The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018 Sign-up

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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.

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My Goals

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.

Challenge TBR:

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!!

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Are you participating in any challenges this year? Are you trying to reduce your TBR in 2018? (Who isn’t?) What are your reading goals for this year?

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10 thoughts on “The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018 Sign-up

  1. Welcome to the challenge! And best of luck with your goals. I hope the challenge helps you read some of those books you’ve been wanting to get around to!

    Like you, I just set a number goal for myself, to give myself flexibility in what books I choose to read. (I’ve got more than enough to choose from, between my own shelves and my Goodreads want-to-read list!)

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    • Thank you! I’m really excited to be a part of this challenge this year. Hopefully I can go above and beyond my goal, but we’ll see where the year takes me! I too have plenty to choose from, and hopefully I can read the books that I own and have yet to get around to!

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