2018 Beat the Backlist Challenge – June Update

Here we are again, with another update for the Beat the Backlist Challenge! The good news: I’ve been reading a lot of backlist books. The bad news: I have a bad habit of not reading any on my list and finding new ones to read instead. #readerproblems


I’ve seen other blogs join this challenge and thought it would be a great way to hold myself responsible for reading more books on my backlist. There are still a bunch of books from last year that I didn’t get around to reading so this challenge is perfect for me. The goal I’m going to set for myself is 20 books. Hopefully, this will help me get to those books that have been sitting on the back-burner for awhile.

If you’re interested in the challenge or want more information about it, head on over to this page. The simple rules are:

  • The challenge will run from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. You have an ENTIRE YEAR to complete your goal!
  • Books must be released prior to 2018 to count for this challenge. Although we love new releases too, this isn’t the challenge for them.

MY BEAT THE BACKLIST BOOKS:

   1. THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM by Elise Kova
2. BEFORE SHE IGNITES by Jodi Meadows
   3. THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO by F.C. Yee

   4. FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS by Julie C. Dao
5. THE LAST NAMSARA by Kristen Ciccarelli
   6. LAST STAR BURNING by Caitlin Sangster
   7. THE LIBRARY OF FATES by Aditi Khorana

   8. THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah
   9. NOW I RISE by Kiersten White 
   10. ONE DARK THRONE by Kendare Blake
11. PRINCESS OF THORNS by Stacey Jay
   12. RED RISING by Pierce Brown
13. RENEGADES by Marissa Meyer
14. THE SHIP BEYOND TIME by Heidi Heilig

   15. A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE by Shari Lapena
   16. THAT INEVITABLE VICTORIAN THING by E.K. Johnston
17. THIS ADVENTURE ENDS by Emma Mills
18. THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore
19. WICKED LIKE A WILDFIRE by Lana Popović
20. THE WISHGRANTER by C. J. Redwine

ADD-ONS:

✓ THE DUFF by Kody Keplinger
 GARDEN OF THORNS by Amber Mitchell
✓ FIRST & THEN by Emma Mills
ALEX, APPROXIMATELY
by Jenn Bennett
FOOLISH HEARTS by Emma Mills

2018 Beat the Backlist Challenge | March Update

I’ve been trying to pace myself and set a small goal of reading 2-3 backlist books a month, and it’s been going pretty good so far! I plan to post quarterly updates of the challenge in order to keep track of my progress.


I’ve seen other blogs join this challenge and thought it would be a great way to hold myself responsible for reading more books on my backlist. There are still a bunch of books from last year that I didn’t get around to reading so this challenge is perfect for me. The goal I’m going to set for myself is 20 books. Hopefully, this will help me get to those books that have been sitting on the back-burner for awhile.

If you’re interested in the challenge or want more information about it, head on over to this page. The simple rules are:

  • The challenge will run from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. You have an ENTIRE YEAR to complete your goal!
  • Books must be released prior to 2018 to count for this challenge. Although we love new releases too, this isn’t the challenge for them.

MY BEAT THE BACKLIST BOOKS:

    1. THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM by Elise Kova
    2. BEFORE SHE IGNITES by Jodi Meadows
    3. THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO by F.C. Yee

    4. FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS by Julie C. Dao
 ✓5. THE LAST NAMSARA by Kristen Ciccarelli
    6. LAST STAR BURNING by Caitlin Sangster
    7. THE LIBRARY OF FATES by Aditi Khorana

    8. THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah
    9. NOW I RISE by Kiersten White 
    10. ONE DARK THRONE by Kendare Blake
 ✓11. PRINCESS OF THORNS by Stacey Jay
    12. RED RISING by Pierce Brown
 ✓13. RENEGADES by Marissa Meyer
 ✓14. THE SHIP BEYOND TIME by Heidi Heilig
    15. A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE by Shari Lapena
    16. THAT INEVITABLE VICTORIAN THING by E. K. Johnston 
    17. THIS ADVENTURE ENDS by Emma Mills
    18. THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore
    19. WICKED LIKE A WILDFIRE by Lana Popović
    20. THE WISH GRANTER by C.J. Redwine

ADD-ONS:

✓ THE DUFF by Kody Keplinger
GARDEN OF THORNS by Amber Mitchell