Beat the Backlist – 2019

Good morning bookworms!

Well, you know how I said I wanted to turn 2019 up a notch on my blogging? And then remember how I signed up to the A-Z reading challenge? Well, I’m signing up to a few more challenges for 2019. Including, Beat the Backlist which is hosted by Austine at The Novel Knight. This was totally introduced to me by my some of my fave peeps – The Of Wonderland Book Club who are partnering with Austine.

This actually kind of works out perfectly because I spent last weekend going over all of my bookshelves scoring for unread books, and now I have a giant spreadsheet TBR. So, below is my current list of unread, physical, owned books. Yup, all 138** of them (including the three new ones that I bought yesterday).

I spent a lot of time and effort making this list, as you can tell, because I’ve added way more columns than necessary, but this is primarily because I want to be able to quickly sort it by title, author, year, series, genre and age group for when I do my NEWTs in January. Yep, you heard me, I’m throwing that in there too. Also, genre for these is pretty much just a guess at this point as (as we all know) I am very bad at reading blurbs. So, if I’m totes off the mark with anything, please let me know!! I rely on you guys.

Now, I’m not saying I’m going to read every single one of these next year, or that this is all I’m going to read (because The Wicked King and Darkdawn to list my two most anticipated releases), but I really do want to finish 2019 with less of the below on my TBR pile. Because I’m totally going to add more anyway. Also, this (obviously) still includes books on my TBR this month, on the off-chance that I won’t stick to my TBR (because I’m not reading a book on my Dec TBR at the moment – I am literally the worst).

I’m also planning on doing the mini challenges (go team Ravenclaw!), so this should keep me pretty occupied for a while!!

So, without any further ado, please take a gander at my backlist TBR. *Cringes and runs away in shame from having so many books they could literally crush me to death if they all fell on me…*

Title

Author

Series

Year Published

Genre

Age Group

Read?

Ace of Shades

Amanda Foody

The Shadow Game #1

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

After the Party

Lisa Jewell

Ralph’s Party #2

2010

Chick lit

Adult

 

All the Bright Places

Jennifer Niven

 

2015

Contemporary

YA

 

Always Never Yours

Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

 

2018

Contemporary

YA

Amber and Dusk

Lyra Selene

Amber and Dusk #1

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

American Gods

Neil Gaiman

 

2001

Fantasy

Adult

 

Anna and the French Kiss

Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss #1

2010

Contemporary

YA

Archenemies

Marissa Meyer

Renegages #2

2018

Sci-Fi

YA

 

As She Ascends

Jodi Meadows

Fallen Isles #2

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

At the Stroke of Midnight

Tara Sivec

Naughty Princess Club #1

2018

Romance

Adult

Autoboyography

Christina Lauren

 

2017

Contemporary

YA

Ballad

Maggie Stiefvater

Books of Faerie #2

2009

Fantasy

YA

 

Battle of the Labyrinth, The

Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson #4

2008

Fantasy

MG

 

Bear and the Nightingale, The

Katherine Arden

Winternight trilogy #1

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Beauty

Lousie Mensch

 

2014

Chick lit

Adult

 

Before She Ignites

Jodi Meadows

Fallen Isles #1

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Begin, End, Begin

Danielle Binks

 

2017

Contemporary

YA

 

Belles, The

Dhonielle Clayton

The Belles #1

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Beyond a Darkened Shore

Jessica Leake

 

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Black Heart

Holly Black

The Curse Workers #3

2012

Fantasy

YA

 

Black Witch, The

Laurie Forest

The Black Witch Chronicles #1

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Bloodlines

Richelle Mead

Bloodlines #1

2011

Paranormal

YA

Bone Witch, The

Rin Chupeco

The Bone Witch #1

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Book Thief, The

Markus Zusak

 

2006

Historical Fiction

Adult

 

Brightly Burning

Alexa Donne

 

2018

Sci-Fi

YA

 

Brothers Grimm: 101 Fairy Tales, The

Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm

 

1840

Fantasy

Adult

 

Caraval

Stephanie Garber

Caraval #1

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Career Game

Lousie Mensch

 

2015

Chick lit

Adult

 

Carve the Mark

Veronica Roth

Carve the Mark #1

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Case For Jamie, The

Brittany Cavalaro

Charlotte Holmes #2

2018

Mystery

YA

 

