Backlist Books

Hello everyone!

Today I am going tell you the 12 backlist books I NEED to read this year. 

To my knowledge, backlist books are ones that were published before the current year.


The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I’ve been seeing this book everywhere, and I really do mean EVERYWHERE! People are really loving it. I feel like I’m missing out on something amazing. This has top priority!

The Diviners by Libba Bray
This sounds like the perfect October read! I’ve heard that the audiobook is really good, so I will definitely be listening to it.

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
I’m hoping I can get to this before the movie comes out in May!

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Don’t judge me too much for this one. I’m mad at myself for not reading the series sooner . I’ve had the first book sitting on my shelf for a long time, just haven’t had the urge to pick it up. It’s going to happen this year though. Someone hold me to it!

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
So Chelsea from chelseadolling reads absolutely loves this book…like a lot. I have found so many great books because of her Booktube channel, so I’m definitely looking forward to this one.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
I started ADSOM, but wasn’t giving it my full attention so I put it down for a later time. I really love Victoria Schwab’s writing so I have high hopes!

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
I actually started the audiobook for this last summer. I only got a few hours in, then decided to put it down. I just wasn’t in the mood to read a high fantasy at that time. When I do decide to pick this back up, it will be through audio again. The narrator was fantastic!

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
I’m slowly making my way through all of Rainbow Rowell’s books!

You by Caroline Kepnes
This is told from a stalker’s point of view, which sounds beyond creepy. It was recently turned in to a TV show and it’s super popular right now. I do want to watch it, but need to read the book first!

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
I don’t even know if I like this book yet, but I already want the sequel. It’s title is Wayward Son and I am in love with it. If you are a Supernatural fan like I am, you’ll know that the unofficial theme song for the show is “Carry On Wayward Son” by Kansas. So I’m that nerd who can’t wait to have those two titles together on my shelf. Super weird…I know.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This is the only one on the list that I’m actually nervous about. It’s an adult fantasy, which intimidates me a bit. So we will see how it goes.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
I haven’t read the book, nor have I watched the movie. Hoping to change that soon!


I have lots of reading to do!

What backlist books do you want to read this year?

4 thoughts on “Backlist Books

  1. GIRL. Okay…
    – The Diviners… I also hope to read in the fall. I think I will physically read it rather than listen to it (now that I have a copy! :)))), but if you fancy a buddy read, let me know!
    – The Sun is Also a Star… I also plan to read this before the movie in May. I think I’m going to try and listen to the audiobook during contemporaryathon which I’m assuming will be next month.
    – I hope you love Throne of Glass! It’s one I want to reread one day!
    – I started The Hating Game once on audio, but didn’t like it. I’ve decided to give it another chance, but I want to try the physical book this time.
    – A Darker Shade of Magic is also on my 2019 TBR, but not sure yet when I’ll get to it.
    – I LOVE LOVE LOVE Attachments!!!!!! And I also need to work my way through finishing Rainbow Rowell’s books.
    – The Night Circus is also on my 2019 TBR, and I’m also so nervous about it! Who knows, maybe we’ll both end up loving it!

    Great post! Hope they all live up to the hype for you! 🙂


    1. The Diviners font is SO small. I’m too blind for that. 😂 100% yes to a buddy read of it!
      I saw the contemporaryathon announcement today & The Sun Is Also a Star will probably fit one of the challenges!
      I hope we both love The Night Circus & A Darker Shade of Magic! 😄


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