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Beat the Backlist 2022: 01/01/22

Beat the Backlist
Hosted by Austine of Novel Knight.

I'm starting off the new year by thinking about my reading goals. My speed of reading has dropped off in recent months. I have other projects keeping me busy. So on Goodreads, I'm setting my goal to 250, down from previous years where I've set and met a goal of 300.

The Beat the Backlist goal, though, is focused on books published in previous years. My most basic goal for this challenge is to have half my reading be backlist. Numerically that would be a minimum of 125 books.

My focus, though, will be on the remaining books purchased in 2021, 2020 and 2019 as well as older books acquired last year either through purchase or through Paperback Swap. .

My 2021 purchases weren't as numerous as 2020 or 2019, but I still have some left overs. I will continue to pair down my purchases. I have boxes of books still in storage that need to be read or donated. COVID precautions have stalled those plans.

Below is my list of unread books from 2021, 2020 and 2019. I will cross them out as I read them. I will also add other books to the list as I read them, and will bold them.

TBR from 2021

  1. Coached in the Act by Victoria Laurie
  2. She's Fleeing a Byronic Hero by Lady Alana Smithee
  3. Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe
  4. Noor by Nnedi Okorafor
  5. These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
  6. Tik-Tok by Candace Robinson and Amber R. Duell
  7. You Can Go Your Own Way by Eric Smith
  8. Comfort Me With Apples by Catherynne M. Valente
  9. An Eggnog to Die for Amy Pershing
  10. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder by Maria DiRico
  11. Death by Hot Apple Cider by Alex Erikson
  12. This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us by Katherine Locke
  13. Well Matched by Jen DeLuca
  14. Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol by Mallory O'Meara
  15. Across the Desert by Dusti Bowling
  16. Along the Saltwise Sea by A. Deborah Baker
  17. Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  18. The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes by Rick Riordan
  19. Room to Dream by Kelly Yang
  20. The Vanderbeekers Make A Wish by Karina Yan Glaser
  21. Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
  22. What Lives in the Woods by Lindsay Currie
  23. Shadowghast by Thomas Taylor
  24. The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley
  25. Murder by the Bookend by Laura Gail Black
  26. Artie and the Wolf Moon by Olivia Stephens
  27. Reading Between the Crimes by Kate Young
  28. The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova
  29. The Heart Principal by Helen Hoang
  30. Seven-Year Witch by Angela M. Sanders
  31. Never Say You Can't Survive by Charlie Jane Anders
  32. Phantoms by J.A. White
  33. Clash by Kayla Miller
  34. Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares by Teholor Kay Mejia
  35. Much Ado about Nauticaling by Gabby Allan
  36. Ballgowns & Butterflies by Kelley Armstrong
  37. Linked by Gordon Korman
  38. Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation by John Lewis
  39. Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell
  40. Summer in the City of Roses by Michelle Ruiz Keil
  41. Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton
  42. The Marvelous by Claire Kann
  43. Of Princes and Promises by Sandhya Menon
  44. Reserved for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
  45. Castle Shade by Laurie R. King
  46. The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Kay O'Neill
  47. Night Owl by Sarah Mlynowski, Emily Jenkins, and Lauren Myracle

TBR from 2020

  1. Crosshairs by Catherine Hernandez

TBR from 2019

  1. A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh
  2. Reverie by Ryan La Sala
  3. Color Outside the Lines by Sangu Mandanna
  4. A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo
  5. Coral by Sara Ella
  6. The Burning Queen by Kathryn Lasky
  7. The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis
  8. Laughter at the Academy by Seanan McGuire
  9. The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams
  10. Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo
  11. How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters
  12. No Judgments by Meg Cabot
  13. No Country for Old Gnomes by Delilah S. Dawson

Older books

  1. Art Matters by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell (2018)
  2. The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle (2018)
  3. The Reckless Club by Beth Vrabel (2018)
  4. The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding (2018)
  5. Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star: The War Years, 1940-1946 by Gary Giddins (2018)
  6. The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (2017)
  7. The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan (2016)
  8. A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder by Victoria Laurie (2016)
  9. The First Misadventure by Doreen Cronin and Kevin Cornell (Illustrations) (2014)
  10. Nightmare of the Iguana by Ursula Vernon (2013)
  11. Harrowing Hats by Joyce and Jim Lavene (2011)
  12. Renegade Magic by Stephanie Burgis (2011)
  13. Dead Man's Bonesby Susan Wittig Albert (2005)
  14. Back to School Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Reader) (1997)
  15. House of Cards by Michael Dobbs (1989) (original)
  16. Reel Murder by Marian Babson (1987)
  17. Susannah Screaming by Carolyn Weston (1975)
  18. Alias Jane Smith by Clarence Budington Kelland (1944) (reread)
  19. The Norths Meet Murder by Frances Lockridge (1940)

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