Backlist Books I Want to Read | Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week presents a theme around which bloggers create unique lists to bring bookish friends together. This Tuesday the theme is Backlist Books.”

In the interest of keeping my list succinct, I have set up parameters and boundaries for this latest TTT:

1. Titles must be “stand alones,” as I am invested in far too many series.

2. Titles considered “classics” will not be included, for I aim to read a great number of these over the coming years.

3. Selected titles must be available from my personal collection or public library.

10 Backlist Titles I STILL Haven’t Read


The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fineby Gail Honeyman

A Woman of Noteby Carol Cram

The Time Traveler’s Wifeby Audrey Niffenegger

Ready Player Oneby Ernest Cline

The Bells, by Richard Harvell

The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead

The Virgin Cureby Ami McKay

The Break, by Katherena Vermette

Bear Townby Fredrik Backman


Where should I start? Or, are any of these also on your backlist TBR?


Comment below to let me know what you’re reading!

3 thoughts on “Backlist Books I Want to Read | Top 10 Tuesday”

  1. Really fun group of books! Two of them were my book group’s selections this past year — Eleanor Oliphant and Underground Railroad. I really loved The Bookshop on the Corner — it’s light and cheerful and perfect for booklovers. I really need to read Beartown. I hear it’s amazing!


    1. Thanks! I’ve read about a third of The Bookshop on the Corner, and it really resonated with me. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to complete it before having to send it back to the library. Definitely looking forward to that one. Also, I feel like I’m one of the last people on earth who haven’t read Beartown yet–at least I’m not alone!

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  2. I loved The Bookshop on the Corner; it was a nice story and the setting and characters were so lovable. It’s perfect for book lovers so I hope you get to pick it back up! I also read Ready Player One a couple of years ago and it was good, especially if you know any of the pop culture references mentioned in it. I have seen Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and Beartown on several lists and wanted to give them a try but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Would love to hear if you have picked any of these up yet for the new year!!


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