Top Ten(ish) Tuesday: M.Y. B.A.C.K.L.I.S.T. Reads

Top Ten Tuesday #37

Happy Tuesday, book nerds!

mm .jpgBetween voting tomorrow morning (get out there and vote, book lovers!) and being out all night at the Marissa Meyer meet and greet, I’m assuming I’m going to be pretty tired come Tuesday morning! So please send me some comments/votes (see below) to keep me energized throughout the day! I’ll be blogging about Marissa’s event soon, but it was a blast, y’all! She’s so high energy and entertaining and there were lifesize cutouts…so yeah, that’s pretty awesome!


As for today’s post, it’s time for this week’s TOP TEN TUESDAY entry!Hosted by Jana at ThatArtsyReaderGirl, this week’s topic is devoted to “Backlist Books I Want to Read.” Now y’all know it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t throw in a tiny twist or two! And between seasonal TBR lists and “books everyone’s read but me” posts most of my go-to selections are probably well-covered on this blog. So instead of just repeating my “Top Ten” list again, I decided to bust out an acronym/acrostic (ironically, it’s exactly TEN letters!) for MY BACKLIST and pick my top 3 backlist titles to represent each letter!! Savvy? Good! If not, you’ll get it as we go along! Without further ado, here’s M.Y. B.A.C.K.L.I.S.T. Reads


1) Mm c

A Million Junes by Emily Henry

Making Faces by Amy Harmon

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer

2) Yy c

You’ll Miss We When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

3) Bb c

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk

4) Aa c

The Accidental Bad Girl by Maxine Kaplan

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett

5) Cc c

Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

6) K k c

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames

Kulti by Mariana Zapata

A Killer Harvest by Paul Cleave

7) Ll c

Legendary by Stephanie Garber

A List of Cages by Robin Roe

Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

8) I i c

I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

9) Ss c

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

10) Tt c

The Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab


You made it through M.Y. B.A.C.K.L.I.S.T. reads! For each trio of books I’d LOVE to know which one you think I need to cross off my list sooner than later! Which titles are the ones I should be reading RIGHT NOW?? Right this moment!!! Have you read any of these backlist titles? Do we share any TBR books?? Is there a book starting with one of these letters that you think should have been included?? Let me know below!!

And, as always: Happy Reading!

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43 thoughts on “Top Ten(ish) Tuesday: M.Y. B.A.C.K.L.I.S.T. Reads

  1. Destiny @ Howling Libraries says:

    Oooooh, I hope you had an amazing time at the meet and greet! And this list is on point. I love how you did the acronyms, so cute! More Than We Can Tell, The Assassin’s Blade, Captive Prince, Cinder, Crooked Kingdom, and Tell Me Three Things were ALL super fun reads so I recommend literally all of them (and I will 100% reread Captive Prince at the drop of a hat, any time, any day, if you want a buddy when you read it!!).

    Oh, and if you ever want to buddy read anything else on this list, these are the ones on my backlist that I need to read soon too:
    You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone
    The Bear and the Nightingale
    Beartown
    Kings of the Wyld
    Legendary
    In Other Lands
    If We Were Villains
    Scythe
    Strange the Dreamer
    The Secret History
    This Savage Song

    So… yeah, hit me up if you want to BR any of these, love!! ♥♥♥ I always enjoy our buddy reads!

    I focused on backlist ARCs in my T10T this week if you want to check it out! ♥

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    • Nerd Narration says:

      Lots to unpack here, and I love it!! ❤ I am absolutely down for buddy reading like all of these with you lol! *She types while currently reading her pages for our current BR ;)*
      I'll try and see what I can work into my schedule, but if any of these are on your radar before the end of '18 please let me know!

      I'm heading to your page shortly!! =D

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    • Nerd Narration says:

      1) Holy cats! That’s some high praise! I’m going to have to seriously look into this!
      2) I’m one of the rare few that actually really liked Caraval and almost everyone I know said this one is better so I really have no clue why I’m waiting.
      3) I 5-Starred Alex, Approximately and Starry Eyes (I think I did at least) so I don’t know why I’m not reading this instead of typing this comment! haha!

      Thank you so much for the votes! I appreciate it!

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  2. karenjo46 says:

    I love the way you always tweak your posts! It’s so creative and fun.

    I have some of these on my neverending TBR, but you have to read Cinder and The Young Elites. Those series are two of my faves!

    Happy Reading ♥

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    • Nerd Narration says:

      Thanks so much, K-Jo! I appreciate the feedback on the topic twists! I never know how they’ll land, so I thank you for sharing your approval! =D

      I’m honestly pumped to dive into Cinder after the Marissa Meyer event so hopefully that’ll be sooner than later. As for Young Elites I feel like that’s a series I’ve NEVER HEARD ANYONE talking about! How is that possible? lol

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      • karenjo46 says:

        Well, your creative twists on things never fail to inspire and amaze me =).

