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TBR Lows & Highs #95

Weekend here we come!! 😀 But more like — look out TBR pile it is Friday and I’m coming for you! 😈


  • 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 ✘✘✘

Black IrisThe Book of the Unnamed Midwife (The Road to Nowhere, #1)The Darkest Part of the ForestGreenwode (The Wode, #1)Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, #8)

Black Iris by Elliot Wake
I’m still kinda on the edge with this one, but it has such great reviews I think it is worth keeping on my TBR for a bit longer.

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison
As interesting as this one sounds, I’m not the biggest fan of Sci-fi. So, for now it is off the list, but if I see good reviews in the future I’ll probably give it a try.

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
Look, it is Holly Black and she writes the fae beautifully– dark, manipulative, but captivating all the same. I do plan on reading this, but I think I’ll wait until it comes up on the UF/PNR standalone list I’m working through with a Goodreads group.

Greenwode by J. Tullos Hennig
Okay, this sounds great — I had honestly forgotten this was even on there??? And it is a Robin Hood retelling to boot? I mean, I usually don’t luck out with Robin Hood retellings, but this one is also LGBTQA+, soooo here is hoping for the best!

Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
Oh Harry Dresden… what am I going to do with you? 😔 I do want to give this series another go, esepecially as he is writing again. I’m just not the biggest fan of Harry’s interaction with women or how they are depicted all the time. But like… the world is so, so interesting and the story is fantastic.


 The Highs 

Another week of less than 30 adds! Woo-hoo! Let’s hear it for me 😀 Anyhooo, here are my top 10 highs from the week. 

Marriage and Murder (Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries Series, #2)Demons Do It Better (Hidden Species #1)Winter, White and WickedThe Devil Makes ThreeOnly When It's Us (Bergman Brothers, #1)

  • Marriage and Murder by Penny Reid
    This series is going to be great! I loved the first book. ^_^
  • Demons Do It Better by Louisa Masters
    I don’t know why I love humans working for a company run by Demons so much, but by golly I do and this one is hitting all the right buttons for me. 
  • Winter, White and Wicked by Shannon Dittemore
    She’s a trucker forced to run a dangerous route for smugglers– This sounds great even before I saw the “Mad Max: Fury Road meets Frozen” tag. 
  • The Devil Makes Three by Tori Bovalino 
    Accidentally unleashing a demon in the school library– do I even need to read more to hella wanna read this one? No, but I did and I can’t wait for August 2021. 
  • Only When It’s Us by Chloe Liese
    She’s the sports star!! What a flip + it is slow-burn and sounds friggin’ adorable!! #alreadydownloadingfromKU k thx. 

Stranger Ranger (Park Ranger, #2)VisionThe Tea Dragon Tapestry (Tea Dragon, #3)You Lucky DogThe Ex Talk

  • Stranger Ranger by Daisy Prescott
    I read this first book and it was delightful. This book features characters I really want to know more about. 
  • Vision by Julia Gfrörer
    Spinster who “engages in a sexual relationship with a haunted mirror in her bedroom” just sounds so weird I need to read this one.
  • The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Katie O’Neil
    This series is so cute and light, I’m looking forward to this last book. 
  • You Lucky Dog by Julia London
    Opposites attract thanks to a doggie mix-up and it sounds so flippin’ cute!
  • The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
    Wait– fake exes? not dating but pretending they broke up when they’ve never dated? and is it slightly rivals-to-lovers even??? This is a must read. 

TBR TOTAL: 1095 

last week? 1091. So, a four book increase, which isn’t great, but truly isn’t horrible either. I’ve been working on series too, so that isn’t helping my numbers. 

What is new on your TBR??

One thought on “TBR Lows & Highs #95

  1. I tried to read The Book of the Unnamed Midwife a while back and literally DNFed it like 3 pages in because I hated the writing style so much! I’m going to try it again some time because I own it – I think someone gifted me a copy a while back – but I don’t blame you for removing it. :/

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