Destiny over at Howling Libraries created this one and I loved reading hers, so I thought I would as well 🙂
- 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”)
LOWS – THE PURGED ONES
1. Vampire Voles (Garry Kilworth)
I took this one off my TBR as it is a fifth in a series. I have the first book on my shelves, but I haven’t read that one yet, so why would I have the fifth one on my TBR?
2. Where The Light Falls (Allison Pataki and Owen Pataki)
I can see why I added this to my TBR at the time, but I am not that interested in it anymore. It’s the kind of book I may pick up if I see it in a charity shop, but for now I am taking it off my TBR.
3. Secondborn (Amy A Bartol)
Since I have been seeing this on Kindle sale on Amazon for next to nothing and I have not felt like spending £1 on it, I do not think I am that interested in reading it anymore. There are too many fantasy books I am far more excited about.
4. The Long Song (Andrea Levy)
The book sounds interesting, but I have too many books I would rather read at the moment so off my TBR it goes.
5. Amba Scales and the Wings of Justice (Amelia Warren)
I cannot even remember putting this book on my TBR. The synopsis does not sound familiar. It sounds ok, but nothing I would be picking up anytime soon, so away it goes.
HIGHS – THE NEWLY CHOSEN ONES
1. Silvana – The Greening (Belinda Mellor)
This one sounds amazing and sounds like a quiet sort of fantasy book, which is a bit different. . I tend to like quirky books and this one sounds right up my alley.
2. Tangleweed and Brine (Deirdre Sullivan)
Fairytale retellings are all the rage at the moment, but this is a bunch of short stories, which sounds wonderful. I have also seen it recommended by various BookTubers and Book Bloggers so many times, I finally put it on my TBR.
3. Inconvient People: Lunacy, Liberty and the Mad-Doctors in Victorian England (Sarah Wise)
I saw this non-fiction book on Simon @ SavidgeReads on YouTube. It sounds brilliant! I do love reading books like this every now and then. Or rather, I love the idea of it, because though I love non-fiction, I do not reach for it often enough!
4. The Fabled Coast (Sophic Kingshill & Jennifer Westwood)
Same as previous!
15. Rat Queens, Vol 1: Sass & Sorcery (Kurtis J Wiebe & Roc Upchurch)
I decided I need more graphic novels in my life and I keep seeing this getting lots of enthusiasm, so would love to try this one!