2016 New Release Challenge - Sign-Up Post

Friday, January 15, 2016

I first read about this challenge at Lexxie´s (un)Conventional BookViews and after I made my way through her post (no, it´s not that long!) and realized that she´d be one of the hosts, the other will be Stormy @Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!, I thought it sounds fun and that I could sign-up for it (which I am doing with this post now). `Cause what could possible go wrong?

Right - nothing! I am planning on reading books like I do every year, so why should this year be any different, and among my list are quite a few new releases - like every year. Ergo, I bring all the requirements for this challenge.

So for the very first time I will participate in a challenge with my new blog *yay*.

There is only one thing I wanna add (to avoid any misunderstandings). I handle this blog and my reviews in English, but the books I read are mostly German books, which means - for this challenge - that the German translation is published this year.

But enough of me.

To get you into the picture, here are now some facts about this challenge, so that you know what you´re signing up for - in case you wanna join the club like me *smile*

The 2016 New Release Challenge is a year-long challenge in which we aim to read books released in 2016. Lexxie @(un)ConventionalBookViews will host this challenge together with Stormi @Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!.

There will be monthly update posts, and each quarter - the end of March, end of June, end of September and in December, there will be a giveaway with the update as well.

Lexxie and Stormi have also created a Facebook Group for the 2016 New Release Challenge, to have a place where we can keep up with each other, cheer each other on, and get to know each other better. It is also a place where we can help each other to find even more 2016 releases.

The rules for the 2016 New Release Challenge are simple
  • Books have to be released and reviewed in 2016. 
  • Other challenges can be used as well, if you are participating in the Netgalley / Edelweiss challenge or in the COYER challenge, books can count towards more than one challenge, as long as the ones you use for the 2016 New Release Reading Challenge qualify to the other rules. 
  • The minimum length for a book to qualify is 100 pages, it can be in any format though, physical, e-book, ARC or audiobook. 
  • The New Book Release Challenge is open from January 1st through December 31st 2016, and sign-ups are open until February 15th 2016. 
  • You don´t have to be a blogger to participate, you can link to your review on Goodreads or Booklikes instead - so don´t be shy! 

There are four levels in the New Release Challenge

1. 1-15 books per year - New Release Newbie - my goal = achieved
2. 16-30 books per year - New Release Pro
3. 31-45 books per year - New Release Veteran - NEW goal set 24.09.16 = achieved
4. 45+ books per year - New Release Enthusiast - with 48 posted reviews I have ACHIEVED IT! *happy dance*

To sign up, please link your sign-up post in the linky on (un)Conventional BookViews, and there you´ll find some more details too ...

Read & posted so far (24.09.16) for this challenge:

1- Reign of Shadows
2- The Obsession
3- Just One Day
4- The Charm Bracelet
5- Anima
6- Command Me
7- Enchanted August
8- Just One Year
9- Those Girls
10- Maybe Someday
11- Lady Midnight - The Dark Artifices
12- Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls
13- Rogue
14- The Longest Holiday
15- Cream of the Crop
16- Things We know by Heart
17- All Is Not Forgotten
18- Knights of the Borrowed Dark
19- Conquer Me
20- Unrivaled
21- The Raven King
22- The Wrath and the Dawn
23- The Last One
24- The Glittering Court
25- The Believer
26- Wonderland
27- Erika Mustermann
28- Ein einziges Geheimnis
29- The Cinderella Murder
30- These Broken Stars
31- Bay of Sighs
32- Traveler
33- Christmas Ever After
34- Crown Me
35- The Goblin Emperor
36- Race The Darkness
37- Golden Son
38- Glass Sword
39- Flawed
40- Playing With Fire
41- All You Need Is Love
42- The Christmas Promise
43- Trouble Walks In
44- Babylon
45- Bound By Flames
46- Hunt The Dawn
47- Helix-Sie werden uns ersetzen
48- Crown of Three The Lost Realm

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I am Vi, forty-something, avid reader, blogger and painter who loves to talk and write about books. A day without one in my hands is a wasted one. Skilled florist with a degree in writing - oh yes, that works.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy you've decided to join us, Vi! It's great to have other people to help us find those new releases, and it's also fun to hang out in the Facebook group to cheer each other on :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews


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