Beat the Backlist 2018: January

Beat the Backlist 2018: January

And we're off!

January 2018 is here! That means I need to get started with this reading challenge pronto! From my original Beat the Backlist post, I’m going to choose War Horse by Michael Morpourgo to be one of my reads. 

Published originally in 1982, this sweet little nugget is a WWII story about a horse commissioned by the military. I know the story because I saw the movie first, but we all know that the book is always better than the film, hence, why I own the book. 

Extra picks for the month:

I decided to add on some reads for this month (hopefully there will be even more at the end of the January!) I had planned a while ago to do a buddy-read of Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth with the great and wonderful Candace over at LiteraryDust! So, I’ll be adding that in. 😉

Finding Jade by Mary Jennifer Payne was sent to me by the publisher. It’s sequel is coming out later this month, and I want to get it read before the second one arrives!

Chasing Odysseus by S.D. Gentill is one of my old ARCs from Netgalley that I really need to just sit down and read. I was approved for it last year, but it was originally published in 2011, so it suits this challenge nicely.

The last pick for this month is Betrothed by Wanda WIltshire. Another Netgalley ARC that needs to be read, I thought this would be the time to do so! This book came out in 2013, and is part of a three-book series.

So, that’s it for now! I hope I’ll be able to get a few more books in before February comes around.

Let's do this. Story Sorcerers!

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    1. Thanks Sim! I don’t think we have to do it, I just like to keep track of my TBR for the month and which challenge they apply towards! (Sometimes, I lose track, :P) Good luck with the challenge this month! I’ll be looking forward to seeing what you read 🙂

  1. Good luck. I hope you can read all of your picks for January. 🙂 I’ve also joined the #BeattheBacklist challenge this year. I’m reading my first book for the challenge, A Darker Shade of Magic.

    Happy readings! 😉

    1. Thanks Tania! Ohhh, I hope you like A Darker Shade of Magic! I read it last year and thought it was so original! Happy reading and good luck with the challenge! What team are you on for #BeattheBacklist?

  2. Hey Sheila! I’m from the New Bloggers Discord group. I nominated you for the Unique Blogger Award that you showed an interest in. Check out my post:
    https://unputdownablebooks.blog/2018/01/06/unique-blogger-award/
    Congrats and hope you have fun doing the tag! 🙂

    I’d never heard of Beat the Backlist before. This post has tempted me to check it out. I’m new to your blog and loving it so far here! 🙂

    1. Thanks Nandini! For the nomination and for the compliment! I’m still working on getting it all set up as I just moved my blog of 1+ year over to WordPress! 😅😁

  3. Hey there fellow Story Sorcerer 😉

    1. Hi Chantal! Thanks for stopping by! How’s your reading going for this month so far? I’m starting my first Backlist read because I’ve been trying to stay on top of ARCs coming out this month first. So, January may not be so productive for me 🙁 I hope I’m wrong though!

  4. Ooh, really looking forward to what you think of Betrothed! I have that one on my shelf and tried to read it a few months ago but wasn’t in the mood at the time. Interested in picking it back up though. Good luck with your reading this month <3

    1. Thanks Kelly! I’ll be sure to post a review, so keep an eye out for it! 😁 happy reading to you as well!

  5. That cover on carve the mark is SO. Pretty !! Goodluck with thoses xx

    Only one that I read that could had apply was “In a dark, dark wood” by ruth ware .. But it dont count as I started in November 2017 to finish it earlier this month … woops,
    Kristina recently posted…2018 bookish goals; how is it so far ? 🔮​My Profile

    1. Thanks Kristina!

      Your review for it would still count! Just not that you read it in 2018. 😁

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