It’s Friday! Time for my favorite post of the week!!
- 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 ✘✘✘
❌ Spymaster by Margaret Weis & Robert Krammes
I’m removing this one since some of the reviews say it drags and goes too deep into details.
❌ Smart Tass by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
I read another book by this author and really, really wasn’t a fan, so I think I’ll skip on this one.
✅ Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
This one sounds so good! I just need to actually start it one day.
✅ The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
This is one I go back and forth with. I think it will be great, but I’m rarely in the mood for beautifully worded books… if that makes sense? I love Greek Mythology though, so I’m keeping it for now.
❌ The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr
Two of my GR friends have given this one a 2 star rating — even though it sounds super interesting, I’m not sure I’m willing to risk it.
♛ The Highs ♛
- The Dragon Tamer by Ava Richardson
- On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson
Not gonna lie, the more I hear about this book, the more I regret requesting the ARC. This was definitely a case of “ooooh pretty cover!”
- Bone Driven by Hailey Edwards
- Wicked Webs by Raven Kennedy & Coralee June
- The Secret Girl by C.M. Stunich
- Red Zone by Janet Elizabeth Henderson
- Touched by Death by Ruby Ryan
Group read! Gotta start this soon.
- The Third Throne by Tabitha Berret
- Almost Never by Amy Lament
- Hidden by Lyla Oweds
I need this so badly!!
- Rising Sun by Lyla Oweds
- How to Raise the Dead by Leigh Kelsey
Another buddy read I’ve thrown myself into.
- Ink by Elizabeth Hunter
Kinda into inked up heroes right now.
- Prince Poison by Klarissa King
This one was brought to my attention by Raven in her October Anticipated Reads/TBR post. She always finds such good books!
TBR Total: 822 — decrease of 1 book
??? I’m not sure how this happened, buuuuut I’ll take it!