I’ll be upfront and say I may well have completely misinterpreted the prompt this week as the definition of the word backlist is a bit broad but I hope you enjoy it anyway! Check out my Top 10 Backlist Books on my TBR.

Backlist Books on my TBR – Top Ten Tuesday #35

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl at the start of this year. This week’s prompt was ‘Backlist Books I Want to Read’. Now, the majority of bloggers that receive ARCs probably huddle in the same enormous shadow cast by their backlist pile as me but I spend one day a month airing my sins in that regard in my State of the ARC posts (the meme hosted by Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books) I’m making this post exclusively non-review copies.

10. Mythos

Stephen Fry

Fry, S - Mythos

I’ve had the audiobook for this retelling of the Greek Myths for a good long while now and it’s come highly recommended from many sources, but I just haven’t gotten round to it. I love anything Greek Mythology related so I’m sure mixed with Stephen Fry’s dry wit I can’t really go far wrong with this one.

9. Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic

The British Library

Library, British - Harry Potter A Journey Through A History of Magic

I so wish I could have gone to this exhibition but I’m sure I’ll still find the books published alongside it just as fascinating anyway. I watched the documentary J. K. Rowling filmed around this time and just a few glimpses were just amazing and shed new light on the mythology and world of Harry Potter.*

8. Super Sons, Volume 1: When I Grow Up

Peter J. Tomasi

Tomasi, P. J. - Super Sons, Volume 1 When I Grow Up

I read the third volume of this recently and absolutely fell in love with Damian and John as a duo, I am compelled to return to the beginning of the series, however, I have renewed my book buying ban in full force until my ARC pile in non-existent so… they must wait.*

7. The Rules of Magic

Alice Hoffman

Hoffman, A - The Rules of Magic

I believe I saw this recommended by a fellow book blogger but I can’t remember who now (if it was you, please comment so I can thank you!). This is the first book of the Practical Magic series and I’m looking forward to diving in.*

6. That Inevitable Victorian Thing

E. K. Johnston

Johnston, E. K. - That Inevitable Victorian Thing

Another recommendation that I can place the origin of (I ought to keep better track) with inspiration traced back to my favourite English monarch (and by extension, one of my favourite historical ships), this book sounds intriguing and it has a gorgeous cover to boot.*

5. Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Leigh Bardugo

Bardugo, L - Wonder Woman Warbringer

I have an odd relationship with Wonder Woman in that I think she’s amazing but I’m yet to find a story about her I especially like (except maybe the movie). Maybe a touch of YA goodness can bridge the gap?*

4. The Bedlam Stacks

Natasha Pulley

Pulley, N - The Bedlam Stacks

I adored Pulley’s Watchmaker of Filigree Street so I really want to get my hands on another one of her books. I need to do a search on who designs her book covers because they’re so amazing too.

3. Spellslinger

Sebastien de Castell

de Castell, S - Spellsinger

I stumbled on the sequel to this book a while back and thought it sounded so interesting I would add the first to my TBR and see where it took me. And there it still sits.*

2. Daughter of the Pirate King

Tricia Levenseller

This one has had great reviews from most of the reviewers I follow and as the name suggests, centres around the Daughter of the Pirate King, Alosa and her hunt for a secret map and some forbidden treasure only to be taken hostage by a rival crew – or is that what she had planned the whole time?

Has it really been nearly two years since this was released? How time does fly when you’re drowning in ARCs. I like pirates and I like YA Fantasy so why not this book?

1. Stalking Jack the Ripper

Kerri Maniscalco

Maniscalco, K - Stalking Jack the Ripper

This book didn’t particularly catch my attention until I saw the titles of the sequels and I thought that exploring all these iconic legends in history would be a really interesting series.





Are any of these on your TBR? Don’t forget to post your Top Ten Tuesday links in the comments!

Until next time!

I’ll be upfront and say I may well have completely misinterpreted the prompt this week as the definition of the word backlist is a bit broad but I hope you enjoy it anyway!


8 thoughts on “Backlist Books on my TBR – Top Ten Tuesday #35

  1. That’s an awesome list you got here! Been hearing great things about Mythos! I still need to read Wonder Woman as well. Heard mixed things about it but I really love this character a lot and retellings in general, so can’t wait to read it. I really loved spellslinger! Hope you’re going to like it as well. And Daughter of the Pirate King and its sequel are one of my faves! Love love loooove that duopoly. Happy reading, whenever you get around to read all the books hihi.

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