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TBR Lows & Highs #47

July 7, 2019

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

THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS by M.R. Carey!

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!)

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thehighs

  • 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!

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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
    (www.evelynreads.com)

  • 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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