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”)
As a part of Tidyathon I decided that I would remove 15 titles every week instead of 5.
While I think the opinions of YA authors on this series might be interesting, I will never actually read this.
I rarely read historical fiction, but when I do I won’t be reading one with less than 100 ratings unless it’s an ARC or something that looks REALLY good.
This also has less than 100 ratings and it’s the second in a series that I haven’t read.
I hate the cover on this book and it has so few ratings. I’m not going to read this.
I hate these kinds of paranormal romance novels. It’s gotta go.
A book that’s nearly 400 pages but only has 9 reviews and has been on my TBR for 4 years… I’m probably never going to read this.
While I love puzzle books, this doesn’t really belong on my TBR.
I don’t read poetry books unless it is something really special. So no thanks.
Romantic suspense novel that sounds pretty good. But with so few reviews after 4 years I’m probably not going to read it. This one was kind of hard to remove.
I probably put this on my TBR because of the cover. But it is a collection of poetry, and I am never going to read it.
This is an illustrated book that is probably only on my TBR because my name is Amanda.
This book has very few ratings, and the ones that it does have are pretty low.
As a short vampire book, I can see why it was on my TBR. With such few ratings I probably won’t check it out though.
The description of this book sounds great, but the few reviews make it look pretty bad.
This is the second in a series, so it shouldn’t be on my TBR until I read the first book.
I saw this on a post about under hyped books that are coming out in 2019.
This is a real life re-telling of Peter Pan and I need it. I entered into a giveaway, hopefully I win.
This book I actually already read. The ARC showed up at my house and I had to read it right away. It’s about a school for con artists.
This is another under hyped book that comes out in 2019.
I love the cover of this one. It came out in 2012 and is about three ghost girls.
This is another ARC that showed up at my house. I’m really excited about this one.
This is a psychological thriller that looks really good. I am excited for this one, I love psychological thrillers.
YA fantasy that looks pretty good. It’s pretty short too so there is nothing to lose by reading this one.
When a sickness wipes out all of the adults, NYC is ruled by teens. This is a back list title that looks really interesting.
Comes out in January, this book is about three young thieves in a fantasy world.
This is a YA dystopian that is coming out at the end of January. It is a story of survival after natural disasters and the breakdown of civilization.
The title of this caught my attention, but it is also a high fantasy with LGBT representation.
I have seen this everywhere lately. This is a YA re-telling of Excalibur. I was always fascinated with this tale, but have never actually read about it.
A historical fantasy that sounds super interesting from an author known for her cultural representation.
This is another one that caught my attention just based on it’s title. The description says it also has fantastical espionage and a character who can walk through dreams. This one is pretty high on my list of back list titles that I want to check out.