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The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018 – count me in!

Guess what… I have another Reading Challenge to add to my 2018 goals!

The Backlist Reader Challenge

This is a challenge that is hosted by Lark @ The Bookwyrm’s Hoard. (I first visited her site because of the shared Booywyrm name; I kept going back because I enjoy the content!)

If you want to join, you can find the sign up post here. The rules are simple (I cut and pasted them from the host site):

The Rules

The rules are pretty simple. Only (1) and (2) are mandatory.

(1) To count for the challenge, books have to be published before 2017 AND already be on your TBR list or pile. In other words, you don’t have to own it. If it was on your list to read before you signed up for the challenge, and it came out before 2017, it counts. Library books, books you picked up at a yard sale, books you borrowed from a friend, ebooks, print books, audiobooks—any book counts as long as it fits those two criteria.

(2) Create a goals or sign-up post on your blog or wherever you post your reviews. If you can, please include a link to this post! Then link your sign-up post below, where you see the “Add your link” button. (Please link the actual goals/sign-up post, not your home page.)  You can set your own goal, and you can list the books you want to read this year, or leave it up to your mood at the time—as long as they are already on your TBR list when you sign up! You can sign up through December 1, 2018; after that, the sign-up link will be closed.

(3) Review the books you read, and post the links on the review linky (reachable through the menu bar.) Actually, you can do the challenge without writing reviews, but the review links are your entries for the year-end giveaway (a $10 gift certificate), so if you don’t review, you can’t win.  Reviews don’t have to be long; a few sentences is fine. You can post them on Goodreads or LibraryThing if you don’t have a blog.

(4) On or just after the end of the year, post a wrap-up post to let us know how you did! I’ll create a link-up post for the wrap-up posts, too. Again, this one isn’t absolutely necessary, but I hope you’ll do it anyway, just for the fun of looking back and seeing your accomplishment!

So, for my goals section, I want to read at least 40 books from my backlist. This includes audio and ebooks, and since I want to read 60 books total for my Goodreads challenge, this should be something I can easily do. I will be posting reviews for these books on my site and linking to them both on the review linky and any update posts I write. (ie: probably my end-of-month Sunday Summary post, plus an estimated quarterly challenge update)

Wish me luck! I often intend to read backlog books and instead get sidetracked by shiny new books…


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