Backlist Readathon 2020 TBR

The backlist readathon is happening next week, so I figured I’d share my TBR with you!

I love this readathon because it’s so easy for me to find books I already own since I read so many backlist titles as it is.

Here is the info about the readathon:\\B A C K L I S T R E A D A T H O N

DATES:
March 9th – 15th

CHALLENGES:
| read the shortest backlist title
| read the backlist title that intimidates you the most
| read a backlist title you added because of someone else’s recommendation
| read a backlist you are most excited for
| read a diverse backlist book (lgbt, mental illness, author of color, etc.)
| read a backlist with blue on the cover

HOSTS:
| Gabby
| Chan
| Jacqueline
| Emily
| Zoë
| Melanie

Here are the books I’m planning to read for each challenge:

shortest backlist title
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The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
I thought for the shortest book, it would be good to read a poetry book. I’ve had this on my bookshelf for years and on my TBR for even longer. I love modern poetry, so I hope to enjoy this one.
Goodreads

 

backlist title that intimidates you the most
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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
I bought this on Audible when it went on sale, but I kind of knew when I bought it that it would take me a while to read it because it’s SO long. However, I am pretty excited about reading this.
Goodreads

 

someone else’s recommendation
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Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett
I organized my Audible library by the shortest length book and I came across this one that I must’ve forgotten I owned. I remember seeing this back in 2017 on Goodreads and a few of my GR friends really enjoyed it.
Goodreads

 

most excited for
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Desperate Measures (Wicked Villains #1) by Katee Robert
I’ve been dying to read this entire series because they are dark romance retellings of Disney stories! This one, I believe, is about Jasmine and Jafar.
Goodreads

 

diverse backlist book
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Love from A to Z by SK Ali
There is so much diversity in this book and it also has a character with MS (like me!) so I’m super interested to read it.
Goodreads

 

blue on the cover
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Bloom by Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau
There is so much diversity in this book and it also has a character with MS (like me!) so I’m super interested to read it.
Goodreads

 

11 thoughts on “Backlist Readathon 2020 TBR

  1. Good luck with the challenge! I think I might even have a go at this one because our shelves are literally overflowing with backlist titles that I still haven’t got around to, oops!

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      1. It’s definitely accurate for the beginning stages of MS. I have a family member who has MS and having a conversation with them about the details of the book, my family member did confirm that that’s how it felt in the beginning for them. I’m hoping more readers with MS will read this book and do more in depth reviews to share their own thoughts on it because everyone has such unique experiences especially when it comes to medical illnesses and struggles.

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        1. I’m definitely going into the book hesitantly because of the MS rep. MS affects everyone so differently. Sometimes reading about a person’s experience with the disease is scary for me because right now my symptoms are pretty mild, but knowing what COULD happen to me is a bit terrifying. I’m proceeding with caution, but definitely interested.

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          1. That’s definitely understandable. I will say that there are some moments in the book where you may have to take a break from reading certain passages because of episodes triggered by the MS. Definitely take your time with reading it and make sure to take care of yourself during those passages. I know that when I read books that revolve around PTSD that I have to constantly check myself to make sure I’m doing okay while reading through those passages. So I can understand where you’re coming from, in a sense. I hope you still enjoy it regardless because it truly was a good book and I would love to hear your thoughts when you finish reading it. 💛

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