Casquette Girls, The

Alys Arden

The Casquette Girls #1

2015

Fantasy

YA

 

Catching Epics

Halie Fewkes

Secrets of the Tally #2

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Charmcaster

Sebastien de Castell

Spellslinger #3

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Check Please: #Hockey

Ngozi Ukazu

Check Please #1

2018

Contemporary

YA

Circe

Madeleine Miller

 

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Clariel

Garth Nix

Abhorsen #4

2014

Fantasy

YA

 

Conjuring of Light, A

V. E. Schwab

Shades of Magic #3

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Coraline

Neil Gaiman

 

2002

Fantasy

YA

 

Crows, Papua New Guinea, and Boats

David Thorne

 

2018

Humour

Adult

 

Darius the Great is Not Okay

Adib Khorram

 

2018

Contemporary

YA

 

Dark Lover

J. K. Ward

Black Dagger Brotherhood #1

2005

Fantasy

Adult

 

Darker Shade of Magic, A

V. E. Schwab

Shades of Magic #1

2015

Fantasy

YA

 

Darkness at Sethanon, A

Raymond E Feist

The Riftwar Saga #4

1987

Fantasy

Adult

 

Deal for Three, A

Halie Fewkes

Secrets of the Tally #3

2019

Fantasy

YA

 

Death: At Death’s Door

Jill Thompson

 

2003

Fantasy

Adult

 

Disasters, The

M. K. England

 

2018

Sci-Fi

YA

 

Dividing Eden

Joelle Charbonneau

Dividing Eden #1

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Ducks In The Bathroom Are Not Mine, The

David Thorne

 

2017

Humour

Adult

 

Dust

Hugh Howey

Silo #3

2013

Sci-Fi

Adult

 

Eden Conquered

Joelle Charbonneau

Dividing Eden #2

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman

 

2017

Contemporary

Adult

 

Ember in the Ashes, An

Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes #1

2015

Fantasy

Adult

 

Emergency Contact

Mary H.K. Choi

 

2018

Contemporary

YA

Endsinger

Jay Kristoff

The Lotus Wars #3

2014

Fantasy

YA

 

Eve of Man

Giovanni and Tom Fletcher

Eve of Man trilogy #1

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Ever the Brave

Erin Summerill

Clash of Kingdoms #2

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Ever the Hunted

Erin Summerill

Clash of Kingdoms #1

2016

Fantasy

YA

 

Everless

Sara Holland

Everless #1

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Falconer, The

Elizabeth May

The Falconer #1

2013

Fantasy

YA

 

Fallen Kingdom, The

Elizabeth May

The Falconer #3

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Falling Kingdoms

Morgan Rhodes

Falling Kingdoms #1

2012

Fantasy

YA

 

Fates Divided, The

Veronica Roth

Carve the Mark #2

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Fierce Like a Firestorm

Lana Popović

Hibiscus Daughter #2

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Fiery Heart, The

Richelle Mead

Bloodlines #4

2013

Paranormal

YA

Finnikin of the Rock

Melina Marchetta

Lumatere Chronicles #1

2008

Fantasy

YA

 

Fire and Heist

Sarah Beth Durst

 

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Foolish Hearts

Emma Mills

 

2017

Contemporary

YA

 

For a Muse of Fire

Heidi Heilig

For a Muse of Fire #1

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

Julie C Dao

Rise of the Empress #1

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Foxhole Court, The

Nora Sakavic

All For the Game #1

2013

Contemporary

YA

Frankie

Shivaun Plozza

 

2016

Contemporary

YA

 

Freshmen

Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

 

2017

Contemporary

NA

Froi of the Exiles

Melina Marchetta

Lumatere Chronicles #2

2011

Fantasy

YA

 

From Twinkle, With Love

Sandhya Menon

 

2018

Contemporary

YA

 

Furyborn

Claire Le Grand

Empirium #1

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Gathering of Shadows, A

V. E. Schwab

Shades of Magic #2

2016

Fantasy

YA

 

Geekerella

Ashley Poston

Once Upon a Con #1

2017

Contemporary

YA

Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, The

Mackenzi Lee

Montague Siblings #1

2017

Historical Fiction

YA

Girls of Paper and Fire

Natasha Ngan

Girls of Paper and Fire #1

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Glass Spare, The

Lauren DeStefano

The Glass Spare #1

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Golden Lily, The

Richelle Mead

Bloodlines #2

2012

Paranormal

YA

Golden Son

Pierce Brown

Red Rising Saga #2

2015

Sci-Fi

YA

 

