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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. Death on the Shelf by Allison Brook and Mia Gaskin (Narrator)
  4. Doggone Deadly by Deborah Blake and Laura Jennings (Narrator)
  5. Huda F Are You? by Huda Fahmy
  6. Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe
  7. A Murder Yule Regret by Winnie Archer and Emile Durante (Narrator)
  8. Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds and Raúl the Third
  9. An Eggnog to Die for Amy Pershing
  10. Ascender, Volume 4: Star Seed by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen (Illustrator)
  11. Picturing a Nation by Martin W. Sandler
  12. Death by Hot Apple Cider by Alex Erikson
  13. Digging Up Trouble by Kitt Crowe
  14. Along the Saltwise Sea by A. Deborah Baker
  15. Cryptid Club by Sarah Andersen
  16. A Calculated Whisk by Victoria Hamilton
  17. Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany
  18. Room to Dreamby Kelly Yang
  19. The Vanderbeekers Make A Wish by Karina Yan Glaser
  20. Shadowghast by Thomas Taylor
  21. Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero by E. Lockhart and Manuel Preitano (Illustrator)
  22. Be My Ghost by Carol J. Perry and C.S.E Cooney (Narrator)
  23. Cajun Kiss of Death by Ellen Byron
  24. Friends Forever by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham (Illustrations)
  25. The Heart Principal by Helen Hoang
  26. Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  27. The Secret Staircase by Sheila Connolly
  28. Phantoms by J.A. White
  29. Poultrygeist by Eric Geron and Pete Oswald
  30. Clash by Kayla Miller
  31. Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell
  32. Invisible Kingdom, Volume 3: In Other Worlds by G. Willow Wilson
  33. The Marvelous by Claire Kann
  34. Reserved for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
  35. Castle Shade by Laurie R. King
  36. The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Kay O'Neill
  37. Night Owl by Sarah Mlynowski, Emily Jenkins, and Lauren Myracle
  38. Heartstopper: Volume Four by Alice Oseman
  39. The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait by Cleo Coyle
  40. Pint of No Return by Dana Mentink
  41. A Tale of Two Cookies by Eve Calder and Christa Lewis (Narrator)

TBR from 2020

  1. Crosshairs by Catherine Hernandez
  2. Spy x Family, Volume 6 by Tatsuya Endo
  3. A Galaxy Next Door, Volume 1 by Gido Amagakure
  4. The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and LeUyen Pham (illustrator)
  5. Candy Slain Murder by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator)
  6. Spy x Family, Volume 5 by Tatsuya Endo
  7. Curtain Call by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Illustrator)
  8. Nacho Average Murder by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator)
  9. Really Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick
  10. Spy x Family, Volume 4 by Tatsuya Endo
  11. COVID-19 in Three to Five Words by April Murphy
  12. Bird & Squirrel All or Nothing by James Burks
  13. Pulp Friction by Julie Anne Lindsey and Amy Melissa Bentley (Narrator)
  14. Sugar and Vice by Eve Calder and Christa Lewis (Narrator)
  15. Heartstopper: Volume Three by Alice Oseman
  16. Kowloon Generic Romance, Volume 1 by Jun Mayuzuki and Amanda Haley (Translator) (2020)

TBR from 2019

  1. Apple Cider Slaying by Julie Anne Lindsey and Amy Melissa Bentley
  2. The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis
  3. My Dress-Up Darling, Volume 4 by Shinichi Fukuda and Taylor Engel (Translator)
  4. The Stolen Show by Carolyn Keene
  5. No Judgments by Meg Cabot
  6. Spy x Family, Volume 3 by Tatsuya Endo and Casey Loe (Translator)
  7. Spy x Family, Volume 2 by Tatsuya Endo and Casey Loe (Translator)
  8. Death by Café Mocha by Alex Erickson
  9. And Then There Were Crumbs by Eve Calder and Christa Lewis (Narrator)
  10. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman and Emily Rankin (Narrator)
  11. Heartstopper: Volume Two by Alice Oseman
  12. Killer in the Carriage House by Sheila Connolly, Emily Durante (Narrator)
  13. Spy x Family, Volume 1 by Tatsuya Endo and Casey Loe (Translator)
  14. Manor of Dying by Kathleen Bridge and Vanessa Daniels (Narrator)
  15. Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie, Volume 1 by Keigo Maki
  16. Strangled Eggs and Ham by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator)
  17. My Dress-Up Darling, Volume 3 by Shinichi Fukuda
  18. No Country for Old Gnomes by Delilah S. Dawson

