Happy New Year everyone! It’s the first day of 2017 and what a better way to start this year by challenging myself by joining a reading challenge right? 😉
The Beat the Backlist Challenge is hosted by Austine from Novel Knight. This 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, we’ve noticed that new releases are getting more and more attention while our TBRs continue to grow. While we LOVE new releases, we also want to show some of those older titles love too.
This challenge doesn’t have levels or a set number of books you need to read.
YOU set your own reading goal. YOU pick the books. YOU read at your own pace.
The idea here isn’t to make this a competition, but to help you shrink your TBR with a bunch of other people doing the same thing. BUT if you’re looking for a little extra motivation for this challenge there is an OPTIONAL CHALLENGE that you can take here.
THIS CHALLENGE WILL RUN FROM JANUARY 1ST TO DECEMBER 31ST, 2017.
That’s right. You have an ENTIRE YEAR to complete your goal.
BOOKS MUST BE RELEASED PRIOR TO 2017
(this challenge isn’t for new releases)
That’s it! Those are the only guidelines!
My TBR pile is CRAZY. Joining this challenge will greatly help in making a dent on my TBR pile which gets bigger each year. There are a lot of awesome book releases the past years but some of them I was not able to read as they are being pushed aside to give way to other books.
For now, I’m setting up a goal of 10 books to read for this challenge. These books have been sitting on my shelf for quite some time now and as I scan my shelf looking for books to include for this challenge, they just called on me.
- Under the Dusty Moon by Suzanne Sutherland
- Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
- Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
- Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
- Joyride by Anna Banks
- Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, #1) by Anna Banks
- Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy, #2) by Anna Banks
- Of Neptune (The Syrena Legacy, #3) by Anna Banks
- Magonia (Magonia, #1) by Maria Dahvana Headley
- Aerie (Magonia, #2) by Maria Dahvana Headley
I’ll do a monthly update on this challenge probably included on my Monthly Wrap-Up posts. I’m really having high hopes that 2017 will be a great reading year not only for me but for everyone of us. 😊
Have you joined any reading challenges for 2017? I’m wishing you goodluck on whichever challenge you are joining too. 💜