Happy New Year everyone! I’m super excited for all that 2018 has to offer, and I hope it will be a great year, both for reading and in general. To start it off, I am going to participate in The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018 hosted by The Bookwyrm’s Hoard. Here, you can see the sign-up post, including challenge info and rules.
Essentially, the idea is to read as many books on your TBR as possible. There are only two main rules: read books that were published before 2017 that are on your TBR, and create goals in a sign-up post. Two other guidelines are to review the books you read for the challenge and post them on a linky, and create a wrap-up post at the end of the year. The challenge runs from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.
I am going to aim to read 20 books for The Backlist Reader Challenge, as I still want to have a little wiggle room for recent releases and whatever else catches my eye. I sometimes just see books at the library or on GoodReads that aren’t on my TBR, but they seem really good and I just HAVE to read them right that minute. I want to be able to do that as well as keep on track with the challenge.
I have a few books in mind for the challenge, but mostly I just like to read whatever I feel like reading at the moment. I would like to get through:
- The Divergent trilogy
- Finish the Harry Potter series
- Start the Shatter Me series
- Start the Red Queen series
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
- Some Kasie West books
- Finish the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy
- Finish the Gallagher Girls series
I’m trying to read all of the books that I own and read fewer from the library this year, and I think this challenge will help me with that. There are also many series that I have started but not finished (that I would like to finish) and plan on reading this year.
Wish me luck as I begin my first year long reading challenge!!