2018 Beat The Backlist: Official Update Post #BeatTheBacklist

I had a lot of fun with the Beat The Backlist challenge last year, so I just couldn´t resist signing up again… The challenge is hosted at Novelknight and there is still plenty of time to sign up if you are interested! You can find my sign up post here.

This challenge is all about reading all those poor neglected books on your shelves instead of just new releases. We all love our new releases, but those older books deserve our attention too right? 😉 Books have to be published before 2018 to count, and you can set your own goals as you see fit. Reading/reviewing books before 2018 will earn you points for your team and there are even some prizes to win beside the fact you will be downsizing your TBR!

I’ve decided to lower my previous goals slightly and read a total of 40 books published before 2018 next year… With at least 20 of them published 2015 or before.

Aaaaand I’m on team Novel Knights this year!!

On to the official update post part… Where I will share the books I’ve read that fit the challenge. Books that fit in with my personal challenge are either orange for books published in 2017 or 2016 or green for books published before that. Books that have a AMAZON mentioned have earned points both for having read AND reviewed it on Amazon.

>>> Last updated December 24th 2018 <<<

BOOKS READ IN 2018:

# JANUARY #

    • Life In Outer Space by Melissa Keil (305 pages) (published in 2013) 3/5 stars AMAZON
    • The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks (268 pages) (published in 2013) 4/5 stars AMAZON
    • The Ends Of The World by Maggie Hall (320 pages) (published in 2017) 3/5 stars AMAZON
    • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (387 pages) (published in 2016) 4/5 stars AMAZON
    • Deep Blue Trouble by Steph Broadribb (320 pages) (published in 2017) 4,5/5 stars AMAZON
    • The New Hunger by Isaac Marion (170 pages) (published in 2013) 3,5/5 stars AMAZON
    • Stage Four by Sander Kollaard (148 pages) (published in 2015) 3,5/5 stars
    • From Bad To Cursed by Katie Alender (442 pages) (published in 2011) 3/5 stars AMAZON
    • The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer (323 pages) (published in 2016) 2,5/5 stars AMAZON
    • Born A Crime by Trevor Noah (304 pages) (published in 2016) 4,5/5 stars AMAZON
    • Halfway by Lokesh Sharma (220 pages) (published in 2017) 2/5 stars AMAZON
    • Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall (330 pages) (published in 2016) 3/5 stars AMAZON
    • Unclean Spirits by Chuck Wendig (320 pages) (published in 2013) 2,5/5 stars AMAZON
    • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (336 pages) (published in 2014) 4/5 stars AMAZON

Total for this month: 7 books read published in 2017 or 2016 and 7 books read published 2015 or before.

# FEBRUARY #

  • As Dead As It Gets by Katie Alender (448 pages) (published in 2012) 3,5/5 stars
  • A Castle In Romagna by Igor Stiks (128 pages) (published in 2000) 3/5 stars AMAZON
  • The Lot Of A Nobody by Dave Johnston (256 pages) (published in 2017) 4/5 stars AMAZON
  • Take The Key And Lock Her Up by Ally Carter (336 pages) (published in 2016) 2,5/5 stars AMAZON
  • Hollo by Devon Michael (204 pages) (published in 2016) 4/5 stars AMAZON
  • Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (487 pages) (published in 2016) 4/5 stars AMAZON
  • Wires And Nerve by Marissa Meyer (238 pages) (published in 2017) 3/5 stars AMAZON
  • The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter (528 pages) (published in 2017) 5/5 stars AMAZON
  • Proof Of Lies by Diana Rodriguez Wallach (400 pages) (published in 2017) 3,5/5 stars AMAZON

Total for this month: 7 books read published in 2017 or 2016 and 2 books read published 2015 or before.

# MARCH #

  • The Last Star by Rick Yancey (338 pages) (published in 2016) 2/5 stars AMAZON
  • My Sweet Friend by H.A. Leuschel (92 pages) (published in 2017) 4,5/5 stars AMAZON
  • With Malice by Eileen Cook (320 pages) (published in 2016) 4/5 stars AMAZON
  • The Art Of Fear by Pamela Crane (306 pages) (published in 2017) 3/5 stars AMAZON
  • Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke (352 pages) (published in 2016) 2,5/5 stars AMAZON
  • My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult (423 pages) (published in 2004) 2/5 stars AMAZON
  • Cocktails And Dreams by A.L. Michael (209 pages) (published in 2017) 4,5/5 stars AMAZON
  • The Silent Kookaburra by Liza Perrat (309 pages) (published in 2016) 3/5 stars AMAZON
  • Wing Jones by Katherine Webber (378 pages) (published in 2017) 3,5/5 stars AMAZON
  • The Elephant Keeper’s Daughter by Julia Drosten (295 pages) (published in 2016) 2,5/5 stars AMAZON
  • Salt To The Sea by Ruta Sepety(393 pages) (published in 2016) 4/5 stars AMAZON
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (386 pages) (published in 2011) 4/5 stars AMAZON

Total for this month: 10 books read published in 2017 or 2016 and 2 books read published 2015 or before.

