The year is nearing to an end, and with that it’s time to think about new 2023 reading challenges. Since I always seem to be having a huge pile of pending backlist titles no matter how much I read, I’m always looking for a way to make myself free more time to finally read them. I loved participating in the last six Beat The Backlist yearly challenges, so of course I had to sign up straight away for the 2023 edition.

This challenge is hosted by Austine Decker and in 2023 will be all about reading for the fifth year in a row… No extra complications or extra points for reviews, just getting those backlist titles read and earning brownie points for that. This challenge is all about reading all those poor neglected books on your shelves instead of just new releases. We all love our new releases, but those older books deserve our attention too right? 😉 Books have to be published before 2023 to count, and you can set your own goals as you see fit.

I’m not making a TBR since there are still almost two weeks left before 2023 begins and I’m not sure what I will end up reading before then. But I have established myself a goal:

I’ve decided to set my goal at a total of 80 books published before 2023 next year, with at least 30 of them published 2020 or before.

And of course, I will also be joining the 52-prompt Beat The Backlist Bingo challenge, because I like to torture myself. xD

I’m excited to be joining this year-long challenge again. Anyone else signing up?

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