Share your love for backlist books on social media with the weekly meme #backlistboost

Celebrate & boost your favorite backlist books with the #backlistboost weekly meme!

We all have those books that stay with you long after you’ve finished reading them. Some books are just special and touch us in magical ways that makes them impossible to shake (not like we want to forget them).

If you are anything like me, you might feel like a broken record when constantly screaming about This Mortal Coil, Ace of Shades, or other amazing books that I’ve read and boosted. For some reason I put pressure on myself to not repeat myself too much on social media, which is honestly silly considering the average time before a tweet goes stale is 20 minutes. I wanted to come up with something new to frame sharing those much loved books again so I could not feel guilty about screaming about the book some more. And thus #backlist boost was born!

How to Participate

  1. Pick a book that was published prior to the current calendar year (so 2018 or older) that you want to scream about.
  2. Take a photo of said book if you want to do a visual.
  3. On Fridays, share on your social media accounts (I will be tracking mostly on Twitter but will try to follow the hashtag on Instagram as well) with the hashtag #backlistboost.

That’s it! I envision #backlistboost to be a weekly gleeful shouting session on social media. My personal plan is to post a weekly book photo with a brief shout about the book and why I loved it and see what other books I am missing out on.

Some of the early responses that I’ve seen on Twitter have some really cool ideas that I didn’t think of, and I can’t wait to see how this evolves. Honestly if you want to go a step further and have this be a weekly blog post or a way for you to chip away at your backlist TBR I am all for it!

If you do wind up making a weekly post, all I ask is that you link back to this post so others can find out more information and join in.

Kal’s #backlistboost Archive

I am planning on keeping this post updated with my weekly photos because I’m extra.

What are your thoughts on this new weekly social media “meme”? Do you think you will join in and share some of your favorite books from years passed? I can’t wait to see what everyone boosts!


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Hi! I’m Kaleena: book lover, runner, wanderer, and philanthropist. Life is an adventurous gift: through the outdoors and books. I run Reader Voracious Blog, where I post spoiler-free book reviews of science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, and mystery & thriller.

38 thoughts on “Share your love for backlist books on social media with the weekly meme #backlistboost

  1. yassssss I shall join, I have been waiting for this moment since I started blogging honestly, I never really feel like I can join in shouting about new releases since I don’t really read ARCs at all and new releases get read when they’re then backlist books soooo ya backlist book dragon is here to shriek about this!

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  2. Reiterating again that I love this idea!

    BTW, I also fear repeating myself on social media – I tweet out my daily post twice a day, once in the morning, once in the afternoon. On the occasions I tweet the same link a third time, the back of my brain goes “Ooooo, now are you being annoying?” But the tweets disappear so fast into the void of the algorithm so……

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    1. Thank you so much, I am glad you do!

      I am honestly SO BAD about promoting my posts twice most of the time, lol. I am trying to be better about it this month though to see if it makes a difference and it hasn’t caused me to lose a bunch of followers so????

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  3. I’m definitely going to try and participate in this soon! This year I’ve been reading so many backlist books, and I definitely want to shout out some of the amazing ones I’ve read recently!

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  4. Thank you for creating what I need that I didn’t know I needed. I’m constantly doing “Books that changed my life” posts and really I just want to scream about books I read in middle school and high school that I need other people to also love!

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  5. Oh, cool idea!
    I have like 200+ books that were published before this year… just slowly making my way through them, but keep getting distracted shiny new stuff getting released now 😀

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    1. I really want to somehow keep myself dedicated to actually read the books I own, because it bums me out to think about how many of the books I haven’t read yet. New shiny releases are definitely a culprit, as well as re-reads I think. It doesn’t help that my memory sucks and I have to re-read before next-in-series releases!

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