Hi everyone! Today I am SOOOO excited to announce the latest big thing at Joyfully Jay! September will be Challenge Month and we have four weeks of fabulous festivities to celebrate!

challenge monthOk, so here is the deal. All month long we will be holding fun reading challenges to give us a chance to try some new books that we may not normally pick up. Each week there will be a different challenge and a bunch of our reviewing gang will be trying out books that fit that challenge theme.

And here its the best part… you all get to join in the fun! Each week is sponsored by one of our fabulous publishers and they have brought the prizes! Anyone who comments on any of our challenge reviews will be entered to win that week’s prize. Plus, if you participate in Challenge Month by reading along any of the weeks, you get mega BONUS entries. That means lots of chances to win and a great opportunity to find some new books, authors, and genres to love!

Here is the line up for challenge month:

  • Week 1: New-To-Me Author Week (sponsored by Samhain Publishing) – Try an author you have never read before!
  • Week 2: TBR Pile Challenge (sponsored by Dreamspinner Press) – Read a book that has been sitting in your TBR pile for at least a year
  • Week 3: Genre Challenge (sponsored by Less Than Three Press) – Read a book in a genre you don’t normally read (contemporary, historical, fantasy, etc)
  • Week 4: Favorites List Challenge (sponsored by Samhain Publishing)  – Pick a book from one of our Joyfully Jay Favorite Books lists

In addition to chances to win each week, Riptide Publishing has sponsored a fabulous grand prize! Everyone who earns entries during any of the weekly challenges will be also entered to win the amazing grand prize!

So this should be a fabulous event! I am really excited about it and can’t wait for the chance to try some new books and hear what you all are reading! You can get started now by thinking about what challenges you might want to try and what you might want to read. In the next week or so, I’ll also be sharing what we are reading in case you want to read along with us and share your thoughts on the book rather than picking your own. And remember, every time you participate by commenting or reading along, you get entries for prizes sponsored by our amazingly generous publishers!

So what do you all think? Any ideas for what you want to read? Hopefully this will inspire everyone to try some new things and find some new favorites!


Check out what our Joyfully Jay reviewers are reading

Check out our list of AMAZING prizes for the event! 


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