Good Omens

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

 

2006

Fantasy

Adult

 

Grace and Fury

Tracy Banghart

Grace and Fury #1

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Hating Game, The

Sally Thorne

 

2016

Contemporary

Adult

Heart Forger, The

Rin Chupeco

The Bone Witch #2

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Heart of Iron

Ashley Poston

Heart of Iron #1

2018

Sci-Fi

YA

 

Heart of Thorns

Bree Barton

Heart of Thorns #1

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Heartless

Marissa Meyer

 

2016

Fantasy

YA

 

Hearts We Sold, The

Emily Lloyd-Jones

 

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Hollow City

Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #2

2014

Fantasy

YA

 

House with Chicken Legs, The

Sophie Anderson

 

2018

Fantasy

MG

Hunted

Meagan Spooner

 

2017

Fantasy

YA

I Was Born for This

Alice Oseman

 

2018

Contemporary

YA

 

Ice Wolves

Amie Kaufman

Elementals

2018

Fantasy

MG

 

In Bed with the Beast

Tara Sivec

Naughty Princess Club #2

2018

Romance

Adult

Indigo Spell, The

Richelle Mead

Bloodlines #3

2013

Paranormal

YA

Isla and the Happily Ever After

Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss #3

2014

Contemporary

YA

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brönte

 

1847

Historical Fiction

Adult

 

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index

Julie Israel

 

2017

Contemporary

YA

 

Kat and Meg Conquer the World

Anna Priemaza

 

2017

Contemporary

YA

 

King of Ashes

Raymond E Feist

The Firemane Saga #1

2018

Fantasy

Adult

 

King’s Men, The

Nora Sakavic

All For the Game #3

2014

Contemporary

YA

Kinslayer

Jay Kristoff

The Lotus Wars #2

2013

Fantasy

YA

 

Kiss Quotient, The

Helen Hoang

The Kiss Quotient #1

2018

Romance

Adult

Kiss the Girl

Tara Sivec

Naughty Princess Club #3

2018

Romance

Adult

Lady Midnight

Cassandra Clare

The Dark Artifices #1

2016

Fantasy

YA

 

Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, The

Mackenzi Lee

Montague Siblings #2

2018

Historical Fiction

YA

 

Lament

Maggie Stiefvater

Books of Faerie #1

2008

Fantasy

YA

 

Language of Thorns, The

Leigh Bardugo

Grishaverse #0.5

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Last of August, The

Brittany Cavalaro

Charlotte Holmes #2

2017

Mystery

YA

 

Last Olympian, The

Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson #5

2009

Fantasy

MG

 

Legendary

Stephanie Garber

Caraval #2

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Letters to the Lost

Brigid Kemmerer

Letters to the Lost #1

2017

Contemporary

YA

 

Lies of Locke Lamora, The

Scott Lynch

Gentleman Bastard #1

2006

Fantasy

Adult

 

Lola and the Boy Next Door

Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss #2

2011

Contemporary

YA

Lord of Shadows

Cassandra Clare

The Dark Artifices #2

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Love and Gelato

Jenna Evans Welch

 

2016

Contemporary

YA

 

Management Style of the Supreme Beings, The

Tom Holt

 

2017

Fantasy

Adult

 

Million Worlds With You, A

Claudia Gray

Firebird Trilogy #3

2016

Sci-Fi

YA

 

Miniaturist, The

Jessie Burton

 

2014

Historical Fiction

Adult

 

Mirage

Somaiya Daud

Mirage #1

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1

2011

Fantasy

YA

 

Morning Star

Pierce Brown

Red Rising Saga #3

2016

Sci-Fi

YA

 

Murder at the Mill

M. B. Shaw

Iris Grey Mystery #1

2017

Crime

Adult

 

Muse of Nightmares

Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer #2

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

My Lady Jane

Cynthia Hand / Brodi Ashton / Jodi Meadows

The Lady Janies #1

2016

Historical Fiction

YA

 

My Not So Perfect Life

Sophie Kinsella

 

2017

Chick lit

Adult

 

My Plain Jane

Cynthia Hand / Brodi Ashton / Jodi Meadows

The Lady Janies #2

2018

Historical Fiction

YA

 

