#BeatTheBacklist 2019 is a go!


So I really enjoyed this challenge last year, and while I didn't make as much headway on my physical TBR mountain as I wanted, I still think I did pretty damned good. That said, this year is ALL about the piles and shelves of books taking over our house, so all of my 52 books for my Goodreads challenge are going to be physical backlist books for #BEATTHEBACKLIST. Hopefully this will actually help me weed through and possibly pass on some books after I read them too. Hopefully? I'm hoping the community spirit with the challenges (and BINGO card to the left which I'm a little too obsessed with doing LOL) and all will keep me on track.

BTW if you want to sign up for the challenge too, you can do that here: https://www.novelknight.com/btb2019/

Obviously I joined team Hufflepuff (no one is surprised LOL)

Anyway, this year I am doing something just a little different and actually writing down my exact list of books I want to try to tackle. I've even shelved them separately just to hopefully keep me from getting so overwhelmed by the ridiculous number I have to read total (it's probably twice what I've set aside for this challenge at least LOL) that I fail to choose a new book and go for a reread and/or fanfic. Progress is the goal!

So, on to the list! In no particular order, my goal this year is to read:

ETA 2/04/19: BTW I realized I think I want to just track my reads here on a single blog unless I am blown away and want to do a separate review post. I'll probably post updates to the Bingo Card (of which there is now an "epic" version which I'm switching to anyway LOL) as I finish the books as well!

1 KINGDOM OF THE BLAZING PHOENIX

2 STEALING SNOW

3 THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE

4 AS OLD AS TIME

5 THE BRILLIANT DEATH

6 SPINDLE

7 UNEARTHED

8 CERTAIN DARK THINGS

9 THE ETERNA FILES

10 A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY

11 REBEL ANGELS

12 THE SWEET FAR THING

13 THE HAZEL WOOD

14 DEADLANDS: BONEYARD - Read 03/02/19 - "Less than 500 Goodreads Ratings"

15 THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE

16 WICKED LIKE A WILDFIRE

17 SONG OF THE CURRENT

18 SUN AND MOON ICE AND SNOW

19 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD

20 OF FIRE AND STARS

21 SUITORS AND SABOTAGE

22 A CROWN OF WISHES - Read 2/03/19 - "Part of a Duology"

23 AKATA WITCH

24 THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON

25 THE STARS ARE LEGION

26 EMPRESS OF A THOUSAND SKIES

27 RETRIBUTION RAILS

28 DEFYING DOOMSDAY

29 YOU ARE A BADASS

30 LIFE WITHOUT ENVY

31 SHADOW OF NIGHT

32 THE BOOK OF LIFE

33 MIRANDA AND CALIBAN

34 WINTERSONG

35 WILD BEAUTY

36 THE DIABOLIC

37 COLD FORGED FLAME - Read 2/12/19 - "novella"

38 MIRAGE

39 THREE DARK CROWNS

40 SHADOW OF THE FOX

41 GRRRLS ON THE SIDE

42 THE WITCHES OF NEW YORK

43 THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE

44 DEVILS UNTO DUST

45 HEART OF IRON

46 THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE

47 LONG MAY SHE REIGN

48 SPARROWHILL ROAD

49 CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE

50 GIVE THE DARK MY LOVE

51 CASUAL VACANCY

52 THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS

...that looks like a lot now that I've got them all listed out 0_0 but I read more than that last year, and it's only a book a week, so I think I can do it!

There will be another obligatory 20BiTeen goals blog post sometime in near future (and yes, blogging more regularly - at least once a month - will be on there LOL), just as soon as I am over the flu that was 2018's final kick in the ass.

Happy reading to us all!

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