If you would like to participate in this meme as well I will list the rules and please remember to credit and link back to Destiny’s blog so she can see your posts!
- 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”)
- Post those 5 books in the list, with a brief explanation of why you removed it
- 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”)
Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
This is one I’m pretty bummed about getting rid of because it sounds awesome with the Nigerian inspired fantasy and sin eaters, but I’ve seen a lot of “meh” reviews for it so I feel the execution isn’t the best.
Never Never by Brianna R. Shrum
I really do adore Peter Pan retellings but this one has meh reviews and I’ve got other ones I’d like to read more.
Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne
Some more meh reviews convinced me I really don’ want to waste my time reading this one.
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
This is Middle Grade, which I’m kind of picky about these days and while the idea sounds cool I don’t think I could handle the characters right away. This one may get added back eventually.
Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz
I don’t know why I added this? I don’t enjoy historical fiction.
Wicked Like A Wildfire by Lana Popovic
I’ve heard this one is pretty slow and honestly I’m not all that interested anymore.
Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent
I just have other Rachel Vincent books I need to be reading more than this one.
Freefall by Joshua David Bellin
I’ve sen lots of DNF reviews for this one and I’m just not going to bother with it anymore.
The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz
I really hate to get rid of this one since it’s a diverse read but I’ve heard it’s really slow and I just can’t stand slow pacing in books. I have a short attention span.
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
I was super excited about this one when it released but I heard it’s just not so good, not enough fairy tale creepiness for me!
The Siren and The Specter by Jonathan Janz
Just added this because of Destiny’s review, I need some horror books that will have me sleeping with the lights on!
Enchantee by Gita Trelease
A fantasy set during the French Revolution with magicians. That’s all I needed to know!
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
This is a book I thought I already had on my TBR and realized I didn’t! I need all the diverse sci-fi Tor novellas!
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
I added this one when I bought it last month for $1.99 on my Kindle, it has so many glowing reviews I have to give it a try!
American Street by Ibi Zoboi
Yet another book that I thought I had on my TBR but didn’t! How do I do this?
Girls on the Verge by Sharon Weller Biggs
This is a 2019 release and it’s a coming of age story about a young woman going on a road trip with two friends to get an abortion. It’s a long synopsis but it sounds really, really good.
Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston
It’s a YA book about Padme you guys! This is awesome!
Dragon Pearl by Ha Yoon Lee
This is from Rick Riordan Presents, it’s Asian inspired, it’s a space opera, and the MC is descended from a long line of fox spirits. This book is everything!
The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory
I am such a sucker for modern royalty stories, definitely excited to give it a try!
Supernova (Amulet #8) by Kazu Kibuishi
I really need to catch up now that the new volumes are out! I can’t believe I didn’t have this on here already!
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?
Do you have any on your TBR? Which ones?
Would you prefer to see more books added and purged next time?
Let me know in the comments!