Top Ten Tuesdays #74: Freebie

Posted January 26, 2016 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 33 Comments

top 10 tues watercolorFREEBIE: Top Backlist Books I Own and Plan to Read Soon

Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.

So I definitely am making it a point to read more backlist books this year, as well as focus on shrinking my physical TBR. I signed up for two challenges to target this goal and thought it would make a fun TTT topic to combine them. Today’s freebie has become the top ten backlist books I own and plan to read sometime very soon. I buy a decent amount of newer releases, but find that I have a LOT of older books sitting around that deserve to be read. This can also serve the purpose of a little TBR list for my challenges.

backlist headerI decided to go with books published any time before 2014, and a couple that were put out in 2014. I wanted to focus on some of the much earlier titles instead, because books that came out the first year I started blogging (2014) don’t feel super backlist-y to me! I think it’s just because I can’t believe its 2016 or something. Regardless, here are some of the books I currently own and will hopefully read sometime in the near future!booksMegan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian | I love Katie Brian/Kieran Scott and this is an older one of hers I somehow haven’t read yet. I’m sure it will have her usual charm!

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen | I’m intrigued by this one. I bought it randomly last year when I heard about the offer and saw it at Barnes & Noble for some type of BOGO sale.

Ruby Red by Kerstin Geir | Well, I hope I love these books because I currently own all three in the trilogy. I enjoyed Dream a Little Dream by her and have heard great things about this series.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente | I bought this one quite a while ago (I was feelin’ the younger age target), but still haven’t gotten to it.

Shut Out by Kody Keplinger | Keplinger is one of my favorite authors because she writes about super real, flawed girls. My kind of ladies. This is her one published YA that I haven’t read yet.

Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham | I’ve heard a mix of things about this one, but the topic is too Lauren-y to resist. Ex-best friends reuniting on a major road trip to see their favorite band? DONE.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz | Not sure why I’ve been waiting on this one because I’ve heard its wonderful!

How to Love by Katie Cotugno | Not a huge fan of babies in books, but I read and LOVED 99 Days so much that I knew I needed this one. Love her writing and difficult situations her characters get in.

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins | I don’t remember how I got this one but it’s been sitting around looking pretty for a while now. (Maybe a series binge will happen soon?!)

The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes | Yet another that I can’t believe I haven’t gotten to. This definitely seems up my alley and super fluffy. I’ll read this one when my contemporary mood comes back.

33 responses to “Top Ten Tuesdays #74: Freebie

  1. Great Top 10 topic, my backlist forever changes because I keep on getting books. So many books get shifted on my TBR. I need to stop getting books and read the ones I already have. I did Top 10 POC Booktubers on my blog.

  2. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making is delightful! I was so pleased with how vivid the imagery was, and how creative the tale was. I also really liked How to Love, which is a story that stayed with me after I read it (and one I was thinking of rereading), and Reunited, which is really great fun!

  3. Aristotle and Dante is one of my faaaaaavorites, definitely pick it up asap! And have tissues ready! It’s such a life affirming book, but also hard to read at times (in a good way!)
    I hope you love these when you pick them up 🙂

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