Today I am going to discuss Backlist Reads or Backlist Books. I’m sure everyone by now is familiar with backlist books and has heard of the Beat the Backlist Challenge. Backlist books are books that you want to read that have already been published that you still haven’t read. Books published before this year 2021 count as backlist books. Now, I don’t see backlist books as ONLY books that you own. I feel like backlist books can be borrowed from the library, and if you know me, I love borrowing books from the library because it is a great resource. I did some math, I have 58 backlist books that I own, and to be completely honest, is decent, in my opinion. I have 23 physical backlist books and 35 backlist eBooks, and if you have read this post, you know that one of my goals is to read more backlist books.
What do you think? Do you count library books as backlist books too?
I absolutely agree with you. It doesn’t matter where you get the book from it’s still a backlist book.
Exactly, but there’s always those book snobs who will say backlist books are only the books you own and haven’t read yet.
True there are always bookish snobs no matter particular thing you are talking about. It unfortunately unavoidable.