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Beat the Backlist 2022: 01/01/22

Beat the Backlist
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I'm starting off the new year by thinking about my reading goals. My speed of reading has dropped off in recent months. I have other projects keeping me busy. So on Goodreads, I'm setting my goal to 250, down from previous years where I've set and met a goal of 300.

The Beat the Backlist goal, though, is focused on books published in previous years. My most basic goal for this challenge is to have half my reading be backlist. Numerically that would be a minimum of 125 books.

My focus, though, will be on the remaining books purchased in 2021, 2020 and 2019 as well as older books acquired last year either through purchase or through Paperback Swap. .

My 2021 purchases weren't as numerous as 2020 or 2019, but I still have some left overs. I will continue to pair down my purchases. I have boxes of books still in storage that need to be read or donated. COVID precautions have stalled those plans.

Below is my list of unread books from 2021, 2020 and 2019. I will cross them out as I read them. I will also add other books to the list as I read them, and will bold them.

TBR from 2021

  1. Coached in the Act by Victoria Laurie
  2. She's Fleeing a Byronic Hero by Lady Alana Smithee
  3. Death on the Shelf by Allison Brook and Mia Gaskin (Narrator)
  4. Doggone Deadly by Deborah Blake and Laura Jennings (Narrator)
  5. Huda F Are You? by Huda Fahmy
  6. Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe
  7. A Murder Yule Regret by Winnie Archer and Emile Durante (Narrator)
  8. Noor by Nnedi Okorafor
  9. These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
  10. Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds and Raúl the Third
  11. Tik-Tok by Candace Robinson and Amber R. Duell
  12. You Can Go Your Own Way by Eric Smith
  13. Comfort Me With Apples by Catherynne M. Valente
  14. An Eggnog to Die for Amy Pershing
  15. Ascender, Volume 4: Star Seed by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen (Illustrator)
  16. Picturing a Nation by Martin W. Sandler
  17. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder by Maria DiRico
  18. Death by Hot Apple Cider by Alex Erikson
  19. Digging Up Trouble by Kitt Crowe
  20. This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us by Katherine Locke
  21. Well Matched by Jen DeLuca
  22. Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol by Mallory O'Meara
  23. Across the Desert by Dusti Bowling
  24. Along the Saltwise Sea by A. Deborah Baker
  25. Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  26. Cryptid Club by Sarah Andersen
  27. The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes by Rick Riordan
  28. A Calculated Whisk by Victoria Hamilton
  29. Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany
  30. Room to Dream by Kelly Yang
  31. The Vanderbeekers Make A Wish by Karina Yan Glaser
  32. Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
  33. What Lives in the Woods by Lindsay Currie
  34. Shadowghast by Thomas Taylor
  35. The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley
  36. Murder by the Bookend by Laura Gail Black
  37. Artie and the Wolf Moon by Olivia Stephens
  38. Reading Between the Crimes by Kate Young
  39. The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova
  40. Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero by E. Lockhart and Manuel Preitano (Illustrator)
  41. Be My Ghost by Carol J. Perry and C.S.E Cooney (Narrator)
  42. Cajun Kiss of Death by Ellen Byron
  43. Friends Forever by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham (Illustrations)
  44. The Heart Principal by Helen Hoang
  45. Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  46. The Secret Staircase by Sheila Connolly
  47. Seven-Year Witch by Angela M. Sanders
  48. Never Say You Can't Survive by Charlie Jane Anders
  49. Phantoms by J.A. White
  50. Poultrygeist by Eric Geron and Pete Oswald
  51. Clash by Kayla Miller
  52. Much Ado about Nauticaling by Gabby Allan
  53. Ballgowns & Butterflies by Kelley Armstrong
  54. Linked by Gordon Korman
  55. Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation by John Lewis
  56. Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell
  57. Summer in the City of Roses by Michelle Ruiz Keil
  58. Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton
  59. The Chariot at Dusk Swati Teerdhala
  60. Invisible Kingdom, Volume 3: In Other Worlds by G. Willow Wilson
  61. The Marvelous by Claire Kann
  62. Of Princes and Promises by Sandhya Menon
  63. Reserved for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
  64. Castle Shade by Laurie R. King
  65. The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Kay O'Neill
  66. Night Owl by Sarah Mlynowski, Emily Jenkins, and Lauren Myracle
  67. Heartstopper: Volume Four by Alice Oseman
  68. The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait by Cleo Coyle
  69. Pint of No Return by Dana Mentink
  70. A Tale of Two Cookies by Eve Calder and Christa Lewis (Narrator)

