Monday, December 19, 2016

Backlist Reader Challenge 2017

Hosted by: The Bookwyrm's Hoard
Dates: January 1 - December 31, 2017

This is a really simple challenge, and something I definitely need. I'm planning to do more reading from my own "backlist" next year, so I've been looking at several TBR challenges. This one is perfect for me because it has very few rules, and you don't necessarily have to own the books already -- as long as they're on your "to read" list (and they were published before 2016), they qualify. That means a lot more flexibility in choosing books. I love that.

I have a (ridiculously enormous) GoodReads list of books I'd like to read, and an even longer written list (yes, on paper!) that I'll be referring to for picks. Also, I'll be keeping a list of possible reads on my challenge blog (HERE), and tracking my progress there throughout the year. My goal is to read at least a dozen books off these various lists -- I'd love to read more than that, but want to stay realistic about what I can hope to achieve!


  1. There are 80 books on my 'to read' shelf at goodreads, still more in a text file on my computer. Many of them fall into the "Books I don't want to forget about, but don't have a serious interest in reading right now" category.

    Good luck with your quest!

    1. Thanks, Stephen! My "want to read" shelf at GoodReads has almost 3,000 books listed! I figure if I live about six hundred years, I might get to MOST of them. But if I can knock off a dozen or so next year, I'll be happy.

      Good luck with your reading, too!


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