Name of the Wind, The

Patrick Rothfuss

The Kingkiller Chronicle #1

2007

Fantasy

Adult

 

Navigating the Stars

Maria V Snyder

Sentinels of the Galaxy #1

2018

Sci-Fi

YA

 

Near Witch, The

V. E. Schwab

The Near Witch #1

2011

Fantasy

YA

 

Nevermoor

Jessica Townsend

Nevermoor #1

2017

Fantasy

MG

Night Circus, The

Erin Morgenstern

 

2011

Fantasy

Adult

 

Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

 

2017

Fantasy

Adult

 

Once a King

Erin Summerill

Clash of Kingdoms #3

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Onyx and Ivory

Mindee Arnett

Rime Chronicles #1

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Open Summer Road

Emery Lord

 

2014

Contemporary

YA

 

Prince and the Dressmaker, The

Jen Wang

 

2018

Contemporary

YA

Queen of Air and Darkness

Cassandra Clare

The Dark Artifices #3

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Quintana of Charyn

Melina Marchetta

Lumatere Chronicles #3

2012

Fantasy

YA

 

Radio Silence

Alice Oseman

 

2016

Contemporary

YA

Rat Queens: Sass and Sourcery

Kurtis J Wiebe

Rat Queens #1

2014

Fantasy

Adult

Raven King, The

Nora Sakavic

All For the Game #2

2013

Contemporary

YA

Reaper at the Gates, A

Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes #3

2018

Fantasy

Adult

 

Reckless

Cornelia Funke

Mirrorworld #1

2010

Fantasy

YA

 

Red Glove

Holly Black

The Curse Workers #2

2011

Fantasy

YA

 

Red Rising

Pierce Brown

Red Rising Saga #1

2014

Sci-Fi

YA

 

Renegades

Marissa Meyer

Renegages #1

2017

Sci-Fi

YA

 

Revenge Wears Prada

Lauren Weisberger

The Devil Wears Prada #2

2013

Chick lit

Adult

 

Rivers of London

Ben Aaronovitch

Rivers of London #1

2011

Fantasy

Adult

 

Ruby Circle, The

Richelle Mead

Bloodlines #6

2015

Paranormal

YA

Ruin and Rising

Leigh Bardugo

The Grisha Trilogy #3

2014

Fantasy

YA

 

Saga Vol 1

Brian K Vaughan

Saga #1

2012

Fantasy

Adult

Saga Vol 2

Brian K Vaughan

Saga #2

2013

Fantasy

Adult

Sanctuary

Caryn Lix

Sanctuary #1

2018

Sci-Fi

YA

 

Scent of You, The

Maggie Alderson

 

2017

Chick lit

Adult

 

Sea of Monsters, The

Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson #2

2006

Fantasy

MG

 

Seafarer’s Kiss, The

Julia Ember

The Seafarer’s Kiss #1

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Secrets of the Tally

Halie Fewkes

Secrets of the Tally #1

2015

Fantasy

YA

 

Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, The

Taylor Reid Jenkins

 

2017

Contemporary

Adult

 

Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo

The Grisha Trilogy #1

2012

Fantasy

YA

Shadow of the Fox

Julie Kagawa

Shadow of the Fox #1

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Shadowblack

Sebastien de Castell

Spellslinger #2

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Shadowsong

S. Jae-Jones

Wintersong #2

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Shift

Hugh Howey

Silo #2

2013

Sci-Fi

Adult

 

Shiny Broken Pieces

Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton

Tiny Pretty Things #2

2016

Mystery

YA

 

Siege and Storm

Leigh Bardugo

The Grisha Trilogy #2

2013

Fantasy

YA

 

Silver Shadows

Richelle Mead

Bloodlines #5

2014

Paranormal

YA

Singles Game, The

Lauren Weisberger

 

2016

Chick lit

Adult

 

Sky in the Deep

Adrienne Young

Sky in the Deep #1

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Skyward

Brandon Sanderson

Skyward #1

2018

Sci-Fi

YA

 

Sleep Like a Baby

Charlaine Harris

Aurora Teagarden #10

2017

Crime

Adult

 

Smoke Thieves, The

Sally Green

The Smoke Thieves #1

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Songs About a Girl

Chris Russell

Songs About a Girl #1

2016

Contemporary

YA

 

Soulbinder

Sebastien de Castell

Spellslinger #4

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Spellslinger

Sebastien de Castell

Spellslinger #1

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Spinning Silver

Naomi Novik

 

