2017 Beat the Backlist Challenge TBR

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Have you guys heard about the Beat The Backlist Challenge? This 2017 challenge is being hosted by Austine and Tia @ NovelKnight. I love reading backlist books, and I wanted to make it one of my goals in 2017 to make them more of a priority in my reading. I’m also going to participate in the Hogwarts House Mini Challenges so I can earn points for Team Ravenclaw! See the sign up post for more info!

I participated in the 2016 Backlist Reading Challenge this year and I did fairly well. I struggled with the reviewing part of this challenge though! Books technically didn’t count for this challenge until after I reviewed them, and I’m so behind on my reviews that the challenge wasn’t quite as fun as I had hoped. I haven’t updated the challenge page for the month of December yet, but it looks like I will have read right around 40 backlist books. I did get a little distracted with some new releases this year, so I feel like that’s a great number for me!

My GoodReads challenge will be 52 books again, like it was this year. Based on that, I think shooting for 40 backlist books is reasonable. This gives me 12 slots for new releases! There are already a few new releases I’m looking forward to, so I definitely don’t want to cut them out of my reading completely.

I don’t often do TBRs, but I thought an easy way to get this list started is to take a look at all the series I need to complete. Here is a list of books I need to read to complete the series:

1. Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Claire
2. Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Claire
3. Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles #3) by Melina Marchetta
4. Ensnared (Splintered #3) by AG Howard
5. Asunder (Newsoul #2) by Jodi Meadows
6. Infinite (Newsoul #3) by Jodi Meadows
7. The Shadow Hour (The Girl at Midnight #2) by Melissa Grey
8. The Midnight Star (The Young Elites #3) by Marie Lu
9. A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir
10. The Isle of Blood (The Monstrumologist #3) by Rick Yancey
11. Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater
12. The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater
13. Gemina (Illuminae #2) by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff
14. Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo
15. End of Days (Penryn & The End of Days #3) by Susan Ee
16. Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi
17. Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3) by Veronica Rossi

Here are some other backlist titles that are high priority for me next year, but I likely won’t stick to this list – it’s just a list of possibilities!

18. Poison Study (Study #1) by Maria V Snyder
19. The Demon King (Seven Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima
20. Feed (Newsflesh #1) by Mira Grant
21. The Magicians (The Magicians #1) by Lev Grossman
22. The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson
23. The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1) by Jodi Meadows
24. The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #1) by Erika Johansen
25. The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by NK Jemisin
26. Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown
27. Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters #1) by Juliet Marillier
28. Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy #1) by Danielle L Jensen
29. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
30. The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles) by Mary E Pearson
31. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
32. Dreamology by Lucy Keating
33. The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
34. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
35. The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman’s Bastard #1) by Scott Lynch
36. Not a Drop to Drink (Not a Drop to Drink #1) by Mindy McGinnis
37. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1) by Michelle Hodkin
38. The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy #1) by Amy Engel
39. A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray
40. On Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

There are honestly so many more I could add to this list but I’m going to stop there. Recommend some of your favorite backlist titles in the comments so I can add them to my list!

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