The #dothethingathon readathon has come to an end, and while I spend most of the week fighting a migraine, I did end up reading two books that I have been wanting to read for years.
It feels so great to have finally read Golden Son and Know My Name, so I thought I’d put together a list of backlist books that I have owned for ways too long and haven’t read.
Pachinko is a book that I have put on so many TBRs but have never picked up. I have a feeling I am going to love it but I just never make the time for it. It is getting ridiculous at this point!
I actually started A Place For Us last summer but wasn’t in the right mood for it. I love a good family saga though and was intrigued, so would love to finally finish it!
My copy of The Great Believers is actually annotated by the author and I love the idea of getting some inside information as I am reading. I feel like I am just waiting for the perfect moment to experience it.
American Gods is the book that has been on my physical TBR the longest…
Ayesha at Last is a Pride and Prejudice retelling set in Toronto! The author’s newest book is getting some buzz, so I would like to read them both at some point this year!
As a Canadian, it is shameful that I have yet to read The Handmaid’s Tale!
I have been wanting to read something by Kate Morton for a long time. I have a feeling she could become a favourite author for me! The only one I physically own is The Forgotten Garden.
I actually have a signed copy of The Fountains of Silence! Ruta Sepetys is another author I think I will love and I keep meaning to read more YA historical fiction.
I think I will finally be reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone in June! I am curious to see what I think because it gets such mixed reviews!
The Interestings was such a cover buy for me but I would still love to read it!
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From this list I’ve only read (and re-read multiple times) Daughter of Smoke and Bone which I love! <3 I hope you enjoy it ^^
I love hearing that!
Ruta Sepetys is great! Also, The Handmaid’s Tale is on my TBR too
I also have had Salt to the Sea for ages!
The Great Believers is really good, hope you enjoy it 🙂
Hope you enjoy American Gods and The Handmaid’s Tale!
I have a feeling I will!
You have great books on this list. I really enjoyed Ayesha at last and loved A Place for Us and the Great Believers. I wasn’t crazy about The Interestings but I know a lot of people really liked it.
Good to know! I feel like all these books were popular when they came out but I don’t hear about them as much anymore!
I have been meaning to get to The Fountain of Silence for a while now too! Also, I can’t recommend The Handmaid’s Tale enough! I think I’ve read it 3 times now and it hold up every time!
That’s so good to hear. I have a feeling once I read The Handmaid’s Tale I will want to read all of Atwood’s work!
Don’t feel bad about Handmaid’s Tale… I read it on audio only a few years ago, when I had surgery on my eyes and couldn’t read. Good luck with it – not an easy read, but worth it, if you ask me.
That’s what I have been told! I don’t think I could handle the tv show but the book is something I’d like to read!
That is so cool that you have a copy of The Greatest Believers annotated by the author! And I haven’t read The Handmaid’s Tale either yet, but definitely want to!
There was a book box that used to have the author’s annotate the books but it just disappeared!!
Thankyou for books suggestions 🙂
American Gods is not a simple book, it’s full of characters, and bad situations, and gods… but in the end I like it!