I’m doing the 2023 Beat The Backlist Bingo challenge as well this year, and of course I’m going to go for the 52 prompt one as I like to torture myself. xD You can find a full list of backlist titles I’ve read in 2023 here, and this post will only focus on the BTB Bingo books.

So, what has been my process so far? Below the bingo card I will be updating each month as I add more books to it, and afterwards a full list of prompts and the books I’ve read (and a few I’m planning to read).

>> Last updated March 31st 2023 <<


  • cozy read or cover The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka (finished March 4th 2023) 2022
  • it’s a trope! (your favorite) Endgame by Daniel Cole (finished March .. 2023) 2019
  • about dragons or robots
  • less than 170 pages A House Of Ruin by Pamela Crane (finished February 13th 2023) 2022
  • takes place primarily in winter or a cold region Unhinged by Thomas Enger & Jørn Lier Horst (finished January 16th 2023) 2020
  • set on a continent you don’t live on Exiles by Jane Harper (finished January 28th 2023) 2022
  • meant to read it last year Built To Last by Erin Hahn (finished January 4th 2023) 2022


  • released at least 23 years ago The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie (finished March .. 2023) 1931
  • giving an author a second chance Love On The Brain by Ali Hazelwood (finished February 7th 2023) 2022
  • protagonist name starts with ‘M’ Night Road by Kristin Hannah (finished February 6th 2023) 2011
  • an author writing under a pseudonym Random Sh*t Flying Through The Air by Jackson Ford (finished January 9th 2023) 2020
  • point-of-view character is under 18
  • fairy/folktale you haven’t heard of before
  • ‘lost’ or ‘found’ in the title Little Lost Souls by Stacy Green (finished January 22nd 2023) 2014


  • non-fiction just for fun Undoctored by Adam Kay (finished January 26th 2023) 2022
  • standalone Walk Me Home by Sebastian Fitzek (finished March 2nd 2023) 2020
  • picked out by a friend with no context Keep Moving by Dick Van Dyke (finished March 18th 2023) 2015
  • letter ‘z’ in title
  • bought and forgot it The Brilliant Life Of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons (finished March 13th 2023) 2020
  • first in a trilogy Ragdoll by Daniel Cole (finished February 12th 2023) 2017
  • 2022 debut novel


  • all the romance Signs Of Trouble by Anna Alkire (finished January 20th 2023) 2022
  • name in the title Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan (finished February 27th 2023) 2022
  • spooky vibes
  • freebie The Lonely Girls by Stacy Green (finished January 24th 2023) 2015
  • multiple points of view The Sorority Murder by Allison Brennan (finished January 7th 2023) 2021
  • your favorite genre Close To Home by Cara Hunter (finished February 22nd 2023) 2017
  • a character is lost royalty


  • this school isn’t what it seems
  • won an award Daisy Jones And The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (finished March .. 2023) 2019
  • graphic novel outside your fave genre
  • here there be monsters
  • let’s play sportsball
  • no romance Double Dealer by Max Allan Collins (finished March 5th 2023) 2002
  • protagonist has a pet Hangman by Daniel Cole (finished March 12th 2023) 2018


  • recommended by a bookseller
  • five word title The Wednesday Morning Wild Swim by Jules Wake (finished January 14th 2023) 2022
  • set on or involving a train
  • more than 450 pages
  • featuring travel (time optional) Passenger 23 by Sebastian Fitzek (finished February 25th 2023) 2014
  • plants on the cover
  • all the nature vibes The Fires by Sigridur Hagalin Bjornsdottir (finished February 2nd 2023) 2020


  • all about music or the arts Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade (finished March 17th 2023) 2022
  • that heist plot tho
  • character is keeping a big secret
  • family drama or court intrigue
  • horses. that’s the prompt.
  • point-of-view character is an adult (18+) The Girl In The Cabin by Stacy Green (finished January 23rd 2023) 2015
  • main cover color is your least favorite color

Currently 29 out of 49 books read.


  • set in or inspired by the 1700s or 1800s
  • epistolary or an unusual writing style
  • this house is alive (or at least very important) Wayward by Hannah Mathewson (finished February 9th 2023) 2022
  • novel in verse, poetry or anthology The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (finished March 11th 2023) 1971

Did you join the BTB Bingo challenge this year? How are you doing so far?

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