Monday, January 2, 2017

2017 Beat The Backlist Challenge

This challenge is being hosted by Austine @ Novel Knight. We can pick our own level and include a list of books on our TBR. The point of this challenge is to read books that were published prior to 2017.

I get a bit too enthusiastic when it comes to buying books (mostly because I keep detecting empty spaces on my shelves and we can't have that *shakes head emphatically*). Add to this my lack of self-control when it comes to Netgalley and all those Amazon/Kobo/instafreebie freebies, and you get a huuuuge backlist TBR. I'm hoping to read at least 50 books for this challenge. I'm going to do something similar to what Austine, our lovely host, did, and plan to read 25 physical books and 25 e-books for this challenge. If I can read more than that, then YAY! Anyway, here's my list:

  1. The Becoming - Jeanne C. Stein
  2. The Pelican Brief - John Grisham
  3. The Firm - John Grisham
  4. The Gathering - Kelley Armstrong
  5. Roverandom - J.R.R. Tolkien
  6. The Children of Hurin - J.R.R. Tolkien
  7. Outlander - Dianna Gabaldon
  8. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  9. The Martian - Andy Weir
  10. Wedding Night - Sophie Kinsella
  11. Unrivaled - Alyson Noel
  12. Evening Class - Maeve Binchy
  13. Dangerous Creatures - Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
  14. Dangerous Deception - Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
  15. The Taxidermist's Daughter - Kate Mosse
  16. The Square Root Of Summer - Harriet Reuter Hapgood 
  17. Girls In The Moon - Janet McNally
  18. City of Weird: 30 Otherworldly Portland Tales - Gigi Little
  19. The Palace - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
  20. Started For Ten - David Nicholls
  21. Legacy - Hannah Fielding
  22. The Chic Boutique On Baker Street - Rachel Dove
  23. The Children Of Freedom - Marc Levy
  24. Matilda - Roald Dahl
  25. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
  26. Ariel - Donna McDonnald
  27. The Soul Summoner - Elicia Hyder
  28. The Treemakers - Christina L. Rozelle
  29. The Last Priestess - Elizabeth Baxter
  30. More Than Exes - Elizabeth Briggs
  31. Nefertiti's Heart - A.W. Exley
  32. Netherworld - K.N. Lee
  33. Novelista Girl - Meredith Schorr
  34. Puck Buddies - Tara Brown
  35. Finding Home - Lauren K. McKellar 
  36. Unseen - Stephanie Erickson
  37. The Color Of Water In July - Nora Carroll
  38. Aurora Sky - Nikki Jefford
  39. Dirty Little Secrets - Liliana Hart
  40. Embers - Karen Ann Hopkins
  41. The Faerie Guardian - Rachel Morgan
  42. The Language of Souls - Lena Goldfinch
  43. The Language of Sparrows - Rachel Phifer
  44. Shimura Trouble - Sujata Massey
  45. Graveyard Shift - Angela Roquet
  46. Suspended - Sarah Noffke
  47. Atlantis Riptide - Allie Burton
  48. Delicate Ink - Carrie Ann Ryan
  49. Marked - Elisabeth Naughton
  50. The Dark Of Twilight - Kate Danley
*phew* That took way, way longer than expected! I also have a Goodreads shelf just for this challenge, to help keep everything organized. I might add books to this list, I don't know. 

And since Austine decided to make things even more interesting, I'm signing up for the Ravenclaws. (Although my other house, the Hufflepuffs, are also in my heart.) Good luck everyone and happy reading!


  1. I'm going to be participating in this challenge too, although I don't have a TBR list since I'm horrible at sticking to them! I'm signed up for Ravenclaw too! Good luck meeting your goals! :D

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

    1. I'm very bad at sticking to TBR lists, but I promised myself I'll be a good reader and stick with those lists. Also, I'm basically using this list as an extra reason to push myself to read these books, since I've had them on my TBR for a while now. Yay! Another Ravenclaw!! It makes me happy to meet my fellow House mates :D Thank you! Happy Reading! How many books do you want to read for this challenge?

  2. That's a lot of books haha!! My reading goal for the year is as many books as you have for this challenge. Good Luck with this I hope you achieve your goal. xxx

    1. Hehe, yes, those are a lot of books. But they are books that I really, really want to read, so hopefully I'll read them soon. Good luck with your challenge too! Thanks for stopping by :D


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