2015 New Release Challenge

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2015 New Release Challenge

The 2015 New Release Challenge is a year-long challenge in which we aim to read books released in 2015.  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 😉 We have decided that there will be giveaways and linkups all through the year, as well as some read-a-thons and twitter parties to keep us motivated.

In 2014, I read 150 ARCs, many of those were 2014 releases, but I also read quite a few of my favorite authors’ new releases, too, but there was no challenge to help cheer me on, make sure I wrote my reviews, and generally gave me a boost for continuing to read and review all the books I read. This is why I wanted a New Release Challenge, and I searched high and wide for one. After a while of google-fu, I found one, but it’s not exactly the way I wanted my challenge to be, however it is still inspired  by Olivia at Book Comet: 2015 New Releases Reading Challenge. And her challenge might be 100% the way you want a New Release Challenge to be.

The rules for the 2015 New Book Release Challenge are simple:

  • Books has to be read and reviewed in 2015, and the book has to be released in 2015
  • 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 2015 New Release Reading Challenge qualify.
  • The minimum length for a book to qualify is 130 pages, it can be in any format though, physical, e-book, ARC or audiobook.

There are four levels  in the New Book Release Challenge:

  1. 1-15 books per year – New Release Newbie
  2. 16-30 books per year – New Release Pro
  3. 31-45 books per year – New Release Veteran
  4. +45 books per year – New Release Enthusiast

To make the 2015 New Book Release Challenge both fun and motivating, there will be monthly giveaways, as well as some possible read-a-thons and twitter parties. To sign up, please link your sign-up post in the linky in my sign-up post, and also make sure you use the monthly linky for your reviews, as that will be the way the giveaway winner will be chosen.

Also, if you’re not sure where you can find out about new releases, I have a Goodreads 2015 Releases shelf to help you get started.

Here’s a list of books I have read for the 2015 New Release Challenge so far this year:

  1. Golden Son by Pierce Brown
  2. Never Never by Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher
  3. Hard Knocks by Lori Foster
  4. Flirting with Disaster by Victoria Dahl
  5. Three, Two, One by J. A. Huss
  6. Burned by Karen Marie Moning
  7. Soulprint by Megan Miranda
  8. Monday's Lie by Jamie Mason
  9. I Was Here by Gayle Forman
  10. The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott
  11. What a Lady Requires by Ashlyn MacNamara
  12. Riding Steele by Opal Carew
  13. This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak
  14. Winter's Wolf by Tara Lain
  15. Rock Hard by Nalini Singh
  16. Holding Strong by Lori Foster
  17. Confess by Colleen Hoover
  18. Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs
  19. Songs Unfinished by Holly Stratimore
  20. Total Surrender by Rebecca Zanetti
  21. Cursed by Fire by Jacquelyn Frank
  22. Three Hours by Dannika Dark
  23. Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos
  24. Made for You by Melissa Marr
  25. Cursed by Ice by Jacquelyn Frank
  26. Meet Me in the Dark by J. A. Huss
  27. Seduced by Helena Newbury
  28. None of the Above by I. W. Gregorio
  29. Coming Home by Annabel Kantaria
  30. Still the One by Jill Shalvis
  31. Uncovering Ray by Edie Danford
  32. The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North
  33. Conflicted by Helena Newbury
  34. With a Twist by Sawyer Bennett
  35. Can't Resist a Cowboy by Elizabeth Otto
  36. How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy by Vanessa Kelly
  37. Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry
  38. Becoming Rain by K. A. Tucker
  39. Zack by Sawyer Bennett
  40. Rogue by Julie Kagawa
  41. Protective Instinct by Katie Reus
  42. A SEAL's Pleasure by Tawny Weber
  43. Lawless in Leather by Melanie Scott
  44. Can't Always Get What You Want by Chelsey Krause
  45. Bad Ex Karma by Donna Cummings
  46. Paperweight by Meg Haston
  47. My Cowboy Promises by Z.A. Maxfield
  48. Wicked Ride by Rebecca Zanetti
  49. Wasted Lust by J. A. Huss
  50. A Buckhorn Summer by Lori Foster
  51. Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis
  52. Chasing River by K. A. Tucker
  53. Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine
  54. The Major's Faux Fiancee by Erica Ridley
  55. Sworn to Protect by Katie Reus
  56. Undertow by Michael Buckley
  57. The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent
  58. The Canterbury Sisters by Kim Wright
  59. The Leveller by Julia Durango
  60. Shades of Treason by Sandy Williams
  61. The Piano Man Project by Kat French
  62. Resonance by Erica O'Rourke
  63. The Veil by Chloe Neill
  64. Never Never Part 2 by Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher
  65. Everything You And I Could Have Been If We Weren't You And I by Albert Espinosa
  66. Trouble on Tap by Avery Flynn
  67. Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly by Patricia Briggs
  68. Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley
  69. Wicked Fall by Sawyer Bennett
  70. Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh
  71. In the Fast Lane by Audra North
  72. The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
  73. Tough Love by Lori Foster
  74. Forever Grace by Linda Poitevin
  75. The Devil Takes a Bride by Julia London
  76. Taking the Heat by Victoria Dahl
  77. The Secret Sister by Brenda Novak
  78. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
  79. Too Hot to Handle by Katie Rose
  80. The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis
  81. Two Minutes by Dannika Dark
  82. Knight of Ocean Avenue by Tara Lain
  83. The Royal We by Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
  84. The Drafter by Kim Harrison
  85. Ryker by Sawyer Bennett
  86. Texas Kissing by Helena Newbury
  87. Sexy by J. A. Huss
  88. Menagerie by Rachel Vincent
  89. Skewed by Anne McAneny
  90. Knave of Broken Hearts by Tara Lain
  91. A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
  92. The Heat of the Moment by Katie Rose
  93. Rules for Stealing Stars by Corey Ann Haydu
  94. Omega by Lizzy Ford
  95. Very in Pieces by Megan Frazer Blakemore
  96. Rock Redemption by Nalini Singh
  97. All I Want by Jill Shalvis
  98. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
  99. Until Death by Cynthia Eden
  100. Sinders and Ash by Tara Lain
  101. Archangel's Enigma by Nalini Singh
  102. The Queen by Tiffany Reisz
  103. A Winter Wedding by Brenda Novak
  104. Surviving Ice by K. A. Tucker
  105. Wrong by Jana Aston
  106. Walk Through Fire by Kristen Ashley
  107. The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
  108. Need by Joelle Charbonneau
  109. Friction by Sawyer Bennett
  110. Wicked Edge by Rebecca Zanetti
  111. Base Instincts by Larissa Ione
  112. November 9 by Colleen Hoover
  113. Mine by Stacey Kennedy
  114. Eighteen by J. A. Huss
  115. Controlled Burn by Shannon Stacey
  116. The Art of Sinning by Sabrina Jeffries
  117. Driven Snow by Tara Lain
  118. Anarchy Found by J. A. Huss
  119. Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
  120. If You Wrong Us by Dawn Klehr
  121. Shifting Gears by Audra North
  122. My Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis
  123. The Pirate's Tempting Stowaway by Erica Ridley
  124. Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
  125. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
  126. Heartbreaker's Bet by Donna Cummings
  127. Review: Happily Ever After – J.A Huss
  128. The Strongest Steel by Scarlett Cole
  129. Laid out by Sidney Halston
  130. The Bride Wore Denim by Lizbeth Selvig
  131. Poinsettia by Tiffany Reisz
  132. If the Viscount Falls by Sabrina Jeffries
  133. Anything For You by Kristan Higgins
  134. Harlot by Victoria Dahl
  135. Dirty English by Ilsa Madden-Mills
  136. How to Marry a Royal Highlander by Vanessa Kelly

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