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Beat the Backlist 2023: 01/01/22

Beat the Backlist
Hosted by Austine of Novel Knight.

Although I did surpass my usual goal of 300, I am going to do another year of a smaller goal, 200. As with previous years, my goal for this challenge is to have half my reading be from backlist books. Ideally, I'd like to complete my 2021 books and make a serious dent in my 2022 purchases.

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 2022

  1. Frozen Detective by Amanda Flower and Laura Faye Smith (Narrator)
  2. Nine Liars by Maureen Johnson
  3. Well Traveled by Jen DeLuca
  4. Pets of Park Avenue by Stefanie London
  5. A Streetcar Named Murder by T.G. Herren
  6. Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade
  7. Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn
  8. Calypso, Corpses, and Cooking by Raquel V. Reyes and Frankie Corzo (Narrator)
  9. Diana and Nubia: Princesses of the Amazons by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale and Victoria Ying (Illustrator)
  10. Scattered Showers by Rainbow Rowell
  11. The World We Make by N.K. Jemisin
  12. My Aunt Is a Monster by Reimena Yee
  13. High Spirits by Carol J. Perry
  14. The Singularities by John Banville
  15. Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo
  16. Strike the Zither by Joan He and Kuri Huang (Illustrator)
  17. Green Lantern: Alliance by Minh Lê, et. al.
  18. Love from Mecca to Medina by S.K. Ali
  19. Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
  20. Build a House by Rhiannon Giddens and Monica Mikai (Illustrator)
  21. Lore Olympus: Volume Three by Rachel Smythe
  22. The Crime That Binds by Laurie Cass
  23. Blackmail and Bibingka by Mia P. Manansala and Danice Cabanela (Narrator)
  24. Anne of Greenville by Mariko Tamaki
  25. The Ghost and the Stolen Tears by Cleo Coyle
  26. Bhai for Now by Maleeha Siddiqui
  27. Sisterhood of Sleuths by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  28. By the Time You Read This I'll Be Gone by Stephanie Kuehn
  29. Soul of a Killer by Abby Collette and L. Malaika Cooper (Narrator)
  30. The Lords of Night by J.C. Cervantes
  31. Best Wishes by Sarah Mlynowski
  32. Enemies by Svetlana Chmakova
  33. We Spread by Iain Reid
  34. Vampiric Vacation by Kiersten White
  35. Gone for Gouda by Korina Moss and Erin Moon (Narrator)
  36. The Vanquishers by Kalynn Bayron
  37. Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton
  38. Murder Out of Character by Olivia Matthews
  39. Aces Wild: A Heist by Amanda DeWitt
  40. Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix by Anna-Marie McLemore
  41. The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson
  42. Dewey Decimated by Allison Brook and Marilyn Levinson (Narrator)
  43. Back to the Garden by Laurie R. King
  44. Eden's Everdark by Karen Strong
  45. Monsters Born and Made by Tanvi Berwah
  46. Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder by Valerie Burns and Jasmin Walker (Narrator)
  47. August Kitko and the Mechas from Space by Alex White
  48. Crunch by Kayla Miller
  49. Harley Quinn: The Animated Series, Vol. 1: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour by Tee Franklin and Max Sarin (Illustrator)
  50. Lord of the Fly Fest by Goldy Moldavsky
  51. The Neapolitan Sisters by Margo Candela
  52. This Is Why They Hate Us by Aaron H. Aceves
  53. Miracle Season by Beth Hautala
  54. Ride On by Faith Erin Hicks
  55. The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones
  56. KosherSoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew by Michael W. Twitty
  57. The Undead Truth of Us by Britney S. Lewis
  58. These Fleeting Shadows by Kate Alice Marshall
  59. Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend by Alys Arden, et al
  60. The Paper Caper by Kate Carlisle
  61. Twice as Perfect by Louisa Onomé
  62. Three Miles Down by Harry Turtledove
  63. The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  64. Death by Bubble Tea by Jennifer J. Chow
  65. Dele Weds Destiny by Tomi Obaro
  66. Valentina Salazar Is Not a Monster Hunter by Zoraida Córdova
  67. Fake It Till You Bake It by Jamie Wesley
  68. On Rotation by Shirlene Obuobi
  69. We Weren't Looking to Be Found by Stephanie Kuehn
  70. Black Hammer, Vol. 6: Reborn, Part II by Jeff Lemire, et al
  71. Two Dogs by Ian Falconer
  72. Adult Assembly Required by Abbi Waxman and Emily Rankin (Narrator)
  73. Café Con Lychee by Emery Lee
  74. Siren Queen by Nghi Vo
  75. The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton
  76. Seasonal Fears by Seanan McGuire
  77. Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl by Joya Goffney
  78. Ballad & Dagger by Daniel José Older
  79. In the Key of Us by Mariama J. Lockington
  80. Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf
  81. Flirting with Fate by J.C. Cervantes
  82. Buy Black: How Black Women Transformed US Pop Culture by Aria S. Halliday
  83. Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye
  84. Like a Sister by Kellye Garrett
  85. Frank and Bert by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

