Beat The Backlist Update!

If you’re a regular blog reader you will know that I signed up to the Beat the Backlist challenge this year to widdle down my ever growing list of books on my ‘to-be-read’ list.  I’m not doing too bad although I have got side tracked by books I’ve bought and Netgalley books I’ve aquired to read and review 🙂

I can’t help it, it’s an addiction. Anyway, here’s what I’ve read so far this year

  1. Uncommon type by Tom Hanks( ninja book swap)
  2. Thin Air by Michelle Paver ( recent/first book fairy)
  3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (reread, readalong)
  4. Affinity by Sarah Waters (actual tbr book!)
  5. Good Wives by Sarah Waters (reread, readalong)
  6. Raven Black by Anne Cleeves tbr
  7. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs tbr
  8. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (felt like it)
  9. Dead Of Winter by Geri Brightwell (Ninjabookbox)
  10. Anne of Green Gables (not a tbr but a read along)
  11. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkin Collins
  12. The Black Moon by Winston Graham
  13. The Four Swans by Winston Graham
  14. How to stop time by Matt Haig
  15. Assasins’ Apprentice by Robin Hobb

I hadn’t been keeping track of my reading for a while (and haven’t been updating on the Backlist website or here!) so I was surprised to realise I’d actually read fourteen! Only the ones highlighted in blue  are from my to-be-read list but for the Backlist challenge anything published before this year counts.

I think I’m going to change my own challenge, I’m only going to count those books that are actually on my to-be-read list from now on, I still keep track of books on my reading challenge on GoodReads, but I want to read more books from my to-be-read list:

  1. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo (ninja book swap
  2. Eragon by Christopher
  3. Three quarters of the orange by Joanne Harris
  4. Master of Shadows by Neil Oliver
  5. Solar Bones by Mike McCormack
  6. The Fry Chronicles
  7. Morganville series next books when I figure out which ones I’ve read (2)
  8. A Dance of dragons 2: After the Feast by George R. R. Martin
  9. Ink Death by Cornelia Funke
  10. The Raven’s Head by Karen Maitland
  11. A Parrot In A Pepper Tree by Chris Stewart (ebook)
  12. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  13. The Chisellers, The Granny by Brendan O’Carroll (2 ebooks)
  14. The Last Runaway by Tracey Chevalier
  15. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  16. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Some books I am looking forward to reading but others it’s something I have to get in the mood to read. Why make it a chore? Why read something I don’t want to? I have this habit of impulse buying books I think that I want to read but never get around to reading them. If I buy one or two books, usually because I’ve got hooked into the first page, I usually tend to read them but not when I buy them in bulk. I can’t seem to get into the mood to read them.

I want to read them because then I can give them away and have more space for more books 🙂 Also it’s silly have shelves of books that I never get around to reading.

Not sure which one I’ll pick up next but I’m hoping to widdle this list down by the end of the year.

I might find more hidden away I can add to this list too and update as I go 🙂

Have you read any of these books? Which one do you recommend? How is your Backlist challenge going?


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