ARC August is a reading challenge hosted by Shelly and Octavia of Read.Sleep.Repeat, and the only goal is to read ARCs in August. I participated last year and it was very motivating for me. I ended up reading 6 ARCs last year, and I hope to double that this year (although I’ve been averaging about 5 books a month the last few months….so…..)
Check out my overly ambitious TBR:
I also want to add that since I made this TBR, I’ve also added Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir and Nevernight by Jay Kristoff to the list. I know I know…. Overly ambitious.
Let me know if you’re participating in ARC August!
I recently stumbled upon Read.Sleep.Repeat.’s ARC August intro post, and I knew I wanted to participate. You can get the full details from their post here.
ARC August is all about catching up on the backlog of ARCs, whether physical or eARCs.
The rules are very simple.
- It may be a physical ARC or and eARC but it MUST be an ARC
- Yes it can be an ARC that has released as long as it’s an ARC
- HAVE FUN WITH THIS! Feeling like you are being “forced” to read is the best way turn a fun event into a yucky obligation.
- Update post! You can update once a week, every other week or once for the whole darn event. This update can be in the form of a blog or tumblr post, vlog, link to your “ARC August 2015″ shelf or even an instagram pic!
The whole point is to make this as easy as possible for everyone involved. There is also a chance for participants to win a highly anticipated ARC from Read.Sleep. Repeat.!
I’m going to be using ARC August to get through the large stack of ARCs I received from BEA as well as a few I’ve received since. This came at the perfect time, as I’ve been holding off on reading so many of these, even though their releases are right around the corner. I don’t know why I do that, but this forces me to stop. Here are the ARCs I will be selecting from throughout the month! High priority reads are marked with a HEART!
Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman – 8/25
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith – 9/1
Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian – 9/1
Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa – 9/8
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson – 9/22
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – 9/29
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston – 10/6
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – 10/20
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin – 10/20
What We Left Behind by Robin Talley – 10/27
I’ll be doing update posts either here or on Instagram, most likely on Saturdays. My wrap up at the end of the month will be in video form on my channel, as always.
I’m really looking forward to this! Let me know in the comments if you are participating as well.
I will be participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon this weekend! I participated back in October for the first time, and really enjoyed it, and cannot wait for the next round.
The video above has the books I might pick up during the day. Also, I plan on updating here, on twitter, and on instagram the most, so follow me there if you want to cheer each other on.
Good luck to everyone who is participating!