# APRIL #

  • Scared To Death by Rachel Amphlett (380 pages) (published in 2016) 4,5/5 stars AMAZON
  • Letter For The King by Tonke Dragt (508 pages) (published in 1962) 3,5/5 stars
  • A Secondhand Life by Pamela Crane (314 pages) (published in 2015) 4/5 stars AMAZON
  • The Air Raid Killer by Frank Goldammer (292 pages) (published in 2016) 4/5 stars AMAZON
  • A Secondhand Lie by Pamela Crane (93 pages) (published in 2015) 3/5 stars AMAZON
  • Summer Of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider (304 pages) (published in 2016) 2,5/5 stars AMAZON

Total for this month: 3 books read published in 2017 or 2016 and 3 books read published 2015 or before.

# MAY #

Total for this month: 3 books read published in 2017 or 2016 and 3 books read published 2015 or before.

# JUNE #

  • The Lost For Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland (304 pages) (published in 2017) 3/5 stars AMAZON
  • The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker (416 pages) (published in 2017) 4,5/5 stars AMAZON
  • Will To Live by Rachel Amphlett (324 pages) (published in 2017) 4,5/5 stars AMAZON
  • The Upside Of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (352 pages) (published in 2017) 3/5 stars AMAZON
  • The Border by Steve Schafer (364 pages) (published in 2017) 5/5 stars AMAZON
  • When The Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore (288 pages) (published in 2016) 3/5 stars AMAZON
  • Saigon Dark by Elka Ray (231 pages) (published in 2016) 3,5/5 stars AMAZON
  • Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios (368 pages) (published in 2017) 4/5 stars AMAZON
  • One To Watch by Rachel Amphlett (378 pages) (published in 2017) 4,5/5 stars AMAZON

Total for this month: 9 books read published in 2017 or 2016 and 0 books read published 2015 or before.

# JULY #

  • Harry Potter Y La Camera Secreta by J.K. Rowling (286 pages) (published in 1998) 4/5 stars NO REVIEW
  • Prodigy by Marie Lu (372 pages) (published in 2013) 4/5 stars AMAZON
  • Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl (190 pages) (published in 1972) 3/5 stars AMAZON
  • Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss (48 pages) (published in 1990) 4,5/5 stars AMAZON
  • Turtles All The Way Down by John Green (298 pages) (published in 2017) 3/5 stars AMAZON
  • Champion by Marie Lu (384 pages) (published in 2013) 3/5 stars
  • The Year Of The Rat by Clare Furniss (272 pages) (published in 2014) 3,5/5 stars AMAZON
  • Hell To Pay by Rachel Amphlett (324 pages) (published in 2017) 4,5/5 stars AMAZON
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (285 pages) (published in 1969) 3/5 stars
  • Thin Wire by Christine Lewry (345 pages) (published in 2012) 3/5 stars AMAZON
  • Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (323 pages) (published in 2011) 4/5 stars AMAZON
  • Misery by Stephen King (369 pages) (published in 1987) 4/5 stars AMAZON
  • Kids Of Appetite by David Arnold (352 pages) (published in 2016) 2/5 stars AMAZON
  • Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops by Jen Campbell (128 pages) (published in 2012) 4/5 stars AMAZON
  • Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone (304 pages) (published in 2017) 3/5 stars AMAZON

Total for this month: 4 books read published in 2017 or 2016 and 11 books read published 2015 or before.

# AUGUST #

  • It’s Okay To Laugh by Nora McInerny Purmort (288 pages) (published in 2016) 0/5 stars
  • Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman (312 pages) (published in 2014) 4,5/5 stars AMAZON
  • The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman (340 pages) (published in 2015) 3/5 stars
  • Harry Potter Y El Prisionero De Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (360 pages) (published in 1999) 4,5/5 stars
  • Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire (176 pages) (published in 2016) 4,5/5 stars
  • Ink And Bone by Rachel Caine (352 pages) (published in 2015) 3,5/5 stars
  • The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie (304 pages) (published in 1920) 4/5 stars
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik (465 pages) (published in 2015) 3/5 stars
  • The Shadow Cats by Rae Carson (54 pages) (published in 2012) 3/5 stars
  • Rivers Of London by Ben Aaronovitch (392 pages) (published in 2011) 3,5/5 stars
  • The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson (419 pages) (published in 2013) 3/5 stars
  • I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh (371 pages) (published in 2014) 3/5 stars
  • Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (323 pages) (published in 2010) 4/5 stars

Total for this month: 2 books read published in 2017 or 2016 and 11 books read published 2015 or before.

# SEPTEMBER #

Total for this month: 9 books read published in 2017 or 2016 and 9 books read published 2015 or before.

# OCTOBER #

Total for this month: 3 books read published in 2017 or 2016 and 9 books read published 2015 or before.

# NOVEMBER #

Total for this month: 2 books read published in 2017 or 2016 and 3 books read published 2015 or before.

# DECEMBER #

Total for this month: 4 books read published in 2017 or 2016 and 4 books read published 2015 or before.

 

FINAL NUMBERS: 63/40 books read published in 2017 or 2016 and 64/20 books read published 2015 or before. A total of 127/40 books.


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24 thoughts on “2018 Beat The Backlist: Official Update Post #BeatTheBacklist

    • I did the same thing last year… Make one official update post and just add titles on there during the year; makes it a lot easier to keep track of them. 😉

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