2020 and two more book challenges

Hey all *waves*

It’s the start of a new year and time to announce two more book challenges I will be participating in, in 2020.

I only really discovered readathons and reading challenges (besides the goodreads challenge) last year and had so much fun and am so excited to participate in more challenges this year.

Beat the Backlist Challenge 2020

Beat the Backlist challenge is a year long challenge focusing on reading those books on the backlist.

  • Any book published 2019 and earlier counts
  • You don’t have to own the book.
  • Rereads also count

There are four teams for the Beat the Backlist and this year they are

  • The Borrowers
  • The Re-Readers
  • The TBR Stackers
  • The Multitaskers

I have decided to join the Borrowers team. A. because it was one of the teams needing a few extra members and B. because I love to borrow from the library.

Almost all the books I plan to read for #StartOnYourShelfathon will also count towards Beat the Backlist challenge so here is a list of most of them.

  1. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins 
  2. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins 
  3. Asrian Skies (Shadows of War #1) by Anne Wheeler 
  4. Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman
  5. Let It Go (A Twisted Tale) by Jen Calonita 
  6. Invisible (Aerling #1) by DelSheree Gladden
  7. The Gilded King (Sovereign #1) by Josie Jaffery
  8. Porch Swing Girl (Trailwind #1) by Taylor Bennett
  9. Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  10. Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  11. The Selection (The Selection #1) by Keira Cass Finished Jan 2nd
  12. King’s War (The Kinsmen Chronicles #3) by Jill Williamson
  13. The Diabolic (The Diabolic #1) by S. J. Kincaid 
  14. Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian 
  15. Oracle by Jackie French
  16. Matilda by Jackie French 
  17. The Skin Map by (Bright Empires #1) by Stephen R. Lawhead 
  18. Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
  19. A Time to Speak (Out of Time #2) by Nadine Brandes
  20. A Time to Rise (Out of Time #3) by Nadine Brandes
  21. Let it Go (A Twisted Tale) by Jen Calonita
  22. The Navigator by Eoin McNamee
  23. Moby Dick by Herman Melville 
  24. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
  25. Dragonkeeper by Carole Wilkinson
  26. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss
  27. Eve by WM Paul Young 
  28. Merlin’s Blade (The Merlin Spiral #1) by Robert Treskillard
  29. Merlin’s Shadow by (The Merlin Spiral #2) Robert Treskillard
  30. Again, but Better by Christine Riccio
  31. Just Henry by Michelle
  32. Dreamlander by K. M. Weiland
  33. What Kady Did by Susan Coolidge
  34. What Kady Did at School by Susan Coolidge
  35. What Kady Did Next by Susan Coolidge
  36. Rowin of Rin: The Journey (books 1-5) by Emily Rodda

I will inevitably be borrowing from my library too. Here a couple I know for sure I will be borrowing.

  • Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater – I’m third in line for this one at the library, so hopefully won’t have to wait too long.
  • Fruits Basket series – I love the anime and enjoyed reading through the series last year and plan to finish it off this year.

And I few I grabbed while browsing the shelves today

  • The Protected by Claire Zorn
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • The Wrong Boy by Suzy Zail

I will also be attempting the Beat the Backlist Bingo. I’m going to just go big and attempt for the 80 prompts. Although, I don’t know that I will be reading that many books. I might try and aim for one row at the least.


I’m also participating in #Armedwithabingo hosted by Kriti and Ariel @Armed with a Book. Sign up for a personalised bingo.

What are some book challenges you will be participating in this year?

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