Feature & Giveaway: BookCrushin’s Favorite Backlist Reads of 2019

Crushed on by kelly, on December 26, 2019, in Feature, Giveaways / 24 Comments

Feature & Giveaway: BookCrushin’s Favorite Adult Reads of 2019

For both Christy & I we made reading Backlist books (any book published before 2019) a reading priority to help us clear out our TBRs, so of course we have to share our favorite backlist reads of 2019 too!

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Each year my goal is to read about 30% of my total reading being backlist titles and these were my favorite that I read this year.

  1. Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) – Lev A.C. Rosen
  2. Hold Still – Nina LaCour
  3. City of Ghosts – Victoria Schwab
  4. Pulp – Robin Talley
  5. The Authentics – Abdi Nazemian
  6. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid
  7. Scream All Night – Derek Milman
  8. My So-Called Bollywood Life – Nisha Sharma


  1. I am Still Alive – Kate Alice Marshall
  2. The Archived – V.E. Schwab
  3. The Last Life of Prince Alastor – Alexandra Bracken
  4. #MurderTrending – Gretchen McNeil
  5. The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan – Gia Cribs
  6. Because You’ll Never Meet Me – Leah Thomas
  7. Jack of Hearts (And Other Parts) – Lev A.C. Rosen
  8. The Forgetting – Nicole Maggi
  9. Ignite the Stars – Maura Milan
  10. Pulp – Robin Talley
  11. Bloodline (Star Wars) – Claudia Gray


My goal was to clear out my back list from my 2018 book boxes. I did pretty good I only have three left from 2018 book boxes. These were my favorite back list reads (not that they were from book boxes though).

  1. Blade and Rose by Miranda Honfleur
  2. Air Awakens by Elise Kova
  3. White Hot Kiss by Jennifer Armentrout
  4. Cold Summer by Gwen Cole
  5. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand


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24 responses to “Feature & Giveaway: BookCrushin’s Favorite Backlist Reads of 2019

  1. Danielle Hammelef

    I also read and loved City of Ghosts and Ignite the Stars this year. I picked both of these up because I knew the sequels were coming out soon, both of which I also read. I see more books on your lists that I still need to read too.

  2. John Smith

    I have a copy of “The Last Life of Prince Alastor” that I haven’t read yet–I very much enjoyed the first book, to which it is a sequel. –As far as backlist reads go, I highly recommend the fantasy adventures of Jonathan Stroud. I discovered them this year, and they’re very fun and exciting!

  3. Pulp – Robin Talley is on two of these lists so now I’m really wondering about that one though I have no clue what it’s about. It’s new to me!

  4. hoardingbooks.herdingcats

    Really really want to read My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma! Also, The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan, and My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand! ?

  5. theresajs

    I have read quite a few of your favorites, there are a few that I haven’t read yet, hoping to get to them in the near future! (Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) – Lev A.C. Rosen, Cold Summer by Gwen Cole, The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan – Gia Cribs are some of them)

  6. Amanda Miller

    I still really want to read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. It sounds right up my alley.