Share your love for backlist books on social media with the weekly meme #backlistboost
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!
💫 Introducing BACKLIST BOOST 💫
I know I tend to focus on new releases & current reads, but there are MANY books I loved that I want to scream about!#backlistboost is a new social media initiative that encourages the bookish community to share those backlist books you love! pic.twitter.com/V6BceUXK7L
— Kal is a ⛈️ #Stormling (@kalventure) May 23, 2019
How to Participate
- Pick a book that was published prior to the current calendar year (so 2018 or older) that you want to scream about.
- Take a photo of said book if you want to do a visual.
- 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.
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I literally think about A SPARK OF WHITE FIRE by Sangu Mandanna at least once a week. I loved this story so much and cannot wait for the next book! This genre-bending retelling of the Mahabharata is full of fantastic worldbuilding and perfect if you love: 🌌 sentient spaceships 😇 capricious gods 👑 political intrigue . . . #backlistboost #bookstagram #booklovers
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!
Let’s go on another adventure together!