in 2020, one of my goal is to read as many backlisted books as i could. out of all the 400+ books i’ve read this year, over 300 were released before 2020. personally, i’m pretty proud that i actually read this many backlisted books (or even this many books in the first place 👀). this achievement unlock can be attributed to the fact that i was joining novel knight’s year-long reading challenge, beat the backlist 2020, that encouraged me to find and read backlisted books.
similarly, i’ll be participating in beat the backlist 2021 to clear all the books that i didn’t get to (that blog post will be up soon-ish). blogmas day 7 is dedicated to yet another list of books that i plan to read next year. this time, it’s backlisted series that i should’ve already read but haven’t. while i’m only talking about 5 series today, the actual count is 40. i have a looooooooong way to go. the list will probably never end.
click the title of the books to be linked to the respective goodreads pages for the synopsis and more information. i’m just talking about my thoughts and explain why i never did pick up the books until (maybe) 2021.
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release date: aug 20, 2013
what’s taking me so long to actually pick up is that the bone season series is projected to be 7 books long and there are at least a two year gap in between the released books. usually books are published year after year so i’m a little tentative about starting this series, not knowing when it will be done. however, with the fourth book, the mask falling, coming out in 2021, it felt like time to finally start the bone season.
release date: apr 15, 2014
alright, i know. to all the boys i’ve loved before appeared on my tbr pile in 2014 because many readers who i trust liked the books. i’m worried that the series will be a little cringe-y for me now that i’m older. it’s the same reason why i’m hesitant to watching the movies. still, i hope the fake dating trope is well executed and that i find the romance cute.
release date: oct 6, 2015
slowly checking each rick riordan book off my tbr since 2017 so including the magnus chase and the gods of asgard series in this list isn’t that surprising. having read greek, roman and egyptian mythology reimagined by rick riordan and liked them, i can’t wait to read his take on norse mythology, and MAGNUS IS ANNABETH’S COUSIN. i’m expecting thrilling adventures, close to death experience and hilarious dialogues. please.
release date: apr 28, 2015
me not starting an ember in the ashes is absolutely embarrassing. since the finale of the series, a sky beyond the storm, was released earlier this month, i know that it’s finally time for me to read it. from what i’ve heard, many people loved the fantastic and lush world building, and the two unique main characters. i’m hoping for the best! *fingers crossed!*
release date: mar 10, 2015
the orphan queen wasn’t a book that i heard a lot when i discovered it. though i never did forget, i never chose the orphan queen for any readathon prompts or chill reading. that being said, i did read jodi meadows’s other series, newsoul, and am left with the last book in that trilogy. once i’m done with that, i’ll start with the orphan queen.