Beat The Backlist Challenge 2018

I heard about this through Cassie Winters and I’m doing this challenge next year. I have so many books on my tbr and it never gets smaller. This challenge was started by NovelKnight  and the rule is that you can only read books published prior to 2018.

I’ve compiled a list of books but I only read what I’m in the mood to read so it’s not a rigid plan more of a guideline really. (I’m imagining Captain Barbossa as I write those words)

I’ve read quite a lot of books in 2017 so I should able to read a good amount of  books from my tbr this year as well as reading others. I’m thinking maybe I’ll read 20 from my actual tbr as the whole idea is to shorten that and then I can read other books too.

Here’s my list so far, it’s very much a work in progress. I am not reading them in any order but once they’re read I will move them to the top of the list and  cross them out. I will add to it when I’ve found more books.

  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. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo (ninja book swap
  12. Eragon by Christopher
  13. Three quarters of the orange by Joanne Harris
  14. Master of Shadows by Neil Oliver
  15. Assasins’ Apprentice by Robin Hobb
  16. Solar Bones by Mike McCormack
  17. The Fry Chronicles
  18. The Black Moon by Winston Graham
  19. Morganville series next books when I figure out which ones I’ve read (2)
  20. A Dance of dragons 2: After the Feast by George R. R. Martin
  21. Ink Death by Cornelia Funke
  22. The Raven’s Head by Karen Maitland
  23. A Parrot In A Pepper Tree by Chris Stewart (ebook)
  24. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  25. Dickens
  26. The Chisellers, The Granny by Brendan O’Carroll (2 ebooks)
  27. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte? Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy?
  28. The Last Runaway by Tracey Chevalier
  29. The Brontes (non fiction)
  30. That Elusive Something by Sam Kates
  31. How to stop time by Matt Haig
  32. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  33. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

I have these Dickens books: David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Curiosty Shop (ebook).

So there we go. Looking forward to it, I just need to convince myself to read them in 2018 now because I always find something else I want to read more.

I’ve signed up and I’m in the Dewey Dragons group!