As I did in 2019, I will be going for the backlist books again this year! Beat the Backlist is hosted by Novelknight and the goal is to read as many of your backlist books throughout the year as possible.

My goal this year is the same as last year : read at least 30 of backlist books! I have a feeling it will be possible since I’ve put quite a lot of backlist books to my other challenge.

This year there is also a fun little “competition” going like last year. This year there is four teams. The Borrowers, The Re-readers, The TBR Stackers and The Multi-Taskers.
I’m going to be in the TBR Stackers team. I could also join the Multi-Taskers but my TBR mountain is so huge that the Stackers is more me right now.

Backlist Books Read : 26/30



A book that’s published in 2020
– We’ll see what the year brings!

A book by a trans or nonbinary authtor
Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg

A book with a great first line
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

A book about a book club
Murder at the Book Club by Betsy Reavley

A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

A Bildungsroman
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The first book you touch on a shelf with eyes closed
– Will be doing this later!

A book with an upside-down image on the cover
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

A book with a map
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

A book recommended by your favorite blog etc
– Feel free to recommend!

An anthology
Slasher Girls and Monster Boys by multiple authors

A book that passes the Bechdel test
Beartown by Fredrik Backman

A book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated to it
Becoming by Michelle Obama

A book by an author with flora or fauna in their name
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

A book about or involving social media
Challenge Accepted! by Celeste Barber

A book that has a book on the cover
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

A medical thriller
Wilder Girls by Rory Power

A book with a made-up language
Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff

A book set in a country beginning with “C”
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

A book you picked because the title caught your attention
A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin

A book published the month of your birthday
The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

A book about or by a woman in STEM
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

A book that won an award in 2019
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

A book on a subject you know nothing about
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

A book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics
Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

A book with a pun in the title
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins
Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

A book with a robot, cyborg or AI character
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

A book with a bird on the cover
Year One by Nora Roberts

A fiction or nonfiction book about a world leader

A book with “gold”, “silver” or “bronze” in the title
The Silver Cage by Anonymous

A book by a WOC
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

A book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads
Catwoman: Soulstealerby Sarah J. Maas

A book you meant to read in 2019
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

A book with a three-word title
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

A book with a pink cover
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

A western
Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely

A book by or about a journalist
American Predator by Maureen Callahan

Read a banned book during banned books week
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Your favorite prompt from a past popsugar reading challenge
– Need to figure something for this


A book written by an author in their 20s
The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G. Drews

A book with “20” or “twenty” in the title

A book with a character with a vision impairment or enchantment
Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

A book set in the 1920s
The Diviners by Libba Bray

A book set in Japan, host of the 2020 Olympics
Warcross by Marie Lu

A book by an author who has written more than 20 books
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

A book with more than 20 letters in its title
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

A book published in the 20th century
Secret History by Donna Tartt

A book from a series with more than 20 books
Kristy’s Great Idea by Ann M. Martin

A book with a main character in their 20s
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

Prompts Finished : 13/50

I set my Goodreads challenge to 40 books this year. Then I’m also starting to tick off books from Rory Gilmore reading challenge. Not my main challenge, but as a huge fan, I wanna start completing that!