Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday-- Backlist Poll

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme now hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (April 17th) I'm one of them :)

Today's Topic

Top Ten Backlist Books I Own That I Need To Read ASAP

  • So, last month I asked you guys for help picking a backlist book to read (it's my goal this year to read some of the oldies that I own), and I finished the book you picked!!  Now, I need your help again.  Since this TTT is a Freebie, I'm using it to list 10 books that I own and have been wanting to read-- and at the end, I need you to vote on which one I will read next:

1.  Sway by Kat Spears
  • Why it made the TBR: I really liked the other 2 Kat Spears books that I've read!

2.  Silent Alarm by Jennifer Banash
  • Why it made the TBR: I like books about the tough stuff.

3.  Roomies by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando
  • Why it made the TBR: Because YA about COLLEGE!!!  And I like both authors!

4.  And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard
  • Why it made the TBR: Because Paper Covers Rock was good and I was interested to see what else this author would do.

5.  Life Unaware by Cole Gibsen
  • Why it made the TBR: I like the popular turned pariah trope.

6.  Hello? by Liza Wiemer
  • Why it made the TBR: I had heard good things about it, and then I met the author and she's SO nice.

7.  Get Dirty (Don't Get Mad #2) by Gretchen McNeil
  • Why it made the TBR: I really liked the first book in the series.  It had PLL-vibes.

8.  Hung Up by Kristen Tracy
  • Why it made the TBR: Lost it was one of my FAVE books before I started blogging.

9.  Raw Blue by Kristy Eagar
  • Why it made the TBR: Besides Jellicoe Road (sorry it was too confusing), I haven't read an Aussie book that I haven't liked.

10.  A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
  • Why it made the TBR: Because I discovered the magic of Mindy in 2016 and decided I needed MORE.

I know a lot of these are older & maybe not that popular, but even if you don't know the books vote for which ever one sounds good, or whichever cover catches your eye--anything!! Vote, vote, vote!!

Which backlist book should I read next?

Sway by Kat Spears
Silent Alarm by Jennifer Banash
Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando
And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard
Life Unaware by Cole Gibsen
Hello? by Liza Wiemer
Get Dirty (Don't Get Mad #2) by Gretchen McNeil
Hung Up by Kristen Tracy
Raw Blue by Kristy Eagar
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
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Which Freebie Topic did you go with this week?


  1. Ahh I was stuck between Hello and A Madness So Discreet -- loved both!

  2. I really enjoyed roomies and and we stay. But a madness so discreet beats them all.

  3. Ooh voting. I like the look of several of thee, but I voted for Get Dirty because I liked the first book too. Fun. :) Life Unaware I'm totally clueless about but I like that cover!

  4. I voted for Raw Blue because I've been wanting to try a Kirsty Eager book for years (and I'm pretty sure I have one in my stack). Fellow Aussie fiction fan. (What -- you didn't like Jellicoe Road *gives you the side-eye*)
    Jen Ryland Reviews

  5. I loved Hello? So much. I am adore mixed format books, and I have a soft spot for stories about connection, because I am always lamenting about how we, society, are becoming more disconnected.

  6. What a great topic idea! I picked the Mindy McGinnis, and it looks like I'm not alone in that pick. :)

  7. Well this is a fun idea and I'm totally going to steal it next time TTT has a freebie week! Have a fabulous week. - Katie

  8. I've also been interested in reading Raw Blue. tbh I don't really remember what it's about but I've seen a few of my favorite bloggers talk about it a lot so of course it has to go on the list.

    If you're looking for other Aussie YA, I highly recommend Fiona Wood's WILDLIFE. There are two other companion novels to it but that one definitely takes the cake. I hope you enjoy Raw Blue :)

  9. I have read And We Stay and enjoyed it. I voted for Hello? I have it on my kindle and want to read it very soon.

  10. I haven't read any of these, but they sound perfect for you since they're almost all authors and series and tropes that you like! And I love the cover for Roomies!

  11. I ended up going with A Madness So Discreet because I read and liked it, but I am also super interested in reading Hello? And Raw Blue. Hope you love whichever one you end up choosing!

  12. I love these covers, especially And We Stay!