TBR Lows and Highs #3

TBR Lows and Highs

I’ve seen a bunch of variations on this idea, but I like this one the most. Plus I love Destiny at Howling Libraries, who created this prompt, check her out, she is amazing. I love reading her posts every week, so I finally decided to join in. I have a ridiculously long TBR and will probably concentrate more on the highs.


  • 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! (Thank you for this idea, Ari!)
  • 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

Unfiltered & Unlawful by Payge Galvin & Ronnie Douglas

I am taking every book that has a shirtless man on the cover off of my TBR. No thanks.

Life Goes On, a Skeptic’s Afterlife Education

I don’t read much non-fiction, but when I do it won’t be this.

French Tango by Bruce Rousseau

I do really want to explore the cozy mystery genre. But when I do I will probably start with something that has more than 25 ratings in 4 years.

I Am Celtic: The Story of Abathscantia and the Dragon Isles by Elizabeth Beckett

When I do read historical fiction I don’t read anything set in B.C., although I would read about vikings. This isn’t about vikings. Also, how long does a title really have to be?

Hooked by Liz Fichera

NA contemporary romance that really doesn’t look like anything special with minimal reviews. Unless you are Colleen Hoover or you are offering something interesting I tend to not read much of this genre.

The Highs

The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth

This book made my list because the physical ARC showed up at my house. It sounds interesting, about an apparent suicide of one woman’s mother-in-law. The note next to the body said that Diana killed herself because she had cancer, but after an autopsy no cancer was to be found.

The Huntress by Kate Quinn

Another physical ARC that I received, this one a publisher request. It’s about an all female bomber regiment during World War II fighting against a Nazi murderess known as the Huntress.

Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton

This physical ARC came from a bookstagram blog tour that I signed up for. I am SUPER excited for this one. It’s marketed as a mash-up of Groundhog Day and Pretty in Pink.

Enchantee by Gita Trelease

I traded a book on Twitter to get this physical copy. It’s about a magic con in Paris where Marie Antionette and Louis XVI are the marks. Uhm, sign me up please!

Roam by C.H. Armstrong

This is an E-ARC that I got this week. It’s about a homeless teen and her family as they have to survive on the streets. I am not a huge contemporary fiction person, but I do love gritty realistic fiction.


Let’s Chat!

Have you read any of these books? Do certain covers turn you away from books? Are you picky about adding titles to your TBR or do you add everything like me? Do you keep your TBR neat, or is it over flowing with titles like mine? Did you also do a TBR purging recently? Link it below! Comment below and we can talk about our never ending to be read piles.

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  1. I usually add anything to my TBR considering the title, a brief glance at its description, and what Goodreads friends say about it. I usually don’t find myself attracted towards books with people on the cover or covers that seem pretty mainstream. Even if a cover doesn’t make a book, I think we can all agree that an original cover certainly helps to attract attention. Anyway, great post and cool idea! I will be doing a TBR purging on my own very soon.

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