2015 New Release Reading Challenge Update #1

2015 READING CHALLENGE

The rules:

  • Please post the sticker above (or (a better) one you’ve made) and link back to me. That way other people can join in!
  • There will be a monthly link-up to show your progress if there are more than five participants other than myself.
  • All books counted must be read and published in 2015.
  • No novellas unless they are over 100 pages.
  • You must have fun. Like, or else.

So I found out the other day the hash goes before the number. Like #1 rather than 1#. I felt like my whole world had been shaken. Kinda embarrassing, though 😛

Here’s how I went in January:

  • I Was Here by Gayle FormanI Was Here
  • The Winner’s Crime by Marie RutkoskiThe Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer NivenAll the Bright Places

I don’t think I’m doing too badly! I don’t actually have access to any other new releases at the moment (book buying ban and my library doesn’t have any in yet) so I’ll have to wait.

What I’m looking forward to that has been or will be released in February:

  • Red Queen by Victoria AveyardRed Queen (Red Queen, #1)
  • The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia HandThe Last Time We Say Goodbye
  • Soulprint by Megan MirandaSoulprint
  • Shutter by Courtney AlamedaShutter
  • City of Savages by Lee KellyCity of Savages
  • My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine WargaMy Heart and Other Black Holes
  • The Glass Arrow by Kristen SimmonsThe Glass Arrow
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. SchwabA Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic, #1)
  • The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Malinda SalisburyThe Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #1)
  • A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon ThomasA Wicked Thing (A Wicked Thing, #1)
  • Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. NielsenMark of the Thief (Mark of the Thief, #1)
  • All That Glitters by Holly SmaleAll That Glitters (Geek Girl, #4)

Quite a list there! There are loads from January I would love to read as well and I’m checking my library almost everyday for availability. No luck so far, except I am waiting for Frostfire by Amanda Hocking.

Don’t forget that you can still sign up! Just click here to be taken the page and leave a comment saying that you’d like to join!

2015 New Releases Reading Challenge

2015 READING CHALLENGE

I’m super excited to be announcing that I will be hosting the 2015 New Release Reading Challenge!

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I first discovered the necessity for this reading challenge back when I began choosing my most anticipated reads of this year. I realised that I was really struggling to narrow it down (especially compared with last year) and that if I didn’t put some of the titles on my list, I would probably forget about them and never read them again. Those poor books would have to miss out on being read by my wonderful eyes.

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But joking aside, that made me feel kind of sad, so I decided that 2015 is going to be the year of new releases! So I devised a spreadsheet of books and release dates (books I was interested in only) and decided that I was going to make it into a challenge thing on the blog so that I would feel more obliged to do it. Then I thought (like an actual thought, I wondered what they felt like – kind of sticky actually) that maybe other people may want to join in as well!

The rules:

  • Please post the sticker above (or (a better) one you’ve made) and link back to me. That way other people can join in!
  • There will be a monthly link-up to show your progress if there are more than five participants other than myself.
  • All books counted must be read and published in 2015.
  • No novellas unless they are over 100 pages.
  • You must have fun. Like, or else.

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Scoring:

  • <5 books – at least you tried.
  • 5-10 books – not bad at all. You may stand proudly.
  • 11-15 books – you can be known as the ‘experienced’ one.
  • 16-20 – let me bow down and kiss your feet.
  • >20 – just face it, you’re inhuman.

Currently, I’m aiming for at least 20 new releases. Will I lower my goal? Perhaps. But optimism is key, people. If there was no optimism, how would function? We would drown in a pool of no hope. I’ve heard it is uncomfortable.

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Progress:

Considering it is the 8th of January today, I haven’t done too badly. I have read a total of:*drumroll* one book! And that was…I Was Here by Gayle Forman (see previous post). It was pretty good, perhaps not quite meeting my ridiculously high expectations, but pretty good.

I Was Here

Some more January releases I’m excited for:

  • Vendetta by Catherine Doyle (Jan 1st)Vendetta (Blood for Blood, #1)
  • Frostfire by Amanda Hocking (Jan 6th)Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles, #1)
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (Jan 6th)All the Bright Places
  • The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall (Jan 13th)The Conspiracy of Us
  • Love, Lucy by April Lindner (Jan 27th)Love, Lucy

WAIT. On the topic of All the Bright Places, I have to say how ridiculously excited I am for it. I ordered my copy the day it came out (although I meant to before – it must have been published earlier than the 6th elsewhere because I could have bought it without pre-ordering). I completely blame my fellow bloggers on that account.

Anyway, I hope you decide to join me in my battle to read all the books. Well, most of them.

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If you would like to join, just drop me a comment to sign-up!

Byeeeeee!