Hi, everyone! Today I come to you with a pretty last-minute decision to participate in ARC August. I originally wasn’t planning on it because I still have a lot of library books that I want/need to read and I didn’t want to end up neglecting those in favor of ARCs, but I’ve changed my mind. 🙂 There are quite a few review copies I’ve acquired over the past several months and I really need to get through some of them. What better way to do that than with ARC August?
For those of you who don’t know, ARC August is a challenge hosted by Octavia, Shelly, and Angie over at Read.Sleep.Repeat. It’s a fun challenge to motivate people to read some of the ARCs they’ve gotten – we all know how easy it is to end up accumulating tons of them! Perhaps the best part is that it’s only as intense as you want it to be. If you only want to read one or two ARCs, that’s totally fine! If you want to try and read 20, that’s fine too. It’s all up to you! They’re also going to be doing some giveaways and Twitter chats throughout the month, so be sure to check out their post (which I linked to above) and check their blog regularly so you don’t miss anything!
Last year when I participated in this, I put together an official TBR of ARCs that I wanted to read throughout the month. This time around, I’m not going to do that because I have no idea how many I’ll actually get through since I’m also going to try and stay on top of my library books. But to give you an idea of what books I might be reading, I’m going to include a list of all the review copies I have right now. Not all of these are necessarily ARCs, as some are finished copies that I received from authors, but I’m including them anyway because why not? 😛
ARCs I Might Read
The titles with asterisks (*) next to them are ones that I will probably prioritize because they release either in August or early September.
- Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller*
- The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
- The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse
- Fortitude Smashed by Taylor Brooke
- The Lost Causes by Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz*
- A Darker Shade of Sorcery by William Collins
- Shattering Truths by Kyrian Lyndon
- Nyxia by Scott Reintgen*
- Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
- The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin*
- Before the Raging Lion by Everly Frost
- Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
- Aaru by David Meredith
- Mirror Me by Tara St. Pierre
- The Smallest Thing by Lisa Manterfield
Clearly, I have plenty to choose from and won’t need to worry about running out of ARCs during the challenge! This is what happens when you can’t stop yourself from requesting titles or saying yes to authors who offer you copies of their books, haha. I think I’m going to set a goal to read 5 of these (at least – obviously if I read more than that, it’d be great!). That should be a reasonable goal for me. If there are any on this list that you think I should definitely try to read during the month, let me know in the comments!