TBR from 2021

  1. Noor by Nnedi Okorafor
  2. Our Earthly Ends by Chloe Gong
  3. Spy x Family, Volume 8 by Tatsuya Endo
  4. Tik-Tok by Candace Robinson and Amber R. Duell
  5. You Can Go Your Own Way by Eric Smith
  6. Comfort Me With Apples by Catherynne M. Valente
  7. Digging Up Trouble by Kitt Crowe
  8. This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us by Katherine Locke
  9. Well Matched by Jen DeLuca
  10. Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol by Mallory O'Meara
  11. Across the Desert by Dusti Bowling
  12. Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  13. The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes by Rick Riordan
  14. Dinosaur Sanctuary, Volume 1 by Itaru Kinoshita
  15. Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
  16. What Lives in the Woods by Lindsay Currie
  17. The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley
  18. Murder by the Bookend by Laura Gail Black
  19. Artie and the Wolf Moon by Olivia Stephens
  20. Reading Between the Crimes by Kate Young
  21. The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova
  22. Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer
  23. Seven-Year Witch by Angela M. Sanders
  24. No Grater Crime by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator)
  25. Never Say You Can't Survive by Charlie Jane Anders
  26. Much Ado about Nauticaling by Gabby Allan
  27. Ballgowns & Butterflies by Kelley Armstrong
  28. Linked by Gordon Korman
  29. Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation by John Lewis
  30. Summer in the City of Roses by Michelle Ruiz Keil
  31. Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton
  32. The Chariot at Dusk Swati Teerdhala
  33. Of Princes and Promises by Sandhya Menon
  34. She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat, Volume 1 by Sakaomi Yuzaki and Caleb David Cook (Translator)
  35. Yes & No by Elisha Cooper (2021)
  36. Lost Lad London, Volume 2 by Shima Shinya (2021)

