SARC '14

I am SO excited to be joining Hafsah at Iceybooks in 2014 as a co-host for the THIRD session of the Standalone Reading Challenge. The first two years, Icebooks co-hosted the challenge with Britta from I Like These Books. This year, Britta will be taking a break (she might just come back!) and I will be filling in!

We'd like to welcome back all of last year's participants. Whether you failed or succeeded (congratulations!), it doesn't matter to us - we're glad you're ready to try again. For those of you who didn't participate last year, well there's a brand new year coming up and it wants YOU to participate. Find out more about the challenge and sign up below.


To read 15 Young Adult and Middle Grade standalone novels in 2014 released in the United States between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014.


-YA/MG standalone novels. This means that the book can not have an announced (sometimes sequels happen unexpectedly) sequel, prequel, follow up, etc.

-Companion novels count towards the challenge as well. Companion novels take place in the same world as a novel but usually follows the life of a different character. It can be read independently from the book that came before it.

-Released between January 1 - December 31, 2014 in the United States. If a book was previously released in another country but is being releasing in the US for the first time, it is eligible. At the same time, if you live in a country where it was previously released, but it is being released in the states for the first time - lucky you - it counts.

-Must be read in 2014

-Can be read in any (legally) readable format: ARC, Paperback, Hardcover or e-book. Audio books do not count toward the challenge.


For a list of eligible challenge titles to get you started towards your goal, please visit thisGoodreads List (please note, the list is not comprehensive or final). You are more than welcome to vote for standalones you feel will fit the list.


There will be a prize pack given away each month to a random participant. You gain entries into that month's prize pack by linking up your challenge-eligible reviews. There will also be giveaways on the hosts' blogs to go along with special posts with authors. And of course, there are random giveaways that we may throw in here and there!


Sign up with a link to where you will be posting your English reviews.
This can be a blog, Goodreads profile (a SARC 2014 list would be better), Shelfari profile, Librarything profile, or Youtube channel.

What are you waiting for? Sign up and grab a button HERE!

Please sign up with the corresponding name to the place you link to. This is important for random giveaways and entries into the prize pack. Your name here must be consistent each time you link up to a review.

And of course, thank you so much for participating! We look forward to being your hosts.

Standalone Reading Challenge 2014 Sign ups!

Are you taking part in the 2014 Standalone Reading Challenge? You're beyond awesome.
Snag a button and plop it on your blog. You know you want to!

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2014 Standalone Reading Challenge

2014 is around the corner and it's almost time for another year of the Standalone Reading Challenge! We really appreciate everyone who participated in 2013, and we would like to thank in advance every author who signs up to participate in the challenge in 2014.

The Lowdown

The challenge is to read 15 young adult or middle grade standalone novels (companions count) releasing in 2014. You can learn more about the challenge HERE.

What We Need

Are you an author with a standalone novel releasing sometime in 2014? We need your help! Sign up for a promotional post and/or a donation relating to your book, and you could be featured on IceyBooks or Dizneeee's World of Books. The form can be found HERE or embedded below.

What Happens Next

After you fill out the form, Hafsah or I will send a confirmation email soon after, and then another reminder email closer to the date of giveaway/promo post (we try to post within the book's release month) to get everything together. Thanks again!

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