Beat the Backlist 2018 Challenge

Every year my resolutions are 90-100% about books. This year is certainly no exception. My resolutions:

  1. To read 100 books this year.
  2. For every two fiction books I read, read at least one non-fiction book.
  3. To read a least two books that I already own for every new book bought or book read from the library.

In support of the last resolution, I spent some time on New Year’s Eve rearranging my TBR bookshelf:

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These are by no means all the unread books that I own, but a special bookshelf where I put the books I’m most excited about reading soon. The first shelf is all non-fiction, and the bottom two shelves are fiction and poetry. Last year I got in this weird cycle where I was checking out so SO many books from the library, and then because those had due dates, I would prioritize reading those, and read way fewer of the books that I was actually excited enough to pay real money for.

Of course, once I’ve read a book from these shelves, I’ll have to find a home for it on my other shelves, so how will I keep track of my progress? Well, that’s where this bullet journal spread comes in:

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Given how focused my reading resolutions are on clearing out these TBR shelves, I was excited when I heard about the 2018 Beat the Backlist Challenge, hosted by NovelKnight!

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I’m hoping to read at least 60 backlist books this year, the majority of which to come from the list and shelves above. (Don’t worry. Like I said, I have plenty of unread books to refill my TBR shelves from as I go.)

I’m team Novel Knights!

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In the meantime, I am still struggling with whether I’m going to stay on goodreads or move to LibraryThing. Opinions?

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