Beat the Backlist 2017

beatthebacklistBeat the Backlist challenge is all about knocking off some those books that have been on your TBR for quite a while. If you are like me I have read quite a few new releases this year and not enough of the books that are actually are on my TBR already.

Beat the back list is hosted by NovelKnight-follow the link to sign yourself up

I want to manage to get that lovely 80% badge off of Netgalley so I am going to use some books from there and some from my physical books on my shelf. I have picked 50 books.

This reading challenge starts from the 1st January -31st December 2017 – so I have plenty of time…hopefully to read these books.

There is only one rule for this challenge and that’s the books added are released prior to 2017

List of books:


Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard


The Haunting by Alex Bell

The Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Fahrenheit 451 by RayBradbury

Born Scared by Kevin Brooks


Boy 23 by Jim Carrington

The light that gets lost by Natasha Carthew

Follow me back by Nicci Cloke

Something in between by Melissa De La Cruz


All the above by James Dawson

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

The Guts by Roddy Doyle

Home By Matt Dunn


Aspect of Winter by Tom Early


The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

My Life next door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

The boy most likely to by Huntley Fitpatrick

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon


Nightfall by Jake Halpern


Hitman Anders and the meaning of it all by Jonas Jonasson


When breath becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Thicker than water by Brigid Kemmerer

Hidden Bodies by Karoline Kepnes

Read me like a book by Liz Kessler

Nina is not OK by Shappi Khorsandi


Here comes the King by Philip Lindsay

The Palace Library by Steven Loveridge


Did I mention I love you by Estelle Maskame

Did I mention I need you by Estelle Maskame

The Chocolate Lovers Club by Carole Matthews

The Chocolate Lovers Diet by Carole Matthews

The Chocolate Lovers Christmas by Carole Matthews

The Chocolate Lovers Wedding by Carole Mathhews

Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh

Beside Myself by Ann Morgan


Asking for it by Louise O’Neill


The Painted Ocean by Gabriel Packard

Broken Dolls by Tyrolin Puxty


Seven ways we lie by Riley Redgate

Warren the 13th and the all seeing eye by Tania Del Rio


Star Girl by Jerry Spinelli

Counting Stars by Keris Stainton

Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland


The Midnight Gardener by R.G Thomas

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler


The list by Siobhan Vivian


The strange and beautiful sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

When Giraffes flew by Jeff Weddle

The unfortunate decisions of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone


Help me by Donna M Zadunajsky


Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)The HauntingPassenger (Passenger, #1)Fahrenheit 451Born Scared

Boy 23The Light that Gets LostFollow Me BackSomething in BetweenAll of the Above

These Shallow GravesThe GutsHomeAspect of WinterThe Great Gatsby

My Life Next DoorThe Boy Most Likely ToThe Bone SparrowNightfallHitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

When Breath Becomes AirThicker Than WaterHidden Bodies (You, #2)Read Me Like a BookNina is Not OK

Here Comes the KingThe Palace Library (Palace Library #1)Did I Mention I Love You? (The DIMILY Trilogy, #1)Did I Mention I Need You? (The DIMILY Trilogy, #2)The Chocolate Lovers' Club

The Chocolate Lovers' WeddingThe Chocolate Lovers' DietThe Chocolate Lovers' ChristmasBurning MidnightBeside Myself

Asking For ItThe Painted OceanBroken Dolls (Broken Dolls, #1)Seven Ways We LieWarren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye

Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)Counting StarsOur Chemical HeartsThe Midnight Gardener (The Town of Superstition, #1)A Spool of Blue Thread

The ListThe Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava LavenderWhen Giraffes FlewThe Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia MossHELP ME! (HELP ME! #1)



7 thoughts on “Beat the Backlist 2017

  1. Good luck! You are ahead of the game! Already planning for next year! How many percent do you have now? I can’t get the percent up because each time I submit one review there’s a new book to download πŸ˜‚

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      1. I am at 54%. It goes up to 56% and then I downloaded 2 books because I was invited to read & blog tour so it goes back to 54%. Then it goes up 55% but I downloaded Girl Online because it becomes a Read Now. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ oh well, more books to read, no complaints πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  2. Good luck with your TBR! You sure have some great titles on it. And I know your pain when it comes to Netgalley; I’m SO close and yet so far with my badge… Every time I manage to get it above 70% I start requesting new books again haha.

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