Another year gone, and another year ahead, filled with bookish goals and my fervent attempts at reaching them! I’m not one for doing too many yearly reading challenges, but I entered Beat the Backlist last year, and I want to try it again. Because, well, I kind of completely failed at it in 2017.
For those that aren’t aware, Beat the Backlist is a year-long reading challenge hosted by Novel Knight (an amazing blog!!) that’s for knocking out those books you’ve had sitting on your shelves for eons. You set your own goals and participate on a team to gain points. The only rule is that each book you count towards the challenge has to be published before the current year (2018)!
Last year, before I started this blog, I saw some readers on bookstagram and Twitter participating in #ARCAugust. I thought it was pretty cool to have so many ARCs that you needed a whole month dedicated to reading them. Little did I know, a year later I’d be in that exact situation (I have Netgalley to thank for that)!
Hello again my fellow book nerds! Today I’m finally putting up my entry post for a year-long challenge that I’ve been wanting to participate in for a while!
The lovely bloggers Austine and Tia over at Novel Knight are hosting Beat the Backlist, a challenge meant to help readers make a dent in their huge TBRs, or even just read some of those older books that keep getting pushed aside in favor of new releases. Considering I currently have a TBR of 140+ books, I definitely fit in that category.
If I’m being honest with myself, I know I have zero hope of ever fully completing my TBR. I buy books at least three times as fast as I read them, so unless I took a few years off and did nothing but read, I’m always gonna have an ongoing TBR list.
BUT – there are quite a few books that have been sitting on my shelf for maybe 2 or 3 years that I’ve never gotten to. Yeah, it’s pretty bad. That’s why I’m hoping Beat the Backlist can help me finally read those books!