So I’ve signed up for two challenges…and I haven’t even told you guys about it! So it’s time before I post another review!
My first challenge, and I am really excited about it (gotta get some books read that I own or are not NEW RELEASES!) is the Beat The Backlist challenge hosted by Novelknight’s Blog:
The Beat the Backlist 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.
Whether you’re a casual reader looking to work on your TBR list with a bunch of people, or a competitive reader seeking a bit of extra motivation this year, Beat the Backlist is for you. Everything is optional and there are only 2 guidelines.
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…
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!
We HIGHLY encourage you to post your reading updates throughout the year on your social media platform of choice using the hashtag #BeatTheBacklist! (I haven’t done this, lol!)
You can also tag our challenge Twitter account in your updates so we can share them! Make sure to follow us for challenge updates and announcements, as well as for the Twitter chats coming up!
This is so up my alley. I could stop requesting and buying books (on sale) and I would still have enough books to read until at least the end of the year! So this is important! And I have already a couple titles to add to this list. (I’m not sure how to keep up unless I get a physical journal and write them down or do a monthly post…what do you guys do to keep track of your challenge books?)
- Shadows of the Forest (regrettably) – Emma Michaels [RaR, pub 2016]
- Possession – Annie Oldham [RaR, pub 2014]
- Illusion (review to come) – Annie Oldham [RaR, pub 2016]
All are before 2017! So there you go! Three in the bag there!
I’m also participating in another challenge!
This one is called the 2017 Netgalley & Edelweiss challenge and it’s hosted by Bookishthingsandmore Blog:
“Have you ever logged on to Edelweiss or Netgalley with the intention of “Just Looking” and then logged off having requested 5 new titles even though your TBR is a mile long? This challenge will (hopefully) give you the incentive to tackle your review books, stumble upon new ones, and get your Netgalley percentage to the desired 80%!
The challenge will run from Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2017.
Anyone is welcome to join. You do not need to be a blogger, just post your reviews and come back every month to link them up.
Any genre, release date, request date, length, etc. counts so long as it came from Edelweiss or Netgalley.
At the beginning of each month there will be a roundup post for you to add your reviews.
If you forget to link up one month it’s not a problem just add your reviews next month.
If you would like to move up or down levels that is completely fine and at your discretion.
If you have any questions tweet me @BookishThings or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org!
My quote option has issues sometimes so I quoted it manually. Lol. But I’m psyched about this one because I have galleys to read from Netgalley and authors who’ve emailed me…and other places where I get books (looks away guiltily)…
I’m not sure about the levels because I’m not good with remembering things…and I have a lot going on…but I do want to be encouraged to complete galleys and this will be fun! And it still allows me to read New Releases without having to break my other challenge, lol! They are like complete opposites! 😂🤣
Read so far:
- Freeks (Blog Tour) – Amanda Hocking [Netgalley]
- The Bear and the Nightingale [Netgalley]
So those are my challenges! And I will rock them!
Good luck to anyone that’s also participating in challenges this year: I hadn’t been able to sign up this year because I wasn’t blogging at the time….
Which brings me to a SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT…
This is my 6 month blogoversary!! Yay!
Here’s to another 6 months…and then on my 1 year…I’ll have a giveaway! Yaya!
I love you all, and Happy Reading, y’all!