Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books I've Added To My TBR Lately

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week is technically about books we want to read that were released more than a year ago. But since that's well over 80% of my reading, I thought I'd narrow it down to the older books I've added to my to-read list the most recently.



Natasha: I've gotten more into classic Hollywood lately, so there have been several bios of major stars that have made my list. This one, about Natalie Wood, I haven't gotten yet but have my eye on.

The Opium Wars: The recent opioid crisis is just the latest in a long series of crises related to the poppy, so I picked up a secondhand copy of this book about the Opium Wars to get some perspective. 

Bluebeard's Egg: I am not usually a short story person, but Margaret Atwood can do little wrong in my eyes, so this is one of her collections I'm looking to add to my shelf. 

Call Me By Your Name: I really liked the movie version of this, and I've heard the book is different but still wonderful, so I'm going to pick this up one of these days. 

The Emissary: This was recommended on the book thread of one of my favorite subreddits and sounds fascinating, so it's on my list to acquire. 

The End of the Affair: I read recently that this is one of Reese Witherspoon's favorite books, and she's someone who's got pretty good taste in reading, so I'm happy to take her recommendation and grab it soon at the bookstore!

The Book of Salt: This was on that list I linked a while back of critics choosing the best books published since the turn of the century, and it's a Kindle Monthly Deal for November so I got it super cheap!

The Boys from Brazil: I enjoy Ira Levin, and this sounds like an interesting concept, so I added to a recent order of secondhand books!

The Wife: They're making a movie out of this, and Sarah at Sarah's Book Shelves has raved about it, so it's the one I bought at the bookstore during my recent trip to St. Paul!

Gated: Ever since my husband and I watched Wild Wild Country, I've been on a cult kick, and this YA novel on the subject has been well-reviewed, so I'm planning to buy it. 

9 comments:

  1. Great list! I haven't heard of most of these, I'll have to check them out.

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    1. I feel like my most-recent backlist adds are on the obscure side

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  2. Ooh I've heard of Wild Wild Country, and cults are so fascinating. In a scary way. I think Gated sounds like an interesting read.

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    1. Wild Wild Country was a fascinating show, and I definitely recommend it! I've got a bunch of real-life cult memoirs I've been acquiring, too...scary but fascinating!

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  3. YES!!! The Wife! Can't wait to hear what you think!

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  4. I don't think I've heard of any of these except The Opium Wars, but they sound great. I hope you enjoy them! :)

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    1. Thanks! They are a little on the niche-interest side, eh?

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  5. Yes to The Boys from Brazil! It's been on my TBR list FOREVER! Hopefully, I'll get to it soon! Happy reading!

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