2016 New Release Challenge Sign-up Post


I’ve been toying around with an idea for a reading challenge for next year. But since time is running out and I haven’t finalized my idea, I am going to hold off on that until next year.

I’ve been seeing this particular challenge floating around and I think I’m going to jump on board with it. However, my issue is I never know how many new releases I will read each year, so I plan on just aiming for New Release Pro or Veteran. So far, I have 17 books that will be released next year from Netgalley. So at the very least, I’ll achieve Pro. But we’ll see how things turn out.

Here’s the details you’ll need to know if you are interested in joining:

They have created a Facebook Group for the 2016 New Release Challenge. This gives you 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. 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.


  • 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!


  • 1-15 books per year – New Release Newbie
  • 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 on the linky, which you can find here, 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.

If you’re able to, you can use the hashtag #2016NewReleaseChallenge when you post your reviews on Twitter and it will help them find your post the day it goes up! I can’t wait to get started and I look forward to seeing what everyone else is going to be reading next year!


About Kristine

As an aspiring author, avid bookworm, fitness fanatic and dedicated mother, there just aren't enough hours in the day. I write or post about things I'm passionate about and spend my time trying to make the most of every day. Life may be a tough journey, but I have my ruby red slippers and am content on skipping along this yellow brick road until the end of the line.

2 comments on “2016 New Release Challenge Sign-up Post

  1. Welcome to the New Release Challenge! I’m so happy you decided to sign up for next year 🙂 I hope you’ll enjoy interacting with all of us, and that you’ll help us find even more 2016 books to add to our shelves.

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