TBR Lows & Highs

TBR Lows & Highs #57

September 29, 2019

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

WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH by Elizabeth Acevedo!

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!)

  • Let’s Call it a Doomsday — Katie Henry [YA contemporary]
    • I loved Heretics Anonymous, but I kept forgetting I got an eARC of this one… oops. >_< It’s about paranoia, doomsday prep, and… maaaaybe queer girls?
  • Thrall — Avon Gale & Roan Parrish [adult romance]
    • An m/m Dracula retelling, told through text messages and emails? Hell, yeah. It’s gotten mixed reviews, but a lot of those negative reviews felt the epistolary aspect went on too long, which is also a common complaint about Mariana Zapata’s Dear Aaron, which I loved… so hopefully I’ll be out of the norm on this one, too!
  • Alien: Echo — Mira Grant [YA sci-fi/horror]
    • Queer sci-fi horror from my queen, what more could I need in life?
  • The Wizards of Once — Cressida Cowell [MG fantasy]
    • I don’t know why I keep putting this one off when I really feel like I’ll enjoy it! I did recently haul the audiobook, which is narrated by David Tennant, so maybe that’ll motivate me to read it sooner.
  • You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense — Charles Bukowski [adult poetry]
    • Bukowski is one of those authors I’m terrified to pick up because it seems like everyone nowadays either loves or hates his work, and I really, really don’t want to hate it. ? I heard this was a pretty “approachable” intro to his work because it’s supposed to be a little less snarky/pessimistic than some of his other collections, but I can’t speak from experience, obviously.



  • The Miracles of the Namiya General Store — Keigo Higashino [adult mystery/fantasy]
    • I don’t know how I came across this one, but it’s evidently an extremely popular Japanese title that’s only just been translated to English after many years of people asking for it to be. A couple of robbers hide out in an abandoned store, but they get sucked into the magic of its former shopkeeper.
  • Unfollow Me — Charlotte Duckworth [adult thriller]
    • I really like horror and thriller stories with a technology element to them, and this one includes that as it features a mommy blogger gone missing and the social media world’s obsession with finding her.
  • The Wicked We Have Done — Sarah Harian [NA dystopian/romance]
    • This author has an upcoming release I have an eARC of called Eight Will Fall, and if I enjoy that one, I’ll pick this one up for sure because it sounds even more interesting! A college student is wrongfully accused of a crime and forced into a notorious prison/obstacle course scenario where she has to fight the system, plus a handful of other real criminals, if she wants to get out alive.


Descriptions for all additions or “highs” 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 Evelyn September 29, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Don’t know any of the lows this time haha! (or the highs..) Hope you will love them though!


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