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Beat the Backlist 2019 and other reading goals: 11/29/18
A year ago I wrote down my reading goals and signed up for this year's Beat the Backlist challenge. While I didn't participate in a lot of the social aspects, I did enjoy the reading part.
This year the reviewing aspect of the challenge is not longer that of the challenge. The reading is still there.
The goal is to read as many backlist books between January 1 and December 31, 2019 as possible. Especially if they are ones already sitting on your TBR pile.
A year ago my reading goals were to:
For the challenge, the bullet point didn't qualify and won't qualify again. Nonetheless, reading current is part of my personal goal for this blog.
Although there is one month left, I have pretty much completed my goals. My other goal of working through my backlist of old reviews. As the 2019 challenge doesn't address reviews, I'll make a different post about that aspect of the blog
My goals for 2019 are remarkably the same as 2018:
But there is one change. In January I plan to dedicate the majority of my reading to all 2018 books I've purchased but have missed reading.
For a total of 360 books. Of those, more than half should be diverse (written by authors from different countries, authors of color, Native/First Nations authors, queer, disabled). That would be 181 books, minimum.
For this challenge, I'll post what I read by what category they were primarily read for.
Books read in 2019. Books with a * are newly published and don't count for the Beat the Backlist challenge
Published in 2019
Comic books / graphic novels
Road narrative books
For the ones that actually qualify for the challenge, I'll tag on Goodreads on a Beat the Backlist 2019 shelf.