Beat the Backlist 2022

1. Two or more people on the cover
2. Six or more words in the title
3. About books
4. In a genre you never/rarely read
5. Set in the season you read it in
6. About food or food in the title
7. About or inspired by a historical event
8. An unusual or unexpected pet
9. Author has first, middle, and last name on cover
10. Author has an active podcast or YouTube channel
11. About siblings
12. Featuring time travel
13. With chapter names
14. Written for an age group you don’t belong to
15. A classic novel
16. Co-authored
17. A debut
18. Discovered via social media
19. Everyone has read it but you
20. Features royalty
21. Finish a series
22. First in a series you’ve been putting off
23. Forgotten on your shelf or e-reader
24. Graphic novel, manga, or web comic
25. Indie or self-published
26. Involves family secrets
27. Longer than 500 pages
28. Murder, mystery, or both
29. Mushroom on the cover
30. New to you author
31. Nonfiction
32. Novella
33. A number in the title
34. One word title
35. Picked by a celebrity book club
36. Poetry or anthology
37. Protagonist has a profession that twists the truth
38. Published in the month you were born
39. Read for research, reference, or general interest
40. A second or fourth book in a series
41. Set in space or in the ocean
42. Set in the mountains
43. Set on an island
44. Set around a real or fictional holiday
45. Superheros/villains or character in disguise
46. Title is an alliteration
47. Translated into your native language
48. ‘Wolf’ or ‘star’ in the title
49. Women in the sciences (real or fictional)
50. You watched the show or movie first
51. Your favorite animal (real or fictional) on the cover
52. Your favorite trope on the page