Backlist Books I Need To Read

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Hello fellow book lovers!

Have you noticed my love for making bookish lists yet? I do a ton of them…..Today’s list is all about those backlist books! We all talk so much about new or recent releases that I sometimes forget I can talk about books that were published ages ago as well. So today I’m just going to be listing a few backlist books I’ve been meaning to read and that I’m excited to get to! Of course these aren’t even close to all of them though!

I’ll link each title to their Goodreads pages in case you want more of a description or to add them to your TBR as well!

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Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen

Alias Hook

I’m 100% all for any kind of Peter Pan retelling so of course I want to give this one a try. It’s about Captain Hook surviving the end of the original tale and meets a grown woman who comes to Neverland who discovers that Hook may not be the villain everyone makes him out to be. Like I said, I’m ALL for it!


Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Bird Box

This book just sounds interesting, creepy, and short. I’m not sure how to describe it but it’s about someTHING that with one glimpse will drive a person to extreme violence and no one knows exactly what it is. After surviving it five years ago Malorie wants to escape to somewhere safer with her two children but must travel down the river blindfolded as something follows them.

Sounds super creepy and very unique, I can’t wait to read this one!


Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Furthermore

This one isn’t quite a year old yet but I still consider it backlist by now, while I’m not super interested in Mafi’s other series “Shatter Me” I did think this one sounded really fun and interesting. It seems to be inspired by “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” with the magic and seemingly whimsical land of Furthermore that the main character must travel through.

Plus the cover is so colorful and pretty!


Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

Keturah and Lord Death

I really, really need to get my hands on a copy of this book, it seems like such a hidden gem! It’s about Keturah who gets lost in the forest and as death nears she comes to find that he is a handsome, young lord who she charms with her storytelling which gains her 24 hours to find her true love or perish. This story seems very unique and I’m just itching to read it especially since it’s so underrated.


Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Beauty Queens

There are actually quite a few backlist Libba Bray books that I need to read but this is one I didn’t even know about until a little while ago! It’s about a group of beauty pageant contestants getting stranded together on an island after a plane crash and must survive and work together. It sounds like such a witty and hilarious story though, I can’t wait to read it!


Scarlet by A.C Gaughen

Scarlet (Scarlet, #1)

This one’s a Robin Hood retelling, I think that’s kind of all I need to say about it. I loooove retellings and especially underrated ones such as Robin Hood.


The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle

The Hallowed Ones (The Hallowed Ones, #1)

This sounds unique and also pretty creepy! It’s about an Amish girl whose village has declared that no one is to leave or enter their village due to massive unrest out in the “real world”. However, she finds an injured young man and opts to hide him in her family’s barn at a cost.


Say Her Name by James Dawson

Say Her Name

This is a horror story about the urban legend Bloody Mary, that’s kind of all there is to say about it. Sounds super good and super creepy! Finding a copy for some reason is really hard though?


The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Scorpio Races

First of all I love Stiefvater’s other book “The Raven Boys” so of course I’m going to add her other book as well. Second of all a book about horse racing is for me since I’m a pretty big horse lover!


These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)

Ever since I loved “Illuminae” I’ve been wanting to try Amie’s other series and plus I’m always one for a good YA sci-fi! I do have my doubts with this one a little bit since it seems like it might be full of tropes and be heavily romance focused. It’s about two teens crash landing on a planet.

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Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

What are some backlist books you’re dying to read?

Do you have any backlist book recommendations?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

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23 thoughts on “Backlist Books I Need To Read

  1. Michael August 21, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    Your mileage may vary on Beauty Queens. I read it, thinking the premise and hook were solid. But I didn’t love it as much as I hoped I would.

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  2. MetalPhantasmReads August 21, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    I do need to give Scorpio Races one more try and I’m the same with Scarlet. So many books, so little time as people say πŸ™‚

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek August 28, 2017 / 12:21 pm

      Glad you found one to add, it does sound amazing! I have officially succeeded in being a TBR enabler mwahaha! πŸ™‚

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  3. the (book) supplier August 21, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Scorpio Races was amazing. Furthermore is on my list as well. When I checked it out from the library, I just wasn’t in the mood.

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  4. Shanah - Bionic Book Worm August 21, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    I’ve had These Broken Stars on my shelf for literally years and still haven’t touched it! Bird Box was ok. Just meh really. Not nearly as creepy as it could have been

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek August 28, 2017 / 3:45 pm

      I have a feeling it’ll be the same thing for me with These Broken Stars, haha!
      Sorry to hear that about Bird Box, it’s still a pretty short book so I think I’ll give it a go but I’ll definitely lower my expectations on the creepy factor now, thanks! πŸ™‚

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      • Shanah - Bionic Book Worm August 28, 2017 / 5:14 pm

        Some people found it to be very creepy. I’m just the type of person who needs details to be creeped out. This one left everything to your imagination and had zero detail to base my fears off of. So you may still find it to be very scary πŸ™‚

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  5. Michelle August 23, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Yes to Furthermore! Anything that reminds me of Alice in Wonderland is a definite yes from me 🐰
    Books on my backlist that I really want to finish are The Raven Cycles, The Mortal Instruments series and probably The Infernal Devices trilogy 😊

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek August 31, 2017 / 8:30 pm

      Right? I love all Alice inspired books as well, I think between us we can cut through a lot of them too haha! I loved a good Alice retelling!
      I’m definitely with you on The Raven Cycle as well I really don’t have a good excuse as to why I haven’t finished that series! πŸ™‚

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  6. Zezee September 6, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    Bird Box n Alias Hook: really wanna read them too. Heard both are great.

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