Beat the Backlist 2023 – 1st update


Do you have books on your to-read list that already released? Do you struggle to get to those backlist books with all the new releases each year?

Join in with Novelknight’s 2023 challenge!

I set my goal at 20 this year with a caveat that these must be on my actual tbr with a date before 31 December 2022 and not bought/borrowed before this date!


To hit my goal I really needed to have read 5 backlist books from my list by now and am happy to report I’ve read 12 so far! I think, if I carry on reading my backlist at this rate, that I’ll need to up my goal!

Here are my reads!

1) Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn
2) The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
3) The Luminaries by Susan Denard
4) The Dead Romantics by Ashley Postin
5) Demon in the Wood by Leigh Bardugo
6) Little Thieves by Margaret Owen
7) Heartstopper volume 1 by Alice Osman
8) A Dowry of Blood by ST Gibson
9) What Hunts Inside The Shadows by Harper L Woods
10) The Roommate by Rosie Danan
11) Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
12) Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen

Are you doing BTB? How are you getting on?


5 thoughts on “Beat the Backlist 2023 – 1st update

  1. love this challenge and love your progress! you’ve read a few of my favourites, too. the Arden, the Owen, and of course Heartstopper. I definitely used most of the spots in my A-Z/Twenty Three in Twenty-Three challenges for backlist books. – H

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