Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books I (Still) Want to Read

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Backlist Books I Want to Read. If I were to list every backlist book on my TBR, we’d be here for a while. Basically: “too many books, not enough time.” So here are ten backlist books I hope to read by the end of the year. We’ll see.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: I’ve heard so much good and bad about the series that I’m not sure if I want to read this series, but I at least one to try to say I did. Now that the entire series is published, I feel slightly more inclined to give it a chance.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss: I’ve had a copy of this book for about a year and I have several friends who have been begging me to read this one for even longer. I’m going to give it a shot in November!

Red Seas Under Reds Skies by Scott Lynch: After loving The Lies of Locke Lamora, I immediately bought a copy of it and the sequel, Red Seas Under Red Skies, but I have yet to read Red Seas Under Red Skies. Soon, I tell myself. Soon.

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund: When I learned this was inspired by Austen’s Persuasion, I wanted to read this book even more. I managed to snag a copy of it and the sequel from my local library book sale so I hope to read it soon.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater: I’ve read most of Maggie’s more recent novels, but I want to read some of her older ones. I’ve heard good things about Shiver, so I have high hopes for it and the rest of the series.

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton: I should have read this book a while ago, but I never got around to it. Now, more than ever, I want to read it, especially since I purchased the gorgeous Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition.

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston: This book is so pretty that when I saw it at a book sale, I snatched it up. I don’t really know much about it except it’s an Aladdin retelling.

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo: I want to read more middle grade books, and I’ve heard good things about this one. Plus, Kate DiCamillo has written other wonderful books.

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin: I keep telling myself I need to read this book, but I keep putting it off. Well, no more! I am going to read this book. Soon. Right?

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell: Against my better judgment (and a friend’s opinion), I want to read this book. I pretty much hated Fangirl, so if this one is just as bad, I’m officially swearing off Rainbow Rowell for good.

Which of these books should I read first? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to join the link-up!





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