🌙 Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a wonderful day full of good readings. Super excited cause this weekly series will be focused on helping me clean my Goodreads shelves and also prioritize some readings and organize myself in general. I LOVE this idea, I know that many of you already know it and do it as well, the creator is the incredible Destiny | Howling Libraries | 💫 whom I love as a human being and I respect a lot as a book blogger ❤️, so it’s really a pleasure to start with this new project especially because it’s created by someone who I admire a lot and that makes me very happy, I also really need help to organize my books, So here we go! 👏🏻
This weekly meme has its rules of course, as you see, but I also wanted to give it my own twist to make it more fun and also fit my needs or what I hope to do with my books and my readings. So I’ve decided that as well as Destiny, I’ll be opening voting every week so that you can participate in the whole process and help me decide which books to prioritize, for this: I’ll ask you to vote for one of the books in the “LOWS” section and not only I’ll be adding it to my priority list, but I’ll also be creating my own TBR Jar with each of your choices!. So, every week the book you choose from my selection will be added to my TBR Jar and then at the end of the month, I’ll choose one of them to read and finally give a real chance to it. I’ll not be removing all my “LOWS”, only some if necessary, maybe one per week or sometimes none, I’ll be super honest about them and I hope you can help me make a decision anything can happen in these posts! LOL 🥰
I hope you like this idea, I think it will be fun, I’ll be cleaning my Goodreads shelves a bit, which is great, but you can also participate in the process and so will have a super interactive experience, so we can all have a little fun ❤️. I hope you enjoy it, thanks for the support always, from the bottom of my heart & LET’S START! 🌙
- 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!
- 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”)
Thank you SO much if you voted on the previous week post and thanks to you as well that have let me know your thoughts, it was really helpful to make my decisions ❤️
✔️ I KEEP ON MY TBR | How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake (I decide that it’s the only one of the list of the week that I think I could really enjoy because it’s about a relationship between mother and daughter and also about a girl/girl romance, so I think it could be a story of a lot of meaning and feelings)
❌ LEAVES MY TBR | Slated (Slated #1) by Teri Terry & You (You #1) by Caroline Kepnes (I have to be super honest in these posts and I don’t think I’m going to read these books, so I know I’m making the right decision, they haven’t received votes, and it has helped me make my decision.)
⚱️ TBR JAR | Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett & Assassin’s Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy #1) by Robin Hobb (We have a tie in votes for these two great winners! I hope to enjoy them because you’ve told me incredible things about both … to my TBR Jar)
🌙 Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young | Many of the author’s books are in my TBR, I think she has a very unique point of view when creating stories, but I haven’t read any yet, so I’m really intrigued to give her a chance. This one, in particular, sounds very mysterious and engaging. It’s about a couple of siblings who on the way to live with their grandmother, decide to stop at a Hotel Ruby to spend the night. But the place seems to be playing with their minds, giving them distractions so they decide to extend their stay. Our main character, Audrey is the only one who hasn’t received an invitation to the great hall and her curiosity begins to grow, but the more she discovers about the dark past of the hotel and its inhabitants, the more things begin to get darker.
I’m very intrigued by the promise of this dark/creepy hotel that forces guests to stay longer and the secrets that promise sound incredible, but I’m stopped by the bad reviews and the number of people I trust who have decided DNFed it, so It would really help me to know your thoughts about this one.
🌙 Warcross (Warcross #1) by Marie Lu | This book is in my TBR first because I LOVE Marie Lu, so obviously I’m interested in reading her books, but at the same time, I’m not sure about this because it doesn’t sound like something for me, you know? It’s about a famous hacker named Emika Chen who’s responsible for intersecting people who illegally play in Warcross, the game sensation of the moment. But surviving hasn’t been easy and to have some easy money Emika decides to hack her entry into the international Warcross Championships and by accident it becomes a sensation in the game. She immediately thinks that she’s going to be arrested, but to her surprise, the creator of the game offers her to be his spy in the tournament to solve a security problem, but soon her investigation takes a sinister direction.
I don’t really know you guys. Do you think it’s a slow-paced kind of book? or heavy in terms of the game itself? That makes me rethink about reading it because although it sounds good, it’s very difficult for me to imagine this kind of thing in my head, I know it sounds silly… but I find it difficult to read about video games in books for some reason lol. So I’m ready to hear what you think.
🌙 See How They Lie by Sue Wallman | This is something similar to Hotel Ruby, I guess, but with a different twist, it’s about a resort called Hummingbird Creek that has all the luxuries so that the children of very rich people can go to be better, it’s like a luxury sanatorium, and Mae feels very lucky to be there, but not because she’s sick but because her father is one of the top psychiatrists in the place. But soon Mae breaks a rule and in this place, if you break a rule you could get hurt.
