TBR Lows & Highs #47

July 7, 2019

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


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 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”)



(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!)



  • Criminal Intentions S1E3: The Man with the Glass Eye — Cole McCade (kindle unlimited)
    • adult mystery/thriller/romance; I’m so in love with this series ♥
  • Becoming the Dark Prince — Kerri Maniscalco
    • YA hist-fic; when I tell you I am COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS until this novella drops on my kindle…
  • Dark Rise — C.S. Pacat (2021)
    • YA fantasy; AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ??????????????
  • Teach Me to Forget — Erica M. Chapman
    • YA contemporary; a story of a grieving teen plotting her suicide, and the classmate who becomes determined to stop her
  • Say You’ll Remember Me — Katie McGarry
    • YA contemporary; after being charged with a crime he didn’t commit, Drix gets a second chance through a new program rehabilitating young criminals and meets the governor’s daughter, who’s trying to learn to assert her own independence separate from her father’s title

  • Hearts, Heroes, and Heath Hall — Kasie West (february 2020)
    • YA contemporary; I’m such a sucker for this “series” (it really isn’t one, but they’re connected: Love, Life, and the List & Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss)
  • Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All — Laura Ruby (october 2019)
    • YA hist-fic; 1) I am OBSESSED with this cover AND title; 2) I think this is about a girl’s ghost trying to keep her living sister safe during WWII?
  • Words We Don’t Say — K.J. Reilly
    • YA contemporary; after a traumatic incident, Joel doesn’t speak to most people, so he writes texts to them and never sends them
  • Cracked Up to Be — Courtney Summers (re-releasing february 2020)
    • YA contemporary; I loved Sadie enough that I really want to read more from this author, so I’m pumped for this re-release of her debut. It’s about a girl who’s gone from being the perfect high schooler to an alcoholic who’s failing her classes and has to be put on suicide watch, and nobody knows why.
  • The How & The Why — Cynthia Hand (november 2019)
    • YA contemporary/hist-fic; told through letters in the past and the present, we see both sides of a young girl who was put up for adoption as a child and her biological mother, years ago

  • Rules for Vanishing — Kate Alice Marshall (september 2019)
    • YA horror; I can’t possibly make this sound any better than the first paragraph of the GR synopsis already does: “In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister–at all costs.”
  • The Liar’s Daughter — Megan Cooley Peterson (september 2019)
    • YA contemporary; the daughter of a cult leader has been removed from her family, but she’s determined to get back to them no matter what.
  • Red Hood — Elana K. Arnold (february 2020)
    • YA fantasy; I loved Damsel and I am SO EXCITED for this! You best believe I sent in a request the freaking second I found out this was being released haha!
  • Chasing Graves — Ben Galley (kindle unlimited)
  • Untitled — Angie Thomas
    • YA contemporary; I mean, it’s Angie Thomas. ?‍♀️ And it takes place in Garden Heights, which reminds me that I still need to read On the Come Up!


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

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


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  • Reply evelynreads1 July 7, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Grim lovelies keeps going on and off my TBR, I just can’t decide if I want to read it haha

  • Reply obsessedwithfairytales July 7, 2019 at 11:35 am

    I vote for In a Dark, Dark Wood — Ruth Ware! It was a really good thriller.

  • Reply Justine July 7, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Destiny! I was going to join in on your meme last time I blogged, so I’ll do it sometime this month. I need to purge my GoodReads shelf, too! I vote In a Dark, Dark Wood because the author has been popping up everywhere.
    I haven’t heard of most books on your highs, but I’m definitely adding anything Angie Thomas writes, too!

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  • Reply alisbooks July 7, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I loved The Kiss Thief so that would be my vote.

  • Reply Meeghan reads July 9, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Grim Lovelies!! You NEEEEEEED to read Grim Lovelies!! It’s so good, I LOVED it!! It even got a mention in my Top 5 Tuesday post today. AND the sequel comes out next month. ARGHHHHHH!!! ??
    (Sorry, I’m so excited because I never see any books I really know on this list!! Except for Lola… ?)

  • Reply Melissa July 9, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    In a Dark, Dark Wood — Ruth Ware

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  • Reply Sam || Fictionally Sam July 17, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    I was reading this and then I saw becoming the dark prince and then that was all I saw. I NEED IT NOWWWWWW

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