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!
- 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”)
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
I do like nonfiction, but I found it difficult to focus just reading the summary. I need nonfiction that I can actually pay attention to.
Opium Eater: The New Confessions
I don’t think I realized this was a memoir when I added it. I’m more interested in a broader look at drugs and addiction right now.
Carrier: Untangling the Danger in My DNA
Again, I’d prefer a broader read focused on DNA and genetic testing, and I actually have one that fits the bill a couple books up on my TBR already.
The Bone Season
I’m just… really not drawn to this one.
Every Last Lie
Well, I was already thinking about removing it after the blurb and then came across an unhidden question with a spoiler ruining a “twist” in it, soooo. Bye.
As a reminder to myself: I REALLY need to start making notes on Goodreads when I add books to my TBR so I don’t have to puzzle over where they came from. Anyway, Destiny included this one in her last T10T and the cover just grabbed me!
In Her Skin
Truly a mystery, but I think I saw this on my Goodreads feed? The premise was kind of interesting, but the fact that it takes place in Boston got me.
Flat: Reclaiming My Body from Breast Cancer
I read Rae’s review of this one and thought it sounded like something I really wanted to read!
Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling
This was definitely one that just showed up on my Goodreads feed, but I liked the His Dark Materials series a lot, and want to read more books about writing.
Although Bad Man didn’t end up being one of my new favorites, Dathan Auerbach does have great writing skills and I’d like to try his other book as well.