Beat the Backlist 2020 | Books I Should Probably Read This Year

I should have joined this group last year since it was basically my mission in 2019 to read all the books on my shelf that have been sitting untouched for years.

There were so many unread books in my home library at one point that I just stopped buying books because I wasn’t reading them! I just kept buying and buying without reading.

Bad Azia! Slaps both hands because they’ve betrayed me one time too many. Damn you insta-buy Amazon button!

But I managed to cut down my shelf backlist by half in 2019. And so it has become my decision to read the rest of those books and to also cut down on my Goodreads TBR this year. I’ll, of course, read all the new releases that I’m interested in but I think my main focus is rereads and older titles I bought but haven’t gotten to just yet.

Since I’ll be rereading a few books this year, I’ll be joining the Re-Readers Team!!

Beat the Backlist is hosted by Novelknight. The challenge runs from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. This reading challenge is dedicated to helping you knock those backlist books off your ever-growing to-read list.




Pre-2020 Releases

I know I’ll 100% stray from this TBR at some point, but I hope to at least complete all the pre-2019 releases and classics. I could cut down or change up the rereads depending on how I’m feeling that month!

Fingers crossed that I can beat the backlist!

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time ❀

11 thoughts on “Beat the Backlist 2020 | Books I Should Probably Read This Year

  1. I love Animal Farm! It’s actually a super quick read so I’d definitely recommend getting through it on a Saturday πŸ™‚ I’m also surprised you haven’t read The Hate U Give, but I get that it can be difficult to get to those super hyped books. I definitely hope you check it out, it’s one of my all-time faves

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    1. It’s funny. I don’t even know what Animal Farm is about but I’ve heard nothing but praise for it. Definitely looking forward to that one. I’ll save it for a Saturday, for sure πŸ˜‰ And yeah, I think the hype got to me for THUG, but also because it hits close to home. Wasn’t ready for it. But I think I’m finally ready πŸ™‚ I know it’ll be good!

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  2. Ahh best of luck for the challenge, I love your TBR! I’d love to re-read the hunger games series at some point just as well, especially with that new book being released this year! and I have A Reaper at the Gates on my TBR, hoping to get to it this year, even if I’m a little terrified of what will happen next hahaha πŸ™‚ Happy reading! πŸ™‚

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    1. I think re-reading the Hunger Games is my most anticipated re-read. I loved the series so much back then, so I’m excited to revisit the story after nearly…9 years?! I hope that you get to A Reaper at the Gates as well and that you love it! I’m scared of what will happen next too, but I’m sure it’s gonna be a fantastic end to a fantastic series ❀

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  3. Ahhh, so many great books here! I loved Animal Farm and even though I wasn’t the biggest fan of 1984, it’s one of the most prophetic, ingenious books I’ve ever come across. And I looooove the Angelfall series, and I think it’s wildly underrated. The Throne of Glass series, unfortunately, peaked with the second book imo and I hated books 3 and 4, but I hope you have better luck haha.

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    1. I agree, Angelfall is incredibly underrated! A hidden gem, really. Wish more people would give it a go πŸ˜€ And I finished book 3 and didn’t like it as much as the 2nd, so I’m holding out hope for QOS., but I always keep my expectations slightly lower than usual when reading Maas. So I guess we’ll see LOL


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