2017 Beat the Backlist


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…


Hogwarts House Cup Mini Challenge

Challenge Names & Points Earned in 2017
to be announced. . . 


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!

I encourage you to post your reading updates throughout the year on your social media platform of choice using the hashtag #BeatTheBacklist!

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