Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books I Want to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Backlist Books I Want to Read. For my list, I’m focusing on new (or new-ish) to me authors whose books I’ve enjoyed recently — and now I want to dig deeper and discover what they’ve written earlier in their writing careers. And yes, a couple of these backlist books go WAY back.

Because I’ve read…


I need to read…

Bannerless and The Wild Dead Carrie Vaughn The Kitty Norville series
Scythe and Thunderhead Neal Shusterman Challenger Deep
Rebecca Daphne du Maurier Jamaica Inn
The Calculating Stars Mary Robinette Kowal The Glamourist Histories series
The Binti books Nnedi Okorafor Who Fears Death
NOS4A2 Joe Hill 20th Century Ghosts
Eligible Curtis Sittenfeld Prep
The Great Alone Kristin Hannah Night Road
Unbury Carol Josh Malerman Bird Box
Great Expectations Charles Dickens Bleak House


What books are on your list this week? Please share your TTT link!







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

  1. Great list, Lisa, I really like your twist on this week’s topic! If you’re going to read Jamaica Inn then I highly recommend reading it in winter as it’s set over Christmas, and it’s so much fun to read when it’s bleak outside. I’ve read three of the Glamourist Histories books now and they’re such easy books to fly through, and the ideal books to read when you’re in the mood for something fluffy and easy. I wasn’t head-over-heels in love with the first book, but I do think it’s a series that improves with each book. 🙂

    • I’ll take your advice about Jamaica Inn! I actually read the first of the Glamourist books years ago when it came out, and felt decidedly meh about it –so I’m glad to hear that the series improves. 🙂

  2. Lisa, I especially like how you’ve presented your TTT as a “read-alike” list! I’m tempted to do the same, though I fear that I’ll discover far more titles of interest than I can handle, lol.

  3. I loved Joe Hill’s THE FIREMAN, but I worry that his other books are too scary for me. I do, though, typically like to dig into an author’s backlist if I enjoy one of their books!

    Hey, I tried emailing you at the same email I have for you, and received a mail deliver thing of “Address not found.” Do you have a new email?

    • I loved The Fireman too — but yeah, his other books are a lot more disturbing! (My daughter gave up on NOS4A2 after one chapter — she said it creeped her out too much.) My email address is the same — see my “About” page!

  4. Such an interesting list. Daphne DuMaurier has been on my radar since I started listening to an audio book of The Rendezvous and Other Stories. I haven’t read (nor heard of) Mary Robinette Kowal’s The Calculating Stars but I am 4 books in to the Glamourist series which I love (you can check my blog for reviews if interested). I recommend starting with the first one though (rather than Glamour in Glass) so that you can feel the build of the main characters’ relationship – though each book can be read as a standalone. Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations is an all time favourite of mine.

    • I really loved Great Expectations! I’m so glad to hear that you’re enjoying the Glamorist books. The Calculating Stars was just released this past summer, and is absolutely terrific — one of my favorite books of 2018.

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