Beat the Backlist 2017 & TBR

The challenge is created by Novel Knight and was brought to my attention by Jess @ bookendsendings on Twitter. Updates will be post on twitter with the hashtag #beatthebacklist


The 2017 Beat the Backlist challenge runs throughout the year and focuses on reading books released prior to 2017, as to priorize books that have been on our TBR for too long or books that were forgotten to make room for new releases.

I like this idea because every year I get excited about a lot of books but I’m never able to read even half of them so they get stuck in my TBR. Each year comes with new books and, again, the same thing happens.

And another cool thing? You set your reading goal! I like how it doesn’t put too much  presure on you, as one of the reasons I don’t participate on challenges is because I get stressed out very easily.

My goal is to read 15 books for this challenge
PROGRESS: 44/15 books read
Books I have finished:
  • Just One Day by Gayle Forman (finished 01/01)
  • The Elite by Kiera Cass (finished 07/01)
  • The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (finished 12/01)
  • The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket (finished 12/02)
  • The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket (finished 26/02)
  • Just One Year by Gayle Forman (finished 27/02)
  • Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell (finished 01/03)
  • The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket (finished 06/03)
  • The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket (finished 17/04)
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (finished 03/05)
  • The One by Kiera Cass (finished 05/05)
  • The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket (finished 13/05)
  • The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz (finished 22/05)
  • Marked by PC and Kristin Cast (finished 26/05)
  • Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (finished 30/05)
  • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (finished 06/06)
  • Twisted Palace by Erin Watt (finished 07/06)
  • The Amateurs by Sara Shepard (finished 12/06)
  • The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket (finished (29/06)
  • Betrayed by PC and Kristin Cast (finished 30/06)
  • The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard (finished 19/07)
  • The Good Girls bby Sara Shepard (finished 28/08)
  • The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket (finished 29/08)
  • Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (finished 02/09)
  • The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket (finished 04/09)
  • The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket (finished 08/09)
  • Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (finished 11/09)
  • The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (finished 18/09)
  • The Heir by Kiera Cass (finished 20/09)
  • The Crown by Kiera Cass (finished 24/09)
  • The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan (finished 03/10)
  • Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (finished 04/10)
  • The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket (finished 09/10)
  • Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout (finished 15/10)
  • The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski (finished 22/10)
  • Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout (finished 23/10)
  • Oblivion 2 by Jennifer L. Armentrout (finished 27/10)
  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (finished 30/10)
  • The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (finished 09/11)
  • The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket (finished 16/11)
  • Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout (finished 20/11)
  • Oblivion 3 by Jennifer L. Armentrout (finished 20/11)
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Rioran (finished 28/11)
  • The End by Lemony Snicket (finished 09/12)
  • The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (finished 19/12)
  • Rebellion by Kass Morgan (finished 31/12)

Most of them are also featured on my list of series I am planning on finishing this year, and since there are already 14 books (almost 15) in there, I hope I can beat that number.

I will be updating this list as I make progress. I might add a couple more books to the list (any recommendations?) but I repeat: my goal is to read 15 books. In the odd case I beat my goal with time to spare, I will update the goal and add to my list. But I will try not to delete them, only add them.

Updates on the challenge will be found in my monthly wrap ups.

Are you taking part in the challenge? What’s your goal? Which books are you planning on reading? Are you participating in other challenges?


12 thoughts on “Beat the Backlist 2017 & TBR

  1. meiareads says:

    I will also participate this challenge! (Will for the blog post for this challenge was scheduled days from now!) And whoah, we have the same number of books and I can see we craved to read few similar titles!

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    • Anna - Reader and Proud says:

      Really? That’s great! I’m so curious to see your TBR now. Then we can discuss some titles together 🙂
      I’ll be definetely checking your post once you publish them. And good luck! In this challenge and if you participate in any other.
      Thanks your commenting <33


  2. Jess @ Jess Fairytales says:

    I really need to do this challenge! It would be perfect for me since I need to read from my never ending TBR list. Great list of books, Anna. 😊
    New email follower

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