Beat the Backlist 2018 Challenge ACCEPTED!!!

NovelKnight created this amazing challenge (that I heard of through Bluestocking Bookworm). As soon as I saw it I was giddy because it aligns exactly with what my goals for my reading are in the new year. I have already announced that I am going to be reading from my own shelf, so how perfect is this? Don’t know since I haven’t told you what it is? Well read below and be amazed at how perfect it is!

From NovelKnight’s original post: “This reading challengeย 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. While we LOVE new releases, we also want to show some of those older titles love too.”

Everyone knows that my focus next year is my own bookshelves! I want to reduce my own books on my own shelves.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


These are my unruly shelves and this is only part of the books (some are still in boxes from the move). 90% of these are books I purchased and never read. It is starting to feel like a forest that needs a prince to come through and use his sword to whack down the thorns growing in it. Yes, I totally just made a fairy tale reference in my challenge post. I live dangerously.

THE GOALS:

So the goal of this is to read the backlist books we have on our TBR, so basically read our own shelves. This could be digital books or physical books on our shelves. These books had to be published before 2018, so books published in 2017 or before are available to be read for this specific challenge. (Seeing how this aligns pretty well with what I was going to be doing anyways?)

MY SPECIFIC GOALS:

I am making it my goal to read 50 books from my own physical shelves (you know those shelves I just showed you and the ones in the darn boxes).

I also want to try to finish 10 digital books that I have on my kindle that have been just sitting there. This will be books that have already been purchased, no new purchases (even if they are books published before the date for this challenge).

I would also like to work on reading one book series that is several books, which is the “Tales of the City” series by Armistead Maupin. I would also like to try to get around to reading “Harry Potter” because I feel like one of the only people in the world that has never completely read this particular series.


My “OWN SHELF” page will work as a bit of a TBR for this as well, if you want to stay up to date on what I am planning on reading. If I get more of this done I may expand it past the initial 60 books, but I want to set a reasonable goal for myself.

They have groups that we are put in randomly, so once I know which one I am in I will update this with it! I look forward to reading and kicking some major butt in this challenge!

 

 

 

 

I was placed in the “Dewey Dragons” group! ๐Ÿ™‚ Meaning that I am part of a group that is going to be ON FIRE!

 

 

 

10 Replies to “Beat the Backlist 2018 Challenge ACCEPTED!!!”

    • cgwinters1981 Post author

      Thanks Linda! Good luck to you as well! I saw you are not officially joining until your post goes live, so I will be watching for it when it does in the new year!

      Reply
  1. Danielle

    I love this and your fairytale reference! This challenge was made for you! I wish you all the luck in completing it and Iโ€™m so happy to hear you want to read Harry Potter! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    Reply
    • cgwinters1981 Post author

      On Harry Potter, it is more like goodness shouldn’t I have read this by now? My partner mentions it, everyone mentions it on book blogs, and it just feels like I have been the last person on the planet not to have read them. Figured it was time. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I agree the challenge was made for me, so glad it exists!

      Reply
  2. Jen

    Thanks for sharing, I’m going to do this in 2018 and the credit must go to you for putting it in a blog post. I’m just deciding how many books to read and sort out a blog post and then sign up. It’s a good idea, I need to read books to make more room for new ones, assuming of course I can part with them that’s tricky.

    Reply
    • cgwinters1981 Post author

      I never said I was getting rid of the books after I read them ๐Ÿ˜‰ It is just about finally reading what you own hehe. I am glad I could aid you in finding out about this challenge. It seems like a wonderful one! Look forward to your posts once you get up and running on it! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
    • cgwinters1981 Post author

      Thanks! I am very much looking forward to participating! DEWEY DRAGONS ALL THE WAY!!! (I am totally in the spirit)

      Reply
    • cgwinters1981 Post author

      I would definitely recommend considering doing this challenge! So far I am enjoying being part of it. Feels like I am focused and energized because of it and my own goals.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge