#ReadingChallenge2019 | BEAT THE BACKLIST #BeatTheBacklist

We all get into that position as a bookworm where our TBR piles are higher than we are and no matter how fast we seem to read, we can never get through the mountain that still awaits us!!

Welcome to Beat the Backlist (the 2019 edition) bought to life by NovelKnight.

This reading challenge is all about knocking off those older books from your to-read list. 

Any genre, any format, any length.

As stated on NovelKnights – the guidelines for this challenge are simple;

The book must have been published in 2018 or earlier to count. It can be in any format (including an ARC/eARC) as long as the release date is earlier than 2019.

You have to start and finish the book in 2019 to count it. Any books started in 2018 and finished in 2019 do not count. Any books started in 2019 and finish in 2020 also do not count.

The challenge runs from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
(your local time)

Each of the P.Turners has a lengthy TBR and we have each pledged to knock off the below books…

S. Back List

  1. DEEP DIRTY TRUTH by Steph Broadribb
  2. FADE TO GREY by John Lincoln
  3. LETHAL WHITE (Cormoran Strike #4) by Robert Galbraith
  4. DOWN TO THE WOODS (Helen Grace #8) by M.J. Arlidge
  5. THE DISTANT ECHO (Inspector Karen Pirie #1) by Val McDermid
  6. SUGAR DADDIES by Jade West
  7. RAGDOLL by Daniel Cole
  8. UNDER THE DOME by Stephen King
  9. AGENT 6 (Leo Demidov #3) by Tom Rob Smith
  10. SLEEPING BEAUTIES by Stephen King & Owen King
  11. JURASSIC PARK (Jurassic Park #1) by Michael Crichton
  12. THE LOST WORLD (Jurassic Park #2) by Michael Crichton
  13. WHAT HAPPENED by Hillary Rodham Clinton
  14. THE OUTSIDER by Stephen King
  15. THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING by Bill Clinton & James Patterson
  16. ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell
  17. THE DA VINCI CODE (Robert Langdon #2) by Dan Brown
  18. COURT OF THORN & ROSES by Sarah J. Maas
  19. ANGELS & DEMONS (Robert Langdon #1) by Dan Brown
  20. CINDER (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
  21. HEARTLESS by Marissa Meyer
  22. WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte
  23. GIRLS NIGHT OUT by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke
  24. A LITTLE LIFE by Hanya Yanagihara
  25. WHO’S THAT GIRL? by Mhairi McFarlane
  26. THE GOOD DAUGHTER by Karin Slaughter
  27. DEFENDER (The Voices #1) by G.X. Todd
  28. A DARK SO DEADLY by Stuart Macbride
  29. SIRENS (Aidan Waits #1) by Joseph Knox
  30. MACBETH by Jo Nesbo
  31. GUILTY PLEASURES (Anita Blake #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton
  32. NINETEEN EIGHTY FOUR by George Orwell
  33. GET EVEN by Martina Cole
  34. CHILD 44 (Leo Demidov #1) by Tom Rob Smith
  35. SECRET SPEECH (Leo Demidov #2) by Tom Rob Smith
  36. THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin
  37. THE STAND by Stephen King
  38. AFTER (After #1) by Anna Todd
  39. TAINTED LOVE (The Butlers #4) by Kimberley Chambers
  40. THE LADYKILLER (DI Kate Burrows #1) by Martina Cole
  41. NAKED IN DEATH (In Death #1) by J.D. Robb
  42. THE JUMP by Martina Cole
  43. DANGEROUS LADY (Maura Ryan #1) by Martina Cole
  44. PAYBACK (The Butlers #2) by Kimberley Chambers
  45. THE WRONGED (The Butlers #3) by Kimberley Chambers

