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]
- The One by John Marrs | Amazon | Bookshop.org [9:11]
- We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler | Amazon | Bookshop.org [19:19]
- Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez | Amazon | Bookshop.org [28:19]
- Greenwood by Michael Christie | Amazon | Bookshop.org [34:20]
- Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief by Claire Bidwell Smith | Amazon | Bookshop.org [42:26]
- The 25th Hour by David Benioff | Amazon | Bookshop.org [6:21]
- The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell | Amazon | Bookshop.org [13:39]
- The Invisible Kingdom by Meghan O’Rourke | Amazon | Bookshop.org [22:53]
- Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese | Amazon | Bookshop.org [30:28]
- Champagne Supernovas by Maureen Callahan | Amazon | Bookshop.org [38:11]
Underrated Backlist Gems [46:08]
- The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson | Amazon | Bookshop.org [47:09]
- My Eyes Are Up Here by Laura Zimmerman | Amazon | Bookshop.org [50:44]
- 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shahak | Amazon | Bookshop.org [46:12]
- Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik | Amazon | Bookshop.org [49:28]
Other Books Mentioned
- City of Thieves by David Benioff [8:22]
- The Measure by Nikki Erlick [10:53]
- The Passengers by John Marrs [12:56]
- The Minders by John Marrs [12:59]
- The Marriage Act by John Marrs (May 2, 2023) [13:06]
- Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell [14:16]
- I am, I am, I am by Maggie O’Farrell [14:40]
- This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell [14:45]
- Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener [22:38]
- Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley [29:55]
- American Predator by Maureen Callahan [41:55]
- The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak [46:17]
- Now is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson [47:14]
- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls [48:07]
- Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson [48:26]
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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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