Backlist Book-a-Thon || ๐Ÿ“š TBR

Let’s get planning for the next month! ๐Ÿ˜Š

As I want to read all of my owned TBR this year and a lot of them have been sitting on my shelves for far too long, I thought the Backlist Bookathon would be a great readathon to start the year with!

This readathon runs from January 15th – February 15th!

For more information and how the points work check out @BBookathon โ™ฅ

I’m not sure I’ll focus on the points or the weekly twitter challenges, I just love prompts and want to read my backlist while feeling like I;m accomplishing lots of tasks haha ^^”


CHALLENGES:

Read a backlist title published before January 2020. (10 pts)

All the books I own were published before 2020! ^^”

For this I can basically choose any book and one I want to read super soon is Serpent & Dove; Shelby Mahurin. From what I can gather it’s about magic and has a hate to love romance which I’m here for!

Read an older anticipated release. (10 pts)

I started The Diviners; Libba Bray after avoiding it for ages and because I’m really enjoying it I haven’t continued with it for over a month or so. I’m scared it’s going to let me down and my anxiety can’t handle that ^^”


Read a book that has been on your TBR for at least six months. (10 pts)

Most of my owned tbr has been on my shelves for longer than six months… I’m going to use this prompt to finish Parade’s End; Ford Madox Ford. This book is split into 4 parts and I’ve only completed 1 so far. I was interested in reading this classic when the BBC series came out in 2014, which is fantastic!

Read a book that you have been avoiding because it is an older backlist title. (15 pts)

I’ve been avoiding most of my books and most are older backlist’s, which is why I have about 85 books on my tbr list ๐Ÿ˜‚ The book I’ve been avoiding is Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell; Suzanne Collins. I’ve been meaning to read this for so long and I managed to read volume 1 last year. I can finish it! I believe in me! It’s thick and the footnotes kill me haha


Read, reread or completely unhaul a book youโ€™re still not sure you want to keep on your shelf. (15 pts)

I, like many others, went through a vampire phase (and didn’t really leave). I own the hard cover version of Infinite Days; Rebecca Maizel and it’s stayed on my shelves because the cover is beautiful. I don’t have high hopes despite it having an okay rating on Goodreads.

Read that book youโ€™ve been wanting to read but haven’t gotten around to for whatever reason. No excuses this time! (15 pts)

If I didn’t put Hell’s Horizon; Darren Shan I might never actually read this book! This book has been on my tbr for so many years! The first book was great and introduced an intricate world system and characters, so I don’t know why I never continued. As the prompt says: No Excuses This Time!!


Read the book that has been on your TBR the longest. (20 pts)ย 

I think The Supernaturalist; Eoin Colfer has been in my possession for the longest. My mum and sister bought it for me, so it has to have been on my shelves for at least 10 years ^^” I can’t even remember what this book is about!

Read a book youโ€™ve been avoiding because it intimidates you. (20 pts)

I have so many big books that intimidate me. The one that has been on shelves for a while is Elantris; Brandon Sanderson. It’s a chunky book at 615 pages! High fantasy can be intimidating and Sanderson’s world building is normally very in depth which can be scary ๐Ÿ˜‚

This book is on Scribd as an audiobook so I plan to read this on my bus commutes.


Read a book that youโ€™ve been avoiding because of mixed or bad reviews. (20 pts)

From what I can gather, The Book of Joan; Lidia Yuknavitch has a lot of mixed reviews. 10% of all ratings on Goodreads are 1 stars and the average rating is 3 stars. It’s a sci-fi/dystopian retelling of the French heroine Joan of Arc.

Read a book that was a gift or recommendation that you are unsure youโ€™ll like. (20 pts)

I saw Rebel Belle; Rachel Hawkins going around BookTube – which is where I find most books I want to read – ages ago and it seemed like a fun book. I’m not sure what it’s about, but I found it in a charity shop so I grabbed it (story of my life ๐Ÿ˜‚). I’m just worried that the writing is a bit cringey as it’s about 6 years old…


Are you taking part in the Backlist Book-a-Thon? Do you have any backlist books you’re looking forward to read soon?

Thanks for reading! I hope you’re having a lovely day~

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