TBR Lows & Highs

TBR Lows & Highs #64

November 17, 2019

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

MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER by Oyinkan Braithwaite!

As promised, I’ll now add this book to my “top-TBR” shelf on Goodreads to remind me to read it soon!

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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!)

For a while, I’m going to be focusing primarily on quick reads and overdue ARCs with my “lows”, because my voted TBR has gotten pretty big and has a LOT of big reads on it. 😂

  • I’m Not Dying With You Tonight — Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal [YA contemporary]
    • I need to pick this up because it’s an overdue ARC and I was VERY excited about the premise, but I’ve heard a lot of very “meh” reviews which has put a bit of a damper on my enthusiasm…
  • The Hollow Girl — Hillary Monahan [YA horror]
    • This is one of my oldest overdue ARCs! It came out all the way back in fall of 2017. Whoops.
      ✨ own-voice Romani rep ✨
  • Stag’s Run — Zaya Feli [adult fantasy/romance; free on kindle store]
    • This was pitched to me as a Captive Prince read-alike a long time ago and I kind of forgot about it until it popped up while I was randomizing my GR TBR for this post. Now I kind of wanna pick it up right away…
      ✨ m/m rep ✨
  • Ice Massacre — Tiana Warner [YA fantasy]
    • Gimme all the gay murderous mermaids!
      ✨ f/f rep ✨
  • The Murders of Molly Southbourne — Tade Thompson [adult horror novella]
    • A woman who spawns a weird, murderous “clone” every time she bleeds? I swear, this sounds SO cool. Why have I not read this yet?!

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thehighs

  • The God Game — Danny Tobey [adult sci-fi]
    • I got invited to join a blog tour for this one and accepted, so it’ll be here soon. It’s about a creepy, fantastical video game run by a cruel AI that makes them do bad things in the game, and the players don’t know if there will be real-life consequences or not.
  • Withered + Sere — T.J. Klune [adult dystopia/romance]
    • I’ve only read one 50-page short story by T.J. Klune, yet here I am, adding everything and anything by him to my TBR. I don’t know when I’ll be able to read it as I’ll have to wait for it to be re-published, but it’ll be worth the wait, I’m sure!
      ✨ own-voice m/m rep ✨
  • The Dark Beneath the Ice — Amelinda Berube [YA horror]
    • This is one of those additions where I feel in my bones like I won’t be all that impressed, buuuut I have to see for myself anyways.
  • Playing House — Ruby Lang [adult romance novella]
    • Talia Hibbert recommends books and I add them to my TBR, that’s just how it goes 🤷‍♀️
  • The Boss Who Stole Christmas — Jana Aston [adult romance novella; kindle unlimited]
    • I always have to find a few quick holiday romances for my November and December TBRs, so I grabbed this one right up when Sionna posted about it last week!

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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 read first?

destiny

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5 Comments

  • Reply evelynreads1 November 17, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Don’t know any of the lows haha! But I’m happy my sister, the serial killer is still on your TBR!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

  • Reply Meilssa November 17, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    My choice would be The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson, but Ice Massacre sounds great also.

  • Reply Sarah November 18, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Hmm, I’m gonna vote for Molly Southbourne since I also want to read it! 🙂

  • Reply rachel @ typed truths November 23, 2019 at 6:01 am

    i’m voting for ice massacre because gay! mermaids! 🙂

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