🌙 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! 👏🏻
I 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 ❤️
❌ LEAVES MY TBR | Avery (The Chronicles of Kaya #1) by Charlotte McConaghy, Queen of Hearts (Queen of Hearts Saga #1) by Colleen Oakes, Emancipated (Emancipated #1) by M.G. Reyes Legacy of Kings (Blood of Gods and Royals #1) by Eleanor Herman & Wicked Like a Wildfire (Hibiscus Daughter #1) by Lana Popović
⚱️ TBR JAR | Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
🌙 All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages by Saundra Mitchell & more authors | This book is an anthology that contains many historical stories about queer characters. Since I find out about this book called my attention because it has the stories of many authors that I’ve wanted to read or have read and enjoyed, so I think that reading anthologies is a good way to meet new authors and also these are super diverse stories, so That is a big plus. Sounds super interesting still, but I haven’t seen many people talking about it, which is a shame playing such an important subject, so we’ll see.
🌙 The Impostor Queen (The Impostor Queen #1) by Sarah Fine | To be honest, I didn’t remember why I added this to my TBR in the first place, maybe I saw it on some Booktube channel, but I really don’t know, so I just refreshed my memory by reading the blurb. What I understand by this book is that it’s about a girl named Elli who has been preparing all her life to supplant the place of the Valtia that is the queen, once she dies, thus being the new container of all her so powerful Magic. Everyone says that she’s destined to be the most powerful Valta that has excited, but once the queen dies in battle, the magic doesn’t enter Elli and cannot be found. I think that after this we’ll have a lot of political intrigues and a world divided by magic or lack thereof.
Sounds interesting, but I confess that I’m not sure if it’s something I’m interested in right now, so I’m interested in knowing your opinion about this book and I’ll decide later.
🌙 Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy #1) by Danielle L. Jensen | This is a book focused on a girl who is kidnapped by trolls and they expect her to break a witch’s curse who has condemned them for centuries. She only wants to escape from there but once she begins to live longer with them, she realizes that there is something bigger happening and that a group of rebels is rasing up and it may be her who they need.
I used to hear the best things about this book and about the whole series, that’s why I added it. I haven’t heard about it for a while but has incredible reviews of people who love it, so I’m willing to give it a chance, maybe it’s entertaining
🌙 All Rights Reserved (Word$ #1) by Gregory Scott Katsoulis | This book follows Speth, a girl who lives and has been raised in a world where, when you turn 15, you must pay for every word you say or every gesture you make. She’s very excited about her Last Day speech but when she discovers that her best friend commits suicide due to her family’s debt, Speth decides to reveal herself and not say another word, a movement that could destroy her family and the whole city.
This book has such a unique promise, I really love how it sounds, but I haven’t heard almost any kind of comment about it, so that makes me doubt. Have you read it? let me know! It would help me a lot, on the other hand, it sounds great to me, so maybe I would be willing to read a couple of chapters and see how I feel.
🌙 The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis | This book seems to be about a gay romance, but besides also touches hard-hitting themes such as home abuse & I think, no sure though, depression. Follows Evan who’s having a very difficult time especially at home where he spends terrible moments with his super strict mother and since kissing his best friend, Henry, he has had many doubts. Now he hides in an abandoned church to draw, but even though he feels as lonely as that same church, Evan will soon begin a journey to discover who he really is and what he has come to do in the world.
I think it’s probably a super emotional book, about a boy discovering a lot about himself and about the world in which he lives. I already feel bad for him and I haven’t read the book, so I imagine it would hit me hard if I read it. Do you think it’s worth it? have you heard about it or have you read it? Let me know in the comments!
🌙 Revived by Cat Patrick | This book has one of the most original promises I’ve read and yet I haven’t seen anyone talk about it within the community, so I think it will be my job to do it lol. This book follows a girl named Daisy who barely being a little girl is involved in a car accident and dies, but is returned back to life and thus becomes one of the first subjects in a hidden government program that tests a drug called Revived. Now she has already been revived about 5 times and this means starting over with a new identity and a new life, but one day Daisy meets some brothers who could be the first real friends she ever had, but to have a normal life she must escape an experiment that is much more sinister than she imagined.
