2019 Reading Challenges: Beat the Backlist

This is the second year that I have pledged to participate in Novel Knight’s Beat the Backlist Challenge and this is the second year that I have fallen short of the goal line. This year I read the books (same as 2018), I even kept track of them (one better than 2018!) but I still managed to forget to submit the books I read (whomp whomp).


If you have never been to Novel Knight’s site, it is amazing and I would highly recommend checking it out. My big regret from this year is that I didn’t check the site more frequently because I could have participated on a deeper level. I think that I would have had a lot more fun with my TBR pile and I would have gotten a lot more accomplished than I did this year. Also, generally, Novel Knight has some amazing reviews.

As it stands, these are the books I read off my TBR for 2019.

Beat the Backlist Challenge

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Another Fine Myth by Robert Asprin

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

The Gunslinger by Stephen King

Un Lun Dun by China Mieville

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal….by Tom Reiss

A Glorious Freedom by Lisa Congdon

Snacks by Janis Thiessen

The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

Frankestein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

Here be Monsters by Alan Snow

A Man Called Ove

The Queen of the Tearling

The Invasion of the Tearling

The Fate of the Tearling

Blue Lily, Lily Blue

The Raven King

Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke

The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Fish in a Tree Lynda Hunt Mullaly

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

The Wonderling by Mira Bartok

I don’t know what is worse, how few of these wonderful books I reviewed or the fact that as I look through my Goodreads list I am seeing more and more books that I read that I didn’t write down for this challenge. So, I failed to keep track even for myself!

Still, I count this challenge as a reading success because some of the books I read on this list I have had for years. So, thank you Novel Knight for hosting this challenge again next year! In 2020 I resolve to not just read books off my TBR but also actually participate fully in the challenge.

Tell me, please!

Did you participate in this challenge? Any tips on how to keep track of things better?



2 thoughts on “2019 Reading Challenges: Beat the Backlist

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  1. I still hold out hope for you posting a Frankenstein review 😛 I figured you got swept away with Nonfiction November just after Halloween, but I’m still really curious about your more in-depth thoughts about it.

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