Beat the Backlist 2019

Beat the Backlist is hosted by Austine at NovelKnight. This reading challenge is focused on knocking off titles that have been on your TBR for a while, or even ones that get pushed aside for new releases. It runs from 1st January – 31st December 2019, and participating books must be published before 2019. There’s also a mini Hogwarts Challenge, so there’s lots to get involved in!

Check out @BeattheBacklist and #BeattheBacklist to find out more.

My full list of target titles can be found below. I will also be marking completed reads and linking reviews on this page.

Author Title
Sappho Come Close
Shelley, Mary Frankenstein
Wollstonecraft, Mary The Rights of Women
Wordsworth, William Poems
Rossetti, Christina Goblin Market
Mansfield, Katherine The Garden Party and Other Stories
Holtby, Winifred South Riding
Streatfeild, Noel Ballet Shoes
Adams, Douglas So Long and Thanks for all the Fish
Green, Jen Despatches from the Frontiers of the Female Mind
Cadigan, Pat Synners
Jansson, Tove Letters from Klara
Achebe, Chinua Things Fall Apart
MacLaine, Shirley The Camino
Phillips, Caryl A Distant Shore
Vaughan, Brian K. Y: The Last Man
Adichie, Chimimanda Ngozi Purple Hibiscus
Gaiman, Neil Smoke and Mirrors
Lloyd, Tom The Stormcaller
Greenwood, Kerry Queen of the Flowers
Greenwood, Kerry The Castlemaine Murders
Adichie, Chimimanda Ngozi Half of a Yellow Sun
Abercrombie, Joe The Blade Itself
Harris, Joanne M. Runemarks
Fforde, Jasper Shades of Grey
Fine, Cordelia Delusions of Gender
King, Laurie R. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
Beam, Cris I am J
King, Laurie R. Pirate King
Harris, Joanne M. Runelight
Asexuality Archive Asexuality: A Brief Introduction
Berman, Sabina The Woman Who Dived into the Heart of the World
Winterson, Jeanette The Daylight Gate
Ibbotson, Jerry The Veil
King, Laurie R. A Monstrous Regiment of Women
Keegan, Marina The Opposite of Loneliness
Adichie, Chimimanda Ngozi We Should All Be Feminists
Dawson, Juno This Book is Gay
Gaiman, Neil The Sleeper and the Spindle
Smaill, Anna The Chimes
Flannagan, Andy Those Who Show Up
Cowen, Rob Common Ground
Pulley, Natasha The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Larrington, Carolyne The Land of the Green Man
O’Neill, Louise Asking For It
Fink, Joseph & Cranor, Jeffery Welcome to Night Vale
Perkins, Sue Spectacles
Sachs, Jonathan Not in God’s Name
Grant, Jules We Go Around in the Night and are Consumed by Fire
Edman, Elizabeth M. Queer Virtue
Haddon, Mark The Pier Falls
Various On Reading, Writing and Living with Books
Wohlleben, Peter The Hidden Life of Trees
Bedford, Sybille The Trial of Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Le Guin, Ursula K. Words Are My Matter
Turtschaninoff, Maria Naondel
Aaronovitch, Ben The Hanging Tree
Belleza, Rhoda Empress of a Thousand Skies
Nguyen, Viet Thanh The Refugees
Shannon, Samantha The Song Rising
Taylor, Laini Strange the Dreamer
Coles, Richard Bringing in the Sheaves
Malik, Rachel Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves
Ackroyd, Peter Queer City
Prager, Sarah Queer, There and Everywhere
Rowell, Rainbow Carry On
Westwood, Brett & Moss, Stephen Wonderland
Bates, Callie The Waking Land
Miller, Linsey Mask of Shadows
Silvera, Adam They Both Die at the End
Hill, Susan Jacob’s Room is Full of Books
Morris, Richard Yorkshire
Stewart, Martin The Sacrifice Box
Pena Ellyn Nameless Woman: An Anthology
Freeman, Laura The Reading Cure
Mitchell, Saundra All Out
Williams, Jen The Bitter Twins
Shukla, Nikesh Run, Riot
Chambers, Becky Record of a Spaceborn Few
Novik, Naomi Spinning Silver
Carthew, Natasha Only the Ocean