The first one of the year and it feels like ages since I’ve done this post!
*yes that means my TBR adds section is scary…*
- 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”)
- ALTERNATIVE OPTION: 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”)
✘✘✘ The Lows ✘✘✘
Alright, so I know I said I was going to start from the bottom and do more of what Destiny does, but I think I still really need the purging aspect of this post. Perhaps when I make it through the whole thing, I’ll show books on the bottom of my TBR that I still want to read 🙂
For now, I’m still purging! And since it is the first post of the year, I’ll remove 10!
- Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
This one I added because my father recommended it to me… I just can’t though. I’ll never be interested in reading it.
- Decelerate Blue by Adam Rapp
The problem here is my library doesn’t carry it.
- Spinning by Tillie Walden
While I do still have some interest, I just don’t see myself ever picking this one up
- My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata
This was a hard one, but it is another one I’d want to read, but don’t think I’ll ever pick up… Maybe if I’m at my main branch and see it I’ll pick it up…
- God Touched by John Conroe
This one isn’t at any of my libraries!
- The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth
While this one sounds magically mysterious, I don’t think the writing style will be to my liking. Let me know if you liked this one!
- A Devil in the Details by K.A. Stewart
This one I’m surprised none of my libraries have 😮
- The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
Wait, don’t freak out on me! I heard this isn’t the greatest book to start the Discworld series, so I’m removing this one and keeping Going Postal, which I heard is the one I should start with (???). Am I correct on this? Any suggestions?
- Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox by Forthright
This hurts, but none of my libraries have it… I added it to my Amazon wishlist just in case!
- A Soldier’s Duty by Jean Johnson
While it still sounds intriguing, one of my fave authors said there is huge info dumping in this (and didn’t rate it highly), so probably not the book for me.
♛ The Highs ♛
24 adds… TWENTY FOUR! This has to be because last week I only added eight. *sigh*
I’ll leave some out: some I thought were already on my TBR, some sequels, some I’m still on the fence with. Still 15 books below, so I’ll keep my commentary to a minimum.
- To Whatever End by Lindsey Frydman
- The Howl by Melissa Haag
“Most parents want their kids to grow up to be something respectable like a doctor or lawyer. My mom wants me to become a man-eating ho.” I’m Sold!
- The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne
I’ll be reading this one for a group read.
- The Fever King by Victoria Lee
- Moonstruck by Grace Ellis
Currently, sitting on my nightstand.
- The Unlikeable Demon Hunter by Deborah Wilde
Slightly recommended by a favorite author.
- Final Girls by Mira Grant
I don’t remember why I added this, but it is Mira Grant, so it stays.
- Shortcake Cake by Suu Morishita
This one and vol. 2 are sitting on my nightstand.
- All Out Broken Pieces by L.D. Crichton
- Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno
- House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
I think I found this one on Twitter.
- The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad
Another Twitter find!!!
- Delicious Dungeon, vol. 2 & 3 by Ryoko Kui
My coworker lent me book 1 and I loved it, so he’s lending me the next few volumes! 😀
- PERfunctory AfFECTION by Kim Harrison
Saw this on Netgalley and I really do want to read more by this author.
- Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler
This one I saw on Raven’s January Most Anticipated Releases post.
TBR Total: 674 — up 5 from last week (699)
*remember I removed 10 books this week, so I guess the 5 makes sense.*