Beat the Backlist 2020 | Hosted by NovelKnight
A shiny new year gets readers excited about new book releases. The Beat the Backlist challenge gives readers a way to be intentional about getting to those books we couldn’t wait to read last year but never quite got to before the year’s end. It is a great way to show some love to your TBR (to be read) pile.
This will be my third year participating in this challenge. I am trying to keep my list manageable by keeping it under 20 books. We’ll see how I do. I have a mix of picture books, middle grade, and YA. I will include links to author websites below the graphic.
If you are interested in joining the Beat the Backlist reading challenge, please visit NovelKnight’s blog and read Everything you need to know about Beat the Backlist 2020.
Links to Authors in My Beat the Backlist 2019 Reading Challenge
(Listed in alphabetical order)
- Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Virtue and Vengeance) | http://www.tomiadeyemi.com/
- Kwame Alexander (The Crossover graphic novel) | https://kwamealexander.com/
- Tracey Baptiste (The Jumbie God’s Revenge) | https://traceybaptiste.wordpress.com/
- India Hill Brown (The Forgotten Girl) | https://www.youtube.com/user/BooksAndBigHair
- Tami Charles (Becoming Beatriz) | https://tamiwrites.com/
- Matthew A. Cherry (Hair Love) | http://www.matthewacherry.com/
- Ted Dekker (Rise of the Mystics) | https://www.teddekker.com/
- Natasha Diaz (Color Me In) | http://natashaerikadiaz.com/
- Zetta Elliott (A Wish After Midnight) | http://www.zettaelliott.com/
- Margarita Engle (Dreams From Many Rivers) | http://www.margaritaengle.com/
- Lamar Giles (Spin) | https://www.lamargiles.com/
- Tiffany D. Jackosn (Let Me Hear a Rhyme) | http://writeinbk.com/
- Kwame Mbalia (Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky) | https://kwamembalia.com/
- Maika and Maritza Moulite (Dear Haiti, Love Alaine) | https://www.maikaandmaritza.com/
- Nic Stone (Jackpot: All Bets are Off) | http://www.nicstone.info/
- Gail Villanueva (My Fate According to the Butterfly) | https://gaildvillanueva.com/
- Renee Watson (Some Places More Than Others) | http://www.reneewatson.net/
- Alicia D. Williams (Genesis Begins Again) | https://www.aliciadwilliams.com/
Being intentional is a great idea, ’cause looking at my TBR stack stresses me out!
It stresses me out too Deana and it’s weird because reading is something we love to do so why stress ourselves out? One of the things that has helped me is to be okay with not reviewing everything I read. That way I can read the book, enjoy it, and move on.