T10T: Backlist Books I Want to Read Right Now (or eventually…)

January 8, 2019


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week is meant to be our most anticipated releases of the first half of 2019, but I wasn’t feeling it, so I went in a totally different direction: backlist titles I want to read right now (or eventually). Basically, we’re talking about the books that I’m always dying to read, but never seem to get around to! Maybe in the comments, you all can help me decide which ones I should hurry up and read ASAP, and I can try to fit a couple of them in before Late-a-thon ends! ?

PicMonkey Collage.jpg563.jpg1. Second Chance Summer — Morgan Matson

2. The Miseducation of Cameron Post — Emily M. Danforth

 3. The Scorpio Races — Maggie Stiefvater

4. Alice — Christina Henry

5. It Ends With Us — Colleen Hoover

6. The Serpent King — Jeff Zentner

7. Vampire Academy — Richelle Mead

8. Rhapsodic — Laura Thalassa

9. This Savage Song — Victoria Schwab

10. The Bone Witch — Rin Chupeco

Do you have any backlist titles you keep meaning to read, but never get around to?

Which book from my list do you think I should read first?


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  • Reply Hannie January 8, 2019 at 12:08 am

    It Ends With Us was one of my favorite books I read last year! I highly recommend it!

  • Reply Merline January 8, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Highly recommend The Serpent King! One of the very few books that made me cry last year.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 9, 2019 at 2:43 pm

      Thank you! Oh man, that’s a pretty big recommendation—I’m one of those weird people who loves books that make me cry so the fact that it was one of very FEW books to do that to you? Yup, I’m SOLD lmao!

  • Reply Cheryl Malandrinos January 8, 2019 at 12:10 am

    If I had to choose, I would say go for Vampire Academy. Love the premise of this book even though I haven’t read it. I is on my list of books to read too. Another one that sounds fabulous is The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Hope you get to read all these.

  • Reply ChrissiReads January 8, 2019 at 12:31 am

    I really liked It Ends With Us and Second Chance Summer. Sad books, but worth reading. I definitely have a large backlist of books to get through. It seems never-ending!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 9, 2019 at 2:44 pm

      Thank you, Chrissi! You know, sometimes you’re just in the mood for a tearjerker and I think that’s me right now lol!

  • Reply Melissa January 8, 2019 at 12:32 am

    I absolutely loved The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.

  • Reply Greg January 8, 2019 at 12:39 am

    Vampire academy is a series I’ve been wanting to try for a long time!

  • Reply Stephanie January 8, 2019 at 12:58 am

    I need to finish listening to The Bone Witch. I started last year but didn’t finish it. I think I would like it more though if I was actually reading it so it’s kind of tough. But that is a book I want to read this year and take off my TBR. One book on my backlist I want to read this year is A Thousand Nights. I heard so many good things about it and… I never read it.

  • Reply What's She Reading? January 8, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Yes! This Savage Song is AMAZING. Also, make sure you’ve got yourself a fresh box of tissues for Second Chance Summer. So good.

  • Reply Annemieke January 8, 2019 at 1:18 am

    The Bone Witch! I haven’t read it yet but I’ve heard great things from friends I trust. I hope to read it this year as well. And The Scorpio Races is also one that I keep meaning to read and then never do ><

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 14, 2019 at 10:09 pm

      I feel like The Scorpio Races has been on so many of my TBRs, why do I never read it?! ?

  • Reply Rachel @ Typed Truths January 8, 2019 at 1:23 am

    literally my main goal of 2019 is to catch up on my old backlist books so i feel ya on this! ? the scorpio races is one of the oldest books on my tbr so yikes, i need to get to it asap
    it ends with us is wonderful from memory but quite a hard read (seriously, major tws for domestic violence). vampire academy is fun is you’re looking for a 2012-era ya vampire romance (totally fave of mine back in the day!)

