2017 New Release Challenge: sign-up post

December 23, 2016 Challenges 18

New Release Challenge 2017

The Challenge

The 2017 New Release Challenge is hosted by Lexxie at Unconventional Book Views and Stormi at Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My.

I am going to take it slow with reading challenges in 2017 and have decided that this one and Coyer will most likely be the only ones I am joining. Last year about half of the book I read were new releases and I enjoy participating in this challenge so I am joining again this year!

You can read the full rules for this challenge on Lexxie or Stormi their blog. It’s a yearlong challenge and books have to be at least 100 pages to count.


I am setting my goal at 31-60 books per year – New Release Pro. I read about 65 new releases so far this year, so I am confident I can read about the same amount next year. So I think reading 50-60 new releases next year should be doable, if I can read more that would be great, but I am setting my goal on a doable level.

Which reading challenges are you joining next year? Anyone else joining this challenge?

18 Responses to “2017 New Release Challenge: sign-up post”

  1. Sophia Rose

    I joined this one for the first time so I’ll be challenging right there with you for the Pro level. We can cheer each other on.

    I sent my post with the list of my challenges over to Shari just today so you can see what I signed up for then. I was not frugal and went for a bunch of them. Haha!
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    • Lola

      Yay I am glad to hear we will be challenge buddies for this one. And what a fun coincidence we’re going for the same goal level too. I hope we’ll both reach our goal!

  2. Anna

    Oh, that’s a great challenge!
    I am doing a Historical Romance Challenge, Flights of Fantasy, and a Contemporary Romance Challenge. πŸ™‚

    • Lola

      Same here, I get a lot of new releases though netgalley, review copies and ARC teams. I tried to focus on reading older books, but it seems easier to keep up to date with the new books and I enjoy reading them. So i decided to just embrace that and go for this challenge.
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  3. Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures

    I signed up for this challenge and am doing the New Release Newbie. This will be my first time participating in this challenge. It should be fun and I picked up a bunch of new releases last year, so I’m good.

    I’m also sign up for 2017 Library Love Challenge, 2017 New To Me Challenge, 2017 Pick Your Genre, & 2017 Blogger Shame Challenge. I love that all of these will crossovers in one way or another.
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    • Lola

      Glad to hear you’re participating in this one as well! Ad I hope you reach your goal. I joined the pick your genre and blogger shame challenges this year. They were fun, although I did better with the genre challenge.

      • Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures

        I’ve never don the blogger shame, but informally I picked up some NetGalley books and have yet to read them and they are all over 4months =/ (hangs head). Hope to nock them off at the beginning of the year and hopeful I’ll not get behind on review books. I picked up a bunch of new releases, so I excited to do the 2017 New Release Challenge.
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        • Lola

          I still have some review books I got months if not years ago, but I seem to have a hard time getting to them. I just try and get to them whenever I feel like and focus on reading what I want (often the new releases) first.

  4. RO

    This is a great challenge, and one I need to commit to because my reading this year totally sucked! But like a New Year’s resolution, I know I will hopelessly fail. (lol) But it’s great to know that I can find out about a ton of new authors and titles by hanging out with you, Lexxi and Stormi. Hugs…RO

    • Lola

      Lexxie does even better than me with this challenge, she really reads a lot of new releases each year. I find that it’s easier for me to focus on new books I get and new releases, so that’s what i am hoping to keep up next year too.

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