The blurb is super vague and for some reason I like it, it sounds pretty good, I like that it’s not really clear what’s happening in that place and what they could be hiding, on the other hand, I’m not 100% sure if it’s something I want to read, I’ve only heard one person talk about it and although it was a good comment, the lack of information and comments makes me doubt. I could enjoy it, I’m sure, but I don’t know what direction the plot will take and that makes me insecure … I guess I’ll be reading to your comments and surely I can make a decision about it.
🌙 The Next Together (The Next Together #1) by Lauren James | “How many times can you lose the person you love?” And this is how this story begins, how could I resist myself? This story is about Katherine and Matthew and they’re destined to be re-born again and again for centuries and their lives always change the story for the better but also in each life they fall in love with each other to be separated by tragedy.
That is all I need to know and it’s really unbelievable that I haven’t read this duology, especially because I’ve owned it for a long time and I think it sounds incredible. This is one of those occasions when the reviews don’t really influence my decision because I’m sure it’s something I want to read, you know? It sounds romantic and heartbreaking, so all I have to do is actually give it a chance once and for all. I’ve also heard very good things about the author and her writing. Even so, I would like to know your opinion about these books if you have read them and if not … what do you think? Are you interested in knowing my opinion? Let me know EVERYTHING in the comments
🌙 Unplugged (The Wired #1) by Donna Freitas | This book has a very original concept, it’s about a world that’s divided between the App World and the Real World, a virtual world for the rich and a real-world for the less fortunate, those people who are poor. A few years ago, Skye’s family sent her to the virtual world to look for a better life. Now Sky is nobody, has no glamorous effects or expensive downloads to make her stand out in the App World. But none of this matters to her, she just wants to see her family again, but when the gap between the worlds begins to close she’ll do everything possible to reunite with her family but in the process, she’ll discover a secret and a new reality… darker than she remembered.
I think it’s very rare that people haven’t talked more about this book and the entire trilogy because it sounds very unique to me, but even so, I’m not entirely sure … I would read it mostly for the world building because it really sounds fascinating, but several people say that it’s quite heavy to read and that the story as such could be summed up in 100 pages, which is not a good sign, even so, I’m interested perhaps in giving it a chance. It’s a great candidate to try a chapter at some point to make a final decision. I’m very interested in knowing your opinion!
🌙 Year of the Wicked: Summer; Fall; Winter; Spring by Jeff Mariotte | This is, in fact, a new edition of stories already written about witches. They’re four books in one and promise a story for fans of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Riverdale, full of spellbinding romance, revenge, and of course, witches! So despite the little impact this book has had, I’m really interested in giving it a chance, I love witchy stories and feel this one could be a very entertaining and fun journey.
🌙 The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner | This book is about Liba and Laya, two sisters who live in a house surrounded by forests and one day Liba discovers that her Tati can transform into a bear and her Mami into a swan, and so she realizes that all the fairy tales are real and she must hide this secret from her sister. But soon a group of stranger men arrives in the city and Laya falls under their spell and those aren’t the only dangers hidden in the forest. Now the sisters must be united and trust each other to become the women they need to be.
I’ve heard SO many incredible things about this book and I think it’s told in a unique way. OMG, has a strong relationship between sisters and I love that SO much, I swear. I’m very excited to read it. Plus: LOOK AT IT! it’s beautiful
🌙 The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake | From what I read about this book and I’ve also heard, this book is very strong in terms of brotherhood, family and personal growth, so that’s what led me to add it to my TBR. It sounds very engaging and extremely heartbreaking. I don’t want to know much more than I already know about it because I honestly want to be surprised and I feel that I love this book, I could easily be in my 5-star predictions. I’m dying to read it and tell you what I think about it!
🌙 Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall | “In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister–at all costs.” I’m 100% on board with this story, sounds amazing to me. The first time I heard about this book was by Riley from Riley Marie and honestly, she made it sound incredible and now I need to read it. Even so, I’ve decided to save it for Halloween time because it sounds perfect for that season.
🌙 The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom #1) by Danielle L. Jensen | This is a high-fantasy about the Bridge Kingdom that controls all trade and travel between lands, which allows its ruler to enrich himself and deprive his enemies, including Lara’s homeland, our main character. Then, when she’s sent as a bride under the pretext of fulfilling a peace treaty, Lara is prepared to do whatever it takes to break the defenses of the impenetrable Bridge Kingdom. But once in her new home, she knows more in-depth to her husband, Aren, who’s willing to defend her people fiercely, she begins to doubt and the attraction for Aren is unquestionable. Will she be the destroyer of a king or the savior of her people?
It sounds SO good, I love fantasy stories when they have an affair of enemies to love and more when the main character has a mission or secrets behind. I’m super excited to read it!
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🌿 Now is YOUR time to decide! Choose one of the books in my “The LOWS” section and I’ll add it to my TBR JAR to give it a chance at some point.
I’ll be making the decision of which books I’ll be letting go of my TBR completely, cause I really need to clean this out, after knowing your opinion and in the next week I’ll let you know 🌿