2017 Beat the Backlist Challenge

I haven’t taken part in a challenge in a long time, but this one was too good to resist.  I think we all need a good reason to attack TBR pile.  This is perfect since one of my goals for 2017 is to read more books I’ve been putting off.  I’m even going to try to go with only books I’ve already purchased.  Anyway, kudos to NovelKnight for creating the perfect yearly challenge!

The rules are simple:

Challenge runs from January 1-December 31 2017
Your book cannot be pubbed in 2017

If you can handle all those rules, pop over to NovelKnight’s blog and sign up!  I won’t regret it, and I bet you won’t either!beat-the-backlist

Challenge To Read List

Books I own:

  1. Blood Vow by JR Ward
  2. The Queen & The Homo Jock King by TK Klune
  3. Feedback by Mira Grant
  4. Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews
  5. Fever Pitch by Heidi Cullinan
  6. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  7. Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold by Ellen O’Connell
  8. Complementary Colors by Adrienne Wilder
  9. Shades of Twilight by Lauren Howard
  10. Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews
  11. This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E Smith
  12. Turn Coat by Jim Butcher
  13. We are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
  14. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  15. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  16. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
  17. Falling Kingdom by Morgan Rhodes


Books I Just Want to Read:

  1. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  2. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
  3. Kids of Appetite by David Arnold
  4. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  5. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
  6. The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic
  7. The Raven King by Nora Sakavic
  8. The King’s Men by Nora Sakavic

I’m also playing to help my House win the House Cup.

This is an optional add-on, check it out here, but I think it’s going to make things a whole lot more interesting.  Let’s go Hufflepuff!

About Birdie

Don’t look for her in any bar, club, crazy raging party, or anywhere there may be a large gathering of strangers. She’s more likely to be found tucked into the corner of the couch watching one of her favorite shows, or preferably under a comforter with her current novel.

25 Responses

  1. Anything by Ilona Andrews makes my favorite list. And Jim Butcher is on top too, but I’ve never read any of his other work, just Dresden File, loved it!! The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss was excellent! And OMG you have to read The Martian by Andy Weir, so much better than the movie, even so the movie was great too.:-) Good luck!


  2. Great list, especially The Martian! Such a fun read. I’ll be participating in a similar challenge, hosted by another blogger. Looking forward to getting to some of those older titles! Good luck!


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