BEAT THE BACKLIST 2018 TBR

Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with a 2018 challenge tbr. I wasn’t planning on doing any challenges next year but then I heard about this one and I really like the idea of it. The aim of the Beat The Backlist challenge is to cut down your tbr and read more backlist titles. 

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Throughout the next month or two I will be creating a more solid tbr which you guys will be able to find on my Goodreads shelf.

My goal for this challenge is not to go overboard and to try and read the books I want to and to try and finish off some series.

So without further ado, here is my tentative 2018 Beat The Blacklist tbr!

BOOKS I WANT TO READ

Dreadnought (Nemesis, #1) Unearthed (Unearthed, #1) We Are the Ants The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo, #2) Opal (Lux, #3) You

DREADNOUGHT // UNEARTHED // WE ARE THE ANTS // THE DARK PROPHECY // OPAL // YOU

Winger (Winger, #1) The Book Thief The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) Dark Matter The Creeping Shadow (Lockwood & Co. #4) The Smell of Other People's Houses

WINGER // THE BOOK THIEF // THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET // DARK MATTER // THE CREEPING SHADOW // THE SMELL OF OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES

SERIES I WANT TO START/ FINISH

The Foxhole Court (All for the Game, #1) A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

ALL FOR THE GAME TRILOGY

SHADES OF MAGIC TRILOGY

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I don’t know if I’ll be able to read all of these books in one year since I know 2018 is going to be a great year for releases but I have been looking forward to reading these for ages so I think this challenge could really push me to start them!

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Are you guys participating in Beat The Blacklist? Have you read the books on my tbr?

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December TBR | Where I try to catch up with my 2017 goals!

Hey guys, today I am coming at you with my December tbr and a goals catch up for the year!

My main goal for 2017 was to be more chill and laid back with my reading, which I think I’ve done pretty successfully. However, my other big goal was to read big books and guess what, I totally didn’t have any time to actually do that!

I wanted to do this a few months ago but between school and blogging I just haven’t had the time, so I’m doing it now, last minute in the last month of the year (whoops!)

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This month my main goal is to read bigger books. I started out the year hoping that being more relaxed with my reading would help me to read larger books and really get through my high fantasy TBR pile, but alas I just have not had the time!

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MY 2017 DECEMBER TBR

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A FEAST FOR CROWS / THE  HAMMER OF THOR

This month I would really like to try and read some larger books but I would also like to try and catch up on some goals if I have the time. 

MY GOALS: HOW HAS MY 2017 G0NE?

SPECIFIC BOOKS

Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1) Homegoing The Upside of Unrequited The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1) Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) The Flash Vol. 6: Out Of Time (The New 52) The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)

Sleeping Giants, Homegoing, The Upside of Unrequited, The Black Prism, Six of Crows, The Flash Vol. 6, The Sword of Summer

Yeah… so my individual goals for books didn’t go so well this year, but I think that is purely because I raised the bar too high. I haven’t had the time for Black Prism, I don’t read the Flash comics anymore, and I haven’t been in h mood for Upside at all this year. Hopefully, 2018 will be kinder to me.

SERIES GOALS

Finish at least 3 series/trilogies I started prior to 2017

  • Steelheart trilogy
  • Young Avengers trilogy
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Start and finish at least 1 trilogy in 2017

  • The Fifty Shades trilogy

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What are you reading this month? Did you keep up with your 2017 goals?

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November TBR | 2017

Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with my November tbr. Last month was pretty meh so I’m hoping to try and be more chill this month.

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fridges fridges fridges fridges27 Hours (The Nightside Saga, #1) Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1)

27 Hours // Three Dark Crowns

I really have no idea what I want to read this month but I would like to keep my Netgalley ratio up. I have arcs of both of these books and I haven’t read them yet so I might try and get to them throughout the month.

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What are you planning to read this month? What should I read first?

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SEPTEMBER TBR

Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with my to be read pile for September! Every three months I like to have an arc only tbr but this month I think I’m going to be a bit more chill with that rule. Last month was a crazy busy month for me and this month I do still have the last two weeks of the school term to complete, which basically means all the assessment is due and I am going to die. 

