10 backlist books I want to read

It’s been a long time since I’ve last done a Top Ten Tuesday post. I just haven’t the time to write a detailed TTT post.

I have a LOT of books on my TBR, and since I’ve hauled quite a books this year, I have several unread books on my shelf already. But for the sake of this post, I’m going to talk about 10 backlist books on my Goodreads TBR, which I don’t own yet.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl and this week’s topic is backlist books I want to read.

i believe in a thing called love[1] I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

I believe found this in a wrap-up post on a blog I don’t remember recently. Or it was a book recommendations post. One of them.

The book is about a girl called Desi Lee who believe that anything is possible if you have a plan. She’s accomplished in every department other than love. So one day, armed with all her Kdrama knowledge and her idea of love, she sets out to fall in love. Throughout the book she finds out that real love is more than just drama.

Doesn’t that sound really interesting? I really hope I get to read this soon.

Add it on Goodreads.

books blogs and reality[2] Books, Blogs and Reality by Ryan Ringbloom

I’ll admit, I added this to my TBR immediately after reading the title. It sounds like everything I’d relate to.

This book is about four bloggers and them dealing with life, reality, anxieties, their happily-ever-after dreams and much more.

It just sounds like something where there’s character growth, lessons learned and really nice anecdotes so I really want to read it.

Add it on Goodreads.

extremely loud and incredibly close[3] Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

I have no idea about where I found this book online but the second I read the synopsis, I knew I had to have it on my TBR.

The book is about 8 year old Oscar who is a mix of everything like many kids are. When his father dies, Oscar finds a key in his dad’s closet. The book shows him setting out to solve the mysteries of the key which takes him on an epic journey.


the afterlife of holly chase[4] The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

I really like Cynthia Hand’s books so when I saw this, and read the blurb, I knew that I have to keep a lookout for this book.

Holly was visited by three ghosts telling her to mend her ways and she didn’t listen, so she died. She just watches her friends and family move on while she’s stuck at seventeen, but this year something changes.

The blurb is very intriguing, and this book follows a GHOST. That’s enough for me.


the love letters of abelard and lily[5] The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle

This book is about Lily, who has ADHD, and Abelard, who has Asperger’s. The two teenagers bond over their love for ancient love letters and end up falling for each other.

It’s a basic YA contemporary but with two teenagers who are a little different.

Apparently it’s a heartbreaking story and I’m all up for that.


stranger than fanfiction[6] Stranger Than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer

Imagine that one day you just invite a celebrity you love for a road trip with your friends and THEY ACCEPT.

This book shows Cash Carter who takes up the offer to go on a road trip with four fans. On the road trip, the four fans find out that they don’t know everything about the star they love.

I’ve read other books about celebrities but it was always romance-related and didn’t include platonic relationships. I think this will have platonic relationships forming between Cash and the fans so I’m looking forward to read it.


salt[7] Salt by Nayirrah Waheed

This is a poetry book and one of my favourite YouTubers highly commended it and recommended it so I added it to my TBR.

It does not have any blurb on Goodreads so I can’t say what it’s about. I’ll just read it and let y’all know after.

Add it on Goodreads.

words on bathroom walls[8] Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton

I was on a roll, trying to find books that featured characters who struggle with a mental health problem.

This book deals with a teenager called Adam who has schizophrenia. He sees imaginary people.

The book shows him using a new drug that helps him ignore his visions and lead a normal life. He starts crushing on this girl called Maya and does not tell her about his diagnosis. Later the drug starts failing and he tries to Maya from knowing his condition.

Add it on Goodreads. 

beautiful mess.jpg[9] Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian

This was recommended to me by Goodreads because I liked Letters to the Lost, I think?

It’s about two teenagers dealing with grief. The main character is Ava who is in a constant rage mode after losing someone. She meets Gideon, who is also dealing with grief but he deals with it by living in his head. They help each other move on.

Add it on Goodreads.

almost adulting[10] Almost Adulting: All You Need to Know to Get It Together (Sort Of) by Arden Rose

This is a non-fiction that talks about everything I need lol. I cannot describe it better than the blurb, so here is a part of it:

By the end of the book — a mash-up of essays, lists, and artwork — you’ll have learned not only how to dress yourself, how to travel alone, how to talk to strangers online, and how to date strangers (in PERSON!), but also how to pass as a real, functioning, appropriately socialized adult.

It also really hilarious so I can’t wait to read it.


And that’s ten books! Now I really want to get to these books but I’m also currently reading THREE books, somehow? I really need to get my reading in order.

What are some backlist books high up your TBR? Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Talk to me in the comments!

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