Reading Challenge

Beat the Backlist Challenge Update


My participation in Novel Knight’s Beat the Backlist Challenge was aided significantly this month by the BTB Readathon, and I managed to read four books over the 3 day period:

  • Nod by Adrian Barnes – a unique tale in which the majority of people stop sleeping, causing wide-spread psychosis and a rapid deterioration in civilisation
  • A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth – a dark and gripping story about obsession – I thoroughly enjoyed Ashworth’s debut
  • The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Steven Baxter – for me, this was a somewhat disappointing tale about the discovery of a series of parallel earths
  • The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli – humorous and a little odd, I can honestly say that I’ve not read anything quite like it…

I now have 36 backlist titles to read by the end of the year, and it feels as though I’ve made slow but steady progress.

TBR Watch

Whilst I can’t honestly say that my TBR has decreased this month, I can at least say that it hasn’t increased either, and I’m counting that as progress! 😃

TBR 1 Apr 17

This isn’t due to any kind of restraint on my part, however – I’ve just managed to read more than I usually do!  I’d make some kind of promise about requesting and buying fewer books this month, but to be honest, I wouldn’t believe it, and neither should you.

Happy reading!


  1. Getting the TBR down is so hard. Seems as soon as I star checking items off, I add them in just as fast.

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