ARC August: Day One + My Birthday!


It’s August 1st, which means two very exciting things: (1) It’s the first day of the third annual ARC August and (2) It’s my 18th birthday!!

For those of you who don’t know, ARC August is a challenge created by the lovely ladies over at Read. Sleep. Repeat. Basically anyone who has ARCs, can either be physical or e-version, challenges him or herself to read as many as they can throughout the month of August. Since I was lucky enough to acquire almost 50 ARCs during BEA/BookCon, I knew that I had to participate. I signed up last month and listed all the books I have plus the dates they will be released into the world for everyone else to read.

My overall goal for this month is to read and review as many books as I can before school starts. I also want to have almost every review up before the book becomes published. Due to the overwhelming number of books on my list, I decided to try and get a head start during late July. I read, loved, and reviewed Fuzzy Mud and The Heartbreakers. I attempted to read Awake but couldn’t get into it so I decided to cut my losses and put it to the side for now; I would rather skip a book then fall behind in my reading. With that being said I am currently reading After the Red Rain and I’m hoping to finish it either today or tomorrow that way I can quickly read and review Never, Always, Sometimes before their pub date (Aug. 4th). Here’s a visual aid for what I just explained:

ARC August Update 1

I’m hoping to post updates every week or every four books- whichever comes first I guess. Is anyone else participating? If so please comment! I would love to connect, that way we can support each other!

18 thoughts on “ARC August: Day One + My Birthday!

  1. Happy birthday! And that chart of what you will read is some dedication to the challenge. *stares longingly at Legacy of Kings*

  2. Happy Birthday!!! *throws the confetti!*

    My number goal for this month is to read 18 books,but I will be happy with any number I finish because I just fell into another reading slump. You have an awesome list of books there! Good luck 🙂

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! And thanks for participating in ARC August! You have some great sounding books here (The Scorpion Rules is supposed to be AH-MAZING!)

    🙂 GOOD LUCK!

  4. Happy Birthday. I’m aiming to read 15 books ,but I think it will be fifteen books, since RL might get in the way. I say have fun and enjoy.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. Great list! I have heard a lot of negative things about Awake so I’m not surprised you decided to move on from it. I also have Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between. It just didn’t make the list of books that NEED to get done this month.

    Good Luck!

    • Yeah I haven’t heard many positive things about Awake too, but I was really hoping to like it since I liked The Cellar by Natasha. I don’t think I’ll get to Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between but a girl can hope! Good luck to you as well (:

  6. Happy Belated Birthday!!!!
    Good luck! I look forward to your thoughts on Legacy of Kings!! I also have The Scorpion Rules, The Dead House, and Zeroes. They just didn’t make it onto my NEED to read list :).

    Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

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