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 9, 2019 at 2:46 pm

      Bahahaha I’m glad I’m not alone! I know I won’t be able to catch up on mine this year but I am aiming to knock at least 100 books off of it. Good luck to us both, whew! ? And thank you so much for the TW on It Ends With Us ♥♥♥

  • Reply Kay Wisteria January 8, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Ooh I love Second Chance Summer— hope you get a chance to read and enjoy 🙂

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 9, 2019 at 2:46 pm

      Thank you! 😀 I feel like I’ve never heard a negative review for it so I’ve really gotta read it soon!

  • Reply Rosie Amber January 8, 2019 at 2:13 am

    I’ve heard good things about The Bone Witch.

  • Reply Brooke Lorren January 8, 2019 at 2:56 am

    I haven’t read any of these (although I bought This Savage Song on sale last year). My friend is always raving about The Vampire Academy though… once at work she talked to me about it for 1/2 hour… so that would be my friend Lydia’s recommendation!

  • Reply ✩ Ashley ✩ January 8, 2019 at 3:11 am

    The Bone Witch! I’ve wanted to read the series for a bit and curious what you’d think.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 9, 2019 at 2:48 pm

      Thank you, lovely! It sounds so good. Would you believe I pre-ordered it and still haven’t read it?! I’m the worst ??

      • Reply ✩ Ashley ✩ January 9, 2019 at 3:37 pm

        Omg that’s hilarious! I may get books I’ll never read but I haven’t done it with a preorder yet! ?

  • Reply Lunar Luci @lunarlucibooks January 8, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Vampire Academy! It’s one of the first and still one of mt favorite series ever 🙂

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 9, 2019 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you! 😀 That’s awesome, you know a series is good when it stays one of your faves over a long period of time!

  • Reply thebookdutchesses January 8, 2019 at 5:40 am

    This Savage Song is wonderful! I also have Alice on my TBR.
    The Diviners is one I have been meaning to read forever! Hopefully 2019 is the year I’ll pick it up

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 9, 2019 at 2:49 pm

      I can’t wait for This Savage Song and I honestly can’t believe I haven’t read it yet! I need to read The Diviners too. 🙂 Hopefully we both will this year!

  • Reply anhdara13 January 8, 2019 at 5:59 am

    I have SO MANY backlist books that somehow I never seem to read. I should actually make a list too!
    I hope you get to read these books!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 9, 2019 at 2:51 pm

      You totally should make a list, it’s been fun to see which books people think I should read soon! 🙂 Thank you!

  • Reply everythingalyce January 8, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Most of these are also on my backlist – the only one I’ve read is Vampire Academy, and I’ve completely forgotten everything that happened in it so I need to reread it before I move on to the sequels anyway! Good luck with getting through some of these books this year, hopefully you’ll enjoy them and they’ll have been worth the wait.

  • Reply Jolien @ The Fictional Reader January 8, 2019 at 8:17 am

    The Bone Witch is one of my favorite fantasy series! It’s slow-paced and filled with the most beautiful descriptions. I hope you’ll like it!

  • Reply iloveheartlandx January 8, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Ha ha literally half the books on my shelves are backlist books that I never seem to get you, so I totally feel you here. Of your list, I’ve read This Savage Song, which wasn’t my favourite of Victoria Schwab’s books, but I would still recommend, if only because the sequel, Our Dark Duet, is really great. I’ve also read The Scorpio Races, which I liked, but not as much as The Raven Cycle by the same author.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/08/top-ten-tuesday-193/

  • Reply Laura Beth January 8, 2019 at 9:30 am

    I loved the interview on NPR’s Fresh Air about The Miseducation of Cameron Post, so that’s my vote!

  • Reply Amber January 8, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Alice, The Scorpio Races, It Ends With Us, Vampire Academy, and This Savage Song are ALL on my backlist. Actually, the only one of these that I’ve read is The Serpent King. I thought it was… fine? One of those I’m-glad-I-read-it-but-wouldn’t-read-it-again books. Although there was a bit of heartbreak in there….
    Anywho. 🙂 I hope you really enjoy these when you get there!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 14, 2019 at 10:29 pm

      Awww, sorry The Serpent King didn’t wow you! I’m glad you didn’t regret reading it or anything, though. 😀 Happy reading to you, love, and thank you!

