I only read 10 backlist books last year, but half of them were 4.5 or 5 stars! Pretty awesome success ratio!
  1. The Dinner by Herman Koch
    Best Social Commentary
  2. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    Best World-Creating, Best "WTF Is Going On Here" Feeling
  3. The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg
    Best Investigative Journalism, Best Look Into an Unfamiliar Culture
  4. The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
    Best Book About Marriage, Most Gorgeous Writing
  5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    Best Life Lessons, Most "Good and Pure" Character