TBR Highs & Lows is a new meme hosted by Destiny at Howling Libraries (one of my favorite book blogs!), where bloggers remove older books (the “lows”) that they’ve decided not to read from their TBRs and highlight new additions to the list (the “highs”). Visit Howling Libraries for more info if you’re interested in participating!
Since I don’t have much I want to remove from my TBR, my “lows” will be older releases or books that have been on my TBR for a long time, but that I still want to read someday.
Here’s some older books on my TBR (that I still want to read!):
As I Descended by Robin Talley
I’ve never read Macbeth but I love queer retellings of literally anything. Robin Talley’s books have been recommended to me so many times, and I might finally read this one soon, since spooky boarding school books are perfect for Fall.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
This is another one highly recommended by so many YA readers, but that I haven’t gotten to yet because I don’t gravitate towards fantasy or magic much. I might try this one as an audiobook, since that format makes it easier for me to get into fantasy.
History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Not sure how I have not yet read this, since I love Adam Silvera! I think I’ve been putting it off since I know it’ll turn me into a crying blubbering mess, but I’ll have to make myself read it soon.
Cold Summer by Gwen Cole
This YA time travel book has been on my TBR since it was released; it’s about a teen who can’t control his ability to time travel and goes back and forth between the present time and 1945, where he is a World War II soldier. I love time travel books that blend sci-fi with historical fiction (like Octavia Butler’s Kindred) and this one sounds so unique.
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
I started this one last year but didn’t finish it at the time, so it’s been sitting on my TBR since then. YA books about mental health are so important to me, so I really want to return to this one eventually (also, it has tons of 5-star reviews!).
And here’s my most recent TBR additions:
Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles edited by Natalie C. Parker
Anthologies are such a great way to familiarize yourself with a bunch of authors, so I’ve been trying to read more of them. I wasn’t originally that interested in this one, since I’m not huge on love triangles, but decided to add it to my TBR recently, since Brandy Colbert & Julie Murphy (two of my favorite YA authors!) both have stories in it.
Just for Clicks by Kara McDowell
Just added this one after my awesome friend Hallie at Book Loaner wrote about it. This book about teens who were forced into the social media spotlight because their mom went viral sounds so interesting!
If You’re Out There by Katy Loutzenhiser
Another mentioned by Hallie at Book Loaner (can you tell I love her blog?), this one is about a girl who begins to wonder if something is wrong when her BFF, who recently moved away, ghosts her. This sounds like it’s going to be one of those books I can’t put down.
Simply An Enigma by Brittany Evans & Chelsea Lauren
I just heard about this own-voices novel with an asexual main character through Twitter. There are so few YA books with ace rep and I always try to support own-voices work. I really hope to read this one soon!
A Room Away From the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma
This book sounds dark and beautiful, and I’ve been reading more magical realism lately. It takes place at a women’s residence and I love women-centered stories, so I have a feeling I’ll really enjoy this one.
Are any of these on your TBR?