Readers, I know many of us are practicing patience this summer as we wait for our library holds to come in—or for back-ordered books to arrive in the mail. I trust our patience will be rewarded with incredible reading experiences, but why wait for a wonderful reading experience? There are plenty of backlist books to enjoy in the meantime.
In publishing, “backlist” simply means “not newly published.” (Those new titles are referred to as “frontlist.”) These books have been around at least a year or two; they tend to have shorter wait times at the library and are less likely to be on backorder. Many of the authors featured in the Summer Reading Guide have excellent backlists.
Today I’m sharing 15 backlist books from previous Summer Reading Guide authors, a mix of titles from way, way back and fresh titles from the last few years. I hope you find an old-but-new favorite on this list.
If you fall in love with the work of one of these authors, chances are we have a past Book Club event or Stay at Home Book Tour replay waiting for you! Author events and interviews are a great way to bide your time in between library holds.
15 backlist books from 2020 Summer Reading Guide Authors
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What titles do you have on hold at the library right now?