2016 New Release Challenge Wrap-Up Post

Posted 1 January, 2017 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Challenges / 18 Comments

New Release Challenge 2016 - (un)Conventional Bookviews

Another year is over, and so, it’s time to wrap up the 2016 New Release Challenge, choose some giveaway winners, say goodbye to the old year, and hello to the new ๐Ÿ™‚

2016 New Release Challenge Wrap-Up

The 2016 New Release Challenge was a big success, as we were many people participating, and with a total of 687 reviews linked up by participants! (645 at the end of 3rd quarter) It’s been fun to see the variety of books that have been read, and equally interesting to see the ones that have been read by multiple participants. The Facebook Group has been present all through the year, but maybe not as active as it could be – if you have any ideas about how to make it more active, I’m all ears!

I read and reviewed ย new releases in 2016, and I’m happy to have made my goal, even with how busy I have been this year. I hope you’re happy with your progress and overall achievement when it comes to reading new releases this year! Here’s a list with links to my reviews :

  1. The Fractured Heart by Scarlett Cole
  2. The Heat Is On by Katie Rose
  3. Review: Firsts โ€“ Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
  4. Wicked Lust by Sawyer Bennett
  5. This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
  6. Tackling the Tight End by Tara Lain
  7. What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross
  8. Unconventional by Avery Aster
  9. Passenger 19 by Ward Larsen
  10. Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti
  11. Morning Star by Pierce Brown
  12. Fighting Dirty by Lori Foster
  13. Now and Then by Mira Lyn Kelly
  14. A Fighting Chance by Shannon Stacey
  15. Firstlife by Gena Showalter
  16. Hawke by Sawyer Bennett
  17. Highland Awakening by Jennifer Haymore
  18. Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis
  19. Rock by J. A. Huss
  20. Fully Ignited by Shannon Stacey
  21. A Girl’s Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber
  22. Someone Else’s Love Letter by Deborah Blumenthal
  23. Review: Thirty Nights with a Dirty Boy: Part 1 โ€“ Shiloh Walker
  24. Just Fall by Nina Sadowsky
  25. To Lure a Proper Lady by Ashlyn MacNamara
  26. The Confessions by Tiffany Reisz
  27. Waylaid by Kim Harrison
  28. In Her Eyes by Wesley Banks
  29. What We Find by Robyn Carr
  30. Right by Jana Aston
  31. One Second by Dannika Dark
  32. The Year We Turned Forty by Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke
  33. A SEAL’s Touch by Tawny Weber
  34. Falling for His Duchess by Donna Cummings
  35. Prince of the Playhouse by Tara Lain
  36. Mr. Perfect by J. A. Huss
  37. A Walk in the Sun by Michelle Zink
  38. Relativity by Antonia Hayes
  39. Wicked Need by Sawyer Bennett
  40. Golden Dancer by Tara Lain
  41. Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
  42. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
  43. Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett
  44. The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
  45. Dream Magic by Michelle Mankin
  46. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
  47. Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
  48. Beauty Inc. by Tara Lain
  49. Only You by Denise Grover Swank
  50. The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  51. The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz
  52. Mr Romantic by J. A. Huss
  53. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  54. Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh
  55. Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis
  56. The Purest Hook by Scarlett Cole
  57. Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood
  58. Don’t Tempt Me by Lori Foster
  59. Anything You Want by Geoff Herbach
  60. Leave Me by Gayle Forman
  61. Rock Wedding by Nalini Singh
  62. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
  63. Something Nice by Tiffany Reisz
  64. Lessons in Pleasure by Victoria Dahl
  65. Made for Sin by Stacia Kane
  66. Mr. Corporate by J. A. Huss
  67. Sugar Rush by Sawyer Bennett
  68. The Secrets She Kept by Brenda Novak
  69. Secrets at Midnight by Nalini Singh
  70. Destined for a King by Ashlyn MacNamara
  71. Shadow Falling by Rebecca Zanetti
  72. Swear on This Life by Renรฉe Carlino
  73. Jackson’s Trust by Violet Duke
  74. Her Darkest Nightmare by Brenda Novak
  75. Her Halloween Treat by Tiffany Reisz
  76. Panther’s Claim by Eve Langlais
  77. Sugar Free by Sawyer Bennett
  78. The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis
  79. Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews
  80. Her Naughty Holiday by Tiffany Reisz
  81. Tempting Tempo by Michelle Mankin
  82. Mr. Mysterious by J. A. Huss
  83. One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards
  84. Rebellious by Gillian Archer
  85. The Girl in the Well is Me by Karen Rivers
  86. Ruthless by Gillian Archer

The Final way to win a giftcard for the 2016 New Release Challenge is simply by linking up to your wrap-up post, and random.org will take care of the rest. The linky is open until January 20th, to make sure everyone has time to do their wrap-up post and also link to it before it’s too late.


Thank you so much for your participation! The sign-up for the 2017 New Release Challenge is open and will be so until February 15th, 2017.

Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda 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.

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18 responses to “2016 New Release Challenge Wrap-Up Post

  1. Good morning! I hope I linked up my Wrap-Up in the right post. Thanks a lot to you and Stormi for doing such a great job – I had really fun and am looking forward to the next 2017 New Release Challenge ๐Ÿ™‚

    Best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

  2. I more than made my goal for this challenge and I am joining again in 2017, one of the few reading challenges I am joining in 2017 as I enjoy this one. I read 70 new releases in 2016, and my goal was 31-45, so i about doubled that. Thanks again for hosting this challenge!

    I would love to see the facebook group get a bit more active as I like groups for challenges. It’s fun to hear how others are doing. Maybe do a question every few weeks about what people are currently reading or how many new releases they have read so far or link to their favorite one so we can check out other people their reviews. Or the best new release so far? Or the first 2017 new release they are reading? That sort of thing. maybe post some reminders about linking up reviews. I know I am really bad at remembering that. Although I did link up my reviews of Q4, yay!

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    • You did really well, Lola! Congrats!
      Thanks for letting us know you’d like more action in the FB group. Stormi and I will need to chat about how to do this… We can do weekly updates on Mondays, maybe, as well as favorite quotes on one day, we shall see.
      Good luck for 2017!

  3. Is it okay that my wrap-up post is in my Sunday Post? If not, I can do a separate one. Great job on your challenge, wifey! I did hit my goal as well…actually I waaay surpassed it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But what I didn’t do so well with was linking my reviews. Is the linky still open? Does it matter at this point?!? *hahaha* I’m signed up for the 2017 New Release Challenge. In fact, I created the shelf on GR yesterday. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Happy New Year, lovely!! *LOVE & BIG HUGS*

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    • You can do your wrap-up post with your Sunday post, or for all your challenges in one, or any other way you’d like, wifey ๐Ÿ™‚ The linky for the last quarter should still be open, but not the earlier ones.
      You are so organised these days! Spreadsheets for your ARCs, shelves on GR ๐Ÿ˜‰ Well done, my dear! Love you and miss you! {{{BIG HUGS}}}

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