challenge month 2016Hi everyone! Today I am SOOOO excited to announce that this September will be our Second Annual Reading Challenge Month! Like last year, we have four weeks of fabulous festivities with some great books and amazing prizes.

Ok, so here is the deal to refresh everyone on how it works. All month long we will be holding fun weekly 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 our reviewing gang will be trying out books that fit that challenge theme. [ETA: Click here for the list of what we are reading]

And here its the best part… you all get to join in the fun! Each week is sponsored by a fabulous publisher and they have brought the prizes! There are two ways you can participate. Anyone who comments on any of our challenge reviews will be entered to win that week’s prize. Plus, if you participate by reading along any of the weeks with your own challenge books, 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! [ETA: Prizes have been announced! Check them out here!]

Here is the line up for challenge month:

  • Week 1: TBR Pile Challenge – Read a book that has been sitting in your TBR pile for at least a year
  • Week 2: Around the World Challenge – Read a book set in any country other than your own. To help you along, on Thursday we are running a HUGE list of books set around the world to give you ideas. (Post is up! Check it out here...)
  • Week 3: New-To-Me Author Week – Try an author you have never read before!
  • Week 4: Genre Challenge – Read a book in a genre you don’t normally read (contemporary, historical, fantasy, etc). Or try a trope that you don’t read often. Or maybe a pairing on the GBLT spectrum you haven’t tried. Anything you don’t read often is fair game.

Each week you can enter by commenting on posts or reading along for a chance to win some great prizes. In addition to chances to win each week, we will have an amazing grand prize awarded at the end of the month! Everyone who earns entries during any of the weekly challenges will be also entered to win the amazing grand prize!

So what do you now? Well, first off, next week I will have more details on what we are reading ourselves for the event. So if you want to read along with our choices you can, or you can start choosing some of your own books that fit the challenge themes. Either one is totally fine. I will also soon have a complete list of all the prizes to tempt you even further. And remember, every time you participate by commenting or reading along, you get entries for prizes sponsored by our amazingly generous publishers! So this should be a fabulous event!

And a big thank you to our sponsors! Like I said, full prize details are coming soon, but for now I want to thank Dreamspinner Press, Riptide Publishing, Less Than Three Press, Interlude Press, and NineStar Press for generously donating some truly fabulous prizes for the event! [ETA: Prize details here and they are awesome!]

P.S. If you want to check out details from last year, you can see all the challenge posts here, including our reviews, as well as our prizes and other kickoff posts from 2015.

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