        And, I honestly do not know WHY not a lot of people talk about the Young Elites. Marie Lu is one of my favorite authors and I don’t think her series gets the recognition they deserve. I always get so hooked on her books and find them very fascinating. The only series I haven’t read is Warcross, but that’s just because I want to binge it. =)

        ♥♥♥

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      • Nerd Narration says:

        ❤ ❤ ❤ You're too dang sweet! That seriously means the world to me so thank you! ❤ ❤ ❤

        But for real, I don't get that one either. I feel like everyone lost their dang minds over the Warcross duology (and don't get me wrong I really enjoyed the first installment; haven't read the second one…yet!!).

        And every once in awhile I hear people praise Legend trilogy. But I never ever hear mention of Young Elites. Did you read Legend too? Which series did you enjoy more? Both worth the time?

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      • karenjo46 says:

        When I read the premise for Warcross, it seemed really interesting to me, but I wasn’t feeling it at the moment back then. Now that the sequel came out, I just have to be in the mood. LOL

        I did read and love both the Legend and Young Elites. I think it was easier to read/finish The Legends. I was in that phase where I loved reading dystopian romance books. June and Day are one of my fave OTPs.

        The Young Elites is a little darker and the characters are wayyyy more complex. I didn’t think I would enjoy/love it, but after reading the first book, I was addicted.

        I would say I still like The Legends a bit more… like 3% more LOL. But, both series had me reading late into the night and crying like a baby by the end. I do cry very easily though. Those ads about adopting puppies/dogs make me tear up and cry.

        ♥♥♥

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      • Nerd Narration says:

        Like 3% better! 😂😂

        I’ll definitely have to look into both of these then! And girl SAME on the easy to cry thing. I sometimes tear up when they do the “inspirational backstory” packages on competition shows like The Voice/AI/etc. So yeah, I’ll probably be a goner too! lol

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  3. may says:

    i LOVE this post like its so fun and creative
    in absolutely no particular order, i demand (in a soft way) that you read
    – more than we can tell
    – havent read it but i’ve heard nothing but good things about ‘bear town’
    – the anatomical shape of a heart (havent read either but fav author)
    – CROOKED KINGDOM AND CINDER
    – !!a list of cages!!
    – i’ll meet you there – it made me SOB
    – this savage song (and tell me three things, totally adorable)

    i cant wait to hear your thoughts on these books when you get to them, so many fantastic titles here!

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    • Nerd Narration says:

      Aw, thanks for the love, May! And I promise to take your demands (lol) seriously!! After the Meyer meet and greet I’m definitely moving her books up the list so Cinder will probably get read here pretty shortly! And I’m dying for another romcomy read so Bennett’s might win out! I promise promise to keep you posted!! Happy reading, lovely!

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  4. Danielle @ Life of a Literary Nerd says:

    My favorites I’ve Read: (* = FAVORITE)
    You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone
    The Young Elites
    The Assassin’s Blade*
    Cinder
    Crooked Kingdom
    Scythe *
    Strange the Dreamer*
    This Savage Song

    Ones on my TBR:
    More Than We Can Tell
    The Bear and the Nightingale
    A List of Cages
    If We Were Villains

    Happy Reading!!!!

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    • Nerd Narration says:

      You’re one of the first people I know that’s read You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone. I’ve seen wonderful reviews, but I feel like I never hear anyone praise it or talk about it so I’m glad you mentioned that one!!

      Scythe, Strange, Cinder, and a Million Junes are getting the most recs/love so I’m going to try and get those priority spots in the next few weeks! If you want to BR any of the TBR titles you have on your list to keep us both accountable let me know! =D

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  5. otakutwins1 says:

    Oh I LOVE how you did yours, it’s so creative! Cinder is one of my favorite books and series 🙂 it’s so well written and unique, I love Marissa Meyer! I hope you enjoy it too! I also really liked Scythe. You have so many good books on here ahhhh!!! Hope you enjoy them all!

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    • Nerd Narration says:

      Aw, thank you so much! I never know if the “twists” will turn out well received or not, so I do appreciate your feedback! Scythe and Cinder are getting rec after rec on here so I think it’s obvious those need to be moved to the tippy top of the list! =D

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  6. Maggie says:

    I love how you formatted your list this week! I also need to read so many on your list – I’m really looking forward to The Bear and the Nightingale. I didn’t much like The Secret History, but I hope you love it! I think I’m in the minority in disliking it! LOL! Happy reading!

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