2018 Beat the Backlist TBR

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So I decided to join the Beat the Backlist challenge this year as I have SO many books I need to read that I own! My goal for this year is 60 books on my backlist TBR and hopefully I’ll get through more than that as well.

There are a couple 2017 releases on here but MOST of these were released even earlier than that, as I said I want to get through my older books. Here are the books I’m hoping to read!

You can sign up for 2018 Beat the Backlist here.

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Did you sign up for the Beat the Backlist challenge this year?

What are some of the books you’re hoping to read?

Have you read any of these? What did you think?

Let me know in the comments!

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25 thoughts on “2018 Beat the Backlist TBR

  1. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads January 14, 2018 / 11:13 am

    The Last Magician and Invictus are both FANTASTIC. I hope you’ll enjoy them. Lots of the other books you listed are books I really need to get around to – Simon vs., Dangerous Girls, The Star-Touched Queen – I could go on and on.

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek January 31, 2018 / 10:22 am

      It was actually your review of The Last Magician that convinced me to give it a try since I didn’t really love her other book “Unhooked” so I’m definitely excited to read this one!
      And yes so very many books and not enough time! 🙂

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      • Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads January 31, 2018 / 11:02 am

        That makes me so happy to hear!! I hope you’ll like TLM more than her other one. 🙂

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  2. Daniela Ark January 14, 2018 / 11:30 am

    we have many backlist books in common! Simon, Red Rising series, Valiant, Three dark crown, Raven boy series, The Young Elites, among many others!
    I just finish ATAN for my backlist challenge, Slow but good!
    Bird Box was super good too!
    I hope Wolf by Wolf blows you away as it did for me. AWESOME book!My runner up for the 2017 top book after Hell Divers 🙂

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek January 31, 2018 / 10:24 am

      Glad to hear you enjoyed both ATAN and Bird Box, of course I’m really looking forward to read both haha! I’ve heard nothing but good things about Wolf by Wolf so I’m definitely hoping it blows me away as well! 🙂

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  3. ashley January 14, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    We have three similar books, A Gathering of Shadows, Starflight, and The Bear and the Nightingale are on my list of backlist books I want to get to this year. I loved The Song of Achilles and Strange the Dreamer!!

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek January 31, 2018 / 10:26 am

      Hopefully we both enjoy those ones, I’ve heard good things about all three! I’m really, really hoping to get to Song of Achilles this coming month so I can read Circe as well! 🙂


      • ashley January 31, 2018 / 10:29 am

        I can’t wait for Circe!! I will read anything that Madeline Miller writes when it comes to her Grecian retellings.

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  4. MetalPhantasmReads January 14, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    Heck yeah girl! So many titles I see here are amazing books 😀 If you do audio books, I highly recommend doing these books on audio: Sabriel (Tim Curry), Diviners (Janurary LaVoy, stunning), Strange the Dreamer (Steve West, aka best dreamiest voice ever), Torch Against the Night and all the Mistborn books 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you think on so many of them. Best of luck with this goal 🙂

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek January 31, 2018 / 10:29 am

      Which is exactly why I MUST read them this year, haha, so many good books left unread! I don’t usually do audio books but I have to say the idea of Tim Curry narrating Sabriel definitely sounds great! And thank you so much! 🙂

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  5. Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 14, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    Yaaaay, you signed up! I’m on Book Bards. Which team are you on? *crossing fingers* haha! Soooo many of the books you listed are on my TBR for this year, too! Strange the Dreamer, A Gathering of Shadows, Song of Achilles, The Valiant, The Queen of Blood, Berserker, City of Brass, Bird Box, The Bear and the Nightingale, Name of the Wind, The Raven King, Bad Romance… bahaha okay I’ll shut up. WW:W and Sabriel were both on my list, too, but I just finished both of those over the last two days! (They were both really good.) I can’t wait to read all of your reviews for these books! ❤


  6. bookandmorebd January 15, 2018 / 7:38 am

    My aim is 50 this year. I have no idea what “Beat the Backlist” challenge is about, but it sounds interesting… I might give it a try!! Thanks a lot ❤

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek January 31, 2018 / 10:48 am

      Good luck with your reading challenge and “Beat the Backlist” is setting an amount of backlist books to read during the year, it’s pretty simple and you can either do it for fun or you can compete with the other teams. So far it’s pretty fun so hopefully you check it out! 🙂

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  7. wonderfilledreads January 15, 2018 / 9:52 am

    I’m still on the fence about signing up for the challenge this year. I did a terrible job last year remembering to submit all of my stuff each month, haha! But you have some amazing books on this list! I have tons of these books on my personal TBR as well. Maybe we can buddy read one some time! Either way, it looks like you’ll have an amazing reading year in 2018. I hope you enjoy them all!

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek January 31, 2018 / 10:55 am

      I have a feeling I might forget to submit my books each month as well, haha. Then remember and try to do it all at once! And I would love to do a buddy read some time of course! You’ll have to let me know what you come up with on “Sleeping Giants” because if all else fails I would love to do a buddy read with you on that one!
      Thanks Larkin! 🙂

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  8. Michelle January 19, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    I’m still deciding on whether I want to join this challenge, it does look fun though!
    I really loved Three Dark Crowns & Dangerous Girls. I wasn’t as fond of Blue Lily, Lily Blue but I think I was just in the wrong head space so I’m definitely planning on rereading it, Caraval was a serious let down; the romance overshadowed everything for me!
    Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda, Warcross & Strange The Dreamer are all on my immediate TBR.

    Good luck with this challenge, Heather and I hope you enjoy all these books 🌸

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek February 13, 2018 / 11:45 am

      I think it’ll definitely be a great way to catch up on TBRs! I hope you do decide to give it a try, maybe we’ll be on the same team!

      I’m thinking I’ll probably really love Three Dark Crowns and Dangerous Girls, especially after reading your reviews for them! That’s a bummer about Blue Lily, Lily Blue, maybe it’s a case of “middle book syndrome” except it’s the 3rd one, haha, hopefully it’s better the second time around for you! And that’s seriously such a shame about Caraval because my worst nightmare in a book is the romance overshadowing everything! I suppose I’ll have to just suck it up, haha, but my copy was cheap and if anything it’s a pretty cover for the shelf!

      Thank you Michelle! 🙂

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  9. セレネ January 27, 2018 / 2:35 pm

    I’m also in Team Book Bards 🙂 Just with my other weblog.
    Looks like we don’t have any similar books, though :O

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