🌙 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 ❤️
✔️ I KEEP ON MY TBR | The Window by Amelia Brunskill, The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con #2) by Ashley Poston, Pines (Wayward Pines #1) by Blake Crouch, That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger & What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard
⚱️ TBR JAR | LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike #1) by Jay Kristoff
🌙 Now You See Her by Lisa Leighton & Laura Stropki | This is a contemporary mystery book with a fantastical twist. It follows two very different girls Amelia, who’s always moving with her mother and sister, so it’s very difficult for her to make friends and Sophie, who has her life perfectly resolved with her incredible boyfriend, her amazing social life in networks and with her family. Although the girls are tennis partners, have never really come close, until one night Amelia’s car breaks down in the middle of the road during a storm, and a man stops to help her but instead he tries to kidnap her, due to this Amelia runs towards the middle of the road. Unexpectedly Amelia wakes up in Sophie’s body while her body is in a coma in the hospital, and now she must figure out how this happened and meanwhile, secrets about her mother’s past secret are unleashed.
I really like the concept of changing bodies that seems super entertaining to read, although I haven’t heard almost anything about this book, so I’m not sure right now. These books are usually a hit or miss, so we’ll see.
🌙 Follow Me Back (Follow Me Back #1) by A.V. Geiger | This book is about Tessa and she has been confined to her room for a long time due to her agoraphobia and her only escape is the online fandom of pop sensation Eric Thorn. Meanwhile, Eric lives scared by his obsessive fans and when a fellow star dies at the hands of one of his fans, he decides to change his image online. So he plans to troll Tessa, but things end differently than he thought and they develop a much deeper and unexpected relationship.
I don’t remember well why I added this book in the first place, I’m interested in the agoraphobia aspects, I think that’s very interesting to explore, but I have other books that touch the same thing, so I could just let this one go. I thought it would sound a lot heavier in mystery than in romance, so that makes me doubt, but I love the fact that it’s told through messages and tweets! Have you heard about this book? I would love to know what you think!
🌙 Until Friday Night (The Field Party #1)by Abbi Glines | The author intrigues me a lot, so I decided to add one of her books and this one sounded like something I could probably enjoy, I’ve also heard very good things and it’s a long series so that calls my anticipation. The book follows a boy named West who is the “popular” boy at his school, but behind the image of a perfect boy, he lives with the pain of having to watch his father slowly die of cancer. On the other hand, we have Maggie who hasn’t said a single word since she saw her father kill her mother. So when West’s pain becomes too much he shares it with Maggie, but what he didn’t expect is that she would respond to him revealing a much deeper pain than his own, and so they begin to develop a relationship.
It sounds very interesting especially because I know that the author focuses a lot on writing about romance, so I know that’s what I’ll find, it doesn’t bother me but it intrigues me this twist of a story it seems much heavier and more powerful about grief and family, so I’m intrigued … but I still don’t know what to think. Have you read some of her books? Let me know, it would be a great help
🌙 Ink (Skin Books #1) by Alice Broadway | This book follows a very interesting concept for fantasy and I really liked that. It’s about this world where since you’re born every significant moment of your life is immortalized on your skin, which proves you’re trustworthy, as well as there are shameful tattoos that mark you as a traitor. After her father dies, Leora finds consolation in the fact that her skin tells an impeccable story, but one day she finds a small tattoo behind her neck, saved for the worst crime. Leora is sure there must be a mistake, but before she has a chance to go claiming it, she discovers a terrifying secret about her father’s past that could change her life.
The promise, as I said, is super unique, but at the same time I have my doubts about it, I don’t know what direction the story will take, but I think I’m intrigued enough … we’ll see if you have read it or have an opinion let me know!
🌙 Rule (Rule #1) by Ellen Goodlett | I’m so sad that this book didn’t have a good answer, I have seen hundreds of bad reviews saying how laking is respect the world-building and that the plot, in general, is super messy, so that has stopped me a lot from grabbing it and today, honestly, I’m not sure if I’m still so interested. The book is about this king who is about to die and calls three girls who have been raised and have lived super different lives and reveals that they’re his illegitimate daughters and that one of them should be the new heir to the throne, but someone in Kolonya knows his secret and is willing to do anything to keep the sisters away for their fate.
I like that we follow three girls who didn’t know that they’re sisters, that’s super curious and I like it a lot, but on the other hand, I don’t know if it’s a story that I want now in my life and less after having heard so many negative things, you know?. I don’t know… what you think?
