Beat The Backlist 2018

Goodbye 2018… Hello 2019!
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It’s hard to believe another year is coming to an end and a New Year is beginning!

 

So here’s a look back at 2018 and a few goals to aim for in 2019!

 

 

2018 Stats:

Total Books Read: 268

Longest Book Read: Finding Dreams by Lauren Westwood

Total Pages Read: 82,116

Total Books Read and Reviewed for NetGalley: 104 (Feedback Ratio: 98%) 

 

 

 

Some of my favourite reads in 2018 (check out the rest HERE):

 

Women’s Fiction

                                                 

                                                

          

 

General Fiction

                    

 

Historical Fiction

                   

 

Mystery/Suspense

                                                       

          

                                        

Contemporary Romance

                                                  

                                             

                    

 

Update of 2018 Challenges:

Mount TBR 2018 Challenge: I reached my Mount Blanc goal by reading 26 books from my TBR Pile.

Beat the Backlist 2018 Challenge: I read a total of 26 books from my TBR list that were published prior to 2018.

 

                                        

                                        

                                   

     

 

 

Goals for 2019:

  • Read and Review fewer books for NetGalley up to a maximum of 100 and keep my Feedback Ratio above 90%.
  • Read at least one book per month of a back title that I have purchased and own.
  • Read at least one book per month that I was sent by an author/publisher in the past couple of years that I didn’t get a chance to read/review.
  • Try and read a total of 200 books (no more 😜)

 

And lastly, I must thank all the authors, publishers, bloggers, and of course my family who have not only provided me with wonderful books to read but have supported me all year-long. I am truly honoured.

Beat The Backlist Challenge 2018
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So as one of my goals this year is to reduce my TBR list and not only read all the wonderful ARCs I receive but some of those amazing books I’ve purchased over the past few years I have decided to join the 2018 Beat The Backlist Challenge hosted by Austine at novelknight.com

 

So here are some of the books I hope to get read this year:

 

 

(To see what I actually get read be be sure to come back and check out the bottom of this post!) 

 

GUIDELINES/RULES:

 
THE CHALLENGE WILL RUN FROM JANUARY 1, 2018 to DECEMBER 31, 2018.
 
BOOKS MUST BE RELEASED PRIOR TO 2018 TO COUNT FOR THIS CHALLENGE.
 
WHAT COUNTS AS A “BOOK” FOR THIS CHALLENGE?

Any novel, novella, graphic novel, manga, or anthology bind-up counts for this challenge. They can be in any format as well (print, eBook, audiobook, etc).

 
I STARTED A BOOK IN 2017 AND FINISHED IT IN 2018. DOES IT COUNT?

No. Only books started and finished in 2018 will count for this challenge but don’t let that stop you from finishing any books started prior to 2018! This is to make it fair for everyone participating.

 
DO RE-READS OF BACKLIST BOOKS COUNT?

Yes! As long as you started re-reading the book in 2018 it will count for the challenge. But remember, this challenge is about knocking books of your TBR so don’t forget about the books you haven’t read yet!

 

And it looks like I’m on Team: Book Bards!

 

 

Go Team Book Bards!

 

And now what I’ve read so far towards this challenge (updated regularly):

                    

 

Total Books Read: 3

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