My buddy Austine over at NovelKnight had a brilliant idea to challenge us all to beat our backlist, and this happened to overlap with a goal that I had to read the books I actually own. I have a full shelf of books that I own, but haven’t read, and that ends this year! Quite a few of these backlist books are way old books that I’ve been loaned, and they need to either become a part of my shelf or go back to their homes or a thrift store.
The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova | Hen & Chick: The Marauder’s Island by Tristan J. Tarwatar | Pale Highway by Nicholas Conley |
Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older | The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison | Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho | You Can’t Touch My Hair by Jessica Williams
Absolute Power: Tales of Queer Villainy (anthology) | Lemony Snicket: An Unauthorized Autobiography by Daniel Handler | The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver | The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin | Don’t I Know You by Marni Jackson | The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko | The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin | Longbourn by Jo Baker | Kindred by Octavia Butler | The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri | The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs by Alexander McCall Smith | The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith | Goodnight June by Sarah Jio | I Am The Messenger by Marcus Zusak | It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini | The Alchemist by Paolo Coehlo | Saffire by Sigmund Brouwer | Me Before You by Jojo Moyes | His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
Have you read any of these? Talk to me about them and help me pick which ones to read first!