I’m interested in reading this book? possibly YES and even if I don’t know many opinions, I would give it a chance simply because it sounds very intriguing. Have you ever heard about it? I would love to know!
🌙 The Dead House (The Dead House #1) by Dawn Kurtagich | This is a horror book that’s not usually my genre, but it’s one that I would like to explore more. The plot is about a tragic night at Elmbridge High where three students end up dead and one of them, Carly Johnson, missing. It’s a huge mystery until they find a diary of the main suspect, Kaitlyn, that shows her mental instability and so they realize that Kaitlyn is actually Carly’s alter ego and there’s a creepy vibe surrounding this whole situation. Sounds super twisted and cool, I don’t know why I haven’t read this yet, it seems that today I want to read them all lol. But if it sounds great, and I think it’s told in another type of format which sounds unique.
🌙 The Thief (The Queen’s Thief #1) by Megan Whalen Turner | This book has a super vague blurb, I added it to my TBR in the first place because I heard Reagan talking about it and I thought I might enjoy it, it’s also quite short and fantasy told in so few pages catch my attention. Beyond that, I’m not very sure even if it’s something for me right now or if it’s worth giving it a chance, it’s a long series so it would be a great responsibility. The book is basically about the king’s scholar and he knows where an ancestral treasure is so, to get it he needs the skills of a thief, so he chooses Gen a prisoner of the king to accompany him in his search. But the journey ends up being more difficult and dangerous than they thought.
🌙 Roar (Stormheart #1) by Cora Carmack | I’ll start by being honest … I added this one because of the cover ( pretending to be in shock lol) and then I read what was about, which also sounds good, but right now I had my doubts due to reviews, I think it has ratings low or average and that makes me wonder if it would be worth reading it. This is a fantasy book, it’s about Aurora who has been raised to be queen of her land, a land hunted by storms that survive thanks to magic. She comes from one of the most powerful Stormling families and although she promises to be a great queen, she hasn’t yet shown her powers. This is why her parents arrange their wedding with a powerful young Stormling and so Aurora will have her reign and also be able to protect her people. But one day she discovers a black market where they traffic what she lacks, storm magic. They’re storm hunters and despite not having been born with the magic they take the storms’ essence and Aurora realizes that there’s another possibility for her future besides ruin or marriage.
🌙 Vengeance Road (Vengeance Road #1) by Erin Bowman | This is another one that I fell in love with its cover! and also added it because it’s a revenge story and I like that. The book follows a girl named Kate who embarks on a journey dressed as a boy to take revenge for the murder of her father, who was killed for revealing the location of a hidden gold mine. Along the way, she’ll meet dark people willing to do anything for gold, but also discover secrets about her own family.
I’m not sure about this story, it sounds promising, but I don’t know if it sounds shocking enough to want to read it, and I’m not very interested in the gold mines thing and stuff, so we’ll see.
🌙 Burn by Patrick Ness | When the blue dragon, Kazimir, unexpectedly saves Sarah and her friend Jason Inagawa from the attentions of the racist police deputy, Kelby, everything changes. Sarah is part of a prophecy and she must escape the clutches of Malcolm, an assassin from a Believer Cell, the dragon-worshiping cult. ( YA – Fantasy – Dragons )
🌙 My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite | My Sister, the Serial Killer is a blackly comic novel about how blood is thicker – and more difficult to get out of the carpet – than water… ( Adult – Contemporary – Mystery – Thriller )
🌙 Miracle Creek by Angie Kim | In a small town in Virginia, a group of people know each other because they’re part of a special treatment center, a hyperbaric chamber that may cure a range of conditions from infertility to autism. But then the chamber explodes, two people die, and it’s clear the explosion wasn’t an accident. ( Adult – Contemporary – Mystery – Thriller )
🌙 The Girl in Red by Christina Henry | From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a postapocalyptic take on the perennial classic “Little Red Riding Hood”…about a woman who isn’t as defenseless as she seems. ( Horror – Fantasy –Retelling – SciFi )
🌙 The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling | A thrilling, atmospheric debut with the intensive drive of The Martian and Gravity and the creeping dread of Annihilation, in which a caver on a foreign planet finds herself on a terrifying psychological and emotional journey for survival. ( Adult – Horror – SciFi – LGBT+ rep )
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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 🌿