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TBR Highs & Lows #20

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 PizzaDecelerate BlueSpinningMy Lesbian Experience with LonelinessGod Touched (Demon Accords, #1)

The Light Between WorldsA Devil in the Details (Jesse James Dawson, #1)The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1; Rincewind, #1)Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox (Amaranthine Saga, #1)A Soldier's Duty (Theirs Not to Reason Why, #1)

  • 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 EndThe Howl (By Kiss and Claw Book 1)The Marsh King's DaughterThe Fever King (Feverwake, #1)Moonstruck, Vol. 1: Magic to Brew (Moonstruck #1)

  • 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 (Nava Katz, #1)Final Girlsショートケーキケーキ 1 (Shortcake Cake, #1)All Our Broken PiecesDon't Date Rosa Santos

House of Salt and SorrowsThe Candle and the FlameDelicious in Dungeon, Vol. 2PERfunctory AfFECTIONShip of Smoke and Steel (The Wells of Sorcery, #1)

TBR Total: 674 — up 5 from last week (699)
*remember I removed 10 books this week, so I guess the 5 makes sense.*

What do you think of my choices? Should I add something back onto my TBR? Anything I should remove?

5 thoughts on “TBR Highs & Lows #20

  1. I really liked delicious dungeon and how they played with a lot of the tropes and conventions of most cooking manga as well as the interpretation of fantasy-dungeon stories (idk if that’s what they’re actually called lol)

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