I am planning on reading books like I do every year. The only difference might be, that I probably won´t be reading as many new releases as I have during the past years. Not all my book requests get granted and not all new releases I want to read are available at my local library. And buying every book I want is not always an option. But reading is the key, and as long as the challenge is fun to do, I am in. So, again, I am aiming for the New Release Newbie and see how things will go from there. And, yes, I am curious how 2022 will turn out concerning my reading plans.

But I don´t want to miss the fun this challenge hosted by Lexxie & Brandee at (un)Conventional Bookworms provides and with that I am signing up for the next year. I don´t know if I will reach my goal of at least 30 new releases with the knowledge that I might not reach my set goal for 2022. But hey, it is a challenge supposed to be fun for everyone who participates – and that is what counts, right?

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 2022. And I will be reading some English books, too. And the ones I will use for this challenge are of course released in 2022. As you might have already guessed, the 2022 New Release Challenge is a year-long challenge in which we aim to read books released in 2022. 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 …


-Books have to be released and reviewed in 2022.

-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 2022 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, 2022 and sign-ups are open until September 1st, 2022.

-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 #2022NewReleaseChallenge on Twitter


1 1-30 books per year – New Release Newbie - my goal again
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

Happy reading & good luck


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