How many of you have books that you bought years ago that have just been taking up space?
Okay, okay. More than a few.
The problem with these back-listed books, is that they keep sitting there! With too many ARCs to stay on top of, too many anticipated reads, and an already towering TBR, it can be almost intimidating to backtrack to 1991 and finally pick up Titas Groan, or whatever that book may be for you.
However, these back-listed books don’t stop me from buying new books–which some of the time end up in the same dusty situation!
I think I have book guilt!
What is the Beat the Backlist challenge, you say? I’m glad you asked, because I’m about to share what it’s all about!
2018 marks a fresh start–and start date to buckle down and knock off some of these old reads!
Starting at 12:00 AM on New Years Day 2018, this challenge will commence.
Take it as a New Years resolution–YOU pledge how many, and which books you are GOING to finally get around to! Whether it be made known to the world via blog post, a virtual bookshelf on Goodreads, a simple Twitter tweet, or an Instagram picture, just proclaim that you’ll be taking part in this great and wonderful reading challenge by using #BeattheBacklist or tagging @BeattheBacklist on Twitter!
And you want to know the best part? It’s open to everyone! Now how fun is that to enter an even with people from all over the globe? Talk about international reading!
Once you’ve shared your lovely list, go to the Beat the Backlist 2018 Reading Challenge post on NovelKnight’s blog to sign up to see which team you will be competing for! (You’ll find out the team after you’ve pledged to take part.)
My team: Story Sorcerers!
Now, to pick the reads I will be knocking out for this challenge...
I’m going to choose 12 books, one book to complete each month. Perhaps if I’m on top of things, I’ll be able to read more.
Not in any particular order, I'll be reading:
There you have it! Like I said, I’m really hoping I’ll be able to add some more books to this challenge, and will update this list as the challenge commences if I do so. But for now, LET’S GET THESE READ!
If you are participating in this reading challenge, I wish you all the best of luck! Let’s encourage one another to stay on track!