2020 New Release Challenge Sign Up

Posted November 23, 2019 by Berls in Challenges and Readathons / 7 Comments

2020 New Release Challenge

I haven’t been participating in many year long challenges the past few years… I’ve not really even participated in my own honestly. But when I was reading the post over at Unconventional Bookworms for the 2020 New Release Challenge, I decided that this is one that fits my goals for next year. As much as I want to make progress with my backlog of books, I also want to do better keeping up with what’s new and fresh. So I’ve decided to join them this year.

The Rules

I’m just copying this straight from their sign-up post

  • 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 😉

There are five levels  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


Seeing as I haven’t read many new-releases the past few years, I’m going to go really simple and shoot for New Release Newbie and see if I can get in 12 new releases in 2020 – so 1 per month. We’ll see how it goes!

Do you read a lot of new releases? Is it goal for 2020?

Berls is joining the #2020NewReleaseChallenge with @McLexxie & @BookwormBrandee! Are you in?! Click To Tweet

About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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7 responses to “2020 New Release Challenge Sign Up

  1. I’ve done this the last few years. It’s easy because I am reading ARCs anyway. I’m backing off on challenges this year a bit. Except COYER – I always do COYER. I have tons of books I own which I thought maybe I would read for the backlist challenge but I might need a more specific challenge or readathon to tackle them. Good luck!

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