Reading Challenge

Beat the Backlist Challenge Update


This is my first post in around ten days, as I’ve been on holiday!  Go on, admit it – you didn’t even notice that I wasn’t here, did you? 😀

This month I’ve managed to read two of my backlist titles from Novel Knight’s BTB Challenge, and it’s getting to the point now where I don’t think that I’ll be able to read all of my backlist before the end of the year. 😳

  • This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab – regular readers of my blog will know that I love Schwab’s novels, and this one was no exception
  • The Loney by Michael Andrew Hurley – I was a little sceptical about this one as it’s had quite mixed reviews, but I really liked it

I’ll be doing mini reviews of the books I read whilst I was away, including the two mentioned above, in the next few days.

TBR Watch

You won’t believe this but I DIDN’T BUY ANY BOOKS IN AUGUST! (And yes, that is worth shouting about!)  I received a few books to review, but haven’t purchased anything.  This won’t last, as I have Godsgrave on pre-order so I’ll be getting at least one book this month.  Because of this incredible restraint, by TBR is continuing it’s slow but steady downward trend:

TBR 1 Sep 17


  1. I did notice actually! 😜

    Hope you had a lovely break! I too am starting to panic about the backlist challenge. I’ve read two so far and there are even five I’ve not even bought yet 😂

    Well done on not buying any books for a whole month! I’m almost at a full week and getting seriously twitchy!

    1. Ha ha! I did have a lovely break, thank you. Now trying to get back into work 😣

      Hee hee – these back list challenges. Whilst I love the idea, new books are just too tempting!

  2. I noticed!! I even visited your blog in case I accidentally unfollowed you! Even if you don’t complete the challenge, you can see from the chart alone, you’ve done amazing!

    1. Lol! I guess it’s not too bad – all those new books are just too tempting! And, there are a few months to go… 😂

  3. I noticed!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!
    No new books, that’s actually really awesome.
    Ahhh yes, the backlist challenge, those new releases are not quitely sitting in the background waiting to be read are they?!

    1. I had a fantastic holiday, thank you!
      😂 I do find that the new books shout louder when I’m choosing my next read! Ah well, I’ll get to the backlist eventually!

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