Beat the Backlist Readathon TBR

One of my goals this year is to participate in a lot more reading challenges. I found the Beat the Backlist Readathon, which was created by NovelKnight. It seems like a really great readathon which will hopefully encourage me to catch up on some books that I’ve been saying I’ll get to for years now (woops!).

If you’re interested in learning more about the reading challenge, click here for all the info!

The rules for this challenge are pretty simple:

The book must have been published in 2018, or earlier, and must be read during 2019 to count. These books can be any format, don’t have to be owned, and re-reads count as well!


I want to set myself a goal of reading at least two books that fit the criteria a month. As I’ve already missed January, I have 22 books on my list that I really hope I can knock off my TBR this year!

1) An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes

2&3) Six of Crows (Re-read) and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo


4) Nevernight by Jay Kristoff


5) Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer

6) Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake


7) Truthwitch by Susan Dennard


8) Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas


9) Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin


10) Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige


11) The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh


12) Invictus by Ryan Graudin


13) The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


14, 15 & 16) Magnus Chase Trilogy by Rick Riordan


17) Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen


18) Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell


19) The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid


20) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte


21) What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick


22) Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli


Are you participating in any readthons this year?


10 thoughts on “Beat the Backlist Readathon TBR

  1. A number of these are on my own backlog. In particular, I have fallen unbelievably behind on my fantasy series and am trying to use 2019 to play catch-up. Of course, some of these series (*cough* Cassandra Clare *cough*) are suuuuuuper long and may take me a while.

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    1. It’s so easy to fall behind when there’s so many great books being released 😩 I hope that you’re able to catch up with all of the books that you want to read, especially Cassandra Clare’s!

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  2. Our lists are super similar! I’m working through Crooked Kingdom right now and want to get through An Ember in the Ashes, Blood for Blood (Wolf by Wolf sequel), Jane Eyre, Dorothy Must Die, and Three Dark Crowns! Good luck to us both 😅😂😂

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    1. They are really similar! Hopefully we’re both able to do well with our goals 🤞

      I really want to read Crooked Kingdom soon – the hype around King of Scars is unbearable at the moment haha!

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  3. I’m also participating! I have printed off the bingo’s too! 🙂 Last month I only read backlist books so I think I’m off to a good start. I hope you hit your goal! 🙂

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