Hey everyone! I stumbled upon Emily’s post about the Beat the Backlist Challenge, hosted by NovelKnight, and decided it looked like fun! I’ve never involved myself in a reading challenge besides the Goodreads one, so I thought, why not give this one a try? It sounds fun and it’s easy enough for a lazy potato like me to participate in! :D
The goal of this reading challenge is to read books published before 2018. Easy, right? Maybe not for those who love to read new release after new release, but I rarely ever read new releases, so I thought this challenge would be perfect for me!
This seems like a neat challenge because you are assigned a team. Each team earns points by reading books published before 2018 and at the end of each month one person is drawn from the team with the most points to receive a book of their choice! Awesome, right?
There is also a photo challenge via Instagram, which is just for fun. I actually decided to make an Instagram account solely related to books and my blog so check it out! I literally made it 15 minutes ago, so there’s nothing on it now. But that will soon change! As long as I remember to post… ^^;
I made this post as a requirement for signing up for this challenge so once I’m all signed up I will add which team I’m on!
Goals aren’t required for this challenge, but I thought I would set some to make myself more active and motivated!
- Participate in at least 2 of the 4 Instagram prompts each month
- Write one review of a book dedicated to this challenge at least every 3 months (since I’ve been seriously slacking in the review department)
- Have 4 out of every 5 books I read be dedicated to this challenge
And there we go! Interested in this challenge? Click the linked text above and go for it! Link your sign-up post in the comments so I know you’re joining! I’d love to see if we’re on the same team!
Happy reading! :)