The Backlist Reader Challenge 2017.

The Backlist Reader Challenge

My sign up post, January 2nd 2017

So I decided to join up in The Bookwyrm’s Hoard‘s Backlist Reader Challenge 2017. The hyperlink will send you to the information page on this challenge.
The rules are simple. Note: the rights on the text below containing the rules belongs to The Bookwyrm’s Hoard. As this text comes from the information/link-up page on the Bookwyrm’s Hoard’s website.

The Rules

The rules are pretty simple. Only (1) and (2) are mandatory.

(1) To count for the challenge, books have to be published before 2016 AND be on your TBR list or pile. In other words, you don’t have to own it. If it’s been on your list to read, and it’s older than 2016, it counts. Library books, books you picked up at a yard sale, books you borrowed from a friend, ebooks, print books, audiobooks — any book counts as long as it fits those two criteria.

(2) Create a goals or sign-up post on your blog or wherever you post your reviews. If you can, please include a link to this post! Then link your sign-up post where you see the “Add your link” button below. (Please link the actual goals/sign-up post, not your home page.)  You can set your own goal, and you can list the books you want to read, or leave it up to your mood at the time — as long as they’re on your TBR list. You can sign up through December 1, 2017; after that, the sign-up link will be closed.

(3)Review the books you read, and post the links on the review linky Actually, you can do the challenge without writing reviews, but the review links are your entries for the year-end giveaway (a $10 gift certificate.)  Reviews don’t have to be long, just a few sentences is fine. You can post them on Goodreads or LibraryThing if you don’t have a blog.

(4)On or after the end of the year, post a wrap-up post to let us know how you did! I’ll create a link-up post for the wrap-up posts, too. Again, this one isn’t absolutely necessary, but I hope you’ll do it anyway, just for the fun of looking back and seeing your accomplishment!

So my participation in this challenge will be stated below:

  • My goals for this Backlist Reader Challenge 2017 will be 50 books. That’s half of my Goodreads Challenge Books.
  • My argument for this number of books is that I’ve got a lot of books on my TBR published before 2016. But I would also like to read new releases. So for me this is a safe number. For every new release [2016/2017] I will at least read one book published before 2016 and on my TBR.
  • I will use #TBRC2017 on my What about that bookchallenge 2017? and the monthly pages like January 2017. Every book published before 2016 will get that extra hashtag behind it. I’ve already started the first one I can count for this challenge: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!!

 

P.S.: I’ve asked The Bookwyrm’s Hoard and found out you can use re-reads, but the reviews don’t count if you’ve reviewed them before ;]

 

The Backlist Reader Challenge 2017 Progress:

I’ve made a small list for now. Not in particular order of series. But I do want to read these this year =]

