Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday – Backlist books I want to read

Hello all! Happy Tuesday! I’m participating in a new set of posts on my blog, the Top Ten Tuesday posts! Every week there is a new prompt for a list of top tens, found here over on That Artsy Reader Girl’s blog. This’ll be a regular thing on my blog, so look out for top ten lists every week.

This weeks prompt is…’Backlist Books I Want to Read’. A backlist is a list of books not in the current season of publishing, so most of these books aren’t going through the hype cycle of Twitter or are older. Open your Goodreads so you can add any titles you see here to your TBR!


  1. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett.
    Well okay, this one sort of is going through the Twitter hype cycle, but only because it’s being made into a TV show! I’ve read only a few of Gaiman’s works, but can’t wait to read this too!
  2. Holes by Louis Sachar
    Yes…I know…I haven’t read Holes. I own it, but I have yet to read it! It’ll happen, I promise!
  3. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
    I’ve read a few Ness books, but have not yet read this trilogy. It’s gritty dystopian, set in a town where people can hear all your thoughts – which sounds like a nightmare – so I’m intrigued about this one!
  4. This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab.
    I’ve read most of Schwab’s works, but haven’t yet read this series. I know I’ll love it though, because when have I not loved one of her books?!
  5. Levithan Wakes by James A. Corey
    This was one of my first purchases when I worked at Waterstones, and I still have yet to dive in and read it. It’s sci-fi too, which is not usually my sort of thing but I’m intrigued!
  6. The Sellout by Paul Beatty
    A satirical and humorous book that won the Man Booker prize in 2016, The Sellout is something that sounds like the perfect sort of book for me – it’s been on my shelf for a while…
  7. Siege and Storm/Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
    I know…I know. How can it be that I still haven’t finished the Grishaverse trilogy? Well, I got bored halfway through book two…I know I have to read this in order to read King of Scars next year though so I’ll be finishing them!
  8. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
    A fantasy series that I know I’ll love but haven’t read yet?! Oops…
  9. All Of The Above by Juno Dawson
    I bought this at a signing earlier in the year and have yet to read it. I love Juno’s work, so just know I’ll love this too once I get to it!
  10. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    I love the film of this! It’s so much fun and so detailed, so I really need to read the book and enjoy it so much more.

There you have it – ten backlist books I want to read! Did I give you any ideas for books you want to read?

2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Backlist books I want to read

  1. Great post Layla! Omg please read This Savage Song soon, I think you’ll really enjoy it! It has dark, gritty vibes and one of the main characters is called Kate, so even more reason to pick it up 😉 Also you’ve got to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, it’s wonderful! I read it a few years back without know too much about it, and I was so stunned by how good it was! It remains one of my favourite fantasies to this day 🙂

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