2018

Fantasy

Adult

 

State of Sorrow

Melinda Salisbury

Sorrow #1

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Stormdancer

Jay Kristoff

The Lotus Wars #1

2012

Fantasy

YA

 

Strange the Dreamer

Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer #1

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Study in Charlotte, A

Brittany Cavalaro

Charlotte Holmes #1

2016

Contemporary

NA

Summer of Jordi Perez, The

Amy Spalding

 

2018

Contemporary

YA

Summer Palace and Other Stories, The

C. S. Pacat

Captive Prince #0.4-3.5

2018

Fantasy

Adult

Surface Breaks, The

Louise O’Neill

 

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Surprise Me

Sophie Kinsella

 

2018

Chick lit

Adult

 

Take Three Girls

Cath Crowley / Fiona Wood / Simmone Howell

 

2017

Contemporary

YA

 

Tea Dragon Society, The

Katie O’Neill

 

2017

Fantasy

YA

Ten Count Vol 1

Rihito Takarai

Ten Count #1

2014

Yaoi

Adult

Ten Count Vol 2

Rihito Takarai

Ten Count #2

2014

Yaoi

Adult

Ten Count Vol 3

Rihito Takarai

Ten Count #3

2015

Yaoi

Adult

Ten Count Vol 4

Rihito Takarai

Ten Count #4

2015

Yaoi

Adult

Ten Count Vol 5

Rihito Takarai

Ten Count #5

2016

Yaoi

Adult

Ten Count Vol 6

Rihito Takarai

Ten Count #6

2018

Yaoi

Adult

Ten Thousand Skies Above You

Claudia Gray

Firebird Trilogy #2

2015

Sci-Fi

YA

 

Their Fractured Light

Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

The Starbound Trilogy #3

2015

Sci-Fi

YA

 

These Broken Stars

Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

The Starbound Trilogy #1

2013

Sci-Fi

YA

 

These Rebel Waves

Sara Raasch

Stream Raiders #1

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

This Shattered World

Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

The Starbound Trilogy #2

2014

Sci-Fi

YA

 

Thousand Pieces of You, A

Claudia Gray

Firebird Trilogy #1

2014

Sci-Fi

YA

 

Tiny Pretty Things

Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton

Tiny Pretty Things #1

2015

Mystery

YA

 

Titan’s Curse, The

Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson #3

2007

Fantasy

MG

 

Torch Against the Night, A

Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes #2

2016

Fantasy

Adult

 

Truthwitch

Susan Dennard

The Witchlands #1

2016

Fantasy

YA

 

Undying

Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Unearthed #2

2018

Sci-Fi

YA

 

Unearthed

Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Unearthed #1

2017

Sci-Fi

YA

 

Unexpected Everything, The

Morgan Matson

 

2016

Contemporary

YA

 

Vanishing Throne, The

Elizabeth May

The Falconer #2

2015

Fantasy

YA

 

Vengeful

V. E. Schwab

Villains #2

2018

Fantasy

Adult

 

Vicious

V. E. Schwab

Villains #1

2013

Fantasy

Adult

Walk It Off, Princess

David Thorne

 

2017

Humour

Adult

 

War Storm

Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen #4

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Warcross

Marie Lu

Warcross #1

2017

Sci-Fi

YA

 

When It’s A Jar

Tom Holt

YouSpace #2

2013

Fantasy

Adult

 

When We Collided

Emery Lord

 

2016

Contemporary

YA

 

White Cat

Holly Black

The Curse Workers #1

2010

Fantasy

YA

Wicked Like a Wildfire

Lana Popović

Hibiscus Daughter #1

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Wild Beauty

Anna-Marie McLemore

 

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Wildcard

Marie Lu

Warcross #2

2018

Sci-Fi

YA

 

Winner’s Crime, The

Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s trilogy #2

2015

Fantasy

YA

 

Winner’s Curse, The

Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s trilogy #1

2014

Fantasy

YA

 

Winter’s Promise, A

Christelle Dabos

The Mirror Pass #1

2013

Fantasy

YA

 

Wintersong

S. Jae-Jones

Wintersong #1

2017

Fantasy

YA

 

Wires and Nerve

Marissa Meyer

Wires and Nerve #1

2017

Sci-Fi

YA

 

Wise Man’s Fear, The

Patrick Rothfuss

The Kingkiller Chronicle #2

2011

Fantasy

Adult

 

Wizards of Once, The

Cressida Cowell

The Wizards of Once #1

2017

Fantasy

MG

 

Wool

Hugh Howey

Silo #1

2012

Sci-Fi

Adult

 

Wren Hunt, The

Mary Watson

 

2018

Fantasy

YA

 

Wundersmith

Jessica Townsend

Nevermoor #2

2018

Fantasy

MG


So, any books on here you think I should read immediately?


