2018 Beat the Backlist Challenge | Hosted by Novelknight Book Reviews

2018BTBSmallIconThank you to Jill Jemmett at Jill’s Book Blog for her Beat the Backlist 2018 blog post that alerted me to this awesome challenge that is hosted by Austine Decker, the Novelknight book reviewer.

My TBR pile from 2017 is still looking more like a TBR mountain and I still REALLY want to read all of the books!! This challenge looks SUPER easy and do-able. It runs from January 1st, 2018 through December 31st, 2018. That’s right, we’ve got the whole year to accomplish this goal.

The books we read for this challenge have to have a release date prior to 2018. Let’s show the authors and books in our 2017 TBR piles some L-O-V-E!

Join me on this challenge by signing up on the Novelknight Book Reviews site here.

Here’s my Beat the Backlist TBR Pile
  • Pirasaurs! by Josh Funk (Picture Book)
  • The Road to Ever After by Moira Young (MGLit)
  • Posted by John David Anderson (MGLit)
  • Minion by John David Anderson (MGLit)
  • Sidekicked by John David Anderson (MGLit)
  • Zinnia and the Bees by Danielle Davis (MGLit)
  • Enginerds by Jarrett Lerner (MGLit)
  • Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz (MGLit)
  • Half-True Lies of Cricket Cohen by Catherine Lloyd Burns (MGLit)
  • Midnight without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson (MGLit)
  • Demon by Tosca Lee
  • York by Laura Ruby (MGLit)
  • March Book 1 by John Lewis (Graphic Novel)
  • March Book 2 by John Lewis (Graphic Novel)
  • March Book 3 by John Lewis (Graphic Novel)
  • Booked by Kwame Alexander (MGLit)
  • The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan (MGLit)
  • Flying Lessons & Other Stories by Kwame Alexander et. al. (MGLit)
  • Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan for Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer
  • P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia (MGLit)
  • Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia (MGLit)
  • A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker
  • A.D. 33 by Ted Dekker
  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison (Picture Book)
  • The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker
  • Thornhill by Pam Smy (YA)
  • Moon Shadow by Erin Downing (MGLit)
  • Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls by Beth McMullen (MGLit)
  • Freedom Over Me by Ashley Bryan (Picture Book)
  • Lion Lessons by Jon Agee (Picture Book)
  • My Hometown by Russell Griesmer (Picture Book)
  • The Stars Beneath our Feet by David Barclay Moore (MGLit)
  • Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson

2018 Beat the Backlist | Team Novel Knights




  1. Hey thanks for swinging by my blog! I like yours too! I’ve followed and I look forward to reading more of your reviews.
    Too bad we are on different teams but hopefully we can both make a good dent in our TBR mountains haha.


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