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

(Last Updated On: June 19, 2019)

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 make 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 past? I can’t wait to see what everyone boosts!

spacer_wLet’s go on another adventure together!


  1. Clo @ Book Dragons

    May 24, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    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!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 5, 2019 at 11:02 PM

      YES QUEEN, I am so excited to have you joining in! Especially because this is like your wheelhouse. I am excited to see all the books that you boost and screech about, Clo!

      1. Clo @ Book Dragons

        June 6, 2019 at 12:07 AM

        phahaha backlist books are my loves, which reminds me I’m gonna create a spread for the backlist books I wanna shout out xD

  2. Katie Jane Gallagher

    May 24, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Ooh, this sounds like so much fun! Sooooo many books that I love are older books, not the newest releases.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 5, 2019 at 11:04 PM

      I am the same way, I have so many books that I’ve loved for a long time but feel like I don’t have a lot of room to screech about them more regularly. I am excited to change that though haha

  3. Destiny @ Howling Libraries

    May 24, 2019 at 10:06 PM

    I LOVE this idea and can’t wait to join in!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 5, 2019 at 11:04 PM

      YESSSSS!!! I am excited to have you joining in, Destiny!

  4. jamsu

    May 25, 2019 at 3:29 AM

    I might join next week! I don’t read a lot of books released in 2019 so I have a lot of books to talk about.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 5, 2019 at 11:05 PM

      I would love to have you join in, Jamsu!

  5. maxinesobsessions

    May 25, 2019 at 4:52 AM

    What a great idea, I’m in.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 5, 2019 at 11:05 PM

      Awesome, excited to see all the books that you boost!

  6. Meaghan @ Words Gremlin

    May 25, 2019 at 8:45 AM

    Oooh this is a great idea! I’ll definitely try to participate!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 5, 2019 at 11:12 PM

      YAY, I would love to have you join in love!

  7. Sophie @ Me and Ink

    May 25, 2019 at 9:06 AM

    This is a lovely idea and there are so many good blacklisted books that I love!! Can’t wait to see this on social media and hopefully I will get to participate!! 😊

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 5, 2019 at 11:13 PM

      Yayyy! Join in on the fun and use the #backlistboost hashtag; I can’t wait to see the books you choose!

  8. Realms of My Mind

    May 25, 2019 at 9:11 AM

    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……

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 5, 2019 at 11:14 PM

      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????

  9. Victoria

    May 25, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    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!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 5, 2019 at 11:15 PM

      Yes, I definitely can’t wait to see you join in and shout about some of your favorite backlist books!

  10. Taasia @ Librae Paints Pages

    May 25, 2019 at 9:59 AM

    This is such a lovely idea, Kal and such an important thing to talk about! I’ll try to participate on my Twitter while I can, can’t wait to see other people’s posts! Happiest of reading 💖

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 5, 2019 at 11:15 PM

      Thank you so much, Taasia! I am glad you like the idea and can’t wait to see your posts on Twitter!!!

  11. motifink

    May 26, 2019 at 7:13 AM

    Such a dope idea! I may try to get in on this.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 5, 2019 at 11:18 PM

      Thank you, and looking forward to having you participate!

  12. Aki @ The Bibliophile District

    May 26, 2019 at 9:03 AM

    i’m in (i might do a weekly post in my blog but it still depends)!!! i don’t wanna miss the chance to boost and shout my overflowing love for my fave backlist books. what a great idea, kal! ♡

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 5, 2019 at 11:21 PM

      do a post, scream on social media, send out smoke signals! feel free to boost however you want, and I look forward to see the books you decide to scream about!

  13. Emma

    May 26, 2019 at 9:21 AM

    oooh this is such an awesome idea! 🙂

  14. BrigidDowney

    May 26, 2019 at 7:59 PM

    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!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 7, 2019 at 10:48 AM

      YAY and I am looking forward to having you join us in boosting those backlist books that you love!

  15. northernplunder

    May 27, 2019 at 8:32 AM

    i love this idea so much and definitely want to remember to take part. thank you for creating something to celebrate other authors! 🙂

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 7, 2019 at 11:30 AM

      I am so glad you like this and I look forward to having your participate when you remember!

  16. Arya D. @Arya's Fangirl Lexicon

    May 28, 2019 at 12:51 PM

    What a great idea! I’m horrible at reading new releases most of my reads are backlist so I excited to get the chance to share them more!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 8, 2019 at 11:38 AM

      Thank you so much, and I hope to see you joining in!

  17. Norrie

    May 31, 2019 at 12:11 AM

    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 😀

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      June 9, 2019 at 9:14 PM

      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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