I’ve been on a huge backlist trend recently.
For the last couple years, my reading has been very New Releases oriented. Each month went something like this: one Book of the Month book, one Book Club pick, and usually one library book, whatever finally came up as available from my list of requests.
But this June I recieved $30 in credit to Barnes and Noble (class action lawsuit for the win), and instead of spending it all on a $27 hardback book, I decided to go for three different paperback books! …Then I flew to Denver, finished my book on the way, and decided to treat myself to another paperback and of course – walked away with two backlist bumps.
I’m making my way through them, but here’s my list of recent backlist buys!
- In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (5 STARS, Review here)
- The Return by Moshin Hamid (5 STARS, Review here)
- The Secret History (SO FAR 5 STARS, Currently Page 240/550)
- The Circle by David Eggers (3 STARS, Review here)
- Modern Lovers (Not Started, Will make for a great September read)
Clearly I’m enjoying my backlist reads. I think there are a couple reasons for this.
- These are books that stuck out to me and never went away. They are books that I was reminded of over and over again, so clearly they’ve survived the test of time and aren’t just a case of good advertising.
- I’m having so much fun talking to friends about these books because most of my friends have already read them! Sometimes when I read New Releases I feel a little isolated because noone else wants to discuss them quite as much as I do.
So if you’re thinking of going through a Backlist phase I totally reccomend it!