In 2017 I Plan To Beat the Backlist

Posted December 15, 2016 by Renae // 0 Comments

Anyone who knows me knows that, unlike most book bloggers, I don’t read many new releases. Like at all. Which is why when I saw the 2017 Beat the Backlist Challenge on Novel Knight, I knew it was my time to shine! (Kidding, but actually, not really.)

1) I am now hereby officially signing up for this challenge with the intent that at least 60% of the books I read in 2017 will have been published prior to 1 January of that year.

2) am also sorting myself into Gryffindor for the House Cup (reluctantly, because I super duper really want to be a Ravenclaw but have been told by numerous sources that this is a no-go).


What I Plan to Read

I’m kind of generally awful at making TBRs in advance, buuuuut I will toss out 10 books that have been on my Goodreads to-read shelf forever and which I would really like to get rid of (I mean, whose stories I would love to enjoy).


  • Ironskin by Tina Connolly (and sequels)
  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (and sequels)
  • Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet
  • The Gallery of Vanished Husbands by Natasha Solomons
  • California by Eden Lepucki
  • Grimspace by Ann Aguirre (and sequels)
  • Henna House by Nomi Eve
  • The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber
  • The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
  • The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

And with that…I am off to the races! (like Lana Del Rey, only not as well-dressed)

Renae has written book reviews and other miscellany for Respiring Thoughts since 2012. She loves dogs, Mexican food, mountains, Shakespeare, and procrastinating. She's currently working on an undergrad degree in English/Spanish lit in the Midwest. Connect with Renae on Twitter, Goodreads, and Tumblr.

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