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TBR Lows & Highs #9

Okay, so I’d been doing Down the TBR Hole for quite some time and really loved it. BUT, it started to feel a bit like a chore, which is why I’d cut down on it. Luckily, Destiny decided to create a new similar-but-different feature that’s loads of fun called TBR Lows and Highs!

She recently tweaked it a little bit, and I LOVE the tweak because I’ve been struggling to remove more and more stuff! Here is the new additional rule: I’d like y’all to pick ONE book from the “lows” that you think I should prioritize and I’ll add the top pick to my TBR ASAP shelf. So comment with your vote! 🙂


  • 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

This one appears to have a main character who is intersex, which I don’t think I’ve experienced in a book before!

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
This is some real Vintage Gay. Believe it or not I haven’t seen the movie yet, so I figure I may as well read the book first!

Seems like some fun fantasy stuff!

An Unquiet Mind & Night Falls Fast
These were both recommended by my old psychiatrist, so I’m hoping to get around to them at some point.

The Highs

I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying & The Trial of Lizzie Borden
These were both featured at What’s Nonfiction? on this list of 12 titles to look forward to in 2019. There are a lot of intriguing titles on there, so definitely check it out if you like to read non-fiction — or if you want to start!

Bad Blood
This was reviewed by Hannah and sounds like an extremely fascinating read. It’s also somewhat related to the field I work in, so that makes me want to read it extra badly!

Gossip Girl
I never managed to read these when I was younger, nor did I watch the TV show BUT my sister and I recently started watching it together so I think I’d like to give the books a shot at some point.

Sugar Town
I saw my friend Kyra had rated this highly AND the blurb calls it “a bisexual, polyamorous love story” which is totally what I’m all about.

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8 thoughts on “TBR Lows & Highs #9”

  1. I loved both An Unquiet Mind and Night Falls Fast. She’s an excellent writer and the research in both of them was very compelling, they’ve stuck with me over the years and are both really worth the read. I also wholeheartedly recommend Bad Blood, it was fantastic. And I’m so glad I could give you some recommendations, thanks for those kind words!!

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    1. That’s so good to hear! I don’t think I know anyone else who has read those, so I love that you enjoyed them as well. And your reviews have definitely boosted my non-fiction TBR quite a bit, they’re very helpful. 🙂


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