Thursday, December 7, 2017

Beat the Backlist 2018!

I'm so excited for this reading challenge to start! It's hosted by NovelKnight, and the challenge starts January 1, 2018. The goal is to read as many books published in 2017 or earlier as possible. I'm setting my personal goal at 125 backlist books, since I can count any books I read from my TBR bookcases.

1) Monkey Mind by Daniel Smith
2) Carrie by Stephen King
3) The Fact of the Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
4) Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay
5) God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
6) The Girl Next Door by Brad Parks
7) Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
8) Nancy Drew: The Secret Within Book One by Stefan Petrucha and Sarah Kinney
9) Lady Killers by Tori Telfer
10) Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath
11) Friend Request by Laura Marshall
12) Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant
13) Troublemaker by Leah Remini
14) The Devils You Know by M.C. Atwood
15) Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
16) Spinsters in Jeopardy by Ngaio Marsh
17) Vertigo by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac
18) The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne
19) Good as Gone by Amy Gentry
20) Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner
21) Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner
22) Let's Play Dead by Sheila Connolly
23) Wolf by Kelly Oliver
24) The Bad Seed by William March
25) Muffin to Fear by Victoria Hamilton
26) Gossamer Ghost by Laura Childs
27) Priceless by Robert K. Wittman
28) Grit by Gillian French
29) Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
30) The Greek Coffin Mystery by Ellery Queen
31) The Postcard Killers by James Patterson
32) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
33) Nancy Drew Diaries #9: The Secret Within Part Two by Stefan Petruchka and Sarah Kinney
34) Dead Girls Don't Wear Diamonds by Nancy Martin
35) The Man From the Train by Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James
36) Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
37) Jack the Ripper by Francois DeBois and Jean-Charles Poupard
38) The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell
39) Stowed Away by Barbara Ross
40) The Blind by A.F. Brady
41) Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
42) Lies She Told by Cate Holahan
43) Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison
44) Soulmates by Jessica Grose
45) The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
46) The General's Daughter by Nelson DeMille
47) Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
48) Private Vegas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
49) Doll Bones by Holly Black
50) Snowed in with Murder by Auralee Wallace
51) Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
52) Ring in the Year with Murder by Auralee Wallace
53) The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match by Elizabeth Eulberg
54) The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
55) The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle
56) Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender
57) Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics
58) Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
59) The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
60) Greenglass House by Kate Milford
61) Bonfire by Krysten Ritter
62) Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
63) Jack the Ripper by Bruce Balfour
64) American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
65) The Rules by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie
66) Mary Jane's Ghost by Ted Gregory
67) Murder Games by James Patterson
68) Sherlock Holmes: Crime Alleys by Sylvain Cordurie and Nespolino Alessandro
69) The Party by Robyn Harding
70) Private: Gold by James Patterson
71) Adam and Eve and Pinch Me by Ruth Rendell
72) Malice by Keigo Higashino
73) Honeymoon by James Patterson
74) Second Honeymoon by James Patterson
75) Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
76) The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie
77) The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
78) Looking for Alaska by John Green
79) The Complete Dracula by Leah Moore
80) Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick
81) Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
82) The Sayers Swindle by Victoria Abbot
83) Under Suspicion: A Friday Barnes Mystery by R.A. Spratt
84) The Body in the Casket by Katherine Hall Page
85) Mysterious America by Loren Coleman
86) Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
87) Private: London by James Patterson and Mark Pearson
88) All In by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
89) The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft and I.N.J. Culbard
90) Toys by James Patterson and Neil McMahon
91) Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
92) Becoming Unbecoming by Una
93) The Bat by Jo Nesbo
94) The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke
95) Crippen by John Boyne
96) The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
97) Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
98) Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
99) Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
100) Life of Pi by Yann Martel
101) An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott
102) Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch
103) The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
104) The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
105) The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders


  1. Thanks for signing up for BTB! That's quite the goal! Good luck and happy reading!!

    1. Thank you for creating and hosting this great reading challenge!