I saw this challenge in about June or July and thought yea, maybe I will give it a go. Needless to say, that didn’t happen. I signed up for too many tours (not that I regret it because oh the books!) and just didn’t have time to read the books that have been sitting on my shelf forever. This includes a very long list of NetGalley titles. Very. Long. List.
So, amid preparations for our 2018 AtoZ Challenge, I joined a Facebook group for promoting your blog and one of the bloggers had her sign-up post for the 2018 Beat the Backlist challenge. On her list, she highlighted her NetGalley books . . .
In 2018, I am going to knock as many books off my NetGalley list as possible (because eventually, they’re going to stop giving me books if I don’t get them reviewed. That would be bad). I am going to put one stipulation on this challenge . . .
no book read for the Beat the Backlist will count toward my AtoZ Challenge list.
There is nothing wrong with using a book for more than one challenge. I just feel like I can do so much more. So I will.
What does my backlist look like?
First of all, it looks like I have too much time on my hands. Other than that, it looks a little like this . . .
1 – Dr. Frankenstein’s Daughters – Suzanne Weyn
2 – The Immortal Rules – Julie Kagawa
3 – Runes – Ednah Walters
4 – Storm – Evan Angler
5 – Demigods and Monsters – edited by Rick Riordan
6 – Summoned – Rainy Kaye
7 – Stifled – Rainy Kaye
8 – Withering Rose – Kaitlyn Davis
9 – If the Magic Fits – Susan Maupin Schmid
10 – Seize Today – Pintip Dunn
11 – Mask of Shadows – Linsey Miller
12 – The Post-It Note Affair – Justine Avery
13 – The Waking Land – Callie Bates
14 – Defy the Stars – Claudia Gray
15 – Freeks – Amanda Hocking
16 – A Baxter Family Christmas – Karen Kingsbury
17 – Extracted – Sherry D. Ficklin & Tyler H. Jolley
18 – Spindle – Shonna Slayton
19 – Remember Yesterday – Pintip Dunn
20 – Chasing Embers – James Bennet
An even twenty. Huh. Un-planned but it works. Twenty backlist books in one year. Bring it on. Proudly declaring myself a member of the Novel Knights!
That’s all for now!