This reading challenge, hosted by Austine @ Austine Decker.com, is returning for its 6th year in 2022! Designed to help you tackle all the books you keep meaning to read and still haven’t, this challenge is flexible enough to work for all kinds of readers. Last year, I read 72 books for this challenge, making a serious dent in my backlist. I’m pledging to read 70 books again in 2022.
- The book must be published in the previous year or earlier (for the 2022 challenge, anything published in 2021 or earlier counts).
- You have to start and finish the book in 2022.
- Any format, any genre. Re-reads count, and you don’t have to own the book. It’s open for the entire year so whenever you feel like jumping in, you can!
- And that’s it!
- The challenge runs from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.
There is no formal sign-up for Beat the Backlist this year. Whether you want to make a Goodreads shelf, declare your participation on social media, make a blog post, share an instagram story, or say nothing at all, you’re welcome.
The only request is that if you do post somewhere online about the challenge, please give Austine a link back so more readers can learn about BTB!
- The Academy by Robert Dugoni
- Third Watch by Robert Dugoni
- Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner
- Breaking Point by Allison Brennan
- Morning Glory by LaVryle Spencer
- The Bad Boy Experiment by Reese Ryan
- Down a Dark Road by Linda Castillo
- The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell
- Little Girl Gone by Amanda Stevens
- My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni
- In Dark Company by Linda Castillo
- Abandoned by Allison Brennan
- Dark Roads by Chevy Stevens
- Her Final Breath by Robert Dugoni
- Rock Chick Renegade by Kristen Ashley
- Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
- Too Far Gone by Allison Brennan
- A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo
- The Third to Die by Allison Brennan
- In Plain Sight by Linda Castillo
- Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas
- Storm Warning by Allison Brennan
- In the Clearing by Robert Dugoni
- Tell No Lies by Allison Brennan
- Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas
- Take Me Higher by Pamela Clare
- The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni
- It’s Raining Men by Rich Amooi
- Nothing to Hide by Allison Brennan
- Shamed by Linda Castillo
- Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas
- The Pact by Linda Castillo
- Close to Home by Robert Dugoni
- Free Fall by Lisa Clark O’Neill
- Cut and Run by Allison Brennan
- Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano