2017 Beat the Backlist Challenge


The 2017 Beat The Backlist challenge is hosted over at Novelknight. The aim of this challenge is to attack the books that have been languishing on your TBR for a while, while you’ve been favouring all those shiny, new releases as they come out. As such, no 2017 releases count towards the challenge, but everything published 2016 or earlier does.

My goals for the year are to read at least 20 books that I own, and at least 20 books that I added to my GoodReads TBR prior to 2016. This is the page where I will keep track of those, as well as any other books that technically also count for the challenge.

Books that I own:

  • The Mother of Dreams: Portrayals of Women in Modern Japanese Fiction edited by Makota Ueda (Review)
  • Walpiri Women’s Voices: Our Lives, Our History” edited by Petronella Vaarzon-Morel (Review)
  • Heart of Brass by Felicity Banks (Review)
  • Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (Review)

Books I added to GoodReads prior to 2016:

  • The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud (Review)
  • The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron  (Review)
  • Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan (Review)

Other books published prior to 2017 that I also read:

(but these ones don’t really count)
  • The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood (Review)
  • The Rebirth of Rapunzel: a Mythic Biography of the Maiden in the Tower by Kate Forsyth (Review)
  • The Diary of a Young Girl (Definitive Edition) by Anne Frank (Review)
  • The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (Review)
  • The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
  • Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (Review)
  • Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris (Review)
  • Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan (Review)
  • A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty (Review)
  • The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket
  • The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty (Review)
  • The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket
  • A Tangle of Gold by Jaclyn Moriarty (Review)
  • So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson (Review)
  • Puberty Blues by Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey (Review)
  • On Writing: a Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King (Review)
  • The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias (Review)