I think for my tbr this month I really just want to relax. This is going to be a super busy month for me and then I also have my readathon (stay tuned for more deets soon!) coming up early next month and I don’t want to tire myself out before then. Also, I’m assuming Spookathon will be happening at the end of October so I am really hoping to get a lot of reading done next month.

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And so without further ado.. my tbr pile!

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This Is Where I Leave You // Good Morning, Midnight

These books are reasonably short nd I’ve been meaning to  pick them up pretty much ll year, so I figured this was the perfect time.

I do also want to try and get to at least one arc throughout the month but I really don’t know which one to pick up. What do you guys think?

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What are you reading this month? How’s your year going?

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July TBR | 2017

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asdasasdASDADasd                 Dreadnought (Nemesis, #1) The Creeping Shadow (Lockwood & Co. #4)

These are the books I didn’t manage to finish last month and if I have time this month I’m hoping to get back to them!

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Rocket Raccoon & Groot Volume 1 // Treasure Island // Anne Of Green Gables

I am currently still on holidays, though I only have one week to go. I am hoping to read at least Anne of Green Gables on my holidays or in the first week back, before I have too much work to do.

I also plan on reading Treasure Island and Rocket Raccoon & Groot inbeteen classes and on the way to school. I completely failed last month with my TBR and I know that this term at school will be my busiest yet, what with QCS, exam block and blogging.

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Honestly, my blogging goal for this month is just to keep up with my regular scedule and keep up with my comments.

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June TBR | 2017

Every three months I am trying to make an e-arc only TBR, this way I can knock some more books off my ever-growing netgalley shelf. I tried to do this back in March but had too much assessment, and naturally the same can probably be said for this month also. However, I will try to read as many arcs as I can get to!

 

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What’s that you say? I’ve had Dreadnought on my TBR since March? Why, yes I do believe I have. This is a really good book but for whatever reason it just hits home for me and I find it hard to read. I definitely want to finish (long term goal – finish it by the end of the year).

I also want to read Last Seen Leaving I’ve heard some pretty meh reviews but I’ve also seen a bunch of 5 star ones, so I’m going in with an optimistic view point and a clear head!

And then there’s Driving Miss Crazy, a cheesy chick-lit that does not fit in at all but should help me break up the heavy subject matter of the other two books.

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And then, of course there’s the comics, because who would I be without my comics?

I’m taking a small break from all the MARVEL comics I’ve been reading lately and picking up some new Flash comics. The only problem? I haven’t actually read the first volume yet. As I’m typing this I have the first volume on hold at my library. I don’t know when I’ll read volume as my brother will probably steal it from me the moment I get it.

I am also really excited to read Joyride – it has a diverse cast and is sci-fi. I don’t remember a whole lot about this comic but all I know is that it sounds awesome when I requested it!

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REVIEWS TO WRITE

Our Own Private Universe Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) Waking Gods (Themis Files, #2)

Okay, yes I know I said I was going to write these in May but I was hit with a sudden distaste for writing reviews. Although, I’ll probably jump right back into my rhythm once my assessments are all due. My middle name is Procrastination after all.

What are you guys planning to read this month? Have you read any of these arcs yet?

May TBR | 2017

I’ve been really struggling lately with how to structure my wrap ups and tbrs because they’ve been feeling really flat and formulaic but I think I’m finally happy with them!

Also this month there is a readthon called the A-ZReadathon where basically you’re meant to read books and by the end of the month you will have read (via the title) the entire alphabet. I’m not sure if I will actually be participating but I thought I would mention it so you guys know about it!

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Last month I meant to start The Name of The Star but due to my schedule I just never got to it, I do still want to read it though, so I’m really hoping I can give it a go.

And then there’s Dreadnought – the book I’ve been reading for what feels like years – in actuality, however it’s only been a couple of months. I have been reading Dreadnougt for only just over a month but I’m reading it pretty slowly because I’ve only been reading it at school.

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The Marvels by Brian Selznick

Last year I read two of Brian Selznick’s novels and I really enjoyed the way they were told. I find the use of half illustrations and half text to be a really interesting story telling technique, they really help to bring the story to life.

The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars #1) by Rob Thomas

Last month I became slightly obsessed with the Veronica Mars tv series. So as soon as I heard there were books I jumped at the chance to get them. The books are set after the movie (which was amazing, my otp sailed and I am still riding the high) which I watched a couple of weeks ago, so I am excited to finally be up to date with Veronica Mars.

