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TBR Lows & Highs #79

So, I actually missed a week. In fact it has been over a week since I even posted! Last week was a bit rough and I’m not feeling much better, just enough that I think I can get back to my usual posts… 

Also, y’all… it is Friday! I’m already starting to relax… 


  • 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 ✘✘✘

Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles, #1)The Magician's LieEvery Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)Ice Wolves (Elementals, #1)The Girl in the Picture

Foreplay by Sophie Jordan
This was a rough one for me. It sounds cute and lovely, but every time I want to read a NA romance, I skip past this one. But, I do think if I read it I’ll like it, so I’m keeping it for now. 

✅ The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister 
A historical mystery with a suspect in custody who isn’t as powerless as they should be. I’m interested. I don’t know when I’ll get to it, but I do think I’ll read it eventually. 

✅ Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Why have I not read this one yet??? 

Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman
It isn’t that it doesn’t sound like a good book, I’m just not interested… Middle Grade is so hard for me to get into. 

The Girl in the Picture by Alexandra Monir
This was recommended to me by a teen I worked with. I was told it is like One of Us is Lying


♛ The Highs ♛

Sooooo many adds in two weeks. So instead of a top 10 here is a top 15 adds– and narrowing the list down was so difficult.

Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers, #1)Fallen (Shadows of Regia #1)An Act of Faith (Songs of the Lost Islands #1)Heart of Malice (Alice Worth, #1)A Deadly Education (Scholomance, #1)

  • Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron
    DRAGONS! Also was told it is similar to Guild Codex in style — so I’m game! 
  • Fallen by Tenaya Jayne
    Enemies to lovers PNR with vampires. I’m a sucker (heh) for vampires, I just can’t past them by. 
  • An Act of Faith by C.A. Oliver
    Am I getting sucked in by another pretty cover? Yes, yes I am. 
  • Heart of Malice by Lisa Edmonds 
    I absolutely adore reading books with badass protags. 
  • A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik 
    While I’ve only read one book by Novik, I was still so excited seeing a new book coming out. A magical, deadly school were failure means death. Oooooo, yeah I’m interested. 

Boyfriend MaterialThe Angel of the CrowsAwaken the Dragon (The Legion, #1)Ghost Wood Song (Ghost Wood Song, #1)Sisters of Sword and Song

  • Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall 
    Fake boyfriend and one of them is the son of a rockstar, looking to change his image. 
  • The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison
    Alt-history with supernatural beings! And that COVER!! 
  • Awaken the Dragon by A.C. Arthur
    More dragon shifters! 
  • Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters

    Family secrets, a gorgeously resonant LGBTQ love triangle, and just the right amount of creepiness make this young adult debut a haunting and hopeful story about facing everything that haunts us in the dark.

  • Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca Ross
    A standalone fantasy focusing on the bond between sisters. 

He Started ItOne of Us Is Next (One of Us Is Lying, #2)Windcatcher (Stone War Chronicles, #1)The Athena ProtocolFinding Home (Rollin On #1)

  • He Started It by Samantha Downing
    This sounds like a funny thriller. 
  • One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus
    I don’t know why this wasn’t on my list already. I did enjoy the first book. 
  • Windcatcher by A.J. Norfield
    This is the post of dragons!! 
  • The Athena Protocol by Shamim Sarif 
    Female spies enacting vigilante justice — sign me up!! 
  • Finding Home by Emilia Finn
    MMA fighter/gym owner and a single mom with baggage. I don’t know why, but this is singing to me. 

TBR Total: 1021 — up 16 YIKES

I really walked away from my TBR this week and that is why my number skyrocketed. 

What’s new on your TBR you’re excited to read?

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