#BeattheBacklist 2022 and a Goal of 52 Physical Books Read!

Welp, last year’s reading goal was uh… less than met shall we say? It still was a lot better than the previous year (at least as far as reading books on my #BeattheBacklist planned list though the overall numbers according to Goodreads was quite a bit lower over all LOL), but I managed barely 20% of my overall goal of 100 reads of my physical TBR. Considering that, I’m dropping the number back down to 52 instead. Most of the titles below are going to be from the previous year’s list, but I have a fair number of new books I got last year (of course – oof I am a book hoarder to be sure) that I’m quite excited to read as well. So yeah, I’m adding those to the list, as well, because why not!


Granted, most of these are currently packed up after our move and won’t be unpacked until we have the bookshelves built in my new office, but I can at least get started on the books that I have on my bedside table and or have multiple versions of in eBook or audiobook format. Because I apparently hoard books in various forms as well as just in general. Like ya do. LOL.


But yeah, this challenge is always fun, as is the Bingo card that comes with it. I still don’t know why it’s so damned motivating, but I’ll take whatever motivation I can get! But yeah, if y’all are interested in checking it out, the main challenge blog is here: https://austinedecker.com/beat-the-backlist/ You can check out #BeattheBacklist on Twitter as well to check out folks’ sign ups. The community portion also tends to be super encouraging, too.



1. Sense and Sensibility - 3/26/22 - "you watched the show or movie first"

2. Calculated Risks - 6/02/22 - "an unusual or unexpected pet"

3. Square3 - 6/13/22 - "novella"

4. Sabriel - 6/18/22 - "first in a series you've been putting off"

5. Fated Blades - 6/19/22 - "indie or self published"

6. Beasts Made of Night *

7. Crown of Thunder *

8. Ignite the Stars*

9. Tales from Watership Down

10. The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina

11. Lakesedge

12. The Once and Future Witches

13. The Grimrose Girls

14. Vampires Never Get Old

15. Over the Woodward Wall

16. A History of Wild Places

17. Foreshadow*

18. Feed*

19. Of Fire and Stars*

20. The Last Namsara*

21. Ash*

22. The Walls Around Us*

23. Lirael

24. Abhorsen

25. The City We Became *

26. An Unkindness of Ghosts*

27. The Belles*

28. The House in the Cerulean Sea*

29. Song of the Current*

30. Gideon the Ninth*

31. Tarnished are the Stars

32. Uprooted

33. Out Now

34. Are You Listening

35. As Old as Time

36. Stargate SG-1: Sacrifice Moon

37. Loosed Upon the World

38. Ghost Wood Song

39. This Splintered Silence

40. Cinderella is Dead

41. Manga Classics – Hamlet

42. Rebelwing

43. Devils Unto Dust

44. Once and Future

45. Anna Dressed in Blood

46. Where Dreams Descend *

47. Give the Dark My Love

48. With the Fire on High

49. The Hazel Wood

50. Spindle

51. Shadow Run

52. Sekret


As always, I know I’ll end up reading new releases or new backlist books I get or reread or well… Let’s just say this list tends to be all over the place when compared to the “official” goal TBR above. But hey, it still counts as reading. I just don’t get to use my handy Bingo card for these. LOL


Bonus Books:

Book – Date Read – Format – Type aka non-list backlist book or new release or reread

1.1 Beauty - 2/17/22 - Audiobook - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

1.2 The Haunting of Maddy Clare - 2/23/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

1.3 An Inquiry into Love and Death - 3/02/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

1.4 Silence for the Dead - 3/05/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

1.5 The Other Side of Midnight - 3/07/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

1.6 Lost Among the Living - 03/10/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

1.7 Naked in Death - 3/15/22 - Audiobook & eBook - First read of non-list backlist book

1.8 Glory in Death - 3/17/22 - Audiobook & eBook - First read of non-list backlist book

1.9 Immortal in Death - 3/18/22 - Audiobook & eBook - First read of non-list backlist book

1.10 Rapture in Death - 3/21/22 - Audiobook & eBook - First read of non-list backlist book

1.11 Ceremony in Death - 3/22/22 - Audiobook & eBook - First read of non-list backlist book

1.12 Vengeance in Death - 3/23/22 - Audiobook & eBook - First read of non-list backlist book

2.1 Written In Read - 4/22/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

2.2 Murder of Crows - 4/27/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

2.3 Vision in Silver - 4/29/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

2.4 Marked in Flesh - 5/02/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

2.5 Etched in Bone - 5/04/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

2.6 Wild Country - 5/05/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

2.7 Lake Silence - 5/05/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

2.8 Crowbones - 5/06/22 - Audiobook & eBook - First read of 2022 release

2.9 Discount Armageddon - 5/13/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

2.10 Midnight Blue-Light Special - 5/14/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

2.10 Johnathon and Fran Healy's Collected Stories - 5/16/22 - eBook - First read of non-list backlist book

2.11 Half-Off Ragnarok - 5/16/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

2.12 Pocket Apocalypse - 5/18/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

2.13 Halfway Through the Wood - 5/19/22 - eBook - First read of non-list backlist book

2.14 Alice and Thomas Prices Collected Stories (to date) - 5/19/22 - eBook - First read of non-list backlist book

2.15 Verity Price and Dominic De Luca Collected Road Trip Stories - 5/19/22 - eBook - First read of non-list backlist book

2.16 Chaos Choreography - 5/21/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

2.17 Magic for Nothing - 5/24/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

2.18 Tricks for Free - 5/27/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

2.19 That Ain't Witchcraft - 5/31/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

2.20 Imaginary Numbers - 6/01/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

3.1 Spelunking Through Hell - 6/06/22 - Audiobook and eBook - First read of 2022 release

3.2 The Villa - 6/10/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

3.3 Key of Light - 6/13/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

4.1 Key of Knowledge - 6/15/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

4.2 Key of Valor - 6/16/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book

6.1 Shades of Milk and Honey - 6/22/22 - Audiobook & eBook - Reread of non-list backlist book