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 ✘✘✘
✅ Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorapor
I swear eventually I’ll get to this one…
❌ The Hollow Girl by Hillary Monahan
Ehhhh I don’t think this is one for me, unfortunately. I’m not super interested which isn’t a good sign when I’m super into creepy, gothic reads. So, I’m removing this one.
❌ The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
Okay, okay, I know this is a strange one for me to remove, but I have two other books by this author on my TBR. I’ll read this eventually, but I do know I want to read Vicious and This Savage Song more.
❌ The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
As much as I love the cover and know that I’ve seen this one on a few book lists, the synopsis just… bores me Just not for me, I think.
✅ Kick by John L. Monk
This one sounds hilarious and morbid. Honestly… I’m having a hard time not borrowing this one from KU right now– whoops! looks like I borrowed it. 😉
♛ The Highs ♛
- Shadows by Kristen Proby
Little spooky and she sees ghosts — I’m just into these kinds of books right now.
- The Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall
Campfire, spookiness, hunting for a missing girl, and it sounds like anything could happen.
- House of Whispers by J.L. Bryan
Five books in! This is a fun ghost story — very creepy at times.
- In the Study with the Wrench by Diana Peterfreund
I enjoyed the first book and I really want to know what will happen with [redacted] and who else will die. Plus, I just love clue so much haha.
- All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman
I love the title, love the tagline, but the synopsis… I’m a little confused I think. Still, I’m excited for this one.
- Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis
I’m thinking this will be a great Winter read — yeah, I’ll already planning those books haha.
- Touched by Fire by Kel Carpenter
Everything about this — title, cover, synopsis — is calling to me. I really want to read this one.
- XOXO by Axie Oh
This cover!!! UGH so many K-pop books out recently and all of them sound great.
- The Archive of the Forgotten by A.J. Hackwith
The first book was quite fun, so I’m looking forward to this one as well.
- Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards
Thriller!! Just reading the synopsis has me 😲!😲!😦
TBR TOTAL: 1111
I haven’t read as much as usual this week, but still added probably about the same as usual haha.