Beat the Backlist 2017

SO, what with the new year and all, the reading challenges are piling up. This one is probably going to be the biggest one for me- my TBR is actually mainly books published in or pre-2016, so the TBR formation will likely not be too difficult. However, I also have a raging habit of collecting all of the new books at the library to take home and renew as many times as possible just so I can read them.

Right.

So about the challenge. The idea is to clear out all the older* books on one’s TBR in order to make room for new releases. This does NOT mean that I won’t be reading the new ones, (because dude there is no way I’m passing up the new Schwab books and Maas and that one by Renee Aldieh that looks flipping INCREDIBLE), just that I’m going to try to hit the books that have languished there for a long time first. Austine and Tia from NovelKnight created the challenge (which you can find here),  so all the thanks go to them!

*can a book be considered old if it was published at the end of 2016? Idk.

BEAT THE BACKLIST 2017 TBR

Library books!

Books I’ve checked out and really ought to read before I get fines b/c #broke

  1. Illuminae!  It’s due in less than a week soooo….
  2. The Red Queen. Same here- and I can’t renew it, either, so that might be a problem.
  3. An Ember In The Ashes- Already renewed a few times, so time is running out fast.
  4. The Iron Cast. I have a little bit more time to read this, but still only two weeks
  5. Morning Star- A month!

Books on my shelves already:

I’m getting really tired of seeing so many unread books on my shelves that I need to read sooo…

6. Heartless- I read a few chapters, but had to put it away in favor of a library book- so I’m really excited! I have the ARC from a trade, too…. 🙂

7. The Diabolic- asdfhjhgfdsf yaaasssss

8. Scythe- Started it and never finished SO

9. Things Fall Apart

10. The Da Vinci Code

11. Beowulf- I seriously need to get through this, I’ve made it about a quarter of the way, but I really want to finish.

12. The Steampunk Club

13. Daughter of Chaos

14. UnEnchanted

15. Shadowed Strength

16. The Wilds

17. Evernight

18. The Irish Cottage: Finding Elizabeth

19. In at the Deep End

20. Prince of Wolves

21.  The Dark Citadel Omnibus

22. The Waiting Booth

23. Terrier

24. Bloodhound

Books I neither own nor have checked out

Let’s hope I can get them at the library…

25. Dune

26. The Smell of Other People’s Houses

27.The Broom of the System

28. Ruined

29. Of Metal and Wishes

30. Of Dreams and Rust

31. The Queen’s Poisoner

32. The Architect of Song

33.Words in Deep Blue

34. White Cat

35. Nevernight

36. Outrun the Moon

37. Vassa in the Night

38. The Graces

39. Shatter Me

40. The Scorpio Races

41. Love Voltaire Us Apart

42. Stalking Jack the Ripper

43. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

44. A Murder in Time

45.The Reader

46. Behold the Dreamers

47. Gemina

48. A Torch Against the Night

49. We are the Ants

50. Three Sisters, Three Queens

51. The Boleyn Inheritance

52. The Too-Clever Fox

53. Clockwork Princess

54. The Bane Chronicles

55. If I Was Your Girl

56. Holding Up the Universe

57. Truthwitch

58. Ivory and Bone

59. The Love That Split the World

60. The Girl From Everywhere

61. A Shadow Bright and Burning

62. The First Time She Drowned

63. The Art of Not Breathing

64. Learning to Swear in America

65. The Weight of Zero

66. Ripple

67. Frannie and Tru

68. The Way I Used to Be

69. Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism

70. Because of You

71. Silent

72. The Female of the Species

73. The Orphan Queen

74. The Mirror King

75. A Darkly Beating Heart

76. The Lies of Locke Lamora

77. The Historian

78. Love Is Death

79. Winterspell

80. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

81. Dante’s Inferno

82. Unwind

83. Outlander


All right, then! Now, will I read these in order? Hahahaha no, probably not, although I’ll try to stick with the whole priority-order (Library, own, others) just to streamline things a bit. I’m getting really excited about this all, though! Eleven hours left! 😉

Happy New Year!

Katie

Comments

2 comments on “Beat the Backlist 2017”
  1. This sounds like such a fun challenge! Stand-out books that I definitely recommend you read are Outrun the Moon, An Ember in the Ashes, The Girl from Everywhere, and A Shadow Bright and Burning.

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    1. kathrynthies says:

      Oh, yes! I’m really excited for those! I’ll probably end up moving those up on the list… 😉

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