Beat the Backlist 2019 – Update

Hello everyone!

At the start of last year I joined the Beat the Backlist Challenge for the first year. My goal was to get my NetGalley down to 0. How did I do? Well I failed miserably at getting my NetGalley down but I am pleased to say that I did complete my 30 TBR books for the challenge. I may have deviated from the original list but at least I got some of my other books off my TBR pile. Here is the original list I posted at the start of the challenge.

  • Lies Jane Austen Told Me by Julie Wright READ
  • Beartown by Fredrik Backman
  • The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld READ
  • The Coffin Path by Katherine Clements
  • Anything You Do Say by Gillian McAllister READ
  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  • The Alphabet of Heart’s Desire by Brian Keaney
  • Me Mam, Me Dad, Me by Malcom Duffy READ
  • Bunk 9’s Guide to Growing Up by Adah Nuchi
  • Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
  • How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne
  • Now You See by Max Manning READ
  • White Bodies by Jane Robins READ
  • The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart
  • If I Fall by Ella Harper READ
  • The Malinovsky Papers by H. Jones
  • You Were Gone by Tim Weaver READ
  • One Day In December by Josie Silver
  • The Broken Girls by Simone St James READ 
  • Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp READ
  • All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew READ
  • Mother by Hannah Begbie
  • All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth
  • Roar by Cecelia Ahern
  • Down to the Woods by M.J. Arlidge
  • Mistletoe and Mystery by Daisy James READ
  • Matilda at 30 by Roald Dahl

Total 12/30

Okay so just under half my original list however I did read these from my physical bookcase:

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator – Roald Dahl
  • The Vicar of Nibbleswicke – Roald Dahl
  • Esio Trot – Roald Dahl
  • The Magic Finger – Roald Dahl
  • Boy (Tales of Childhood) – Roald Dahl
  • Potty Training In One Week – Gina Ford
  • The Twits – Roald Dahl
  • The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks
  • A Walk To Remember – Nicholas Sparks
  • Getting The Little Blighters To Eat – Claire Potter
  • Getting The Little Blighters To Behave – Claire Potter
  • Little Boy Blue – M.J. Arlidge
  • George’s Marvellous Medicine – Roald Dahl
  • The Magician’s Nephew – C.S. Lewis
  • The Very Hungover Caterpillar – Emlyn Rees & Josie Lloyd
  • ‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas – Emlyn Rees & Josie Lloyd
  • The Teenager Who Came To Tea – Emlyn Rees & Josie Lloyd
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S.Lewis
  • The Three Railway Engines (#1) – Rev. W.V Awdry
  • Troublesome Engines – Rev. W.V Awdry
  • Gordon The Big Engine – Rev. W.V Awdry
  • James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl

Total 35/30!

I can’t believe how well I did with this challenge. I am hopeful that this year I can not only succeed but beat my original target again.

Have you signed up for Beat the Backlist this year?



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