2017 Beat the Backlist

I’ve seen this challenge floating around everywhere and thought it would be the perfect addition to my 2017 challenges, especially as I am desperately attempting to reduce my piles of tbr books that I already own! I have so many from 2016 and before that I need to get to and maybe this will get me going. If you’re interested then get more details and sign up here.

I’m challenging myself to read 40 books from my backlist. Below is my original TBR list, those which have been struck out are the ones I have read.

1. 1984 – George Orwell ✔
2. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
3. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood ✔
4. Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon
5. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte ✔
6. The Rose and the Dagger – Renee Ahdieh
7. The Wrath and the Dawn – Renee Ahdieh
8. Rebel of the Sands – Alwyn Hamilton ✔
9. Behind Closed Doors – B. A. Paris
10. Landline – Rainbow Rowell
11. Three Dark Crowns – Kendare Blake ✔
12. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart ✔
13. The Sin Eater’s Daughter – Melinda Salisbury ✔
14. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
15. The Square Root of Summer – Harriet Reuter Hapgood ✔
16. And I Darken – Kiersten White
17. Seed – Lisa Heathfield
18. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne
19. All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
20. Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence ✔
21. Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield ✔
22. Salt to the Sea – Ruta Sepetys
23. Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ✔
24. Me and Mr J – Rachel McIntyre
25. Vicious – V. E. Schwab
26. Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor ✔
27. Days of Blood and Starlight – Laini Taylor ✔
28. Dreams of Gods and Monsters – Laini Taylor ✔
29. Am I Normal Yet? – Holly Bourne ✔
30. What’s A Girl Gotta Do? – Holly Bourne ✔
31. How Hard Can Love Be? – Holly Bourne ✔
32. …And A Happy New Year? – Holly Bourne ✔
33. The Vagina Monologues – Eve Ensler
34. Wonder – R. J. Palacio
35. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck ✔
36. Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell ✔
37. Unboxed – Non Pratt
38. The Graces – Laure Eve
39. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo ✔
40. The Bone Season – Samantha Shannon

Progress: 21/40


Monthly Updates

Here you can see how many books I manage to knock off my backlist each month. Book covers will either link to my own review here or a short review on Goodreads if I don’t publish it here.


January

Three Dark Crowns  1984  Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands, #1)

February

Of Mice and Men

March

The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #1)

April

The Handmaid's Tale

May

Half of a Yellow Sun  If I Was Your Girl

June

Am I Normal Yet? (The Spinster Club, #1)  How Hard Can Love Be? (The Spinster Club, #2)  What's a Girl Gotta Do? (The Spinster Club, #3)

...And a Happy New Year? (The Spinster Club, #3.5)  Paper Butterflies

July

Orangeboy  We Were Liars

August

Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)  Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2)  Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #3)

The Square Root of Summer


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Are you trying to beat your backlist this year? Let me know how it’s going!

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