- 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 ✘✘✘
❌Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
Don’t freak! I plan on reading this– but I want to read Elantris first, possibly even Mistborn. I’m weird in that I like to read things in chronological order and I only like having a few books by an author on my list at a time unless I’ve read multiple books by them and even then 5 max.
✅ The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
My fiance bought this for me, yes an actual physical copy. I’ll read it eventually, but first…
✅The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
This series takes place before Seven Realms, so I want to read it first. Usually I’d take The Demon King off my list, but since I own the book, it’ll stay.
✅ Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
This was a hard decision. Such mixed reviews…. but think I’ll give it a try still.
❌ Society of Wishes by Elisa Kova & Lynn Larsh
This is another “I keep adding books by this author to my TBR, but have yet to read any” situation. I’m leaving Air Awakens since I own it, but let this one drop for now. I’m still very much interested.
♛ The Highs ♛
Okay, 20 adds isn’t horrible! Definitely made picking a top 10 much easier 😁
- The Avant-Guards, vol. 3 by Carly Usdin & Noah Hayes
The final volume!!
- Coin Tricks by Willow Scarlett
Look at those cuties.
- The Sword Dancer by Jeannie Lin
A Chinese Historical Romance? Yes please this sounds awesome.
- Beef Cake by Jiffy Kate
Look how cute this cover is! I won a cope too~! I really need to get started on this series ASAP.
- Faire Fugitive by Madeleine Ribbon
I’ll be honest, I hadn’t actually read the synopsis from adding it to my TBR– it looked interesting and a few of my friends had added it. So, I thought I’d be deleting it today. Except as I was reading it my thoughts went “Oh… oh, no…” annnnndd now I have it out from KU?? It was an automatic reaction– I can’t be held accountable.
- Betrayals & Broken Promises by Takari Hunter
I’ll be joining a BR of this next week~
- Rule Breaker by Lily Morton
Enemies to Lovers and coworkers you say?? I’m ready!
- We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry
A Hockey team from Salem, MA who start using their town’s history to their advantage? This sounds like such fun.
- Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
Such intrigue… there is a lot going on in the synopsis, that I can’t tell what is most interesting.
- Bailey Brothers series prequel by Claire Kingsley
Another Claire Kingsley series! I’m addicted and can’t wait for this one.
TBR TOTAL: 1003
Hey one less than last week! Look at me go 😄 If I can stick to reading what is already on my TBR I’ll be knocking this down in no time.
*lol yeah right*