** updated on 7 November to 229 books (total, including read)… 😓 and marked off those read (46 total)!

*** I received this book in December 2018, so not sure if it counts or not? It’s not an ARC, but as I backed the publishing of it on Kickstarter I received an “early” copy.

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    1. Wow so many books to read and a lot are on my tbr too!
      Out of these I’ve only read 8:
      All the Bright Places which I only gave 2 stars oops, Anna and The French Kiss (loved, 5 star – how didn’t you find it?), Caraval (5), Coraline (4), From Twinkle (3.5), Jane Eyre, The Night Circus (4) & The Unexpected Everything (4).

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      1. I also loved Anna and the French Kiss!! 5 stars all around!! You’ve made me think that maybe I should add a column for ratings… Or maybe link to reviews for those I have read!! Ah, Emma, you’ve inspired me to update this post!!

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  1. This is so ORGANISED!! I can only pray to be this organised with my books 😂 My own TBR is overflowing with over 300 books and I’m just on Goodreads adding more all the time, shamelessly 😂

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    1. No!! Don’t hold back!! Tell me all of the ones you highly recommend. I’ve actually got a separate list of books that everyone is all “you must read this immediately” and I’m making my way through it slowly…

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  2. Wow…this is quite the tbr! But then again, I think mine is just as long…*starts to sob uncontrollably* Anyways, Shadow of the Fox was MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE read from 2018… I’m not implying anything, but if that book was to somehow be bumped up a bit higher on this list, I don’t think it would be amiss haha.

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    1. Hey Greg!! Ha, thanks! I add to it every month 😂🙈 and yes, there are so many books on here that people rave about and I just need to find more time to read them (and probably less time to add to it!!)

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  3. Wow! That is quite a list 😀 I saw you read Geekerella and The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, but you didn’t add the sequels to either one? The Princess and The Fangirl and The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy are both amazing and I liked them both better than the originals (which almost never happens!)

    I don’t know if you listen to Audiobooks but Carve the Mark has a great narrator! I loved his voice ❤

    Also, A Darker Shade of Magic, Good Omens, and Sky in the Deep are all great and I would definitely recommend them!

    Happy Reading!

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    1. I did read Princess and the Fangirl, but it’s not on the list as it was released this year.
      I haven’t read Felicity’s story yet, but I do plan on getting to it soon!!
      Yes, I want to read all of the Gaiman backlist. I have so many of his books on here, but because I started with Neverwhere (which I LOVED) I’m scared his other books won’t be as good!!
      And ADSOM I have started 3 times now, but always at a time when I seem to be close to a slump. I swear I’ve read those first 20 pages so many times, but next time I’m reading beyond them!!

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  4. You’re so organized!! I don’t even want to try and count the number of unread books I have in my shelf because I know that there are just some I’ve had for ages and have absolutely no inclination to get to 😂 It’s so admirable that you’re participating in so many challenges though, I’m always scared to, because I know I probably won’t complete them.

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    1. Oh, I’m not really that organized!! 😂 I’ve bought more backlist books that I haven’t added to the list yet… and this spreadsheet took me FOREVER to make!! I really like the challenges, and there’s a bit of FOMO about me not signing up to everything… but I do try and make realistic goals so that I don’t stress myself out!! 💕

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  5. I made a a book backlist of about 50 books to read in 2019 at the start of the year. I’ve read about 15 of them and now the list is at 60 books….?? There’s TOO many amazing books to catch up on!

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  6. Oh boy! You just gave me a serious case of jealousy! soo organized! AS COMPARED TO MY BOOKS JUST FLUNG ANYWHERE IT FITS LET ALONE SORTING THEM OUT BY GENRE AND ALL, IN A SPREADSHEET!!! xD THIS IS #GOALS (totally unrealistic for me though)
    HATS OFF TO YOU, GIRL!!! YOU ROCK!

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