was SO GOOD! I haven’t read much YA sci-fi/horror (I feel like that crossover doesn’t happen much outside of adult releases, you know?), but it was so much fun.

      • Reply MetalPhantasmReads June 4, 2019 at 2:47 pm

        That’s good to know! I got it in a book box last summer and I figure it’s time to finally try to read this year lol 🙂

  • Reply Malka @ Paper Procrastinators June 3, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    The Witch Boy sounds really cute, so I’m voting for that one!

  • Reply alisbooks June 3, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    I want to read Rebecca, too. Maybe I’ll get to it soon.

  • Reply Sarah June 6, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    I vote for Baby Teeth!! I read an ARC of it off NetGalley and really enjoyed it.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries August 25, 2019 at 1:00 am

      I missed this somehow but I’m excited that you enjoyed Baby Teeth! Just the title alone sounds… foreboding? lmao

      • Reply Sarah August 26, 2019 at 12:24 pm

        It is quite foreboding and spooky!

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