Podcast Episode 131: The Best Backlist Books We Read in 2022 with Catherine (@GilmoreGuide)

Best Backlist Books 2022

In Episode 131, Catherine (@gilmoreguide) and I share the best backlist books we read in 2022. We each share our top 5 backlist books from 2022, some underrated backlist gems, and our backlist reading stats. Catherine and I both had a successful year of backlist reading, despite both of us experiencing major life events.

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  • Catherine’s and Sarah’s 2022 backlist reading stats.
  • Sarah’s backlist reading was more spread out during the year.
  • Sarah and Catherine both had fairly successful backlist reading in 2022!
  • How they incorporate backlist titles for the Double Booked episodes.

Our Top 5 Backlist Books We Read in 2022 [6:14]



Underrated Backlist Gems [46:08]



Other Books Mentioned

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About Catherine Gilmore

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Catherine started The Gilmore Guide to Books over 10 years ago after wrapping up a career as a corporate librarian. She loves books and reading (surprise!) and currently lives in Seattle, WA.







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