I am signing- up for this challenge again and hope that it´ll be as much fun to do as the last two years were. This year I am planning on reading books like I do every year so the next year won´t be any different from this current one. The only exception could be, that I might not read as many new releases, as I have been reading the past years. But I don´t think that that will change the fun and with that in mind, I am looking forward to going in again and see how it will turn out.

The challenge will be hosted by Lexxie at (un)Conventional Bookviews.

Some things in my reading life have changed and since I can´t evaluate how the coming year will turn out for me when it comes to receiving or buying new releases, I rather keep it low key this time and only plan on reaching the first level. Despite that, I still will be reading and reviewing.

There is only one thing I want to add (to avoid any misunderstandings). I handle this blog and my reviews in English, but the books I read are mostly German books, which means – for this challenge – that the German translation is published in 2018. And I will be reading some English books, too. And the ones I will use for this challenge are of course released in 2018.

With that cleared, here some rules about this challenge. Not working without them and so that you know what you´re signing up for – in case you want to join the club *smile*

The 2018 New Release Challenge is a year-long challenge in which we aim to read books released in 2018. Lexxie at (un)Conventional Bookviews will host this challenge. 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.

There is also a Facebook Group, to have a place where we can keep up with each other, cheer each other on, ask questions, and get to know each other better. It is also a place where we can help each other to find even more new releases. So, make sure to step in and have some fun along the way …

The Rules For The 2018 New Release Challenge Are Simple

  • Books have to be released and reviewed in 2018.
  • 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 2018 New Release 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 2018, and sign-ups are open until September 1st 2018.
  • 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 New Release Challenge
  1.  1-30 books per year – New Release Newbie - my goal
  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 on (un)Conventional Bookviews, and there you´ll find some more details too …

Happy reading



  1. Good luck with the challenge next year! Thanks for joining again, Vi :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. Thank you. No need to thank me, Lexxie. This challenge is fun and fun is something I need. Thanks for stopping by.


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