Monday, December 15, 2014

2015 Read Your Freebies Reading Challenge

This challenge was originally created and hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader, then co-hosted with Kelly at Reading the Paranormal and Amanda at On a Book Bender, and is now hosted by The Book Vixen. Even though the name of the challenge has changed, the goal remains the same: read those freebies!

Reading Challenge Details:

Runs January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015 (ebooks read prior to 1/1/2015 do not count towards the challenge). You can join anytime before 9/30/2015. Sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.

The goal is to read at least twelve (12) free ebooks. While twelve is the minimum, there is no maximum limit. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. You can move up a level as often as you’d like but no moving down. Remember, the idea is to challenge yourself.

This reading challenge is for LEGALLY obtained FREE ebooks. We do not condone ebook piracy. These can be ebooks offered through bigger sites, such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or smaller sites, such as Smashwords and All Romance Ebooks. Ebooks offered through author or publisher websites are acceptable as well, provided they are available free to everyone at the time of download.

Only ebooks and audiobooks that were available free, in a legal manner, to the public will count towards this challenge. eARCs, library books, ebooks free through Amazon Prime/Kindle Unlimited, and/or books won or gifted are not eligible for this challenge.

Any ebook format will work for this challenge (azw, EPUB, iBooks, mobi, PDF, etc.). You DO NOT need to have an ereader to participate in this challenge. You can read ebooks using Amazon’s Free Kindle Reading Apps, which you can download for your iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, Blackberry and more. Free audiobooks also count towards this challenge provided they are free to the public. They can't be free as a condition of signing up for a service and they can't be provided by the publisher for review.
Ebooks can be any genre (fiction, nonfiction, romance, fantasy, mystery, thriller, horror, etc.).

Crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed, however, re-reads are not eligible for this challenge. The goal is to read the freebies you’ve legally acquired so that they are off your TBR pile.

To join this challenge, grab the 2015 Read Your Freebies! Reading Challenge button and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc., so as long as you have a dedicated shelf for the 2015 Read Your Freebies! Reading Challenge and your profile is not private. The point of linking up is to have a place where people can see what you’re reading.


Coupon Clipper: read 12 ebooks
Penny Pincher: read 24 ebooks
Buying in Bulk: read 36 ebooks
Super Saver: read 50 ebooks
Extreme Couponer: read 100+ ebooks

There will be one review link-up post for the 2015 Read Your Freebies Reading Challenge, which will go up in January.
Want to know where to start looking for those freebies?

Amazon's Top 100 Free Kindle eBooks

Barnes & Noble's Free NOOK Books

Smashwords (you can sort the list by checking the tabs on the top of the page)

All Romance eBooks: Romance(ARe also offers random freebie books throughout the year. Signing up for the newsletter is the best way to stay updated about new freebies.)

Pocket After Dark (offers free online reads that change monthly and/or every two weeks)

Check out your favorite authors' blogs. They often have hidden gems for their readers.

Additionally, you can check out The Book Vixen’s Kindle Deals & Freebies page for Kindle freebies.

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