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TBR Lows & Highs #29

This is probably one of my favorite posts of the week! It also helps that it helps me look at what I’ve added again AND give chances to my lows. Last week I actually read the two books I kept! Read and enjoyed them. Here is to hoping this week is productive as well 🙂 


  • 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 ✘✘✘

The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1)Switched (Trylle #1)The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen, #1)The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)

  • The Thief by Megan Walen Turner
    I do want to read this, but I’m waiting until the final book comes out next year, then I’ll try reading this one 😄
  • Switched by Amanda Hocking
    While the synopsis is still interesting AND I see this book all the time at work, some of the reviews and scenes I’ve heard about have made me realize I won’t like this one.
  • The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
    I absolutely loved The Gilded Wolves. I did read a bit of this one through a sample and the writing was sucking me in. I need to read this one ASAP. 
  • The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
    Yup this is staying on my TBR. I still want to read the Heroes of Olympus series first though. 
  • Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
    I knew I wanted to read this one, but still read a chapter of the book just to double-check. Oh yes, I want to read this one. I’m very tempted to put a hold on it… 

❌ 1 removed
✔ 4 keepers — although none I’ll read ASAP.

♛ The Highs 

A decent amount of adds this week. 

Firelight (Darkest London, #1)Heart of Iron (London Steampunk, #2)Heart of Steel (Iron Seas, #2)The Dark Vault: Unlock the Archive (The Archived, #1-2.5)Diary of a Bad Boy

  • Firelight by Kristen Callihan
    While I have read many other of this author’s works, I have yet to read her Steampunk series! 
  • Untitled! Game On #5 by Kristen Callihan
    I binge read this series in January. I’m looking forward to the next release 🙂 
  • Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster
    This is the sequel to a book I showed on my Lows last week. Steampunk and vampires… yeah, I’m into this series so far 😉
  • Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook
    This is the sequel to a book I showed on my Lows last week. I was surprised to like the first book even more than the other steampunk book I read. Who would have thought that zombies would trump vampires??? I will say having more than the romance helped it. I’ll read this one soon!
  • The Dark Vault by Victoria Schwab
    I need to read more Victoria Schwab!
  • Diary of a Bad Boy by Meghan Quinn

XLRules We're Meant to BreakTell Me How You Really FeelThe Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow, #1)The Last Word

Skin Game (Skin, #1)When August EndsThe Friend ZoneThe Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #3)Waiting for Normal

  • Skin Game by Ava Gray
  • When August Ends by Penelope Ward
    I found this one in Publisher’s Weekly… I really need to stop reading the romance review section. 
  • The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
    Another Publisher’s Weekly find. 
  • The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket 
    Progress in this series! I’m not going as quickly as I’d like, but I’m moving through it
  • Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
    One of my tweens told me to try this one. 

Watcher in the Woods (Rockton, #4)Get in TroubleBook Boyfriend (Book Boyfriends, #1)Getting Wilde (Immortal Vegas, #1)Winter Princess (Daughter of Winter, #1)

  • Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong
    This series is so good! This is #4 and I’ve added #5 to my TBR too. This is on hold to be read as soon as I get it!! 
  • Get in Trouble by Kelly Link
    One of my coworkers recommended this one to me. I’m not sure if it is my type of thing, but I can at least try it… 
  • Book Boyfriend by Claire Kingsley
    Not gonna lie, the title is what pulled me in. I only just read the synopsis lol. 
  • Getting Wilde by Jenn Stark
    Looked interesting and was free on Amazon~!
  • Winter Princess by Skye McKinnon
    This one has been on my radar for awhile, I believe I even took it off my TBR, but then it sudden went on sale on Amazon, so I decided to grab it. 

TBR Total: 707 — up 11 from last week. I swear I keep dropping and then passing the 700 mark! I don’t think I’ll ever get back down to 650 haha. 

Have you read or heard anything about the books in my highs?
What’s something you’ve recently added to your TBR?

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