I happened upon the Beat The Backlist challenge while lurking on Megan the Bookslayer’s blog, check out her post here. The challenge was created by Austine @ NovelKnight.com with the purpose of helping you get rid of the books that have been on your TBR for so long they might as well have applied for permanent residency.
In February I read 15 books, 9 of which made it onto my TBR this year. And 6 of those in February. The book that was on my TBR the longest, was placed there on June 2016. Not good enough. So, this is my cry for help (who says I can’t do melodrama? 😉 )
I decided that if I was going to participate in this challenge, I would take this literally and list books that have been on my TBR since ‘ever. The latest or newest books were added in the Spring of 2015 and the oldest in the Summer of 2014. I said 2014 folks; I am not good with this new math that the urchins are studying nowadays, but I believe that works out to more than 2.5 years. Wow. These books intrigued me enough for me to want to add them, and after all this time, I still want to read them. So here they go…
This is just a little taste of my #BeatTheBacklist list of books I would like to finish this year. The full list is here on goodreads.
Beat the Backlist Hogwarts Mini Challenge
I would like to participate in the Beat the Backlist mini-challenge, but I haven’t the slightest idea what I’m doing or what house I’ll be playing for. As long as I am not Uncle Vernon, I’ll be a happy camper 🙂
Update 03/13/2017: I am StoneNewt. Do not let my name or size fool you for I am a force to be reckoned with. When this moniker was given to me, I immediately wanted to proclaim that I am the rightful heir to The Iron Throne, then I realized that I was in the wrong series.
I am StoneNewt and I will play for The House of Gryffindor.
I’ve been contemplating doing this challenge for since reading Megan’s post. This seems like a fun way to hold myself accountable and to get those books read and off my list. If you need the extra motivation to trim down your TBR, feel free to join the Beat The Backlist reading challenge.