Hello lovelies! How are you? One of my biggest reading goals for 2018 is to read my backlist books. I think I’ve been doing pretty well with it so far. It’s been fun seeing what’s on my shelf that I’d forgotten about and reminding myself why I was excited to read those books to begin with. But there’s a lot of exciting new releases coming out this year and I know how easy it is to get distracted by those. So I want to make sure that I stay focused on the books I own, over the ones I want to own. Of course I still want to read new releases, I just want to make sure I maintain a balance. I have a few ideas for how I’m going to do that and part of it is making a quarterly TBR of backlist books. I’m hoping this will keep me accountable. And these are the books I really want to get to in the first few months of the year, that have been sitting on my shelf for a while:
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
I’ve heard a lot of great things about this book, which is centered around a extremely rich Chinese family and the son’s American-born Chinese girlfriend who has no idea her boyfriend’s one of Asia’s most eligible bachelors. I need to get to this one as soon as possible, because I’m desperate to see the movie.
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
This is true for most of these books, but I’m a little disappointed in myself for not getting to this one in 2018. It’s a modern retelling of Antigone about three Muslim siblings from London and I’ve heard it’s wonderful.
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Starfish is a coming of age story about a half-Japanese girl who struggles with social anxiety and an abusive family, and wants to get into an art school. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this one as well and I love coming of age stories!
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
I’ve heard a lot of mixed things about this book, it’s one people seem to either love or hate. I picked it up because I’ve never read a book about vikings before and I’m curious to see if it’ll be my cup of tea or not.
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
I Capture the Castle is a classic coming of age story about a girl who lives in a ruined castle with her eccentric family and wants to become a writer. This is one that’s been on my TBR for ages and I think it sounds lovely, I just keep passing it by for newer releases with more attention grabbing plots.
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
I’ve already started reading this one. I’m about halfway through it and really enjoying it so far. It’s set in the middle ages and follows a cast of characters from different social standings whose life all intersect, during the building of a cathedral.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Are there any backlist book you need to get to soon?