I’m supporting Hufflepuff in the #BeatTheBacklist reading challenge.
The challenge goal: Read/review as many backlist books as you possibly can. Bonus points for social media posts!
My goal: Get through as many of my Goodreads wins and impulse library/Goodwill buys as I possibly can.
Below you’ll find my current list, though I doubt I’ll come close to reading them all! This is JUST my print books. I’ve got to take some time to compile a list of ebooks, which I can get through much quicker thanks to the wonders of Text-to-Speech (nothing like a robotic voice reading to you while you fold laundry, am I right???)
Without further ado, my list of book titles and reason for bumping them up on my TBR list.
* Note: All books are linked to Amazon with an affiliate link.
– Goodreads win. AMAZING cover. Important topic (rape culture). Already 50% in after 2 days and in love.
– Goodreads win. It’s YA. It fits the LGBTQ reading challenge I took on. Also looks like it might be a relatively short read.
– Goodreads win. Very short middle grade. It might bore me, but it might not. It’s about bullying. I might give it to my 4th grader to read when I’m done. Also an ARC…. I probably should have read sooner. I’m the worst.
– Pretty sure this was a Goodreads win. One of the very few YA’s I’ve won. Plus it looks super cute with reality TV and teen romance mixed in.
– Goodreads win. MG I believe. Might be a good one to read with/to my kids. Been on my TBR list since I won it. Another ARC I feel guilty for not reading sooner!
– Goodreads win. YA contemporary romance. Fun cover. Second in a series, hopefully I can enjoy despite having not read book 1!
– Goodwill find. I paid money for it, I damn well better read it! Pretty cover.
– Friends of the Library buy. I paid money for it, I damn well better read it! If the book is as good as the title I’m sure I’ll enjoy it.
– Friends of the Library buy. I have a feeling I won’t like this one about rich boarding school girls, but I paid $1.50 for it so I have to at least try.
– Friends of the Library buy. I’m iffy on this one. But it was cheap. And there are girls in tiaras. I like princesses.
– Goodreads win. Fabulous cover. I need to read more about politics. And I love the Obama family. Big book with small print though…
– Goodreads win. May help with promo ideas for my own publications. SUPER SHORT – only 145 pages. I meant to read this over the summer, but it got lost in the shuffle.
– Goodreads win. Short. Maybe I’ll learn an important lesson about adulting. I suck at adulating.
– Goodreads win. I’ve been trying to win an Amish romance since forever. Now I can find out if I even like Amish romances!
– On loan from a friend. From at least 3 years ago! EEP! Better read and return. Hesitant because it’s chick lit and my luck with that genre has been meh.
– Goodreads win. One of my FIRST wins. Keeps getting pushed back on the list because I haven’t had much luck with chick lit. Beautiful cover though!
– See book 1 for all reasons. If I hate Something Borrowed I will not be reading Something Blue.
– Goodreads win. Cozy mystery. Cats. Sounds good to me! Was going to read summer 2016 but it got shuffled aside. 🙁
– Goodreads win. Another ARC I feel guilty for not reading sooner. The author recently liked/commented on my Instagram post I made when the book arrived. Now I feel extra obligated to read/review!
– Goodreads win. It’s….about a cardboard spaceship. I’m intrigued! Also it’s pretty short.
– Goodreads win. Meets 2 other reading challenges (LGBTQ & Tour of Europe). Main character is quitting social media? I must see how this plays out, I couldn’t do it!
– Goodreads win. A book about a man who loses his arm. And it’s a comedy. Yes please.
– Goodreads win. I’ve heard good things about this one. I like libraries. And magic. It was an ARC and I feel guilty for not reading/reviewing yet! (BONUS: Counts for my European Reading Challenge!)
– Given to me by a friend to keep. I read most of the Lucky Santangelo series before this one. The first one, Chances, I thought I’d hate. But my friend insisted and boy am I glad I did! SO ADDICTING! I need to double check that I am up to date before starting this one, but I’m pretty sure I have at least one more to read first. Despite being HUGE books, these are totally addicting page turners. It’s good to have a little Jackie Collins in your life.