2018 Beat The Back List Reading Challenge

Austine @ Novel Knight is hosting the 2018 Beat The Back List Reading Challenge. This was literally my face when I found out that she was hosting it again this year.

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Yeah, I’m late to the game, so what! I’m still here, anyways. So, yeah.

Thing I kinda love about this challenge is that the goal is to start reading backlisted books. For example, this year since it’s 2018 you would be actually reading that were published in 2017 going backwards. It gives you the chance to tackle the ever-growing out-of-control (if you’re anything like, yeep!) mountain of a TBR stack. You can totally set your own goals and read however many books you want to. Oh, and the funnest part about this challenge is that you don’t even have to have a blog to be able to participate. Everyone who wants to do it, can do it. Just make sure that you have a social media account and you’re all good.

Now, where there’s a challenge, there’s always some fun incentive right?! I mean, we all need a little incentive for our hard work. lol. Here’s how that works, when you sign up for the challenge you’ll automatically be placed on a random team. The teams will compete against each other to see how many points they get (a little healthy competition never hurt anybody right, lol) and each month one winner will be drawn from the team who has the most points to get a book of their choice. It’s open internationally too, which makes it even more awesome. You get these points by reading books. And, if you post your reviews to retailers like Amazon, Barnes&Noble, etc. you can get extra points too.

Obviously each team will have their own Rafflecopter that you can submit all of your points to. Easy-peasy lemon-squeezy, right?! You don’t have to submit anything if you don’t fancy it, but it will help your team out if you do and you’ll have better chances of winning.

Are you interested, yet? If you are, check out the sign-up post for more guidelines and information on what you need to do to participate.

I think with the Fall semester about to start next month, if I can at least get 11 books read between now and the end of the year then I will definitely be happy with myself. I don’t necessarily have a particular genre or age demographic in mind, just whatever I feel like picking up off my shelves and cozying up to that’s what I’ll be reading.