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TBR Highs & Lows #4

I did good only adding 6 books last week, but I’ve been reading so slowly that my TBR count isn’t dropping like I hoped 😦 Here is this post again to give relief to my TBR list!


  • Link back to the original post at Howling Libraries
  • Sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, ascending
  • Find 5-10 (or more, if you feel ambitious!) titles to purge from your TBR (the “lows”)
  • Post those 5 books in the list, with a brief explanation of why you removed it
  • 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”)

✘✘✘ The Lows ✘✘✘

Gates of Thread and Stone (Gates of Thread and Stone #1)The Godless (Children, #1)A Brush of Darkness (Abby Sinclair, #1)Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1)Tracked (Tracked, #1)

  • Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee
    This one sounds really good, but I’m not a fan of time travel– it takes a lot to get me to read something where time is tampered with. So, even though I’m interested, I know I may never be confident enough to pick it up. 
  • The Godless by Ben Peek
    I have a love-hate relationship with epic/high fantasy. I love the idea of them, but I drag my feet starting them and when actually reading I can only read them in chunks. Not many of my GR friends have read this one, so I’m dropping it in favor of other high fantasy books people seem to enjoy more. 
  • A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang
    The reviews make the romance in this one sound horrible! There is a ton of PNR out there, I think I can try something better. 
  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
    This is my controversial low. It sounds interesting, but I’ve been let down by other royal YA books this year and I’m not feeling confident about this one… 
  • Tracked by Jenny Martin
    This is another one that still sounds interesting to me, but I’m detected a hint of love triangle. If someone else suggests I keep it, I will, otherwise I’m good with dropping it.

♛ The Highs ♛

Archenemies (Renegades, #2)Hellicious Tp Vol 1Timothy Top, #1The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient, #2)Always Never Yours

  • Arch-enemies by Marissa Meyer
    I meant to add this in the beginning of the year. I liked the first book, but like nothing happened in it…. ALSO, it was only supposed to be a duology… I’m not sure if I want to commit to a trilogy… I might actually drop this???? Thoughts???
  • Hellicious by Mina Elwell & more
    I picked this one up from Netgalley!
  • Timothy Top by Gud
    Another one I picked up from Netgalley! 
  • The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
    I absolutely loved The Kiss Quotient, so once I finished it I immediately added this to my TBR list 🙂 
  • Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley
    This is a book I keep seeing around. It seems cute. 

Somehow, I’m under 700 books on my TBR *gasp* I know, I don’t believe it either… 

What do you think about my deletions and additions? Should I add those books back? Did I add books you didn’t like? 

Let me know!

9 thoughts on “TBR Highs & Lows #4

  1. I honestly don’t blame you for removing 3DC, I’m so iffy on picking up that one! I feel like I have gotten incredibly burnt out on the “royal sisters” trope because it has just been so prevalent over the last 1-2 years!

    On the other hand, Always Never Yours is one I really want to read and have it on my birthday list so hopefully my fiance or mom will grab it for me lol. It sounds so cute and I heard it is SUPER sex-positive which I think is something YA could use more of sometimes.

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    1. I’m so bummed out on the royal sisters trope– as well as the prisoner royal who becomes part of a rebellion. I feel like there have been so many royal books this year. I’m just done with it.

      I’m so excited for Always Never Yours, I keep hearing great things from people.


      1. Ooooh YES, the prisoner thing!! I’m getting so freaking tired of it lol. It was fun and new when Cinder came out – not so much now. I’ve gotten to where I’ve pretty much stopped requesting ARCs for any YA fantasy that has even a hint of “royalty” in the synopsis unless it’s a book by an author of color or it has queer rep (because I’m always going to try to make time for supporting those, obviously).

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