What’s the deal: This challenge is ALL about the audiobooks. Since I went into teaching I have a much longer commute and in 2019 about 60% of my reads were audio (70ish titles). If this year goes the same I could probably stretch for the 100 club (100+) level, but since I’ve lowered my overall reading goals for 2020 I’m going to start with the Binge Listener 20-30 books level, and maybe increase throughout the year.
What’s the deal: Deal with all those ARCs, whether backlist or upcoming. I’ll be trying to create a post like Destiny’s awesome one, but at the start of the year my stats are as follows:
- 50 overdue Netgalley
- 7 overdue Edelweiss
- 5 upcoming 2020 titles
- Netgalley ratio: 71%
What’s the deal: Beat the Backlist is all about catching up on all those 2019 and earlier releases, and #StartOnYourShelfathon is all about reading books you owned before 1/1/20, so these two go really nicely together. I’ll be trying to use the library for some 2019 and earlier releases I don’t own, so those will only count towards BTB but I currently have 113 books on my physical TBR that would work for both of these challenges.
What’s the deal: This is a slightly more complicated challenge, where the aim is to unlock the numbers 1-20 by reading sequels. To unlock #1 you read the first in a series, to unlock #2 you could read a #2 in a series or two #1, and so on. You can find all the details here if you’d like to know more.