🌙 All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover | I LOVE Colleen Hoover, I say this at every opportunity I have but honestly, she’s one of my favorite authors, I think that although her old stories can be controversial she has evolved a lot, so I’m always adding every book she comes out with. But this is one that has already been in my TBR for SO long, so now I’m not sure if I want to read it. Even so, I don’t think I’ll let it go because I could not, but if you have read it I would love to know your opinions. The book is basically about a marriage that’s having problems and doesn’t know if they can continue together and there’s a promise from the past that returns to torment them.
🌙 Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion #1) by Rosalyn Eves | This book says something like “In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, a girl has the ability to break the spell that holds social order in place.” Which sounds pretty good, but here’s my situation: I read a couple of chapters of this book a while ago and it didn’t work for me, I keep it in my TBR because I wanted to try again, but I’m realizing that maybe there are fantasy books that just don’t go with me and although the promise is good, the writing style and the plot construction of this one aren’t for me and I literally feel like I’m not going to like it based on what I’ve already read, so I’ll probably let it go. But even so, I put it here because I want to know your opinion about it, I would love to know to have other points of view.
🌙 These Things I’ve Done by Rebecca Phillips | This book splits into two moments, “Before”: when Dara and Aubrey were inseparable best friends, they were just beginning their sophomore year of high school, and because of this some cracks begin to appear in their friendship.
And the “After”: where it has been fifteen months since the accident that killed Aubrey, and Dara hasn’t spent a single day without feeling guilty for what happened. After spending a year away she goes back to her old school to start her senior year, but the memories become unbearable while she’s there and worse still, seeing Aubrey’s brother Ethan, leads her to remember her betrayal of her best friend in her last moments.
It sounds super intriguing, I love stories when we follow two timelines and we discover little by little each event that leads us to the truth, I love that. What do you think about this story? sounds good, right?
🌙 Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye | This book is a reimagining of Jane Eyre but she’s a heroic serial killer and it’s based in London and obviously has romance, but beyond that, it has a lot of mystery and diversity. I don’t want to know much more than that because I’m SO intrigued by this story that I would like to get into it without knowing too much. If you’ve read it, let me know in the comments, I’ve never read the classic, but let me know if it’s worth it and maybe I do it, why not! & I would love to know if you have read it, it’s not my typical reading but I’m willing to give it a chance because it sounds dark and atmospheric!
🌙 Campfire by Shawn Sarles | I added this one because it reminds me a lot of old horror movies like Fredy & Jayson movies. This story is about Maddie and she’s camping together with her family and friends and one night they gather around the fire to tell horror stories and one of the boys tells the story of the Mountain Men that hunts campers and leaves a mark on their victims by carving grisly antlers into their victims’ foreheads. The next day when they wake up the story becomes reality and Maddie has to survive along with her family deep in the forest. I think it sounds like a lot of fun, maybe to read it on Halloween or near the horror season!
🌙 The One by John Marrs | How far would you go to find The One? A word-of-mouth hit in the United Kingdom, The One is a fascinating novel that shows how even the simplest discoveries can have complicated consequences. ( Thriller – Adult – Mystery – Romance – Sci/Fi )
🌙 When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey | A moving, darkly funny novel about six teens whose magic goes wildly awry from Magic for Liars author Sarah Gailey, who Chuck Wendig calls an “author to watch.” ( YA – Fantasy – Paranormal – LGBT+ Rep )
🌙 The Best Week that Never Happened by Dallas Woodburn | Tegan finds herself alone and confused about how she got to the Big Island. With no wallet, no cell phone, purse, or plane ticket, Tegan struggles to piece together what happened. Something is eerily amiss. Why is there a strange gap in her memory? Why can’t she reach her parents or friends from home? And what’s with the mysterious hourglass tattoo over her heart? ( YA – Mystery )
🌙 The Fascinators by Andrew Eliopulos | A magic-infused YA novel about friendship, first love, and feeling out of place that will bewitch fans of Rainbow Rowell and Maggie Stiefvater. ( YA – Fantasy – LGBT+ Rep )
🌙 The Wolf of Oren-Yaro (Chronicles of the Bitch Queen #1) by K.S. Villoso | A queen of a divided land must unite her people, even if they hate her, even if it means stopping a ruin that she helped create. A debut epic fantasy from an exciting new voice. ( Adult – Fantasy )
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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 🌿