I’m sure there are a ton of backlist TBR reading challenges out there with varying lengths and specifics. And if this matches one that already exists please let me know because I don’t want to host a duplicate challenge!
(And I wanted to post this now so that y’all have plenty of time to decide and come up with a reading list because I know November/December are generally busy whether it’s the holidays, school, just life in general, etc.)
You’re all welcome to use the banner image in your post(s), or make your own!
The Beat the Backlist Challenge is focused on knocking off titles that have been on your TBR for a while, or even ones that get pushed aside for new releases. Over the years, and especially this one, I’ve noticed that new releases are getting more and more attention while our TBRs continue to grow. And the polls I’ve seen/hosted have shown that readers also really want backlist title reviews (if that’s an added incentive to read more of them).
This challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st, 2017.
That’s right. You have en ENTIRE YEAR to complete your goal.
Books must be released prior to 2017
(this challenge isn’t for new releases)
Set your reading goal
Pick the books you want to read
This is more about you working toward decreasing your TBR stack alongside a bunch of other readers!
Post updates throughout the year with #beatthebacklist
The Fun Stuff
Depending on interest, there may be a few Twitter chats and/or giveaways for participants! Details on that to come…
Where Do I Sign Up?!
This challenge is open to everyone! You don’t need to be a book blogger but you’ll need to create a list of the books you plan to read whether it’s a post somewhere or a Goodreads shelf, or whatever system works for you. Then add it to the link-up below! This form will stay open throughout 2017 so you can join in at any time.
Don’t worry about your TBR intro list being your final list! It’s just a starting point so you have some titles to cross off! This challenge is all about what YOU accomplish so change your books whenever you feel like it!
I do recommend setting a goal for a total number of books read, perhaps? Totally up to you though! Just as a way to move toward a final goal!!
Want to make things more interesting? Join the HOGWARTS HOUSE MINI CHALLENGE where the books you read count towards points for your Hogwarts house of choice! Click the banner below!