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Beat the Backlist 2018


Over the past year I’ve been seeing the hashtag #BeatTheBacklist and finally found my way to Novel Knight’s Book Reviews. I was happy to find a TBR Reading Challenge that seemed to fit what I was looking for and was flexible. One of my main goals of 2018 is to hack away at the books I already have on my shelves, especially the ones that have been there for some time.

What’s also fun is that everyone is split into four groups and compete for points, by completing books or posting reviews etc. I won’t know which team I’m on until after I sign up with this post, so I’ll update as soon as I know!

Update: I’m on Team Book Bards! Let me know if you’re on my team. 🙂

The list below is of the books I’m planning to read for Beat the Backlist. If you’ve seen my Popsugar list then you probably noticed overlap (mama didn’t raise no fool).

1 American Fire – Monica Hesse

2 Annihilation – Jeff Vandermeer

3 Bird Box – Josh Malerman

4 Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote

5 The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro

6 Challenger Deep – Neal Shusterman

7 The Children of Men – PD James

8 City of Thieves – David Benioff

9 Dead Wake – Erik Larson

10 Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card

11 The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August – Claire North

12 The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

13 Good Omens – Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

14 The Heart’s Invisible Furies – John Boyne

15 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

16 Jane Steele – Lyndsay Faye

17 Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami

18 Kindred – Octavia Butler

19 Life After Life – Kate Atkinson

20 Life of Pi – Yann Martel

21 A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara

22 Lovecraft Country – Matt Ruff

23 The Magician’s Land – Lev Grossman

24 The Mothers – Brit Bennett

25 My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante

26 My Lady Jane – Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

27 The Nix – Nathan Hill

28 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

29 Pachinko – Min Jin Lee

30 The Passage – Justin Cronin

31 The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

32 Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert A. Heinlein

33 The Sympathizer – Viet Thanh Nguyen

34 To the Bright Edge of the World – Eowyn Ivey

35 Turtles All the Way Down – John Green

36 The WindUp Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami


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