Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books I Want to Read

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl, is: Top Ten Backlist Books I Want to Read. I’m not sure how everyone else defines “backlist”, but I’m going to use it as any book currently published I haven’t read yet, even if they came out recently.


Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor. I bought this book from the bargain shelves a couple years ago and still haven’t started it yet.


The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater. I got Shiver as a free e-book a couple years ago and I started it once, but never finished it. I’d like to go back and give the series another try.


Speaking of Stiefvater, I haven’t read All the Crooked Saints yet, either.


I’ve only read the first two books in the Helen Grace series by M.J. Alridge. I did enjoy them, but somehow it just fell off my radar and I’d like to go back and pick up where I left off.


The Conqueror’s Saga by Kiersten White. I remember being really excited for this series (mostly due to the beautiful cover, if I’m honest), but I started it once and couldn’t get into it. I’ve read so many great reviews of this series, though, and I want to try it again.


My brother, who is not a big reader, is obsessed with the Mitch Rapp series and I’ve read the first couple books and enjoyed them, but need to get to the rest. One interesting thing about this series, it recently picked up with some new books written by a different author after the original author (Flynn) passed away.


Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo. This was one of my most anticipated books last year, but I have yet to read it. I did actually start it once, but didn’t get past the first chapter or two.


From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon. I love Amy Harmon books and this is one of the very few I haven’t read yet.


All of the Rosato & Associates and Rosata & DiNunzio books by Lisa Scottoline. I’ve read the first book in each series (one is a spin-off of the other, but really I think is just a continuation?) and I need to get to the rest of them.

What backlist books do you want to read?

27 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books I Want to Read

  1. I need to read both All the Crooked Saints and From Sand and Ash, too. I even own both of them. Grr! I already read Daughter of Smoke & Bone. I want you to read that one so I can hear your thoughts on it!

      • I read just the one. I loved the first 2/3 of it. It lost me at the big reveal. I know other people love it, so it might just have been me and my taste when it comes to fantasy novels. Her writing is amazing, though.

  2. Shiver, And I darken and From sand and Ash were all winners to me. But please, please begin with From sand and Ash! I would push this book on everyone if I could. I promise you won’t be disappointed…

  3. I haven’t read All the Crooked Saints either but I’ve heard mixed reviews about it. I’ve read And I Darken but sadly it didn’t work out for me. I also love Amy Harmon’s works! I haven’t read From Sand and Ash yet but I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

    • The mixed reviews on All the Crooked Saints have contributed to me not reading this yet. Honestly, the book itself doesn’t sound that interesting to me, but because Maggie Stiefvater wrote it, I want to read it. I also think that Amy Harmon book doesn’t sound that interesting, but I know that I will like it once I read it (I think the synopsis for pretty much all of her books do not sound good, but then you read it and it’s amazing!).

  4. Daughter of Smoke and Bone has been on my shelf for a year. I need to get to it soon. I recently got 9 books from the Helen Grace series. Not sure when I will start reading them but looking forward to it. I hope that you will enjoy all these books Stephanie. Have a wonderful week 🙂

  5. I’d love to try an Amy Harmon book! What is you rec? I own The Doll House (bought it somewhere on sale) but haven’t read any of the series yet.

    • Making Faces by Amy Harmon is one of my all time favorite books so I definitely recommend starting there! My second favorite is probably The Smallest Part. However, that one kind of crosses over The Law of Moses and I feel you need to read the Moses one first, but it might not be for everyone. I also really liked The Bird and the Sword if you’re in the mood for some fantasy.

  6. I stumbled onto Shiver a while back – it was really outside my normal reading genre (although it actually kinda got me into paranormal stuff when I can find ones that aren’t too crazy and/or sexy times lol). It’s really angsty, but I actually liked it a lot and enjoyed the series as a whole. The only thing I didn’t like was, like a lot of YA, it really felt like the whole story would have made more sense if the characters were about five years older. All the parents in these books are just there to add to the angst level, not actually accomplish anything useful haha But the actual concept is really good and I actually LIKED the characters, which doesn’t always happen. Stiefvater really knows how to set a mood, too.

    Still haven’t read All the Crooked Saints, but I really want to, especially after my sister and I saw her talk about it last year. Her story of her inspiration for the book and how she wrote it was really interesting. But somehow that was a year ago and I still haven’t read it….

      • It’s kind of far into the angsty category of YA, but I still really liked it for some reason haha

        Maggie was an absolutely brilliant speaker! I’m not sure what I was expecting, but she was just so warm and funny. If she’s ever in your area, you should definitely go see her! Mary Rose LOVES her old Camaro that she sometimes posts pictures of online and actually printed off a pic of it for Maggie to sign. Maggie put hearts all over it lol it was pretty funny.

  7. I read Daughter of Smoke and Bone this year and absolutely loved it! It’s amazing! The writing kind of reflects the time it was written (paranormal, angels and such). Read it! You won’t be disappointed (hopefully)

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