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Just Beat it

Hey, hey! It’s time again for The Novel Knight’s Beat the Backlist reading challenge! I must say that this is one of my most favorite challenges ever – not only does it last all year long, most of the books on my TBR list are on – you guessed it – the backlist!

I’m also participating in POPSUGAR’s annual reading challenge, which I have never before completed. All of the books I chose for that challenge, save for 10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon, are on the backlist, so I’ll be counting them toward my BTB goal as well! The link to my POPSUGAR challenge page is [HERE]!

A huge plus to the BTB challenge is that it’s SO FLEXIBLE! While it’s required that participants create lists featuring books from the backlist they hope to read to sign up, no one is shackled to their list! I love no pressure reading challenges and I love making lists, so this will be fun and breezy!

In addition, the BTB challenge allows participants to choose the mini-challenge team of their choice – or to even play along solo! I decided I’d love to keep a tally of points I earn as well as contribute to a group’s total; therefore, I am joining the Multi-Taskers [purple] team! I have found myself reading seemingly millions of books at a time, so I see being a member of team purple as appropriate!

The [Tentative] List

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

This is, of course, an incredibly small sampling of what I aim to read for Beat the Backlist 2020! The books I chose for this list are definitely ones I’ve wanted to get to for a while, so – knock on wood – I shall complete them this year!

Good luck to all of the Beat the Backlist 2020 participants!

Backlisted, Maggie


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