Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books I Want to Read


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

This week I’m bringing you my top 10 backlist titles that I want to read. What’s a backlist title? It’s pretty much any book that did not come out this year. So I decided to mix up some classics with some books that came out within the past few years!

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  1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  2. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  3. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
  4. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  5. Emma by Jane Austen
  6. The Shining by Stephen King
  7. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  8. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  9. Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan
  10. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin


That’s it! I am really hoping I can carve out some time in 2019 to read all of these highly acclaimed books. Do we have any in common? I’d love to hear your thoughts.



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

  1. The Shining is one of my all-time King favorites! So good and creepy and I’d say scarier now that I am an adult – the descriptions of addiction are so vivid. I personally liked Outlander ok but could’ve done with 200 or so fewer pages. It is such a long book, and I don’t think it needed to be. The classics Emma and Wuthering Heights are also on my TBR. And so is The Hate U Give. Great list! I wrote about horror books this week:


  2. Outlander, The Hate U Give, and Simon V. are all amazing books! I loved each one (though Outlander drags some throughout–high key recommend audiobooking it). I really need to read Sanderson as I have heard nothing but good things about his writing!


  3. Theft of Swords has been sitting on my shelf for way too long, haha, even though I’ve heard only great things about it! I also really want to finally get around to checking out Outlander as well. The Name of the Wind and The Way of Kings are awesome and I highly recommend them. Great list and happy reading!


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