The Back-list TBR Read-a-Thon

July 21, 2015 Reading Challenge, Thuy 3

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I was supposed to post about this read-a-thon earlier than this, but time just got away from me. As you can tell by the title though, The Back-List TBR Read-a-Thon is a reading challenge to, you guessed it, get some of those really old books off your bookshelf. Like any book lover I have a very large list of unread books that I am always meaning to get to. This is great but, as time goes on and new books come out, those books that I found so exciting get relegated to the bottom of the pile. When my friend Crystal over at Books Unbound suggested a read-a-thon to focus on some of those older books, I did not hesitate to say yes.

The rules of this are pretty simple. Just read as many of your older books as possible in the next week. I am pretty realistic about my goals since I am not the fastest reader and we are only doing this for a week. However, I am going to aim to read 2 books during the read-a-thon. I haven’t decided which books yet but I will probably go through my library tonight. If you want to join, just let us know in the comments below. This is a super relaxed read-a-thon. You can re-post the readalong banner if you’d like on your own blog.

Who else is trying to catch up on their reading this summer? I wish I had summer break so I could really read all summer long. I guess I will just have to do my best and hopefully I will get some older books read before this challenge is over. Let us know if you plan to particiate. Happy reading!

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  • Oooh, this sounds awesome! And my bday is this weekend, and I always pick one book I’ve been DYING to read for my birthday…so maybe I’ll do a back-list title! THE OATHBREAKER’S SHADOW and SABRIEL and A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC have all been singing to me for a while!!! I’m reading THE IMMORTAL HEIGHTS right now and have to skim through a bit of another ARC for interview Qs for a tour first, though…But I love this idea and might jump on! :)

    • Happy early birthday, Bonnie! I don’t do a birthday book but that sounds like a fun tradition I should adopt. Sabriel has been on my list for a long time, too, though all of those sound really good.

  • Yay! This is a great idea. I’m sure you will get the 2 done! I will try to participate, making them Review books too! :)