Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books I Want to Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

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  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
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This week’s topic is: Backlist Books I Want to Read.

It’s hard to limit this to just 10 – this is just a snapshot of some of the books I own and still haven’t read. They’re all fiction.

An Advancement Of Learning (Dalziel & Pascoe, #2)Maigret's Holiday (Maigret, #28)The Song of TroyFall of Giants (The Century Trilogy #1)Wednesday's Child (Inspector Banks, #6)

Family AlbumSea of Poppies (Ibis Trilogy, #1)The DryThe IslandThe Lady and the Unicorn

  • Family Album by Penelope Lively, a novel of family intrigue
  • Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh – historical fiction, Ibis Trilogy Book 1 set in the 1830’s just before the opium wars in China
  • The Dry by Jane Harper, crime fiction set in the Australian outback
  • The Island by Victoria Hislop, historical fiction inspired by a visit to Spinalonga, the abandoned Greek leprosy colony
  • The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier, historical fiction, weaving together fact and fiction about the medieval tapestries

16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books I Want to Read

    • That a good thought Deb. The Island and The Lady and the Unicorn are the only ones that I’ve had for a while and I am unsure that I do want to read them. The others are more recent additions to my TBRs. I have toyed with the idea of having an expiry date and have got rid of some books that I’ve had for years – only to regret giving them away afterwards. And I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading some of the ones that I have for years before reading them.


  1. What an interesting meme, Margaret. And you’ve chosen some great books, too. And some of those series (Robinson, Simenon, Hill, etc..) really are excellent. I hope you’ll enjoy your ‘journey back.’

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  2. I wasn’t as keen on The Lady and the Unicorn as some of Chevalier’s other books but Sea of Poppies is excellent. I was really disappointed when it didn’t win the Booker, but when did the best book around ever win the Booker?


  3. To be honest, I wasn’t all that impressed with The Lady and the Unicorn, though it’s a long while since I read it so I may be doing it a disservice. I have enjoyed her other books though.


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