Beat the Backlist 2020

So for the first time, I am going to participate in Beat the Backlist 2020 where I’ll be reading the books that have been on my TBR list for some time.  Even though re-reads count for this challenge and borrowed books from the library/others, I to mainly use this challenge to make a dent in the books that I own and haven’t read yet.

As for any library/borrowed books, I will be logging the ones that I have been planning to read for a while.  This will not include books that I have just found interest in (as of 2020).  So if I see a book that was published in 2008, but I didn’t know about it until this year, I’m not going to count it.

This is my first time doing a challenge like this, other than the Goodreads Reading Challenge, so I am looking forward to this and hopefully meeting other book bloggers/lovers throughout the year.


  1. The Queen of Nothing – Holly Black
  2. Again, But Better – Christine Riccio
  3. The Printed Letter Bookshop – Katherine Reay
  4. Hungry Hearts – edited by Elsie Chapman
  5. Noel Street – Richard Paul Evans
  6. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing – Judy Blume
  7. The Longest New York Minute – Tracy Popolizio
  8. All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
  9. Rules of Attraction – Simone Elkeles
  10. I’ll Be There For You: The One About Friends – Kelsey Miller
  11. Chemistry Lessons – Meredith Goldstein
  12. The Big Four – Agatha Christie
  13. Love & Luck – Jenna Evans Welch
  14. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  15. Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer
  16. Restart – Gordon Korman
  17. The Isle of the Lost – Melissa de la Cruz


  • Challenge Accepted – Amanda Abram
  • The Last Thing You Said – Sara Biren
  • Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  • Dreamland – Sarah Dessen
  • The Truth About Forever – Sarah Dessen
  • Miss You – Kate Eberlen
  • Better off Friends – Elizabeth Eulberg
  • Somewhere Only We Know – Maureen Goo
  • The Writing Desk – Rachel Hausk
  • The Book Charmer – Karen Hawkins
  • The Cactus – Sarah Haywood
  • How to Find Love in a Bookshop – Veronica Henry
  • Tradition – Brendan Kiely
  • All We Can Do Is Wait – Richard Lawson
  • Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
  • The Replacement Crush – Lisa Brown Roberts
  • The Editor – Steven Rowley
  • Ash Princess – Laura Sebastian
  • Lady Smoke – Laura Sebastian
  • Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  • Our Chemical Hearts – Krystal Sutherland
  • Just Another Tuesday – Kim Turrisi
  • Fairest of Them All – Serena Valentino
  • The Serpent King – Jeff Zentner
  • Ex Libris – Anne Fadiman
  • I’ll Be There For You: The One About Friends – Kelsey Miller
  • Death by Video Game – Simon Parkin
  • Uncaged Wallflower: Extended – Jennae Cecelia
  • You Are Here – Dawn Lanuza
  • the mermaid gets her voice back in this one – Amanda Lovelace

purple strike-through – completed

red text – did not finish