Beat the Backlist 2019

This annual reading challenge is hosted by novelknight. The aim of this challenge is to help you decrease your TBR list. 2019 will be my 3rd year participating in this challenge.

In 2017 I crossed off 18 out of 24 books.

In 2018 I crossed off 14 out of 17 books.

Here is my list for 2019:

  1. Cress by Marissa Meyer – removed from TRR list
  2. Fairest by Marissa Meyer – removed from TRR list
  3. Winter by Marissa Meyer – removed from TRR list
  4. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer – removed from TRR list
  5. Thirteen Weddings by Paige Toon
  6. Stardust by Neil Gaiman – removed from TBR list
  7. Fairies by Skye Alexander – removed from TRR list
  8. Mermaids by Skye Alexander – removed from TRR list
  9. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige – removed from TRR list
  10. September Girls by Bennett Madison – removed from TRR list
  11. Caraval by Stephanie Garber – removed from TRR list
  12. When the Sky Fell Apart by Caroline Lea
  13. The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee – currently reading
  14. Springtime at Wildacre by Lucy Daniels – read
  15. Snowflakes Over Moon Cottage by Lucy Daniels
  16. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris – read
  17. The Forgotten Guide to Happiness by Sophie Jenkins – DNF after 56pages
  18. The Secrets of Primrose Square by Claudia Carroll
  19. Million Love Songs by Carole Matthews
  20. Seas by Colleen Oakes
  21. Spring at Lavender Bay by Sarah Bennett
  22. Becoming by Michelle Obama – read
  23. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavalloread in January

As I share this post at the end of 2018 I’m finding this a big challenge as I’m currently in a reading slump. I hope by creating this list that I will find it motivating as the first 11 books on the list have been on my GoodReads TBR since 2016, the year I discovered GoodReads.

#Readuary 2018

Readuary is a reading challenge which is hosted by Monica from the youtube channel shemightbemonica.

Readuary will start today up until the end of January. 

This reading challenge is very unique as it is aimed at readers who are looking to read more consistently. There are no set number of books or number of pages, all you need to do is set a time and read daily throughout January. 

I was so happy to come across this challenge on youtube as it is something that will help me kick start a good habit of reading daily. Up until last week I haven’t read for two months and I hope that this reading challenge will give me a boost to get back into a reading routine. 

Monica has set the challenge of reading 30 minutes a day. But it is total up to you if you would like to set a different time which will suit you better. For me I will setting my reading time to 30 minutes. I would like make it up to 1 hour which is the time in the past I used to read during the week when I am in work. But as I haven’t read for two months I don’t to push and put pressure on myself to much.  

If you would like to find out more about this challenge, here is the link to Monica’s announcement video.

Let me know if you will be taking part in this challenge. Have you set any goals in January to kick start you reading goals for up and coming year?

Beat the Backlist Challenge 2018

This challenge is hosted by novelknight. This reading is run through the whole of 2018. It is a challenge to help you decrease your TBR list.

You can make this reading challenge suitable to you by setting you own reading goal and reading at your own pace.

In 2017 I set a challenge of 24 books. I successful read 12 books and crossed off 6 books from my TBR list which I lost interest and didn’t want to read them. So thanks to NovelKnight I have 18 books less on my TBR list. But, I have added another 18 onto my TBR list throughout 2017 and I can say I am back to square one. Although I have come to a point where my books have read list on GoodReads is bigger than my TBR list and I would like to keep it like that throughout 2018.

Here is my reading list for 2018:

The first 3 books I will be carrying over from my 2017 challenge that I didn’t get the chance to read.

1.  Rebels of The Sands by Alwyn Hamilton – DNF

2. Schooled by Lakhani Anisha – No Longer on my tbr

3. Quarter Life Poetry by Jayne Samantha – 1 star

4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – 3.5 stars

5. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer – 4 stars

6. Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell – 4 stars

7. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – 4 stars

8. Geekerella by Ashley Poston  – 4 stars

9. Salt To The Sea by Ruta Sepetys 

10. A Wedding In Italy by Tilly Tennant – 4 stars 

11. The Choir on Hope Street by Annie Lyons – 3.5 stars

12. Eat Sweat Play: How Sport Can Change Our Lives by Anna Kessel – 4 stars

13. Changes in Latitudes by Jen Malone

14. The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee

15. The Royal Tour By Amy Alward  – No longer on TBR

16. Ms Marvel, Vol 1 by G. Willow Wilson – 4 stars

17. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson – 3 stars

I do have more books I would like to add to this list but for now I have 15. I might add more books to the list during the year.

This year I will be taking part in the team challenges. I haven’t read in two months and so by taking part in the challenges I hope it will motivate me back into a reading pattern.

I am happy to be part of Team Book Bards.


2017 Beat the Backlist

The Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge is hosted by Austine @ novelknight. The aim of this reading challenge is to help you to decrease your tbr list. 

The Guidelines for this challenge are :

Books must be released prior to 2017

Set your reading goal


I have chosen to read 24 books which I will aim to read two books a month. Here is the list of books I will be looking forward to ticking off my tbr list in 2017.

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Retellings Reading Challenge 2017

Retellings Reading Challenge 2017

I have decided to take part in the Retelling Reading Challenge 2017 hosted by Jo @ Once Upon a Bookcase . 

The first book I read for my popsugar reading challenge 2016 was Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This was my choice for a book based on a fairy tale. I really enjoyed reading Cinder and it’s the first fairy tale retelling I have read. Since then I have wanted to read more retellings. I am so glad I have found this reading challenge as it will give me the chance to focus on reading fairy tale retellings during 2017.

The level I have chosen is Hard which is 9-12 retellings. I am planning to read 1 retelling a month during 2017. I have chosen the 12 retellings I will read during 2017, this might change during the year.  

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My popsugar reading challenge 2016 part 1.

Ever since I started this reading challenge, I have always wanted to share it. Recently I have been posting on twitter what book I am currently reading and I have always confused myself. On my reading challenge record on Goodreads, it shows that I have read more books than what I have actually read for the popsugar reading challenge. This is because I have read 2 books this year that are not included in the reading challenge. So now I can say that I am half way through this reading challenge.

Origianlly I was going to share with you each book that I have read so far and it’s topic/category and also share the books I have choosen to read that I haven’t read yet. During the making of blog it was turing out to be a very long blog, so I have decided to make this part 1. In this I will share with you the books I have read during this reading challenge that I have given a rating of a five star and four star. 

(Links to books will be included in each title)

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