2017 New Release Challenge Sign-up

Posted 1 December, 2016 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Challenges / 65 Comments

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2017 New Release Challenge

The 2017 New Release Challenge is a year-long challenge in which we aim to read books released in 2017.  I 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. And of course, you can always add your reviews to the linky in this post.

In 2016, so far, I have read 97 books read that were released this year, and I don’t see why this should be any different next year. This is why I wanted a New Release Challenge, I always tend to do better when someone cheers for me, and I cheer for them. Also, trying to make sure I am held accountable both for the ARCs I receive and books I buy is important to me. As soon as I decided to actually host a challenge, I contacted Stormi, who was also happy to host a year-long challenge, and now, we’ll have each other’s backs!

We 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 new releases. We will use the same group for the 2017 New Release Challenge, as it is a nice place to hang out.

The rules for the 2017 New Release Challenge are simple:

  • Books have to be released and reviewed in 2017.
  • 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 2017 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 2017, and sign-ups are open until February 15th 2017.
  • 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 five levels  in the New Release Challenge:

  1. 1-30 books per year – New Release Newbie
  2. 31-60 books per year – New Release Pro
  3. 61-100 books per year – New Release Veteran
  4. 101-200 books per year – New Release Enthusiast
  5. 200+ books per year – New Release Obsessed

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, the review link-ups is what will be used for the quarterly giveaways using random.org


It would be great if you used the hashtag #2017NewReleaseChallenge when you tweet about it, and post a review, so that it is easier to find your review on the day you post it 🙂

Also, if you’re not sure where you can find out about new releases, I have a Goodreads 2017 Releases shelf to help you get started, and here’s a screenshot of some of the books I’ve added to it:

2017 New Release Challenge shelf

Thanks for participating 🙂 I look forward to seeing your progress!

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Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

About Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Lexxie is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

65 responses to “2017 New Release Challenge Sign-up

  1. Yay! I am so happy you’re hosting this again! I think I’ve read about 63 new releases this year, so that’s more than half of the books I read this year were new releases. Just have to write my sign-up post, but I’ll definitely will be joining again next year. I only now realized I totally forgot to link up my reviews this year. Let’s hope I’ll do better with that next year.

  2. I like the new levels! I’ll get signed up and create my post. I think I’ll still aim lower since I want to read more books I own than new releases…but you know how well that’s worked out for me the past two years. 😉
    Miss you and love you, wifey! *BIG HUGS*

    • I’m glad the new levels are appealing, Brandee! We really needed to challenge some of the participants a little more than before 🙂
      Yeah, I know all about *wanting* to read more of our own books than new releases… I already have over 30 ARCs for books that will be released next year, though, so I better make sure I’ll keep on top of new releases as well! {{{BIG HUGS}}}

  3. My first time and I’m starting at level two since I also have the goal to clean out older books and review arcs, too. I linked to my GoodReads page, but I’ll also do monthly updates on our blog through our The Monthly Book Report post.

    Thanks for putting together the challenge, Lexxie and Stormi.

  4. Hi, I’ve created my sign-up post for the 2017 challenge, but it doesn’t publish until noon today. I’ll come back and link-up then. I’ve always been a little … wistful that other readers seem to know about new releases before I do, so I’m hoping to change that this year!

  5. I’m up for the challenge again! This time I’ll be better at linking my reviews and doing an update lol. Thanks for hosting again!!

  6. So, I finally found the time to write my sign-up post and put it online! Looking forward to next years challenge and to see what new releases are gonna show up here. Happy reading to us all 🙂

    Best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

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