*L* Back List

  1. SHOPAHOLIC TO THE STARS (Shopaholic #7) by Sophie Kinsella
  2. SHOPAHOLIC TO THE RESCUE (Shopaholic #8) by Sophie Kinsella
  3. MY NOT SO PERFECT LIFE by Sophie Kinsella
  4. SURPRISE ME by Sophie Kinsella
  5. CAPTIVATED BY YOU (Crossfire #4) by Sylvia Day
  6. ONE WITH YOU (Crossfire #5) by Sylvia Day
  7. MY BEST FRIEND’S GIRL by Dorothy Koomson
  8. BEARTOWN (Beartown #1) by Fredrik Backman
  9. US AGAINST YOU (Beartown #2) by Fredrik Backman
  10. THE LOST ART OF KEEPING SECRETS by Eva Rice
  11. THIS MAN (This Man #1) by Jodi Ellen Malpas
  12. LEAVING TIME by Jodi Picoult
  13. BLACK RABBIT HALL by Eve Chase
  14. RACHEL’S HOLIDAY (Walsh Family #2) by Marian Keyes
  15. ANGELS (Walsh Family #3) by Marian Keyes
  16. LAST CHANCE SALOON by Marian Keyes
  17. SUSHI FOR BEGINNERS by Marian Keyes
  18. SEE ME by Nicholas Sparks
  19. FRIENDS, LOVERS, CHOCOLATE (Isabel Dalhousie #2) by Alexander McCall Smith
  20. EMMA (The Austen Project #3) by Alexander McCall Smith
  21. WORKING WONDERS by Jenny Coolgan
  22. TALKING TO ADDISON by Jenny Coolgan
  23. FAKING IT (Dempseys #2) by Jennifer Crusie
  24. GLAMOUR by Louise Bagshawe
  25. SINGING BIRD by Roisin McAuley
  26. THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Maggie O’Farrell
  27. TRIALS OF TIFFANY TROTT by Isabel Wolff
  28. WILD OATS by Veronica Henry
  29. LIFE SKILLS by Katie Fforde
  30. CIRCLING THE SUN by Paula McLain

*M* Back List

  1. CROW (Boston Underworld #1) by A.Zavarelli
  2. HIS TRUE QUEEN (The Smoke & Mirrors Duology #2) by Jodi Ellen Malpas
  3. FROM LUKOV WITH LOVE by Mariana Zapata
  4. PRINCE LESTAT (The Vampire Chronicles #11) by Anne Rice
  5. THE WOLF GIFT (The Wolf Gift Chronicles #1) by Anne Rice
  6. THE C WORD (Just A Word #1) by Kerry Heavens
  7. SUNBURN by Laura Lippman
  8. TRUTH OR BEARD (Winston Brothers #1) by Penny Reid
  9. ANNO DRACULA (Anno Dracula #1) by Kim Newman
  10. BAG OF BONES by Stephen King
  11. RIDE OR DIE #1 (A Devil’s Highwayman MC Novel) by Cee Cee Riley
  12. THE MAN IN THE BLACK SUIT by Sylvain Reynard
  13. THIRTEEN (Women of the Otherworld #13) by Kelley Armstrong
  14. IT ENDS WITH US by Colleen Hoover
  15. READY FOR FLYNN #2 by K.L.Shandwick
  16. THE BONE KEEPER by Luca Veste
  17. FEAR ME (Broken Love #1) by B.B.Reid
  18. BREAKING THE LIMITS (Reckless #2) by C.C.Gibbs
  19. HEART & SOUL (Heartland Series #1) by Nicola C.Priest
  20. THE VINCENT BOYS (The Vincent Boys #1) by Abbi Glines
  21. LACE by Shirley Conran
  22. THREE DARK CROWNS (Three Dark Crowns #1) by Kendare Blake
  23. LADY MIDNIGHT (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare
  24. AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman
  25. ROSS POLDARK (The Poldark Saga #1) by Winston Graham
  26. THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins
  27. AMERICAN PSYCHO by Bret Easton Ellis
  28. CHANCES (Lucky Santangelo #1) by Jackie Collins 
  29. THE FIREMAN by Joe Hill
  30. A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES (All Souls Trilogy #1) by Deborah Harkness

[K] Back List

  1. THE ADAMANTINE PALACE (The Memory of Flames #1) by Stephen Deas
  2. ROSE by Martin Cruz Smith
  3. THE JUDGING EYE (Aspect-Emperor #1) by R.Scott Bakker
  4. BRICK LANE by Monica Ali
  5. SOMME MUD by E.P.F. Lynch
  6. FALLING FOR YOU by Jill Mansell
  7. THE UNITED STATE (Tweed & Co. #16) by Colin Forbes
  8. THANKSGIVING by Michael Dibdin
  9. KNIGHT’S DAWN (Red Pavillions #1) by Kim Hunter
  10. ONE CHILD by Torey Hayden
  11. ESCAPE TO LOVE by Penny Preston
  12. SEEKING ROBINSON CRUSOE by Tim Severin
  13. THE JUNGLE BOOK by Rudyard Kipling

Be sure to check back in with us at the end of each month to see how we are getting on! 

Are there are books on our TBR lists that you have read?

Let us know if you are taking part in any reading challenges in 2019!

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