2016 ARC August

Hello lovelies! Have you ever heard of ARC August? If not, ARC August is where people with Advanced Reader Copies (ARC’s) try to read a certain number of ARC’s that are on their list.

I’ve been meaning to do a “ARC August” for a while now. I completely missed it last year. So I’m hoping this year will be the year that will start of many annual ARC August’s in the future!

For me doing this, I hope that this will be incentive to cut down on my ‘Galley TBR. I’ve been telling myself that I’d stop requesting books off of Netgalley. So far, that plan hasn’t worked well. At all! But I’m committed to doing this. I want to read some of the ARC’s I have!!

I’m planning on reading 5 ARC Books. I initially thought about how many books I should read… I thought that 4 books doesn’t feel right. 3 is too little, and 5 feels just right. — I realize that I just had a Goldilocks moment..

The books I plan on reading for this event (is this an event? I have no idea if it is or isn’t) are:

  • Risuko by David Kudler
  • Everything You and I Could Have Been If We Weren’t You and I by Albert Espinosa
  • Resurrecting Sunshine by Lisa A. Koosis
  • Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon
  • How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo

I also have to say that I received these books free of charge in exchange for an honest review. The fact that I received these books for free will not depict how I end up feeling about these stories. I received the books via Netgalley, from the following publishing companies (in the order that the books are listed): Stillpoint Digital Press, Penguin Random House Group Editorial, Albert Whitman & Company, Zonderkidz-Books, and finally, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

However, I’m not going to be reading the books in that order. I’ve actually already started How to Keep Rolling After a Fall, and, Everything You and I Could Have Been If We Weren’t You and I. I think my little list here is pretty good! I have two fantasy novels, two mystery type novels, and a contemporary novel. I’ve been trying some other genre’s lately, and I find that I enjoy YA Mystery more than I thought I would!

Here’s the deal: if I manage to read all of these before the month is up, that would be amazing in itself. I’ve had a real trouble with trying to finish these ARC-puppies off, so hopefully this ARC August plan will work out for me, and the rest of us who are doing this as well.

Are any of you going to do this challenge as well? It’d be interesting to see what everyone would read!

If you haven’t already, I would definitely check out Sam, a.k.a., Where’s My Bookmark? ‘s  ARC August post!

Apparently though, ARC August has been a thing over on Netgalley for a few years, as well as on Read.Sleep.Repeat’s blog as well! I hope we all get to read the books we’ve set out! Be sure to check out other ARC August posts!

Thank you for reading my post! I hope you all have a wonderful day and/or night!

Happy Reading!


[EDIT:] My good friend, Shauna, has created an ARC August post as well! She’s also doing a giveaway, which is super exciting!

5 thoughts on “2016 ARC August

  1. Kai @ Wild and Whirling Words says:

    I didn’t know ARC August was a thing until I started seeing stuff about it in the past couple days! I don’t have any ARCs sitting around right now, but I decided to get one from NetGalley so I can at least semi-participate.

    I’m usually very cautious with requesting from NetGalley because I’m afraid I’ll go overboard and suddenly have dozens of ARCs to read. It’s so hard to resist!

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  2. Samantha says:

    Awe, thanks for linking back Adele!

    Risuko’s on your TBR too! That’s awesome. I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that it’ll be a good read.

    Don’t be shy though, if you hit a slump or you want to talk about the books you’re reading (especially Risuko since I’m gonna read it too), you can hit me up on twitter or tumblr!

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