2021 Challenges

2021 Beat the Backlist Challenge Update

  1. This reading challenge was hosted by
    Austine & Katie @ NovelKnight and is all about knocking off those older books from your to-read list. I joined because my TBR list is crazy! Last year, I read almost 80 books for this challenge and pledged to read 70 books in 2021. I ended up finishing 72 books!

  2. My TBR Backlist

    (In alpha order)

    1. ✔After the Storm by Linda Castillo
    2. ✔Among the Wicked by Linda Castillo
    3. ✔The Awakening by Nora Roberts
    4. ✔Beach Read by Emily Henry
    5. ✔Best Laid Plans by Allison Brennan
    6. ✔Blood Lines by Angela Marsons
    7. ✔Broken Bones by Angela Marsons
    8. ✔Child’s Play by Angela Marsons
    9. ✔Cold Snap by Allison Brennan
    10. ✔Compulsion by Allison Brennan
    11. ✔Cross Her Heart by Melinda Leigh
    12. ✔Dead Heat by Allison Brennan
    13. ✔Dead Memories by Angela Marsons
    14. ✔Dead Souls by Angela Marsons
    15. ✔The Dead Will Tell by Linda Castillo
    16. ✔Deadly Cry by Angela Marsons
    17. ✔Dying Truth by Angela Marsons
    18. ✔Fatal Fraud by Marie Force
    19. ✔Fatal Promise by Angela Marsons
    20. ✔For Now, Forever by Nora Roberts
    21. ✔The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda
    22. ✔Hard Pursuit by Pamela Clare
    23. ✔Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo
    24. ✔A Hidden Secret by Linda Castillo
    25. ✔Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker
    26. ✔The Highlander’s Christmas Countess by Anna Campbell
    27. ✔Home for the Holidays by Brenda Novak
    28. ✔Ignite on Contact by Jaci Burton
    29. ✔A Killer’s Wife by Victor Methos
    30. ✔Killing Mind by Angela Marsons
    31. ✔The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
    32. ✔Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent
    33. ✔The Lost Girls by Allison Brennan
    34. ✔The MacGregor Brides by Nora Roberts
    35. ✔The MacGregor Grooms by Nora Roberts
    36. ✔Make Them Pay by Allison Brennan
    37. ✔Maximum Exposure by Allison Brennan
    38. ✔Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts
    39. ✔The Morning After by Lisa Jackson
    40. ✔Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson
    41. ✔The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
    42. ✔No Good Deed by Allison Brennan
    43. ✔Notorious by Allison Brennan
    44. ✔One by One by Ruth Ware
    45. ✔One More for Christmas by Sarah Morgan
    46. ✔Only the Lucky by Linda Castillo
    47. ✔Ordinary Hazards by Anna Bruno
    48. ✔The Perfect Neighbor by Nora Roberts
    49. ✔Play Dead by Angela Marsons
    50. ✔Poisonous by Allison Brennan
    51. ✔Pretty as a Picture by Elizabeth Little
    52. ✔The Princess and the Rogue by Kate Bateman
    53. ✔Ransom Canyon by Jodi Thomas
    54. ✔Rebellion by Nora Roberts
    55. ✔Return to Virgin River by Robyn Carr
    56. ✔Rock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ashley
    57. ✔Rock Chick Redemption by Kristen Ashley
    58. ✔Rock Chick Rescue by Kristen Ashley
    59. ✔Save Your Breath by Melinda Leigh
    60. ✔Secrets Never Die by Melinda Leigh
    61. ✔Shattered by Allison Brennan
    62. ✔Teddy Spenser Isn’t Looking for Love by Kim Fielding
    63. ✔Their Christmas Baby Contract by Shannon Stacey
    64. ✔Thick as Thieves by Sandra Brown
    65. ✔The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
    66. ✔Two to Die For by Allison Brennan
    67. ✔Waiting for a Cowboy by Jennifer Ryan
    68. ✔Well-Behaved Indian Women by Saumya Dave
    69. ✔What I’ve Done by Melinda Leigh
    70. ✔When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
    71. ✔The Winning Hand by Nora Roberts
    72. ✔Winter’s Camp by Jodi Thomas

8 thoughts on “2021 Beat the Backlist Challenge Update”

  1. Great job Jonetta! I didn’t join the challenge but I did focus on books in my TBR in 2021, many I did via audiobook. I added a shelf in GR for my 2021-TBR reads and it now has 144. in 2020 I didn’t read much more than ARCs so decided to request only ARCs from authors I really loved.

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