2017 Beat the Backlist RESULTS!!

My first beat the backlist is under my belt, and honest I think I could have done much better.

Of my planned reads, I only managed 6 books.  That is such a wimpy score!  Thankfully my list doesn’t look too bad, because I fluffed it up with surprise choices from my backlist.  Some of them were even my favorites!

So, here’s my final tally.  As wimpy as it is, I’m still kind of proud.


Challenge To Read List


  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. Steadfast by Sarina Bowen
  6. Fever Pitch by Heidi Cullinan
  7. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  8. The Way of the Shadows by Brent Weeks
  9. Complementary Colors by Adrienne Wilder
  10. Shades of Twilight by Lauren Howard
  11. Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews
  12. This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E Smith
  13. Turn Coat by Jim Butcher
  14. Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
  15. We are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
  16. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  17. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  18. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
  19. The Martian by Andy Weir
  20. Falling Kingdom by Morgan Rhodes
  21. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
  22. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  23. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
  24. Kids of Appetite by David Arnold
  25. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Unplanned – 16 Read

  1. The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic
  2. The Raven King by Nora Sakavic
  3. The King’s Men by Nora Sakavic
  4. A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab
  5. A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab
  6. God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo
  7. Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant
  8. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
  9. Evenfall by Santino Hassell
  10. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  11. PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han
  12. Into This River I Drown by TJ Klune
  13. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  14. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  15. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  16. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Not too bad, I think.
How about you?
Did you manage do knock out any reads on your backlist?

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.

6 Responses

  1. It’s so hard to stick to a yearly tbr under any circumstances, because unplanned books come up. But when you are a mood reader, it’s even harder! You did a great job reading from your back list, even if they weren’t the ones you planned. I’m sorry you missed out on Complementary Colors, though. Great read.

    Thanks for sharing your results!


  2. Daja @ThoughtfulBlackGirl

    I did the same thing! I read books that weren’t on my TBR list for the challenge but they weren’t published in 2017 lol. I’m even starting to do it now


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