TBR Lows & Highs #5

It’s been a really long time since I’ve done this post, and I thought it was about time that I do another to clear up my TBR shelf on Goodreads! I’ll have the rules listed below, but basically what you do is talk about the last 5 or more books you added to your TBR as well as 5 or more that you want to remove from your TBR list! If you want to see my other TBR Lows & Highs post, check here.


  • 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”)



Now I Rise by Kiersten White – Okay, hear me out on this one. I did read and enjoy And I Darken, but I never continued on with the series and at this point there are so many other books I want to read first, I don’t know if I will ever actually get to this one!

The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley – I honestly don’t even remember what this is about, so since I don’t remember I feel like I should take this off my TBR. I always get so pulled into a synopsis but then like, .2 seconds later I forget what it was even about and that is the case with this book.

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills – I’m not a contemporary reader, and the only reason I added this to my TBR is because I got it in an Owlcrate once, so it has the fancy special cover, but I’m just not interested in it.

The Magdalen Girls by V. S. Alexander – This was a book I got from my grandmother, and she tends to read a lot of literary fiction and books with religious themes, and that just isn’t something I’m interested in.

Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry – While a retelling/reimagining of Captain Hooks story sounds interesting, but again, I have other books that I want to read more than this one. Unfortunately I don’t have unlimited time to read everything I’ve ever been interested in.



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