Lumberjanes, Vol. 6: Sink or Swim by Shannon Watters & Noelle Stevenson

This came out late last month so I’m hoping I’ll be able to get ahold of it at my local library. I’m excited to continue this series, the characters are all great and I’ve yet to be let down by the trades.

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Reviews I Want To Write:

Strange The Dreamer, Waking Gods & Our Own Private Universe

Strange the Dreamer  Waking Gods (Themis Files, #2)  Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

I read all three of these last month and because they were all arcs I do have to review them. I don’t really enjoy writing reviews but these are some pretty popular books and I figure why not just add to the massive piles of reviews already on the internet.

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TOME TOPPLE #3 TBR

What’s that? I’m on holiday so I can read as many big books as I want? Hell yeah I can!

Dates: 07 April – 20 April (Midnight)

CHALLENGES:

01 Read more than one tome.

02 Read a graphic novel.

I don’t know if this actually counts but I currently have out four trades from the Amazing Spider-Man: Worldwide comic series so if you put them together and pretend they’re a collection they form a tome? I don’t know, honestly, I’m here to read not complete challenges.

Volume 1: 144, Volume 2: 136, Volume 3: 136, Volume 4: 112. All up it comes to 498 pages.

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03 Read a tome that is part of a series.

I have so many 450 page books out from the library and I really want to read The Search For Wandla (480 words) but that’s not a tome so excuse me while I try and find a book not written by a Brandon Sanderson.

Consequences: Opal & Origin (Lux #3-4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I’m really not in the mood for a complex Sanderson Novel *cue shocked gasping* so I’m going to read something easy, I’ve read the first bind up twice so far but haven’t made it to the next books yet. Thumbs crossed I’ll ge to it this time!

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Consequences: Opal & Origin (Lux, #3-4)

04 Buddy read a tome.

I’m not really a fan of buddy reads, especially because this readathon is only a week long so I won’t be doing this challenge.

05 Read an adult novel

A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice And Fire #3.2) by George R.R. Martin

I read part one of this book earlier in the year and I’ve been meaning to get to it since but just haven’t had the time. I’ve really piled a lot on with this TBR but if I can at least just read this I’ll be happy.

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A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3.2)

April TBR

My TBR for this month is pretty short because although I’m currently on holidays I have a butt-tonne of stuff to get done so I don’t want to be too disappointed with myself if, by the end of the month I haven’t read everything I wanted to. That being said, I think I’m going to be participating in Tome Topple so my TBR for that should be up soon!

This is about a series of murders mimicking the Jack the Ripper killings and a girl named Rory. Basically this Rory chick spots the man believed to be the killed, but she’s the only one who can see him, right, and of course now she’s being targeted by this guy. And guys this kind of sounds amazing?

The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)

I’ve been getting into comics a lot more recently and since I really haven’t read any recent Spider-Man comics I figured why the hell not. I’m on holidays now so I cannot wait to take my time with this comic and hopefully even read some more of the series.

Amazing Spider-Man: Worldwide, Vol. 1

Last month I listened to the first book in this series and really enjoyed it, somehow I managed to get an e-arc so I’ll be reading that at the start of the month. My goal is to get a review out the week this comes out but we’ll see.

Waking Gods (Themis Files, #2)

March TBR | 2017

February was a pretty decent reading month, I read a pretty diverse range of novels and I was okay with the pace at which I read the books. But, for this month I would like to focus more on my Netgalley ARCs. 

MARCH: To Be Read

  • Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

I actually started this back in January and was really enjoying it but for some reason ended up putting it down and picking up a different novel.

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  • Dreadnought by April Daniels

Danny is a transgender superhero who turns into a girl, is dealing with family issues and now has to fight a villain and save the world. Please tell me you guys are as excited to read this as I am!

Dreadnought (Nemesis, #1)

  • Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

I have actually already started this novel and so far I am really enjoying it!

I had no idea that this book consists of case files and interviews so I am really pumped to get deeper into this!

Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1)

  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

This comes out March 28th, but somehow I got approved for an eARC so I’m hoping I’ll be able to get to it this month! I wasn’t a massive fan of her last trilogy but I thought it was really original and can’t wait to see what new world and plot she cooks up!

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