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  1. J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [Harry Potter #6] [607 pages] [re-read]
    • Published: July 16, 2005
    • Started:    December 31, 2016
    • Finished: January 3, 2017
    • Reviewed:
  2. J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [Harry Potter #7] [607 pages] [re-read]
    • Published: July 21, 2007
    • Started:    January 3
    • Finished: January 5
    • Reviewed:
  3. J.K. Rowling – Quidditch Through the Ages [105 pages]
    • Published: 2009
    • Started:    January 7
    • Finished: January 7
    • Reviewed:
  4. J.K. Rowling – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [123 pages]
    • Published: July 4, 2009
    • Started:    January 8
    • Finished: January 10
    • Reviewed:
  5. Sara Raasch – Snow Like Ashes [Snow Like Ashes #1] [416 pages]
    • Published: October 14, 2014
    • Started:    January 15
    • Finished: January 22
    • Reviewed:
  6. Sara Raasch – Icicles Like Kindling [Snow Like Ashes #0.1] [28 pages]
    • Published: September 30, 2014
    • Started:    January 22
    • Finished: January 22
    • Reviewed:
  7. J.K. Rowling – Tales of Beedle the Bard [109 pages]
    • Published: December 4, 2008
    • Started:    January 12
    • Finished: February 5
    • Reviewed:
  8. Rachel E. Carter – First Year [The Black Mage #1] [252 pages]
    • Published: August 11, 2014
    • Started:    February 14
    • Finished: February 15
    • Reviewed: February 26, 2017
  9. Rachel E. Carter – Apprentice [The Black Mage #2] [390 pages]
    • Published: February 17, 2015
    • Started:    February 16
    • Finished: February 18
    • Reviewed:
  10. Rachel E. Carter – Candidate [The Black Mage #3] [380 pages]
    • Published: October 26, 2015
    • Started:    February 20
    • Finished: February 27
    • Reviewed:
  11. Nicola Yoon – Everything, Everything [310 pages]
    • Published: September 1, 2015
    • Started:    March 24
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  12. Sarah J. Maas – Throne of Glass [Throne of Glass #1] [404 pages]
    • Published: August 2, 2012
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  13. Sarah J. Maas – Crown of Midnight [Throne of Glass #2] [418 pages]
    • Published: August 15, 2013
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  14. Sarah J. Maas – Heir of Fire [Throne of Glass #3] [565 pages]
    • Published: September 11, 2014
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  15. Sarah J. Maas – Queen of Shadows [Throne of Glass #4] [645 pages]
    • Published: September 1, 2015
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  16. L.J. Smith – The Vampire Diaries: Matt and Elena – First Date [The Vampire Diaries #0.1] [44 pages]
    • Published: January 1, 2010
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  17. L.J. Smith – The Vampire Diaries: Matt and Elena – Tenth Date On Wickery Pond [The Vampire Diaries #0.2] [45 pages]
    • Published: August 16, 2010
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  18. L.J. Smith – The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening & The Struggle [The Vampire Diaries #1&#2] [394 pages] [re-read]
    • Published: June 26, 2007
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  19. L.J. Smith – The Vampire Diaries: Tumbleweeds [The Vampire Diaries #2.1] [19 pages]
    • Published: July 30, 2011
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  20. L.J. Smith – The Vampire Diaries: Dinner Disaster [The Vampire Diaries #2.2] [21 pages]
    • Published: August 16, 2010
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  21. L.J. Smith – The Vampire Diaries: After Hours [The Vampire Diaries #1.5] [32 pages]
    • Published: June 19, 2011
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  22. L.J. Smith – The Vampire Diaries: The Fury & Dark Reunion [The Vampire Diaries #3&#4] [410 pages] [re-read]
    • Published: December 26, 2007
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  23. L.J. Smith – The Vampire Diaries: Blood Will Tell [The Vampire Diaries #4.5] [21 pages]
    • Published: April 12, 2012
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  24. L.J. Smith – The Vampire Diaries: An Untold Tale – Elena’s Christmas [The Vampire Diaries: The Return #0.5] [10 pages]
    • Published: December 19, 2010
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  25. L.J. Smith – The Vampire Diaries: Nightfall [The Vampire Diaries [#5]: The Return #1] [471 pages] [re-read]
    • Published: February 10, 2009
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  26. L.J. Smith – The Vampire Diaries: Shadow Souls [The Vampire Diaries [#6]: The Return #2] [486 pages] [re-read]
    • Published: March 16, 2010
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  27. L.J. Smith – The Vampire Diaries: Midnight [The Vampire Diaries [#7]: The Return #3] [458 pages]
    • Published: March 15, 2011
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  28. L.J. Smith – The Vampire Diaries: Phantom [The Vampire Diaries [#8]: The Hunters #1] [413 pages]
    • Published: October 25, 2011
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  29. L.J. Smith – The Vampire Diaries: Moonsong [The Vampire Diaries [#9]: The Hunters #2] [379 pages]
    • Published: March 13, 2012
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  30. L.J. Smith – The Vampire Diaries: Destiny Rising [The Vampire Diaries [#10]: The Hunters #3] [387 pages]
    • Published: October 23, 2012
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  31. L.J. Smith – The Vampire Diaries: Unseen [The Vampire Diaries [#11]: The Salvation #1] [304 pages]
    • Published: May 2, 2013
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  32. L.J. Smith – The Vampire Diaries: Unspoken [The Vampire Diaries [#12]: The Salvation #2] [298 pages]
    • Published: November 7, 2013
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed:
  33. L.J. Smith – The Vampire Diaries: Unmasked [The Vampire Diaries [#13]: The Salvation #3] [300 pages]
    • Published: May 8, 2014
    • Started:
    • Finished:
    • Reviewed: