2016 Backlist Books Reading Challenge


I love reading backlist books and I was already planning on reading more backlist books than new releases in 2016. So when I heard about The Backlist Books Reading Challenge, hosted by Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Reviews, I knew I needed to sign up right away! Check out the sign up page if you want to join in too!

The Deets

  • This is a 2016 challenge, running from January 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2016
  • For these purposes, I’m counting backlist books as anything published a year or more before the day you read it. So if it’s January 21st, 2016, the book you’re reading must have been published on January 21st, 2015 or earlier
  • Books must be read and reviewed. You do not need a blog to enter, but a tumblr, a Goodreads account, just some place to put a little blurb after you’re done reading. A review can be a traditional review, a booktube video, a few sentences on GR. It’s up to you
  • I’m not going to have any levels or anything like that. Read as much or as little as you want!
  • At the end of each month, there will be a check-in post where everyone can link up their reviews

The Giveaways (On Pretty Deadly Reviews)

  • There will be two giveaways – one at the end of June, and one at the end of December
  • The giveaways will be international, but you must be signed up in order to enter
  • Every backlist review is another entry
  • The giveaways will be for 2 backlist titles, for one winner

I’m actually not going to set a goal for myself for this challenge. I just want to see how many of the books I read this year will be backlist books. I already know my biggest challenge is going to be reviewing the books on time! Track my progress down below!

Backlist Books Read

1. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – Review
2. Attack on Titan Vol 2 by Hajime Isayama – Review
3. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz – Review
4. Angelfall by Susan Ee – Review
5. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah – Review
6. Fairest by Marissa Meyer – Review
7. A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab (Reread) – Original Review | Reread Review
8. Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld – Review
9. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch – Review
10. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – Review
11. Peace of Evon by Dorothy Tinker (Reread) – Original Review | Reread Review
12. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor – Review
13. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – Review
14. The Knife of Never Letting Go (Reread) by Patrick Ness- Original Review | Reread Review to come
15. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson – Review
16. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – Review
17. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – Review
18. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle – Review to come
19. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black – Review
20. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas – Review
21. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey – Review to come
22. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor – Review to come
23. A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay – Review to come
24. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Adieh – Review to come
25. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray – Review to come
26. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi – Review to come
27. World After by Susan Ee – Review to come
28. Simon vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertali – Review to come
29. Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta – Review to come
30. The Cryptic Lines by Richard Storry – Review
31. Slasher Girls and Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke – Review to come
32. The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey – Review to come
33. Ten by Gretchen McNeil – Review to come
34. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie – Review to come
35. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – Review to come
36. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – Original Review | Reread Review to come
37. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan – Review to Come
38. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows – Original Review | Reread Review to come