Older books

  1. A Cop and a Coop by Hillary Avis and Kitty Hendrix (Narrator) (2020)
  2. Dead-End Detective by Amanda Flower and Laura Faye Smith (Narrator) (2020)
  3. A Design to Die For by Kathleen Bridge and Vanessa Daniels (Narrator) (2020)
  4. Grounds for Murder by Tara Lush and Kae Marie Denino (Narrator) (2020)
  5. Hidden Pictures by Carolyn Keene (2020)
  6. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune (2020)
  7. I Am a Cat Barista, Volume 2 by Hiro Maijima (2020)
  8. Kowloon Generic Romance, Volume 2 by Jun Mayuzuki and Amanda Haley (Translation) (2020)
  9. My Dress-Up Darling, Volume 5 by Shinichi Fukuda and Taylor Engel (Translator) (2020)
  10. The Other World's Books Depend on the Bean Counter, Volume 1 by Kazuki Irodori (2020)
  11. The Vanishing Statue by Carolyn Keene (2020)
  12. The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams (2019)
  13. Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo (2019)
  14. The Burning Queen by Kathryn Lasky (2019)
  15. Call of the Night, Volume 1 by Kotoyama (2019)
  16. Color Outside the Lines by Sangu Mandanna (2019)
  17. A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo (2019)
  18. Coral by Sara Ella (2019)
  19. Dying for Devil's Food by Jenn McKinlay and Susan Boyce (narrator) (2019)
  20. Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe (2019)
  21. How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters (2019)
  22. Laughter at the Academy by Seanan McGuire (2019)
  23. A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh (2019)
  24. Reverie by Ryan La Sala (2019)
  25. Shadows House, Volume 1 by Somato (2019)
  26. Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie, Volume 2 by Keigo Maki (2019)
  27. A Storm of Wishes by Jacqueline West (2019)
  28. Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star: The War Years, 1940-1946 by Gary Giddins (2018)
  29. Fly Me to the Moon, Volume 3 by Kenjirō Hata (2018) (May 2023)
  30. The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas and Kate Reading (Narrator) (2018)
  31. Live and Let Chai by Bree Baker and Thérèse Plummer(2018)
  32. The Reckless Club by Beth Vrabel (2018)
  33. The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding (2018)
  34. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (2017)
  35. Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper (2017)
  36. Eaves of Destruction by Kate Carlisle and Angela Starling (Narrator) (2017)
  37. Komi Can't Communicate, Volume 4 by Tomohito Oda (2017)
  38. Olivia the Spy by Ian Falconer (2017)
  39. The Promised Neverland 2 by Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu (Illustrator), and Luise Steggewentz (Translator) (2017)
  40. A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofie Kelly and Cassandra Campbell (Narrator) (2017)
  41. The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan (2016)
  42. Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill, Volume 1 by Ren Eguchi and Kevin Chen (Translator) (2016)
  43. The Gathering by Dan Poblocki (2016)
  44. A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder by Victoria Laurie (2016)
  45. You Can't Hide by Dan Poblocki (2016)
  46. Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen by Chris Riddell (2015)
  47. A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz (2015)
  48. Perfect World, Volume 1 by Rie Aruga (2015)
  49. Boiled Over by Barbara Ross and Dara Rosenberg (Narrator) (2014)
  50. To Fudge or Not to Fudge by Nancy CoCo and Vanessa Johansson (Narrator) (2014)
  51. Goth Girl and the Fete Worse than Death by Chris Riddell (2014)
  52. If the Shoe Kills by Lynn Cahoon and Susan Boyce (Narrator) (2014)
  53. Mission to Murder by Lynn Cahoon and Susan Boyce (Narrator) (2014)
  54. Sweetness and Lightning Volume 2 by Gido Amagakure and Adam Lensenmayer (Translator) (2014)
  55. The Case of the Toxic Mutants by Ursula Vernon (2013)
  56. Read It and Weep by Jenn McKinlay and Allyson Ryan (Narrator) (2013)
  57. Last Wool and Testament by Molly MacRae (2012)
  58. The Lonely Phone Booth by Peter Ackerman and Max Dalton (Illustrator) (2010)
  59. A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck (2009)
  60. The Tatami Galaxy by Tomihiko Morimi and Emily Balistrieri (Translation) (2004)
  61. This Pen for Hire by Laura Levine and Brittany Pressley (Narrator) (2002)
  62. Deep South by Nevada Barr (2000)
  63. Birthday Party Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Narrator) (2002)
  64. A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck (2000)
  65. The Starlite Drive-In by Marjorie Reynolds (1997)
  66. Blanche Among the Talented Tenth by Barbara Neely (1994)
  67. A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle (1971)
  68. Death of a Citizen by Donald Hamilton (1960)
  69. Tootle by Gertrude Crampton and Tibor Gergely (Illustrator) (1945)
  70. Alias Jane Smith by Clarence Budington Kelland (1944) (reread)
  71. The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde Hoyt Swift and Lynd Ward (1942)
  72. The Norths Meet Murder by Frances Lockridge (1940)
  73. Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky (1939)
  74. Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie and David Suchet (Narrator) (1924)
  75. Windy McPherson's Son by Sherwood Anderson (1916)
  76. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain (1881)

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