2020 New Release Challenge Sign-up

Posted 17 November, 2019 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Challenges / 60 Comments

New Release Challenge 2020 - (un)Conventional Bookworms


2020 New Release Challenge

The 2020 New Release Challenge is a year-long challenge in which we aim to read books released in 2020.Β  Brandee and I are the sole hosts of the challenge, and we both hope many of you will sign up and participate!Β  There is one post on the top of our homepage for all review links for the year, where the link is open for books you read and review each quarter. I also want to say a big thank you to Michelle @ Limabean Designs for creating our beautiful logo!!

In 2019, I read 140 books that counted for the New Release Challenge, and I don’t see why this should be any different for 2020. This is just one reason why we want to continue with the New Release Challenge. We both always tend to do better when someone cheers for me, and we cheer for them. Also, trying to make sure we are held accountable both for the ARCs I receive and books we buy is important to us.

As always, I have already created a 2020 Release shelf on Goodreads, if you want to check it out to help you be inspired πŸ˜‰

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 2020 New Release Challenge are simple:

  • Books have to be released and reviewed in 2020.
  • 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 2020 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 2020, and sign-ups are open until September 1st 2020.
  • 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!
  • If you want to spread the love, please use #2020NewReleaseChallenge on Twitter πŸ˜‰

There are five levels Β in the 2020 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 link your sign-up post in the linky below, and also make sure you use the quarterly linky for your reviews. 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.

2020 New Release Challenge link-up:

We look forward to cheering you on for your new releases in 2020!

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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60 responses to “2020 New Release Challenge Sign-up

  1. Berls

    You know, in the past I haven’t signed up for this challenge because I have such a backlog of old books to read. But I think I want to balance that a bit more this year with new books. What better way than this challenge?! I think I’ll definitely be a new release newbie ☺️! I’m excited to give it a go!

  2. Thanks for hosting this one again in 2020. I always enjoy this challenge and will be part of it again in 2020 πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Ladies! This will be my first time participating in this challenge. I am really looking forward to this! πŸ™‚ I am having some trouble linking up. I get to adding my Thumbnail pic, and it has me close the window, and it does not let me submit. Can you please help me? Thank you! πŸ™‚ Christina/ The Blog for Teachers, Readers, and Life!

  4. Hello readers! I read so many great new releases last year and would love to join a challenge to keep up that motivation! I usually focus on my backlist so this is new and exciting! πŸ˜€

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