31 December, 2013

2014 Reading Challenge: First-Reads!

Welcome to a 2014 Reading Challenge: First-Reads!

Do you remember the feeling when you read the first book by your favourite author? Yes well, its for that feeling that I have come up with this challenge. Also, there was a time when I would only stick to the books written by authors I had previously read and enjoyed. But soon I realised that I was missing out on a lot other books. So, readers & bloggers, come together to this challenge that will make you pick up books by authors that you haven't read before! You never know, you just might find another author to love and follow.

Points to Know:
1. Read & Review as many books as possible, by authors that YOU haven't read before. 
2. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. However, you have to post a review on some site in order to participate. It can be on Goodreads and/or Amazon and/or Barnes & Noble and/or Smashwords.
3. If you are a blogger link up your permalink to the review posts. If you aren't a blogger, then link up the permalink to your reviews from whichever site you have chosen to post the review on.
4. The books can overlap with other reading challenges.  
5. Books read may be any form (audio, print, e-book).
6. Post your links to your reviews each month to share with other participants.
7. The challenge runs from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. Its never too late to Join In!

How To Sign-Up and Join In:

1. Choose a challenge level listed below.
2. Create a post on your blog, in a group, or on a forum (where possible) to let others see what you’re aiming for (a predefined list of Authors/Books is optional).
3. Grab the badge and place it in your sign up post. Then link back to b00k r3vi3ws.
4. Grab the direct URL to your sign up post, not your blog, click the Linky List and enter your link.
5. Once you review a book it would be great for you to share them by submitting them on the Review List.
7. When you’re done it’s completion post time and you can share these on the completion/wrap-up List.

Challenge Level:
Amateur : Choose to read 1 - 25 New Authors
Lover     : Choose to read 26 - 50 New Authors
Expert    : Choose to read 51 - 75 New Authors
Fanatic   : Choose to read 76 or above New Authors

When talking about this challenge on Twitter, please use the hastag (#FirstReads). It makes it much easier to keep track of the conversations, answer questions and/or tweet back!

Please Sign Up HERE!

Link up your Reviews in the Linky-List below:
Please Link up with Author Name, your name and your review number. For instance I will Link up my first Indie Book Review as : (AuthorName) @ Debdatta #1


  1. http://rachaelc94.blogspot.com/2014/01/my-year-in-reading-challenges-2013.html

    I completed the challenge in 2013. Thank you for hosting. Many of the new authors I read this year quickly became my favorites.

    1. Thank you for the post and mostly for participating Rachael

      Hope you discover some more this year!

  2. I think it would be nice to join. Would you reply with the 2014 URL at my blog? The link above shows 2013. My 3 challenges are just starting: Feb 1 - Feb 2015, should they take your fancy. :) Carolyn. http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/riedel-reading-themes/

  3. Happy spring from the Canadian prairies! I wrote in my joining post in February, I *love* the choices of levels you offer much more than the other 'new author' group. More importantly I've never heard from that hostess; no visit to my blog, no reply IN THREE YEARS. You answer right away and are so friendly. :-) I hope the guests of my challenges find me as nice as you. Yours Truly, Carolyn. [ "Ethereal" | "My Kind Of Mystery" | "Gentle Spectrums" ] http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/riedelchallengesfaq/

  4. I've completed the challenge

  5. A new age in four days! Happy birthday to me on November 18th! :) Yours truly, Carolyn. http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/reviews-mine/

  6. No reply, even to birthdays? ;) I hope you've enjoyed my comments and entries, Debdatta. I am finished with 65 "expert-level" reading & reviews. I hope you will join my challenges in February. There are three from which to choose. Happy new year to everyone! Carolyn in Canada. https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/riedel-challenges-2015/