Beat the Backlist 2018 TBR


On the 1st January 2018, I included my sign up to Beat the Backlist in a muddled little post where I only included a tiny little selection of books I wanted to read for the BtB challenge. Needless to say, this tiny little list has been lost in the depths of my blog already and was completely insufficient for keeping track of important information concerning my TBR and also my ongoing progress. So, I’ve been inspired by Flavia‘s beautifully organised and structured list to create my own which I can pin to my own menu and update it regularly with how I’m doing!

Updated: 14th March 2018

Beat the Backlist Extended* TBR

*A list of eligible reads but is not necessarily an accurate reflection of what I can comfortably read within a single year

! – Priority
* Owned
+ Diverse
(L) Library Book

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas *!
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katharine Arden *!
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey *
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
City of Strife by Claudie Arseneault +
The Black Guard by A.J Smith *
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman *
Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne by David Gaider *
The Emperor’s Blade by Brian Staveley
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin * +
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor +
Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng +
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare *!
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir +
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton +

Science Fiction

Red Rising by Pierce Brown *
Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky *
Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy by Various * +
Legend by Marie Lu *
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel *
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Neuromancer by William Gibson *
Everfair by Nisi Shawl *+
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon +
The Maze Runner by James Dashner *
Confluence by Paul MacAuley *
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Kay Kristoff
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor +
Allegiant by Veronica Roth *!
Planetfall by Emma Newman (ARC) +
After Atlas by Emma Newman +
Failure to Communicate by Kaia Sønderby *+
Clones: The Anthology #1 by Various
Oceans: The Anthology #2 by Various *

Historical Fiction

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee *+
Last Train to Istanbul by Ayse Kulin * +
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr * +
At the Water’s Edge by Sarah Waters
The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault *


They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera +
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina * ! +
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson * +
The Vegetarian by Han King +
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera +
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth +


Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte *
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand


How to be a Disney Historian by Jim Korkis
Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga *
Necropolis: London and It’s Dead by Catherine Arnold *
Underworld London: Crime and Punishment in the Capital City by Catherine Arnold *
They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Golden Age Volume 1 by Didier Ghez *
The Art of Moana by Jessica Julius *
Alien Ocean: Anthropological Voyages in Microbial Seas by Stefan Helmreich *
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematorium by Caitlin Dougherty *

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Read So Far

Skullsworn by Brian Staveley + (L) (Review)
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (L)
The Inexplicable Logic of my Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz + (L)
Transgender Warriors by Leslie Feinberg * +
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness + (L)
Morning Glories: Volume One (L)
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas * + (L)
Star Wars: From a Certain Point Of View by Various * +
Planetfall by Emma Newman  + (Review)
Lumberjanes Volume 1: Beware the Holy Kitten by Noelle Stevenson !+(L) (Review)
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katharine Arden *!
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (L)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth +(L)
Lumberjanes Volume 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson +(L)
Saga Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples +(L)
Saga Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples +(L)
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (L)
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas *!

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7 thoughts on “Beat the Backlist 2018 TBR

  1. Flavia says:

    Yaaaaay so glad to see that my post inspired you! And I’m glad that you don’t think I’m crazy for my over-organizing habits haha. It’s too bad that we’re not on the same time lol but good luck on reading and I hope that you reach ALL the goals!


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