TBR from 2020

  1. Crosshairs by Catherine Hernandez
  2. Spy x Family, Volume 6 by Tatsuya Endo
  3. A Galaxy Next Door, Volume 1 by Gido Amagakure
  4. The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and LeUyen Pham (illustrator)
  5. Candy Slain Murder by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator)
  6. Spy x Family, Volume 5 by Tatsuya Endo
  7. Curtain Call by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Illustrator)
  8. Nacho Average Murder by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator)
  9. Really Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick
  10. Spy x Family, Volume 4 by Tatsuya Endo
  11. COVID-19 in Three to Five Words by April Murphy
  12. Bird & Squirrel All or Nothing by James Burks
  13. Sugar and Vice by Eve Calder and Christa Lewis (Narrator)
  14. Heartstopper: Volume Three by Alice Oseman (May 2022)

TBR from 2019

  1. A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh
  2. Reverie by Ryan La Sala
  3. Color Outside the Lines by Sangu Mandanna
  4. A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo
  5. Coral by Sara Ella
  6. Apple Cider Slaying by Julie Anne Lindsey and Amy Melissa Bentley
  7. The Burning Queen by Kathryn Lasky
  8. The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis
  9. Laughter at the Academy by Seanan McGuire
  10. My Dress-Up Darling, Volume 4 by Shinichi Fukuda and Taylor Engel (Translator)
  11. The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams
  12. Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo
  13. How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters
  14. The Stolen Show by Carolyn Keene
  15. No Judgments by Meg Cabot
  16. Spy x Family, Volume 3 by Tatsuya Endo and Casey Loe (Translator)
  17. Spy x Family, Volume 2 by Tatsuya Endo and Casey Loe (Translator)
  18. Death by Café Mocha by Alex Erickson
  19. And Then There Were Crumbs by Eve Calder and Christa Lewis (Narrator)
  20. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman and Emily Rankin (Narrator)
  21. Heartstopper: Volume Two by Alice Oseman
  22. Killer in the Carriage House by Sheila Connolly, Emily Durante (Narrator)
  23. Spy x Family, Volume 1 by Tatsuya Endo and Casey Loe (Translator)
  24. Manor of Dying by Kathleen Bridge and Vanessa Daniels (Narrator)
  25. Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie, Volume 1 by Keigo Maki
  26. Strangled Eggs and Ham by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator)
  27. My Dress-Up Darling, Volume 3 by Shinichi Fukuda
  28. No Country for Old Gnomes by Delilah S. Dawson

