TBR Lows & Highs #4

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  • 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”)

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Ultimate Sacrifice by S.E. Green

I added this because it’s supposedly YA horror but I feel like it just wouldn’t be one I’d enjoy all that much so I’d like to just remove it.

Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez

As much as I liked the idea of a Tristan and Eseult retelling I haven’t seen that good of reviews for it. I just think I won’t be enjoying it all that much if it’s all romance and not much else, which I think it will be.

From Twinkle With Love by Sandhya Menon

I PROMISE THIS ISN’T AS BAD AS IT LOOKS! I just want to try “When Dimple Met Rishi” first and if I enjoy it I’ll give this one a try. But right now I don’t see the need to keep it on my TBR if I’m not going to read it before the other one.

By A Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell

A traveling circus and a curse, this sounded so good! But this is another one that the reviews are kind of meh for and I feel like once again it’s probably too much romance and not enough of the awesome plot I was promised!

A Date With Darcy by Tiffany Schmidt

There’s a pattern here, are you starting to see it? Books that I added that have meh reviews and I have zero interest in reading anymore. This is another one of them, I don’t know why I added this because I don’t like romances all that much.

The Tiger’s Watch by Julia Ember

I did enjoy Ember’s “The Seafarer’s Kiss”, it was alright. I love the idea behind this with a genderfluid main character, HOWEVER, I heard it’s very light on the world building and everything is kind of jumbled which makes sense since it’s only 180 pages. I just think I’ll drop it for now.

Cadaver & Queen by Alisa Kwitney

More meh reviews, less interest in it as time has passed. I feel like it would be kind of slow and I enjoy faster pacing.

Cloaked in Shadow by Ben Alderson

I kind of feel bad about this one…..like I really love Ben and the book sounds good but I just don’t have THAT much interest in it. It’s a back and forth one for me that may get added back but for now I’ll pass.

The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr

I added this last year when I was still binge adding books that released in 2018. This book has a 2.97 star rating out of 5 on Goodreads. That’s pretty bad. I have seen almost nothing but 1 to 2 star reviews so yeah…I’m getting rid of it.

This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren Gibaldi

This is a contemporary coming of age story and another book I really don’t know why I added. It seems romance focused and it’s a contemporary YA, which I don’t really enjoy unless there’s another plot element of some kind (like royalty). So I don’t have any interest in reading this one anymore.

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I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter

I’m really excited for this book, however, it deals with some very heavy subject matter: sexual assault and abuse. I’ve seen stellar reviews for it and I feel it’ll be one of those hard to read books that are very worth it.

Apart in the Dark: Novellas by Ania Ahlborn

This is a book with two novellas within, horror novellas by the very popular Ania Ahlborn. After looking through I bunch of her books I cannot believe I have’t read anything by her yet! This was on Book Outlet though so it was cheap and I’m excited to try it!

Kill Creek by Thomas Scott

Can you tell I went on a Horror TBR binge? This one has so many good reviews and I’m a sucker for haunted house stories!

We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone by Ronald Malfi

A collection of 20 short horror stories that are apparently really good, I love a good anthology.

Blanky by Kealan Patrick Burke

Another author whose horror short stories are apparently really awesome and I haven’t read any yet! This one is about a man whose little daughter died and finds her “blanky” in her old room, even though it was buried with her.

The Bone Mother by David Demchuk

This one is about the last refuge for Eastern European mythical creatures and the night before a war that might eradicate their kind they tell their stories. Seems really interesting to me.

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

This is a character who recounts events in an interview that occurred 15 years prior when her older sister was thought to have been possessed. I hear TONS of great things about this one so I’m excited to read it!

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay

A young boy goes missing at Devil’s Rock which is rumored to be cursed. Seems to be full of supernatural happenings, which I love and I got a copy of this from Book Outlet as well!

The Making of Gabriel Davenport by Beverley Lee

Another shorter book that’s horror/supernatural in nature and involves ancient evil.

Keeper of the Bees (Black Birds of the Gallows #2) by Meg Kassel

I didn’t even know this was a thing until now?! It’s a sequel to “Black Bird of the Gallows” whose world building was super interesting and this book expands on that, which I’m excited to learn more about!

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Have you read any of these books? What did you think?
Do you have any on your TBR? Which ones? 
Let me know in the comments!

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4 thoughts on “TBR Lows & Highs #4

  1. Destiny @ Howling Libraries September 23, 2018 / 12:47 am

    Ooooh, you immediately caught my interest with Ultimate Sacrifice because when I was doing my post just now, I saw that in my TBR shelf and scrolled past it like “wtf even is that” but I didn’t click on it hahaha! But you are not missing anything with Twinkle, even if you don’t add it back… I’m sorry, I love the author as a person, but I hate her writing style. 😦 I hope you enjoy WDMR if/when you read it, though!!

    Cadaver & Queen is one I soooort of want to read someday, but only if I can get it from the library, because my expectations are reeeeally low, lol.

    On a happier note, those additions!! Omg! So many good ones. Kill Creek and A Head Full of Ghosts and Keeper of the Bees were all 5-star reads for me. I also have Apart in the Dark, We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone, and Disappearance at Devil’s Rock on my TBR. I’m still torn on whether or not I’m prepared to read Blanky since deceased toddlers can be a huuuge trigger for me, but I’ve heard it’s excellent.

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  2. paperjasmine September 23, 2018 / 2:02 am

    I’m about to start I Stop Somewhere, I’ve wanted to read it for ages! I haven’t yet, I think because I know the subject matter will be so hard to read and you have to be in the right frame of mind. So worth any distress though, I’m sure, so I can’t wait to see what it’s like 😊.
    Great post btw, so many books here I’ve never heard of!

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