New Release Challenge


The 2016 New Release Challenge is a year-long challenge in which we aim to read books released in 2016. The hosts for the New Release Challenge are Lexxie at Unconventional Book Views and Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My!

There will be monthly update posts that you can link too, 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.

We have also created a Facebook Group for the 2016 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 2016 releases.

The rules for the 2016 New Release Challenge are simple:

  • Books released and reviewed in 2016.
  • 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 2015 New Release Reading Challenge qualify to the first rule.
  • The minimum length for a book to qualify is 100 pages, it can be in any format though, physical, e-book, ARC or audiobook.
  • You don’t have to have a blog to participate as Goodreads, booklikes, etc will count as long as you link your reviews.
  • The New Book Release Challenge is open from January 1st through December 31st 2016, and sign-ups are open until February 15th 2016.

There are four levels in the New Release Challenge:

  1. 1-15 books per year – New Release Newbie
  2. 16-30 books per year – New Release Pro
  3. 31-45 books per year – New Release Veteran
  4. 45+ books per year – New Release Enthusiast


The new release challenge is a new challenge for me though I did read 36 new releases in 2015. I am challenging myself to read 31 – 45 new releases–New Release Veteran. I’m hoping to read more than 36 new releases.

New Releases Read–2016

  1. Dreaming Death by J. Kathleen Cheney
  2. The Big Brush-Off by Michael Murphy
  3. The Fine Art of Murder by Emily Barnes
  4. Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O’Connor
  5. Out of the Blues by Trudy Nan Boyce
  6. Shards of Murder by Cheryl Hollon
  7. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
  8. Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop
  9. A Muddied Murder by Wendy Tyson
  10. Silenced in the Surf by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley
  11. Skeleton Blues by Paul Johnston
  12. Reading Up a Storm by Eva Gates
  13. Arena by Holling Jennings
  14. ‘Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick
  15. Dying for a Taste by Leslie Karst
  16. A Front Page Affair by Radha Vatsal
  17. Admiral by Sean Danker
  18. A Useful Woman by Darcie Wilde
  19. Clouds in My Coffee by Julie Mulhern
  20. Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
  21. The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
  22. Missing, Presumed by Sally Steiner
  23. Borrowing Death by Cathy Pegau
  24. No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished by Rachel Aaron
  25. In the Land of Milk and Honey by Jane Jensen
  26. Stripped Bare by Shannon Baker
  27. Stalking Ground by Margaret Mizushima
  28. The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders



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