July 29, 2015 • Cee • Discussion

Hosted by the lovely Octavia at Read.Sleep.Repeat, ARC August is an event that helps readers get their ARC pile down.

The rules are simple:

  • It may be a physical ARC or and eARC but it MUST be an ARC.
  • Yes, it can be an ARC of a book 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.
  • Have an update post! You can update once a week, every other week or once for the whole darn event. (Octavia does a post for each Saturday in August.) 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!

Yes! I’ve decided to partake in ARC August.

I have an abundance of ARCs from publishers and ALA that I need to get through, and ARC August will, hopefully, help me tackle them. I’m a bit worried because I’m not great at reading from set TBR lists, being a mood reader and all, but I will try!

It will be either the best thing I do or the absolute worst. We shall find out. ;)

Here are the books I will be tackling in August:

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan
A Curious Tale of the In-Between by Lauren DeStefano
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Serpentine by Cindy Pon
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Girls Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart
Fans of The Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa
Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian

Have you read any books from my ARC August pile? Are you looking forward to any of them?


10 Responses to “Here We Go, ARC August!”

  1. Shannelle says:

    This sounds like a fantastic idea! I’m coincidentally also trying to bring my Netgalley ratio down, so this si perfect.I’ll be silently joining, then, because I’m free for only the first few weeks of August. :P

  2. Katherine says:

    I’ve heard really great things about both Vengeance Road and Everything, Everything. Good luck in ARC August!

  3. Ella Zegarra says:

    Everything Everything! It’s the most beautiful book ♥

  4. OHhhhh I enjoyed both a Curious Tale of the IN-Between and Everything, Everything. Looking forward to your thoughts!

    I read Fans of the Impossible Life… and I’m still not sure of my rating. The first half was GREAT, but the second half made me so sad D: *stalks your GR feed*

    Oh yeah I should probably read Cut Both Ways this month as well O_O Oops. I always forget my ebooks since I can’t see them!

  5. Aentee says:

    My Netgalley rating is pretty dismal at the moment so I’ll need to join ARC August as well. I loved Everything, Everything and definitely have my eyes peeled for Serpentine and Vengeance Road!! Great list and happy reading :)

  6. Like others before me, Everything, Everything! Loved it! I was surprised too, I thought it was going to be just another contemporary cute, etc.. But I was so surprised and shocked by quite a few things, including how much I enjoyed it! It was also a pretty quick read since I was so into it, so it’ll be good to read a quick one and feel like you made awesome progress!

  7. I have not read any of the books you’ll be reading, but I do have some of them! Hopefully I’ll tackle some of those books on your pile during ARC August. Good luck and I hope you like all your reads :)

  8. Alexa S. says:

    I’m planning to read Vengeance Road and Everything, Everything in August as well! I’ve read A Window Opens. It’s a bit slow-paced, but I wound up really liking it by the end. Hope you enjoy it as well!

  9. Lola says:

    Oh I actually have read one of the books form your arc pile, namely The Wolf Wilder. I loved the concept, but the book ended up being just okay, which is sad as the idea was awesome. I hope you’ll enjoy these books and good luck with the challenge!

  10. Jess C says:

    Hi, I’m planning to do Eveyrthing Everything too ! I read a sampler and I’m curious to see if it skews as a romance. Good Luck !

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