This is embarrassing to be honest. I’m such a book hoarder, but this year I’ve put myself on a year long book buying ban (after 15 days, it’s going well!) so it seems like a good time to Beat The Backlist.
This is a year long challenge hosted by NovelKnight where you have to try get through your tbr between the 1st January and 31st December, and read books published in 2018 or earlier.
I’ll also be taking part in the Hogwarts mini challenge for Hufflepuff!
These are my physical tbr bookshelves (with a couple of read ones that have sneaked in)… I may do a kindle one too but I should probably pace myself for now! Because… well… There’s a few.
And by a few I mean:
- The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley
- What’s A Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne
- An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
- Dominion by CJ Sansom
- Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz
- If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller by Italo Calvino
Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
- On The Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher
- Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
- Love Story by Erich Segal
- Pretty Girl Thirteen by Liz Coley
- Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess
- Release by Patrick Ness
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- Night of the Party by Tracey Mathias
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
- Wonder by R. J. Palacio
- Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
- The Cry by Helen Fitzgerald
- The Actor’s Life by Jenna Fischer
- The Office and Philosophy by Blackwell’s Philosophy and Pop Culture
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
- In Strictest Confidence by Craig Revel Horwood
- The Guilty Feminist by Deborah Frances-White
- Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
- This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
Phew! That’s not so bad right?
Oh wait; there’s more…
- The Girl With The Lost Smile by Miranda Hart
- The Invitation by Lucy Foley
- Off The Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
- All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
- The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- Another Place by Matthew Crow
- The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig
- Macbeth by Jo Nesbo
- A New York Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin
- The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
- Star Wars: A New Hope, Return of the Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back (those are in the wrong order and I’m stressed but also too lazy to retake the picture)
- The Secret History by Donna Tartt
- Molly’s Game by Molly Bloom
- To Kill the President by Sam Bourne
- A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
- Alexander Hamilton: Revolutionary by Martha Brokenbrough
Haha. Wow, Esmé you need to chill.
[Ron Weasley voice] Bloody hell.
- The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite by Beatrice Colin
- As Old As Time by Liz Braswell
- The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
- Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig
- Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig
- Feminists Don’t Wear Pink by various authors
- The Dead Father’s Club by Matt Haig
- Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
- The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout
- A Curious Invitation by Suzette Field
- Sweet Caress by William Boyd
- The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein
- Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
- Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
- In Bloom by Matthew Crow
- Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee
- Tin Man by Sarah Winman
- This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay
- The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey
- Howards End by E. M. Forster
- The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
- Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
- The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
Please say you’re done.
Oh, you are? Thank goodness for that.
Now, go sit in the corner and think about what you’ve done. And you should probably take a book with you while you’re at it. Honestly.