Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge

Beat the Black List Reading CHallenge - 2019

Is your TBR out of control? Need help catching up on all the books you’ve missed the last few years? Then the Beat the Backlist reading challenge might be for you! It is a reading challenged to help those with ever-growing TBR lists. The challenge runs from January 1st, 2019 through December 31, 2019. It is hosted by Austine over at 

This year I am joining her, and many others, in this challenge hoping it will help me knock a few of my books on my ever TBR list.  If you’re interested in finding out more about Austine, who is running Beat the Backlist challenge, you check out her social media sites below.

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In trying to break down my reading challenges for 2019, I have set a Goodreads goal of 40 books this year, and a minimum of 12 books need to be from the library (I’m also participating in the Library Love Challenge. hosted by Angela at Angel’s Guilty Pleasures). So,  for this challenge, I’m setting a goal of reading 20 books from my TBR pile.  That leaves an opening for 8 books that I may want to purchase/read throughout the year.

My goal for this challenge is to read 20 books that are currently on my TBR list. Just a few of those books are reflected below.




Have you read any of these books?


Are you participating in a reading challenge this year?


Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Button for the 2019 Beat The Backlist hosted by Novel Knight



September Is Here! Goals and TBRs for this month

I am so excited to be moving into September! A new month, with new opportunities.

Goals for this month:

  1. Increase my posts to the blog
  2. Continue to grow my social media accounts (increase by 6%)
  3. Create a blogging schedule, and stick to it
  4. *REMEMBER* PROGRESS OVER PERFECTION (There will be hiccups along the way, just keep moving forward)

Septembers TBRs:


Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser

Our Kind Of Cruelty by Araminta Hall

Final Girls by Riley Sager

I also have a few e-books, courtesy of NetGalley, that I have also added to my TBR List.


Perfect Girls (Detective Rachel Prince Book 3) by Alison James. (This one I wasn’t sure if I should include in this months  TBR list as I am a little over half way through it…But I’ll finish it in September, so I thought, why not?!

The Wife’s Secret by Kerry Wilkinson.


I’m excited to see what this month brings. 

What books are on your TBR list for this month?