Older books

  1. Art Matters by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell (2018)
  2. Bear Country by Doreen Cronin, Stephen Gilpin (Illustrations) (2018)
  3. Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star: The War Years, 1940-1946 by Gary Giddins (2018)
  4. Bingo Love by Tee Franklin (2018)
  5. The Collectors by Jacqueline West (2018)
  6. Death by Espresso by Alex Erickson (2018)
  7. Famous Mistakes by Carolyn Keene (2018)
  8. Fly Me to the Moon, Volume 1 by Kenjiro Hata (2018)
  9. Fly Me to the Moon, Volume 2 by Kenjiro Hata (2018)
  10. The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle (2018)
  11. Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman (2018)
  12. Jook Joint #1 by Tee Franklin, Alitha E. Martinez (Illustrator) and Mike Hawthorne (Illustrator) (2018)
  13. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Volume 3 by Sumito Oowara (2018)
  14. Moriarty the Patriot, Volume 5 by Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi (Illustrations) (2018)
  15. Murder at the Mansion by Sheila Connolly and Emily Durante (Narrator) (2018)
  16. Murder by the Book by Lauren Elliott and Karen White (Narrator)
  17. My Dress-Up Darling, Volume 1 by Shinichi Fukuda (2018)
  18. My Dress-Up Darling, Volume 2 by Shinichi Fukuda (2018)
  19. Mycroft and Sherlock by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse (2018)
  20. A Nancy Drew Christmas by Carolyn Keene (2018)
  21. The Reckless Club by Beth Vrabel (2018)
  22. The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding (2018)
  23. Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay and Susan Boyce (narrator) (2018)
  24. Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 2: The Victim Syndicate by James Tynion IV, et. al. 2017)
  25. Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 3: League of Shadows by James Tynion IV (2017)
  26. A Californian's Guide to the Birds Among Us by Charles Hood (2017)
  27. Caramel Crush by Jenn McKinlay (2017)
  28. The Cat Who Saved Books by Sōsuke Natsukawa and Louise Heal Kawai (2017)
  29. Dark Shadows: Yes, Another Misadventure by Doreen Cronin, Stephen Gilpin (Illustrations) (2017)
  30. Ghostal Living by Kathleen Bridge and Vanessa Daniels (Narrator) (2017)
  31. Gimme Shelter: Misadventures and Misinformation by Doreen Cronin and Stephen Gilpin (Illustrations) (2017)
  32. Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett (2017)
  33. The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (2017)
  34. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Volume 2 by Sumito Oowara (2017)
  35. Mein Leben als Werwolf-Butler 01 by Megumi Muraoka and Alexandra Klepper (Translator) (2017)
  36. Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani (2017)
  37. Rise of the Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste (2017)
  38. Arf by Spencer Quinn (2016)
  39. Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 1: Rise of the Batmen by James Tynion IV and Eddy Barrows (Artist), et. al. (2016)
  40. Break the Chains by Megan E. O'Keefe (2016)
  41. The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan (2016)
  42. A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder by Victoria Laurie (2016)
  43. Into the Wild: Yet Another Misadventure by Doreen Cronin and Stephen Gilpin (Illustrations) (2016)
  44. Komi Can't Communicate, Volume 1 by Tomohito Oda (2016)
  45. Komi Can't Communicate, Volume 2 by Tomohito Oda (2016)
  46. Ottoline and the Purple Fox by Chris Riddell (2016)
  47. Paws and Effect by Sofie Kelly and Cassandra Campbell (Narrator) (2016)
  48. The Promised Neverland 1 by Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu (Illustrator), and Luise Steggewentz (Translator) (2016)
  49. A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas (2016)
  50. Supergirl: The Girl of Steel by Jeph Loeb et al (2016)
  51. Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon (2016)
  52. Vanilla Beaned by Jenn McKinlay (2016)
  53. Crowned and Moldering by Kate Carlisle (2015)
  54. Faux Paw by Sofie Kelly (2015)
  55. Noragami: Stray God, Volume 13 by Adachitoka (2015)
  56. Noragami: Stray God, Volume 14 by Adachitoka (2015)
  57. Noragami: Stray God, Volume 15 by Adachitoka (2015)
  58. This Old Homicide by Kate Carlisle (2015)
  59. The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken by Doreen Cronin and and Kevin Cornell (Illustrations) (2014)
  60. The First Misadventure by Doreen Cronin and Kevin Cornell (Illustrations) (2014)
  61. Girl in Reverse by Barbara Stuber (2014)
  62. Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon and Susan Boyce (Narrator) (2014)
  63. H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (2014)
  64. A Midwinter's Tail by Sofie Kelly and Cassandra Campbell (Reading) (2014)
