Thursday, December 22, 2016


Hosted by Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard.

Have you been reading so many new books that you don’t have time to get to the older titles on your want-to-read list?  The Backlist Reader Challenge (#BacklistReader) is a year-long challenge for all those older books that have been piling up on your TBR pile and to-read list — not just the ones you own, but the ones you’ve been wanting to read for a while now.  You can sign up here.  

  • To count for the challenge, books have to be published before 2016 AND be on your to-read list or pile. You don’t have to own it! If it’s been on your list to read, and it’s older than 2016, it counts. 
  • Create a goals or sign-up post on your blog or wherever you post your reviews.  You can set your own goal, and you can list the books you want to read, or leave it up to your mood at the time — as long as they’re on your to-read list
  • Review the books you read, and post the links on the review linky.  You can post them on Goodreads or LibraryThing if you don’t have a blog.
  • On or after the end of the year, post a wrap-up post to let everyone know how you did! 

MY CHALLENGE GOAL: I want to read 40 books from my to-read list or TBR pile.

For my reading challenges, I always like to create a preliminary list of books that I want to complete. I usually like to look back at the end of the year and see how accurate my predictions were.  
  1.  Hell on Wheels by Julie Ann Walker
  2. The Bride by Julie Garwood
  3. Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie
  4. Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
  5. The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran
  6. Like No Other Lover by Julie Anne Long
  7. The Heir by Grace Burrowes
  8. Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis
  9. Warrior by Zoe Archer
  10. What the Librarian Did by Karina Bliss
  11. The Making of a Duchess by Shana Galen
  12. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  13. Second Grave on the Left by Ilona Andrews
  14. Season for Temptation by Theresa Romain
  15. When a Scot Loves a Lady by Katharine Ashe
  16. Destiny's Embrace by Beverly Jenkins
  17. The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin
  18. His Road Home by Anna Richland
  19. Moonlight On My Mind by Jennifer McQuiston
  20. Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren
  21. Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron
  22. The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost
  23. I've Got My Duke to Keep Me Warm by Kelly Bowen
  24. Tiffany Girl by Deanne Gist
  25. True Pretenses by Rose Lerner
  26. Crash & Burn by Abigail Roux
  27. Dark Horse by Michelle Diener
  28. The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan
  29. Once Upon a Marquess by Courtney Milan
  30. The Windflower by Laura London
  31. Through the Storm by Beverly Jenkins
  32. Midnight Angel by Lisa Kleypas
  33. The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig
  34. What a Rogue Desires by Caroline Linden
  35. The Beast in Him by Shelly Laurenston
  36. Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James
  37. A Spymaster's Lady by Joanna Bourne
  38. Wild Cat by Jennifer Ashley
  39. Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews
  40. Beguiling the Beauty by Sherry Thomas


  1. oh I love the idea of this challenge!! I host something similar. Its just wonderful to take the opportunity to focus on the backlisted books since many of them that I discover are simply wonderful and highly underrated!!

  2. I thought I missed a book written by Ilona Andrews since I try to read everything they write, but it looks like Second Grave on the Left is by Darynda Jones. Maybe You have an Ilona Andrews book on your TBR list too?


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