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.

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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!)

  • 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.

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thehighs

  • 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.

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Descriptions for all additions or “highs” below this point can be found in the latest Stacking the Shelves post!

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

destiny

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2 Comments

  • 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!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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