  • Reply Aymee (@asphaltcowgrrl) January 8, 2019 at 11:04 am

    I’m with you on the backlist! I’ve actually put myself on a book buy ban for the foreseeable future since I have so freaking many books. I hope you enjoy the Vampire Academy series, I really liked them.
    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  • Reply anovelglimpse January 8, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    You have so many good books to read this year! It makes me excited for you!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 14, 2019 at 10:31 pm

      Thank you! 😀 Haha you and me both! When I made this list I just kept thinking about how sometimes I wish I could hide in my bed for a few weeks and work through as many as possible. ?

  • Reply zwischenweltlerinblog January 8, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    I’m frantically trying to get in the perfect mood to read Rhapsodic because I have this tingly feeling that I’m really going to like it. I remember The Scorpio Races as super interesting when I read it a few years ago! c:

  • Reply Marie January 8, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Both The Serpent King and Second Chance Summer broke my heart (and I obviously loved them). I can’t wait for you to read it, but… prepare some tissues haha 🙂

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 14, 2019 at 10:32 pm

      Yesssss! Sometimes you just really need a good tearjerker haha! 😀 Thank you, Marie ♥

  • Reply Flavia January 8, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    I hope you’ll get to read them all! 😀

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 14, 2019 at 10:32 pm

      Thank you love!! I hope you get to whatever backlist titles you might be dying to read soon, too! ♥

      • Reply Flavia January 15, 2019 at 4:01 pm

        Thank youuuu! <3

  • Reply sammers65 January 8, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    The Mortal Instruments series has forever been on my TBR. it’s a time honestly. ??

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 14, 2019 at 10:32 pm

      It’s such a fun series! I mean, I know it’s not for everyone, but… IT’S FUN.

  • Reply Avery @ RedRocketPanda January 8, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    I hope you like Cameron Post. It was one of my favourite books of last year and I LOVED the film as well. Cameron Post has become my style icon :’)

  • Reply Ari @ Books. Libraries. Also, cats. January 8, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post has been on my TBR forever too! I keep checking the book out from the library and then it sits on my shelf for weeks until I eventually return it. I hope we both get to it soon!!

  • Reply thelittlebookowl January 8, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    I’d quite like to read This Savage Song at some point too. I’ve heard good things.

  • Reply Jessica at Booked J January 8, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    I used to love Vampire Academy! And ahhh I really want to read The Miseducation of Cameron Post, too! I hope you enjoy!

  • Reply Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum January 8, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    I vote for Alice! I’ve read several of these, and that one was my favorite of them.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 14, 2019 at 11:15 pm

      Thank you! That’s one that I honestly can’t believe I haven’t read yet, because it sounds perfectly up my alley—I just somehow always forget about it until I have too many current reads to add another at that moment! *sigh*

  • Reply Kristina January 8, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I’ve heard of a few of thoses, but haven’t read any.
    I FINALLY read both “radio silence” and “Eliza & her monsters”.. but I still have to read “under rose tainted skies”, “reasons to stay alive”, two Ruth Wares..

  • Reply Cindy January 8, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    I want to read more of Morgan Matson’s books! I read Save The Date last year and it was such a delightful read! The Scorpio Races is one of my favourite books and It Ends With Us is such an intense read. The Bone Witch and especially it’s sequel is so so good! I hope you enjoy all of these!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 14, 2019 at 11:16 pm

      Aw, good! I haven’t read anything by Morgan Matson at all but I have really high hopes. And thank you! 🙂

  • Reply Mandy R January 8, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Yes. I have about 810 backlist titles. Sigh…. This Savage Song was good and something unique.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 14, 2019 at 11:16 pm

      I think you’ve even got me beat, haha! My Goodreads TBR shelf is over 1300, I think, but my owned TBR is somewhere around the 650 range, maybe close to 700.

  • Reply asreadbytina January 9, 2019 at 1:02 am

    I have so many backlist titles that I want to get to. I have The Serpent King and It Ends With Us that I haven’t read yet. The only one I have read on your list was This Savage Song. I listened to the audiobook and personally I didn’t like the narrator and I think that’s why I didn’t like the story.
    Tina @ As Told By Tina

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 14, 2019 at 11:17 pm

      Oh no! I think I’ll steer clear of the audiobook — I think a bad narrator can really ruin a story so easily!

