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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! ?
1. 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
It Ends With Us was one of my favorite books I read last year! I highly recommend it!
Awesome, thank you so much! 😀
Highly recommend The Serpent King! One of the very few books that made me cry last year.
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!
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.
Thank you! 🙂 They both sound great!
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!
Thank you, Chrissi! You know, sometimes you’re just in the mood for a tearjerker and I think that’s me right now lol!
I absolutely loved The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.
Awesome, thank you for the recommendation! I love her writing!
Vampire academy is a series I’ve been wanting to try for a long time!
Same, and I just never seem to get around to it!
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.
I hope The Bone Witch works better for you when you pick it up again! 🙂
Yes! This Savage Song is AMAZING. Also, make sure you’ve got yourself a fresh box of tissues for Second Chance Summer. So good.
Ooooh, thank you for the heads up, will do on the tissues! 🙂
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 ><
I feel like The Scorpio Races has been on so many of my TBRs, why do I never read it?! ?
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!)
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 ♥♥♥
Ooh I love Second Chance Summer— hope you get a chance to read and enjoy 🙂
Thank you! 😀 I feel like I’ve never heard a negative review for it so I’ve really gotta read it soon!
I’ve heard good things about The Bone Witch.
Same, it sounds really good! 🙂 Hopefully it will be!
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!
Hahahaha that’s awesome, thank you so much Brooke (and Lydia lol!)
The Bone Witch! I’ve wanted to read the series for a bit and curious what you’d think.
Thank you, lovely! It sounds so good. Would you believe I pre-ordered it and still haven’t read it?! I’m the worst ??
Omg that’s hilarious! I may get books I’ll never read but I haven’t done it with a preorder yet! ?
Vampire Academy! It’s one of the first and still one of mt favorite series ever 🙂
Thank you! 😀 That’s awesome, you know a series is good when it stays one of your faves over a long period of time!
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
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!
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!
You totally should make a list, it’s been fun to see which books people think I should read soon! 🙂 Thank you!
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.
Thank you! God luck to you, too. 🙂 Happy reading!
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!
Awww, excellent! I’m really looking forward to it 🙂 thank you!
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.
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Haha I’m glad I’m not alone on half our books being backlist ones we never get around to!
Nope definitely not!
I loved the interview on NPR’s Fresh Air about The Miseducation of Cameron Post, so that’s my vote!
Ooooh, cool! 🙂 Thank you!
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!
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!
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.
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I feel you on the book ban, I had to do the same thing! Thank you so much 🙂
You have so many good books to read this year! It makes me excited for you!
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. ?
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:
I hope you like Rhapsodic as much as you feel like you will! 😀
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 🙂
Yesssss! Sometimes you just really need a good tearjerker haha! 😀 Thank you, Marie ♥
I hope you’ll get to read them all! 😀
Thank you love!! I hope you get to whatever backlist titles you might be dying to read soon, too! ♥
Thank youuuu! <3
The Mortal Instruments series has forever been on my TBR. it’s a time honestly. ??
It’s such a fun series! I mean, I know it’s not for everyone, but… IT’S FUN.
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 :’)
Thank you! Hahaa that’s awesome. I really wanna check out the movie, too!
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!!
Oh nooooo, I do that with books all the time too ? I hope we do too!
I’d quite like to read This Savage Song at some point too. I’ve heard good things.
It sounds so good! And unique 🙂
I used to love Vampire Academy! And ahhh I really want to read The Miseducation of Cameron Post, too! I hope you enjoy!
I vote for Alice! I’ve read several of these, and that one was my favorite of them.
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*
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..
Under Rose Tainted Skies sounds so good. 🙂
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!
Aw, good! I haven’t read anything by Morgan Matson at all but I have really high hopes. And thank you! 🙂
Yes. I have about 810 backlist titles. Sigh…. This Savage Song was good and something unique.
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.
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.
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Oh no! I think I’ll steer clear of the audiobook — I think a bad narrator can really ruin a story so easily!
The Serpent King is so heartbreaking – be prepared! XD
I really want to read Second Chance Summer. *_*
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Haha thank you for the heads up! <3
Either The Bone Witch or This Savage Song. 🙂
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!
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.
You really should read Second Chance Summer, it’s fantastic!
I actually decided to put it on my 2019 TBR!! So that should help motivate me to finally read it 😀
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!
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!
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!
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…
SOO many arcs! How do you do it??? You should definitely try and have a challenge month though, they’re so much fun!
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!
I generally try not to stress about them! Just catch up on them once the audiobooks come out and read them that way!
That’s true, I do try to get the audiobooks for some of the overdue ones sometimes and it helps!
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
Thank you! 🙂 I hope we’re both able to knock out some of our backlist titles this year! Happy reading ♥
You should for sure read This Savage Song asap but I’m a Schwab fiend do I might be a little biased ?♀️
She is honestly AMAZING. I don’t know how I haven’t read TSS yet!
I don’t think I will ever not like her books. Granted I haven’t read her early work yet…
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