Tuesday, November 17, 2015

2016 New Release Challenge

The 2016 New Release Challenge is a year-long challenge in which we aim to read books released in 2016. I (Lexie @ Unconventional Book Reviews ) am lucky enough to have an awesome co-host for the New Release Challenge, Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My! is here to share both the fun and the burden. 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.
We 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 find even more 2016 releases.
The rules for the 2016 New Release Challenge are simple:
Books has 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:
1-15 books per year – New Release Newbie - my level
      How Willa Got Her Groove Back by Emily McKay
     You're Still The One by Robin Harris
     The Coupling by Cathrine Goldstein
16-30 books per year – New Release Pro
31-45 books per year – New Release Veteran
45+ books per year – New Release Enthusiast
To sign up, please link your sign-up post in the linky below, and also make sure you use the quarterly linky for your reviews, as that will be the way the giveaway winner will be chosen. You can choose if you want to do monthly or quarterly challenge updates on your blog, but you will have the possibility to link up each month with your reviews, and every quarter for the giveaway.


  1. Hi Bunnita, Thanks for signing up for the 2016 New Release Challenge :) Don't forget about the facebook group if you're interested in hanging out there as well.
    Good luck on reaching your goal!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  2. Hi Lexxie. Thanks I looking forward to starting the challenge

  3. Hi Bunnita, thanks for signing up! Can't wait to see what you read, there are some great books coming out next year! :)