  • Reply Kyra January 9, 2019 at 5:34 am

    The Serpent King is so heartbreaking – be prepared! XD
    I really want to read Second Chance Summer. *_*
    My TTT post!

  • Reply Harker @ The Hermit Librarian January 9, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Either The Bone Witch or This Savage Song. 🙂

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 18, 2019 at 11:42 pm

      Thank you! They both sound so good and I feel like everyone is recommend This Savage Song to me right now, which is clearly a sign haha!

      • Reply Harker @ The Hermit Librarian January 19, 2019 at 9:57 pm

        Right? lol Another friend is marathoning that duology right now, so I definitely think it’s a popular couple of books to read at the moment.

  • Reply tasya @ the literary huntress January 11, 2019 at 10:49 am

    You really should read Second Chance Summer, it’s fantastic!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 19, 2019 at 12:06 am

      I actually decided to put it on my 2019 TBR!! So that should help motivate me to finally read it 😀

  • Reply Ellyn January 13, 2019 at 4:00 am

    I know I say this constantly but, Alice is amazing, and I think it would be really interesting to read if you’d just picked up the og story! As always, check out the triggers before you pick it up!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 19, 2019 at 12:24 am

      I seriously don’t know why I haven’t hurried up and read it yet!! Sometimes I legitimately consider putting myself on an ARC ban for a month and only reading backlist books that I’m dying to get to like Alice!

      • Reply Ellyn January 19, 2019 at 12:50 am

        You should! Do it like a monthly challenge and turn it into a cool blog post, that’s how I motivate myself to read particular books sometimes!

        • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 19, 2019 at 11:57 pm

          Ooooh that would be super fun… I’d just have to pick a good month for it! I’d have to pick a month where I don’t have many ARCs coming out so I could catch up ahead of time — which wouldn’t be any time soon sadly as I have tons of ARCs for every month until July as of right now ?? I’m grateful but also kicking myself…

          • Ellyn January 20, 2019 at 12:01 am

            SOO many arcs! How do you do it??? You should definitely try and have a challenge month though, they’re so much fun!

          • Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 20, 2019 at 12:06 am

            I don’t know ? I’m failing so hard right now and this month has been a huge lesson in learning how to not beat myself up. I normally consider it a bad month if the month ends and I have more than 1 or 2 ARCs that came out that month and I didn’t get to within a week or so of their release (preferably before their release though). But January is almost over and I’ve missed the releases of 4 of my January ARCs so far, plus I have 4 releasing on the 29th and I don’t think I can get to them all in time. So I’m just trying to take this as an example to learn to stop biting off so much more than I can chew!

          • Ellyn January 20, 2019 at 12:13 am

            I generally try not to stress about them! Just catch up on them once the audiobooks come out and read them that way!

          • Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 20, 2019 at 3:59 am

            That’s true, I do try to get the audiobooks for some of the overdue ones sometimes and it helps!

  • Reply Michelle January 13, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    I love that you made the topic your own ?
    I have SO many backlisted books to get to, I hope I’ll be able to do it this year. I’ve heard amazing things about The Serpent King and I’m really interested in reading it too! Another book that I really want to read is This Savage Song – I’ve heard it’s amazing!
    I haven’t read anything by Schwab yet, but I really want to change that in 2019. Good luck with all these books and happy reading x

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 19, 2019 at 12:44 am

      Thank you! 🙂 I hope we’re both able to knock out some of our backlist titles this year! Happy reading ♥

  • Reply Use Your Words January 28, 2019 at 3:03 am

    You should for sure read This Savage Song asap but I’m a Schwab fiend do I might be a little biased ?‍♀️

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 28, 2019 at 12:38 pm

      She is honestly AMAZING. I don’t know how I haven’t read TSS yet!

      • Reply Use Your Words February 5, 2019 at 6:54 pm

        I don’t think I will ever not like her books. Granted I haven’t read her early work yet…

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