Join the New Release Challenge for 2019

2019 New Release Challenge Sign-up

2019 New Release Challenge logo - (un)Conventional Bookworms

About the 2019 New Release Challenge

The 2019 New Release Challenge is a year-long challenge in which the hosts aim to read books released in 2019.  Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms and Brandee are the sole hosts of the challenge, and they are happy to have as many people to sign up and participate! There is one post on the top of their homepage for all review links for the year, where the link will be open for books you read and review each quarter. (They also wanted to say a big thank you to Michelle @ Limabean Designs for creating their beautiful logo!!)

As for me, I didn’t know about the 2018 challenge, but when the new year comes in, I hope to have read at least 27 books released over the past year! I already have ARCs for six books being released in 2019 for this challenge. They are:

Brides in the Sky: Stories and a Novella   The Chef's Secret: A Novel  Woman 99  The Printed Letter Bookshop  The Beautiful Strangers   Old Baggage

There is a Facebook Group for the 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. For those of you who have already participated, it’s the same group as before.

The rules for the 2019 New Release Challenge are simple:

  • If you want to spread the love, please use #2019NewReleaseChallenge on Twitter
  • Books have to be released and reviewed in 2019.
  • 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 2019 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 Release Challenge is open from January 1st through December 31st 2019, and sign-ups are open until September 1st 2019.
  • 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 2019 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 go to Lexxie’s page here, and link your sign-up post in the linky provided, 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 quarter with your reviews.

2 thoughts on “Join the New Release Challenge for 2019

  1. Thanks, Davida for tipping my hat towards this challenge! I want to participate for two reasons: between the books I receive for review & the ones I’m earmarking to either borrow from my libraries and/or request for purchase next year, this is wickedly right up my readerly alley! It also fits in well with the challenges I’m already participating in and can’t wait to be a fellow reader whose celebrating the #newreads of New Year!! Cheerfully, Jorie

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