For me, TBR Highs & Lows will hopefully serve two purposes: 1) to make sure the newest additions to my TBR (“the highs”) hold up under scrutiny and; 2) to re-visit books that have been on my TBR for quite a while (“the lows”) and determine if they’re just taking up “space”.
For this feature, I will sort my TBR by date added and find 5-10 books that are newer, and 5-10 that have been collecting dust. If you see any I’m removing (or adding) that you think I should think twice about, let me know in the comments!
- Sadie by Courtney Summers. Murder, mystery and a podcast. Serial, but hopefully with a better ending! Haha
- Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. I don’t know anything about this other than that it was written by the creator of the TV show Fargo, which I really like!
- The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White. I love retellings and I really enjoyed the Mind Games duology. I didn’t think too much before immediately adding this to my TBR!
- The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell. A gothic horror story set in the late 1800s, with creepy dolls. I shudder just thinking about it!
- Nightingale by Amy Lukavics. A horror set in an asylum in the 50s. Need I say more?
- Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. This has been on my TBR since late 2011. I’ve seen the movie – which I really enjoyed – so I’m just not confident I’m interested in possibly lessening my enjoyment of the movie if I don’t like the book as much.
- Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. There seems to be a general consensus that the science behind this science fiction doesn’t seem to be grounded in reality. I think I would struggle getting past that.
- XVI by Julia Karr. A blogger I trust (Wendy Darling) only gave this 2 stars. That was enough for me to move on without much more thought.
- The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher. I don’t have any friends who have read this, and it’s only rated 3.21 overall on Goodreads. I can be harder-to-please sometimes, so if most people only like this, I likely won’t be blown away.
- God Save the Queen by Kate Locke. I really still like the premise of this (an undead matriarch ruling over a steampunk-esque era Britain), but a few of the negative reviews gave me pause. Like that it’s not really very steampunk-ish, and that the author went a little overkill on the British slang to convince readers of it’s British authenticity.
So is there anything I’m adding that you wouldn’t recommend? Anything I’m removing that you think I should re-consider?