Book Gang Podcast Episode 10: A Reader’s Backlist Book Challenge

New releases are fun, but what if you dedicated a reading year to backlist books? From Our Bookshelf blogger, Lynn, shares her favorite backlist challenge discoveries. Today’s episode defines what it means to be backlist, how our pandemic shopping changed the backlist marketing budget, and some surprising publishing house acquisitions because of single backlist books.

Book Gang Podcast Episode 10: A Reader’s Backlist Challenge


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Under-the-Radar Books & Pivoting Back to Passion Interview

Book Clubs for Homeschooling Moms Interview

The Mother of Reinvention Podcast

Backlist to the Future

Why Backlists Matter to Bookstores

We Need to Talk About the Backlist

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The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom

No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Syria’s Secret Library by Mike Thomson

Fire in Beulah by Rilla Askew


In this week’s Patreon Bonus Expand the Stack, I’m sharing:

Since we are embracing backlist books, I want to talk with you about the novel that ALMOST ended up the 2020 MomAdvice Reading Retreat selection. Sadly, we never got to meet, but today’s episode inspired me to share why this book impacted me so much and to reach out to the author. I’m also sneak peeking next week’s exciting episode topic and sharing another Costco find that is making my fall. 

For just $5 a month, you get to join me after every episode to Expand the Stack together. This is where we get a bit more personal about those big bookish feelings, dissect what I learned each week, and give you suggestions for books based on our topics. To top it off, our members receive a monthly bookish digital download, a themed Spotify playlist, and a printable newsletter with the latest book news and reviews. I promise to give you way more than a $5 experience for your support. Join the Book Gang

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Looking for some backlist book suggestions of your own? Check out these old favorites:


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Best Books of 2016

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