Books from the Backlog #94

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week's neglected book

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Series: Letters to the Lost #1
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother's death, she leaves letters at her grave. It's the only way Juliet can cope.

Declan Murphy isn't the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he's trying to escape the demons of his past.

When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can't resist writing back. Soon, he's opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they're not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.

Why did I add Letters to the Lost to my bookshelf?

I caught this book on Book Outlet at a great price.  Since I have heard wonderful things about the book, I felt like it was a pretty safe bet.  Unfortunately, it has just sat on my shelf.  The author is in town tonight to promote her newest book, A Heart So Fierce & Broken, so I plan to try to get it signed.  Then I will have to read it, right?

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?
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  1. I seriously LOVE this book. I'll have to contain myself because I think I could get carried away and leave a five paragraph comment about it. LOL Not only did I love everything about it, but it also introduced me to one of my favorite fictional characters ever: Rev. He is a secondary character in this book and gets his own story in More Than We Can Tell. I hope you'll love this when you get to it, Carole!

    1. And, of course, I have More Than We Can Tell sitting on my shelf unread as well.

  2. Carole, you have to read this book! It was so wonderful and lovely and emotional, and it even has a suspense element there too.

  3. Oh yes, get it signed and it will stare at you really hard from the shelf not to mention that extra oomph of guilt for not reading a signed book. LOL

    Have fun at the signing, Carole!

  4. I had always been curious about this one and almost checked it out from the library once. You know I never realized that it was from the same author who write A Curse so Dark and Lonely.

  5. Hope you get a chance to enjoy it soon!

  6. It's a plan. I hope you enjoy it a lot.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  7. i really need to get around to reading this one as well x.x

  8. I want to read that book. I'm reading AHSFAB right now. Awesome you get to meet her!

  9. I love the cover! Have fun at the book event. 👍✨

  10. I have quite a few signed books that have been languishing in my tbr piles for too long . . .

  11. I haven't read it but I hope you get to read it at some point.

  12. I'm not familiar with this book, but it sounds so bittersweet. I'll be adding this to my TBR for sure!

    claire @ clairefy

  13. Oh yes, you must read it then. It will be just the extra oomph you needed to get reading. Hope you love it!

  14. I've had this book on my TBR forever! I completely forgot about it. I don't own it though, so I might see if I can find it on audio. If you end up reading it I'd like to know what you think!
    Ash @ JennReneeRead

  15. You will definitely have to read it then! I hope you get to it soon and it lives up to your expectations.

  16. This sounds really good and I hope you enjoy it, and can get it signed!

  17. I hope you had fun at the signing! I definitely think you should read it. I want to give this author a try at some point. Her books seem to be very popular among book bloggers.

  18. I've also picked up this books some time ago from Book Outlet and still haven't read it. I did hear that it was a wonderful book. Enjoy meeting the author and having it signed. I'm sure you'll also bring home her new book :)

  19. I LOVED the curse so dark and lonely series so far, both books one and books two. So I need to go back to her backlist contemporaries too and read this one in particular which I have heard amazing things about!


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