I had a lot of fun with the previous Beat The Backlist challenges, so of course I had to join again. This challenge is hosted by Austine Decker and in 2023 will be all about reading for the fifth year in a row. No extra complications or extra points for reviews, just getting those backlist titles read and earning brownie points for that. 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? ūüėČ Books have to be published before 2023 to count, and you can set your own goals as you see fit.

I’ve decided to set my goal at a total of 80 books published before 2023, with at least 30 of them published 2020 or before.

On to the official update post part… Where I will share the books I’ve read that fit the challenge. Books are either orange¬†for books published in 2022 or 2021 or green¬†for books published before that.

>>> Last updated March 23rd 2023 <<<

BOOKS READ IN 2023:

# JANUARY #

Total for this month: 6 books read published in 2022 or 2021 and 5 books read published 2020 or before.

# FEBRUARY #

Total for this month: 5 books read published in 2022 or 2021 and 6 books read published 2020 or before.

# MARCH #

  • Walk Me Home by Sebastian Fitzek (published in 2020)
  • The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka¬†(published in 2022)
  • Double Dealer by Max Allan Collins¬†(published in 2002)
  • Infinity by Brian Freeman¬†(published in 2021)
  • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss¬†(published in 1971)
  • Hangman by Daniel Cole (published in 2018)
  • The Brilliant Life Of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons¬†(published in 2020)
  • Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade¬†(published in 2022)
  • Keep Moving by Dick Van Dyke¬†(published in 2015)
  • Daisy Jones And The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid¬†(published in 2019)
  • Endgame by Daniel Cole¬†(published in 2019)
  • Eight Work Late by Larkin Shaw¬†(published in 2022)

Total for this month: 4 books read published in 2022 or 2021 and 8 books read published 2020 or before.


FINAL NUMBERS: 15/50 books read published in 2022 or 2021 and 19/30 books read published 2020 or before. A total of 34/80 books.


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