Backlist Breakdown | Young Adult Fiction

One of the reading goals I have for 2019 is to tackle the backlists books on my TBR list. It’s not a goal I take on lightly considering the size of my TBR list, which is frighteningly large, but I am stubborn enough to try. I’ve chosen to take the summer off school so I’m going to try and read a lot over the next four months before I step back into my graduate education.

I read quite widely – romance, fiction, non-fiction, science fiction and fantasy, young adult, comic books/graphic novels – and each of those genres has their own sub-genres and TBR pile. (Can you tell that I really love organization and slightly obsessive compulsive?) 

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be breaking down each of those TBR piles and picking the books that I really want to read from each of those genres before the end of this year, and maybe this summer ­– maybe.

While I previously talked about my backlist TBR for young adult science fiction and fantasy, I didn’t really dive into the genre as a whole. To be honest, I haven’t really read a lot of young adult fiction in the past few years, not because there isn’t a wealth of young adult novels, but more so because I haven’t felt the pull to the genre that I once felt. That’s not to say that I don’t have a few novels that I’ve been anxiously awaiting to dive into.

So let’s break it down:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K Choi

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R Pan

Queen of Geek by Jen Wilde

The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

What are some of your favourite young adult fiction novels that have been published in the past few years? Which ones do you highly recommend? Let me know!

Thanks for reading!

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