Older books

  1. Art Matters by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell (2018)
  2. Bear Country by Doreen Cronin, Stephen Gilpin (Illustrations) (2018)
  3. Bingo Love by Tee Franklin (2018)
  4. The Collectors by Jacqueline West (2018)
  5. Death by Espresso by Alex Erickson (2018)
  6. Famous Mistakes by Carolyn Keene (2018)
  7. Fly Me to the Moon, Volume 1 by Kenjiro Hata (2018)
  8. Fly Me to the Moon, Volume 2 by Kenjiro Hata (2018)
  9. The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle (2018)
  10. Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman (2018)
  11. Jook Joint #1 by Tee Franklin, Alitha E. Martinez (Illustrator) and Mike Hawthorne (Illustrator) (2018)
  12. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Volume 3 by Sumito Oowara (2018)
  13. Moriarty the Patriot, Volume 5 by Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi (Illustrations) (2018)
  14. Murder at the Mansion by Sheila Connolly and Emily Durante (Narrator) (2018)
  15. Murder by the Book by Lauren Elliott and Karen White (Narrator) (2018)
  16. My Dress-Up Darling, Volume 1 by Shinichi Fukuda (2018)
  17. My Dress-Up Darling, Volume 2 by Shinichi Fukuda (2018)
  18. Mycroft and Sherlock by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse (2018)
  19. A Nancy Drew Christmas by Carolyn Keene (2018)
  20. Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay and Susan Boyce (narrator) (2018)
  21. Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 2: The Victim Syndicate by James Tynion IV, et. al. 2017)
  22. Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 3: League of Shadows by James Tynion IV (2017)
  23. A Californian's Guide to the Birds Among Us by Charles Hood (2017)
  24. Caramel Crush by Jenn McKinlay (2017)
  25. The Cat Who Saved Books by Sōsuke Natsukawa and Louise Heal Kawai (2017)
  26. A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas and Kate Reading (Narrator) (2017)
  27. Dark Shadows: Yes, Another Misadventure by Doreen Cronin, Stephen Gilpin (Illustrations) (2017)
  28. Ghostal Living by Kathleen Bridge and Vanessa Daniels (Narrator) (2017)
  29. Gimme Shelter: Misadventures and Misinformation by Doreen Cronin and Stephen Gilpin (Illustrations) (2017)
  30. Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett (2017)
  31. The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (2017)
  32. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Volume 2 by Sumito Oowara (2017)
  33. Komi Can't Communicate, Volume 3 by Tomohito Oda (2017)
  34. Mein Leben als Werwolf-Butler 01 by Megumi Muraoka and Alexandra Klepper (Translator) (2017)
  35. Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani (2017)
  36. Rise of the Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste (2017)
  37. Arf by Spencer Quinn (2016)
  38. Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 1: Rise of the Batmen by James Tynion IV and Eddy Barrows (Artist), et. al. (2016)
  39. Break the Chains by Megan E. O'Keefe (2016)
  40. The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan (2016)
  41. A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder by Victoria Laurie (2016)
  42. Into the Wild: Yet Another Misadventure by Doreen Cronin and Stephen Gilpin (Illustrations) (2016)
  43. Komi Can't Communicate, Volume 1 by Tomohito Oda (2016)
  44. Komi Can't Communicate, Volume 2 by Tomohito Oda (2016)
  45. Ottoline and the Purple Fox by Chris Riddell (2016)
  46. Paws and Effect by Sofie Kelly and Cassandra Campbell (Narrator) (2016)
  47. The Promised Neverland 1 by Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu (Illustrator), and Luise Steggewentz (Translator) (2016)
  48. A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas (2016)
  49. Supergirl: The Girl of Steel by Jeph Loeb et al (2016)
  50. Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon (2016)
  51. Vanilla Beaned by Jenn McKinlay (2016)
  52. Crowned and Moldering by Kate Carlisle (2015)
  53. Faux Paw by Sofie Kelly (2015)
  54. Noragami: Stray God, Volume 13 by Adachitoka (2015)
  55. Noragami: Stray God, Volume 14 by Adachitoka (2015)
  56. Noragami: Stray God, Volume 15 by Adachitoka (2015)
  57. This Old Homicide by Kate Carlisle (2015)
  58. The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken by Doreen Cronin and and Kevin Cornell (Illustrations) (2014)
  59. The First Misadventure by Doreen Cronin and Kevin Cornell (Illustrations) (2014)
  60. Girl in Reverse by Barbara Stuber (2014)
  61. Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon and Susan Boyce (Narrator) (2014)
  62. H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (2014)
  63. A Midwinter's Tail by Sofie Kelly and Cassandra Campbell (Reading) (2014)
