Wrapping Up The Backlist Reader Challenge 2017

January 11, 2018 Challenges 0


The Backlist Reader Challenge is over for 2017!

So how did we do as a group?

32 people signed up for the challenge in 2017. That’s more than I was expecting, which was exciting! People continued to sign up throughout the year. The challenge is now over, and the review linky is closed.

251 reviews were posted, which is fantastic! Averaged out, that’s almost 8 backlist books from each person’s TBR list. Well done, everyone! Of course, some of us (*cough* ME *cough cough*) read a lot of books for the challenge that we didn’t get around to reviewing, so the total number of books collectively read by all the participants is actually higher. And I’m sure some of us read and reviewed more books than others… but even if you only read one older book read and off your TBR list, that’s still an accomplishment!

And now the moment you’ve been waiting for! (drumroll, please)…

The random winner of the Backlist Reader Challenge giveaway is Cilla of ‘Paved with Books’.

Congratulations, Cilla! A random number generator picked review #91 as the winner—which is Cilla’s review of The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. Cilla, I’ll email you privately about how to claim your prize.


I hope you’ll all join me for The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018

The rules are basically the same as last year. This year, I’ll be giving away a $15 Amazon gift certificate (or Book Depository book for the equivalent amount) to a randomly-selected reviewer, so make sure you write and link up your reviews!  The sign-up linky is live—and there are already a few reviews up on the review links page!


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