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"So it goes."

Ella Mc's book blog. Brand new 2018 - Only books read after 1st January 2018

Currently reading

The Witches of Eastwick
John Updike
Progress: 100/307 pages

Beat the Backlist! AKA, that darned TBR pile keeps growing



I have to note this somewhere, so here's a good place.


I've managed to be realistic about some books on my huge TBR list over at GR, but it's not getting smaller b/c new books keep coming out. Also I'm way behind on actually reviewing books I've read, so I hereby am getting serious!


I've made a spreadsheet with the help of another lovely bookworm, and I joined a "beat the backlist" challenge. The goal is to read books published pre-2018, which won't be hard since I never got to 2016's books.


**ORIGINAL GOAL: My current goal is going to be 35, and if I hit that, I'll update to a larger number.

**UPDATED FEBRUARY 22 2018 -- I overshot 35 before today, so my new goal is a more realistic 100, and I'll only update if I hit 100 before June or July. 


I'll be adding a shelf here & keeping track here, since my goal is to keep booklikes realistic, usable & not just a huge pile of unruly books that sounded good at some point. The tag will simply be "backlist".


My Most Complete Backlist Books challenge is on Goodreads where the group has made its home: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3181491-ella?shelf=beat-backlist-chall

(the shelf is called "beat-backlist-chall")  



I've also been collecting TBR advice, so may as well list it here:


And as soon as I fix my computer, I have 5 reviews to complete & some good books to discuss. That's all. Now my link is made. Ta-da!