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TBR Lows & Highs #103

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 ✘✘✘

Daughter of the Forest  (Sevenwaters, #1)Paola Santiago and the River of Tears (Paola Santiago #1)Rebelwing (Rebelwing, #1)The Throne's Trials (The Throne's Trials, #1)Almost Invisible

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
This book does sound lovely and fantasy-like, but I think it will be too slow-paced for me.

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia
So, another one that sounds great, but I just don’t read MG anymore :/

Rebelwing by Andrea Tang
I’m just not feeling this one anymore…

The Throne’s Trials by Nadhira Satria
The synopsis is a wee bit confusing to me and I am cutting back on the royal books on my TBR since I seem to stray away from them now.

Almost Invisible by Maureen Garvie
While this sounds powerful and important, I tend not to read contemporary fiction like this.

Yikes… guess I’m feeling cutthroat today.


♛ The Highs 

Top 10 adds to my TBR this week!

A Stitch in Time (A Stitch in Time, #1)Daughter of SpartaThe Girl Who Wasn't ThereWhat Lies Between UsThe Flip Side

  • A Stitch in Time by Kelley Armstrong
    I’m not usually into time travel or other messing with time tropes, but I do love this author and I’m willing to give this one a try.
  • Daughter of Sparta by Claire M. Andrews
    Greek mythology! And she wishes to be a Spartan warrior! This sounds like such fun.
  • The Girl Who Wasn’t There by Penny Joelson
    I’m just into thrillers right now and this one sounds fantastic!!
  • What Lies Between Us by John Marrs
    Again, I’m into thrillers right now and this one I heard was really good.
  • The Flip Side by Jame Bailey
    This sounds like such fun! Deciding his whole life with the flip of a coin.

The Boy ToyOpium and AbsintheA Deal with the Elf KingThe Woman in Cabin 10Binding Shadows (Tooth & Spell #1)

  • The Boy Toy by Nicola Marsh
    Books were the woman is older always interest me and this one also takes place in Australia! It is nice to read books set outside of USA.
  • Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang
    Do you see the cover??? Plus this is a historical mystery with a potential paranormal bent. this will be an interesting read.
  • A Deal with the Elf King by Elisa Kova
    That cover, the potential darker romance, and it is a slow burn??? Just… wow.
  • The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
    Super popular one, I know, but I just wasn’t sure. Recently I’ve been hearing good things by my GR friends, so I figured I should add it to my TBR.
  • Binding Shadows by Jasmine Silvera
    I read a snippet of this on Twitter and I am now in love with the hero. I will be reading this one very soon.

TBR TOTAL: 1115 — up 4 from last week.
I’ve been re-reading a bit this week and also watching a LOT more TV, so… it makes sense. I’m adding more than I’m reading.

What is new on your TBR??

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