  64. Noragami: Stray God, Volume 12 by Adachitoka (2014)
  65. The Orphan and the Mouse by Martha Freeman and David McPhail (Illustrations) 2014)
  66. The Sound of Thunder by J. Torres and Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrations) ( 2014)
  67. All Fudged Up by Nancy CoCo and Vanessa Johansson (Narrator) (2013)
  68. Clammed Up by Barbara Ross and Dana Rosenberg (Narrator) (2013)
  69. Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Volume 4 by Hinowa Kouzuki and Waka Miyama (Illustrator) (2013)
  70. Final Sentence by Daryl Wood Gerber (2013)
  71. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell (2013)
  72. Merman in My Tub, Volume 3 by Itokichi (2013)
  73. Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire and Emily Bauer (Narrator) (2013)
  74. Nightmare of the Iguana by Ursula Vernon (2013)
  75. 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma (2013)
  76. Sweetness and Lightning, Volume 1 by Gido Amagakure and Adam Lensenmayer (Translator) (2013)
  77. The Unkindness of Ravens by J. Torres and Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrations) (2013)
  78. Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay and Allyson Ryan (Narrator) (2012)
  79. Death in Four Courses by Lucy Burdette (2012)
  80. Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire and Emily Bauer (Narrator) (2012)
  81. Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay and Allyson Ryan (Narrator) (2012)
  82. Into the Woods by J. Torres and Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrator) (2012)
  83. The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner and Jeremy Holmes (Illustrator) (2012)
  84. Available Dark by Elizabeth Hand (2011)
  85. Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay (2011)
  86. Smells Like Treasure by Suzanne Selfors (2011)
  87. Lead-Pipe Cinch by Christy Evans (2010)
  88. Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas (2010)
  89. 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass (2009)
  90. Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape) by Carrie Jones (2008)
  91. Ottoline Goes to School by Chris Riddell (2008)
  92. Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell (2007)
  93. Bleeding Hearts by Susan Wittig Albert (2006)
  94. Endangered Species by Nevada Barr and Cindy Williams (Narrator) (2006)
  95. Passion, Betrayal And Killer Highlights by Kyra Davis (2006)
  96. Dead Man's Bonesby Susan Wittig Albert (2005)
  97. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin (2005)
  98. Gund by Bruce S. Raiffe, Alex Baron Raiffe (2005)
  99. Sex, Murder and a Double Latte by Kyra Davis and Gabra Zackman (Narrator) (2005)
  100. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (2003)
  101. Wedding Day Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Narrator) (2001)
  102. The Biograph Girl by William J. Mann (2000)
  103. Turkey Day Murder by Leslie Meier (2000)
  104. Christmas Cookie Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Reader) (1999)
  105. Valentine Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Reader) (1999)
  106. Blind Descent by Nevada Barr and Barbara Rosenblat (Narrator) (1998)
  107. Back to School Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Reader) (1997)
  108. Cat Raise the Dead by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (1997)
  109. Private I. Guana: The Case of the Missing Chameleon by Nina Laden (1995)
  110. Blanche on the Lam by Barbara Neely and Lisa Reneé Pitts (Narrator) (1992)
  111. Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen (1990)
  112. Else-Marie and Her Seven Little Daddies by Pija Lindenbaum and Gabrielle Charbonnet (translator) (1990)
  113. The Suicide Murders by Howard Engel (1980)
  114. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (1978)
  115. Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman and George Guidall (1973)
  116. The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs (1973)
  117. Socks by Beverly Cleary (1973)
  118. The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin (1971)
  119. The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman and George Guidall (Narrator) (1970)
  120. Cat-Cat by Gertrude Hevener Gibson (1970)
  121. The Game of X by Robert Sheckley (1965)
  122. Scuffy the Tugboat by Gertrude Crampton (1946)
  123. The Norths Meet Murder by Frances Lockridge (1940)
  124. Orlando by Virginia Woolf and Clare Higgins (Narrator) (1928)
  125. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie and Hugh Frraser (Narrator) (1920)
  126. The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham (1919)
  127. Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie (1911)

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