Beat the Backlist TBR


Now I like TBRs. For readathons, reading challenges, season TBRs, monthly TBRs, etc. I have a March TBR and a TBR for my newest readathon which is scheduled to post this week (Fempowerathon here) and then I saw thriceread make a post about Beat the Backlist and the temptation was too great! This is a yearly challenge, much like Mount TBR on Goodreads, where the focus is on books published before 2017 and is hosted by Novel Knight. For this challenge, I do have the option of including all the books I’ve read this year that qualify for the challenge but I think that would be too easy, so I’m only going to do books I already own, published before 2017, starting from today (13th March 2017). Goodreads shelf here.

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FemPowerAThon is a readathon which is focused on female empowerment and so the challenges are focused around that. The readathon spans 19th March-26th March.  Twitter


  1. woman in a position of power
  2. a woman of color
  3. a LGBT+ woman
  4. prominent sister relationship
  5. a woman with a mental illness
  6. an own voices novel
  7. read a book about a woman not set in the western world
  8. a graphic novel by a female author

So many challenges, I might be doubling up on them as I’m still travelling so I can’t read nine books in a week (though it would be fun to try!).

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Friday 56: Gives Light

This blog meme happens every Friday, hosted by Freda’s Voice, where you share an excerpt of a book you’ve read.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.

I’ve gone for Gives Light by Rose Christo which is my favourite book this week!

Gives Light (Gives Light, #1)

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Gives Light

Gives Light (Gives Light, #1)
“Skylar is my name, tragically.”
Sixteen-year-old Skylar is witty, empathetic, sensitive–and mute. Skylar hasn’t uttered a single word since his mother died eleven years ago, a senseless tragedy he’s grateful he doesn’t have to talk about.When Skylar’s father mysteriously vanishes one summer afternoon, Skylar is placed in the temporary custody of his only remaining relative, an estranged grandmother living on an Indian reservation in the middle of arid Arizona.

Adapting to a brand new culture is the least of Skylar’s qualms. Because Skylar’s mother did not die a peaceful death. Skylar’s mother was murdered eleven years ago on the Nettlebush Reserve. And her murderer left behind a son.

And he is like nothing Skylar has ever know.

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February Wrap Up (2017)

In terms of numbers of books I read, February was a good month for it. In terms of books I enjoyed, February wasn’t such a good month for me, which was a shame. I did get to some of my books on my Mount TBR list (as in I bought them before 1st January 2017) and they were ones I have been meaning to read for a while. I took part in two readathons this month

I took part in two readathons this month Because Dragons Readathon and TimeHopAThon which were unfortunately at the same time but I really enjoyed them both and would definitely consider doing them in future (maybe with more overlap next time).

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