  65. Noragami: Stray God, Volume 12 by Adachitoka (2014)
  66. The Orphan and the Mouse by Martha Freeman and David McPhail (Illustrations) 2014)
  67. The Sound of Thunder by J. Torres and Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrations) ( 2014)
  68. All Fudged Up by Nancy CoCo and Vanessa Johansson (Narrator) (2013)
  69. Clammed Up by Barbara Ross and Dana Rosenberg (Narrator) (2013)
  70. Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Volume 4 by Hinowa Kouzuki and Waka Miyama (Illustrator) (2013)
  71. Final Sentence by Daryl Wood Gerber (2013)
  72. Merman in My Tub, Volume 3 by Itokichi (2013)
  73. Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire and Emily Bauer (Narrator) (2013)
  74. Nightmare of the Iguana by Ursula Vernon (2013)
  75. 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma (2013)
  76. Sweetness and Lightning, Volume 1 by Gido Amagakure and Adam Lensenmayer (Translator) (2013)
  77. The Unkindness of Ravens by J. Torres and Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrations) (2013)
  78. Death in Four Courses by Lucy Burdette (2012)
  79. Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire and Emily Bauer (Narrator) (2012)
  80. Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay and Allyson Ryan (Narrator) (2012)
  81. Into the Woods by J. Torres and Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrator) (2012)
  82. The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner and Jeremy Holmes (Illustrator) (2012)
  83. Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay (2011)
  84. Harrowing Hats by Joyce and Jim Lavene (2011)
  85. Renegade Magic by Stephanie Burgis (2011)
  86. Smells Like Treasure by Suzanne Selfors (2011)
  87. Lead-Pipe Cinch by Christy Evans (2010)
  88. Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas (2010)
  89. 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass (2009)
  90. Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape) by Carrie Jones (2008)
  91. Ottoline Goes to School by Chris Riddell (2008)
  92. Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell (2007)
  93. Bleeding Hearts by Susan Wittig Albert (2006)
  94. Endangered Species by Nevada Barr and Cindy Williams (Narrator) (2006)
  95. Passion, Betrayal And Killer Highlights by Kyra Davis (2006)
  96. Dead Man's Bonesby Susan Wittig Albert (2005)
  97. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin (2005)
  98. Gund by Bruce S. Raiffe, Alex Baron Raiffe (2005)
  99. Sex, Murder and a Double Latte by Kyra Davis and Gabra Zackman (Narrator) (2005)
  100. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (2003)
  101. Wedding Day Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Narrator) (2001)
  102. The Biograph Girl by William J. Mann (2000)
  103. Turkey Day Murder by Leslie Meier (2000)
  104. Christmas Cookie Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Reader) (1999)
  105. Valentine Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Reader) (1999)
  106. Blind Descent by Nevada Barr and Barbara Rosenblat (Narrator) (1998)
  107. Back to School Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Reader) (1997)
  108. Private I. Guana: The Case of the Missing Chameleon by Nina Laden (1995)
  109. Blanche on the Lam by Barbara Neely and Lisa Reneé Pitts (Narrator) (1992)
  110. Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen (1990)
  111. Else-Marie and Her Seven Little Daddies by Pija Lindenbaum and Gabrielle Charbonnet (translator) (1990)
  112. House of Cards by Michael Dobbs (1989) (original)
  113. Reel Murder by Marian Babson (1987)
  114. The Suicide Murders by Howard Engel (1980)
  115. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (1978)
  116. Susannah Screaming by Carolyn Weston (1975)
  117. Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman and George Guidall (1973)
  118. The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs (1973)
  119. Socks by Beverly Cleary (1973)
  120. The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin (1971)
  121. The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman and George Guidall (Narrator) (1970)
  122. Cat-Cat by Gertrude Hevener Gibson (1970)
  123. The Game of X by Robert Sheckley (1965)
  124. Alias Jane Smith by Clarence Budington Kelland (1944) (reread)
  125. The Norths Meet Murder by Frances Lockridge (1940)
  126. Orlando by Virginia Woolf and Clare Higgins (Narrator) (1928)
  127. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie and Hugh Frraser (Narrator) (1920)
  128. The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham (1919)
  129. Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie (1911)

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