Book Gang Podcast Episode 33: The Best Backlist Books You Missed (Part 1)

Book Gang Podcast: The Best Backlist Books You Missed

No need to wait for the latest summer releases when you have this list of best backlist books to check out.

My well-read co-host, Larry Hoffer, is back to talk about our favorite older books and why these should be in your stack this year too.

Not familiar with the term backlist or frontlist books? The book industry groups published books into two types- frontlist (titles that have sold in the current year) and backlist (titles that are older than a year).

We have resurrected some of our top recommendations in this two-part series that can keep you company while you wait for your library holds to come in. Today we discuss our favorites that are two years or more older.

This list of older books have brought us great joy over our reading years and we can’t wait to tell you why these will make the perfect addition to your reading life too.

Book Gang Podcast Episode 33: The Best Backlist Books You Missed (Part 1)

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Mentioned on this episode:

This Will Be Funny Later by Jenny Pentland

The Lady’s Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness by Sarah Ramey

Bookclub Event

The Prettiest Star by Carter Sickels

Larry’s Best Of List

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

The Guncle by Steven Rowley

Book Gang Podcast: A Reader’s Backlist Book Challenge

Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny

Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs by Dave Holmes

My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress by Rachel DeLoache Williams

Inventing Anna

The Thing About Pam

A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Fatima Mirza and Riz Ahmed on the Oscars Red Carpet

Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt

Is This Tomorrow by Caroline Leavitt

Amy’s Interview with Caroline Leavitt

With or Without You by Caroline Leavitt

Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt

We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra

Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

Did I Say You Could Go by Melanie Gideon

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Time and Again by Jack Finney

Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon

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