Monday, February 4, 2019

2019 BEAT THE BACKLIST

When I saw this challenge, I knew instantly that I should participate because my TBR shelf has been getting a little out of hand in the last couple of months. This is my current list of all the books that I will hopefully tackle because this girl needs more book room. I will be updating this post and list every single time I finish a book on the list. Hopefully, I can keep the reading momentum going.
A new year, a new TBR pile, and a new set of readers tackling their backlist!
Welcome to Beat the Backlist (the 2019 edition)! This reading challenge dedicated to helping you knock those backlist books off your ever-growing to-read list.
Any genre, any format, any length. Any book published in 2018 or earlier is fair game.
Re-reads count. And you don’t have to own the book!

Guidelines

  • The book must have been published in 2018 or earlier to count. It can be in any format (including an ARC/eARC) as long as the release date is earlier than 2019.
  • You have to start and finish the book in 2019 to count it. Any books started in 2018 and finished in 2019 do not count. Any books started in 2019 and finish in 2020 also do not count.

The challenge runs from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019
(your local time)


TBR LIST (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • It's Not Me, It's You by Stephanie Kate Strohm
  • My Son and the Afterlife: Conversations from the Other Side by Elisa Medhus
  • I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star by Judy Greer
  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  • The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
  • The Summer of Jordi P√©rez by Amy Spalding
  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  •  You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Life-Changing Lessons from Heaven by Theresa Caputo
  • The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
  • Embraced by the Light by Betty J. Eadie
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
  • The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
  • Beneath The Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire 
  • The Fellowship of The Ring by JRR Tolkien 
  • There's More to Life Than This by Theresa Caputo
  • Legendary by Stephanie Garber
  • Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
  • You by Caroline Kepnes
  • #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso
  • The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle
  • The Woman in Cabin Ten by Ruth Ware
  • Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
  • Life on the Other Side: A Psychic's Tour of the Afterlife by Sylvia Browne
  • Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
  • Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
  • The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant 
  • To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin
  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  • The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold 
  • Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up by Naya Rivera
  • The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco
  • Little Lion by Brandy Colbert
  • Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  • Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard
  • The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  • Life After Death by Mary T. Browne
  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
  • The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
  • Ghosted by Rosie Walsh
  • The Girls by Emma Cline
  • Roomies by Christina Lauren
  • Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick 
  • The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
  • Long May She Reign Rhiannon Thomas 
  • My Life After Death by Erik Medhus
  • Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian 
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  • The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight
  • One Last Time: A Psychic Medium Speaks to Those We Have Loved and Lost by John Edward
  • The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten
  • Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry 
  • Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson
  • The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
  • My Journey to Heaven: What I Saw and How It Changed My Life by Marvin J. Besteman
  • Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
  • It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
  • We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
  • All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise
  • Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
  • Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
  • My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak

I think that's a good list so far. Even though I have way more unread books on my shelf.... this is where I would like to start. I don't want to make this list so unrealistically long either. I think this list is a good place to start. Which book should I get to first? Are any of the books listed above your favorite? 




#BeatTheBacklist     #BeatTheBacklist2019



Challenges Done:
  • Less than 1,000 Goodreads Ratings: My Son and the Afterlife: Conversations from the Other Side by Elisa Medhus
  • Under 200 pages: Life After Death by Mary T. Browne
  • Borrowed or gifted: Embraced by the Light by Betty J. Eadie
  • One word title: Roomies by Christina Lauren
  • From your 2018 TBR: The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle
  • A book about books
  • A genre you don't normally read: Long May She Reign Rhiannon Thomas 
  • A debut author: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  • Animal on the cover
  • Standalone: The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
  • Rec'ed by someone else: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  • Indie author: One Last Time: A Psychic Medium Speaks to Those We Have Loved and Lost by John Edward
  • over 400 pages: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
  • Cover with your fav color: (Pink) #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso
  • Cover love: The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Title is a name: My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak
  • Book to movie/show: Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
  • On your TBR for 2+ years: Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up by Naya Rivera
  • Part of a trilogy: Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry
  • #Ownvoices: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
  • 2018 release: Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian 
  • Finish a series
  • New to you author: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
  • Cover art redesign: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

3 comments:

  1. Yay, I'm on Team Hufflepuff, too! Good luck with the challenge!

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  2. This is such a great idea - although I have about 300 books on my shelf that I haven't read yet! Ps. The Fellowship of the Ring takes a loooooong time.

    Georgia - https://britvoyage.com

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