ARC August 2014: I’m participating!

I made a promise to myself (just a couple weeks ago, actually… What planning ahead, right?) that I would catch up on some ARCs and SOON. I’ve had a stack of them growing, especially after BEA 2014 (which always brings a LOAD of September ARCs) and I really wanted to catch up on quite a few before their actual pub dates roll around since I seem to be having issues with that recently. (I do what I can to read before the pub date but I just read so many other things too!)

I decided the last couple of weeks of July and all throughout August, I wanted to start catching up on my ARCs — some pre-pub ARCs (Augus & September mostly) but also ones that I still need to read after being approved on NetGalley and Edelweiss (probably with more focus on NG since I seem to read more EW books for some reason)… When I heard/remembered about ARC AUGUST, that seemed like the perfect opportunity to officially commit to this plan! A big thanks to Octavia for hosting this and I’m really looking forward to kick off here soon!


Hmmm. Well, I don’t want to say “THESE ARE THE BOOKS I WILL READ” because we all know I’m a mood reader and that won’t happen. What I WILL do is post some books from my lists that I really need to and want to read SOON and these will be the ARCs I’m focusing on!


  • MORTAL DANGER by Ann Aguirre (have heard some not good stuff about this so do I still read it?)
  • SIX FEET OVER IT by Jennifer Longo
  • VIRGIN by Radhika Sanghani
  • BLIND by Rachel DeWoskin


  • I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson
  • TRIAL BY FIRE by Josephine Angelini
  • ROOMS by Lauren Oliver
  • THE JEWEL by Amy Ewing
  • BELZHAR by Meg Wolitzer
  • SALT AND STORM by Kendall Kuper
  • WINTERSPELL by Claire LeGrand
  • FIREBUG by Lish McBride


  • DISSONANCE by Erika O’Rourke (July)
  • THE HALF LIFE OF MOLLY PIERCE by Katrina Leno (July)
  • THE VANISHING SEASON by Jodi Lynn Anderson (July)
  • JUST LIKE THE MOVIES by Kelly Fiore (July)
  • 17 FIRST KISSES by Rachel Allen (June)
  • THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING by Erika Johansen (June)
  • BEHIND THE SCENES by Dahlia Adler (June)
  • MY BEST FRIEND, MAYBE by Caela Carter (June)
  • THE THINGS YOU KISS GOODBYE by Leslie Carter (June)
  • COIN HEIST by Elisa Ludwig (June)
  • THE SECRETS OF LILY GRAVES by Sarah Strohmeyer (May)
  • REBEL by Amy Tintera (May)
  • BUZZKILL by Beth Fantasky (May)

So there you have it! That’s my reading list for August, more or less. I’m hoping to make it to at least… at LEAST six. Upwards to about 10? I’ve been averaging 8-12 books a month lately but that’s also including audiobooks which I won’t have for any of these so six may even be the max. Hopefully I’ll knock quite a few out in August!

Thanks again to Octavia for hosting! See you in August!

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9 thoughts on “ARC August 2014: I’m participating!

  1. Sandy S.

    You got some great reads on there. I just decided this month to get caught up on my reads and have been hitting the books hard. I can’t wait to read Lauren Oliver new book.

  2. Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

    This is a great idea! I am unofficially participating 🙂 After I finish Endless I am going to start on some BEA books and my one (BUT AWESOME) NG book 🙂 AND YOU TOTALLY NEED TO READ THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING! I vote that as your first read off of your oops list!!

  3. Octavia

    Geez those are a lot of awesome books!! I have a few days left for voting but I’m pretty sure Salt & Storm will make my list too! Thanks for signing up doll and GOOD LUCK!

  4. Rebecca @ The Library Canary

    Hmmm…I may need to participate in this. I am so behind on ARCs. I still have books that I got from ALA MW that I haven’t read. Fail. But I am sort of kind of getting caught up on EW and NG which counts for something right? 🙂 Good luck! Hopefully you get through a bunch of those!

  5. Dee

    ohhh, I may have to jump in on this – I was a BAD girl with the auto-approve books on both NetGalley and Edelweiss…haha!

  6. Alexa S.

    I’m doing my best to stay on top of my ARCs too, but I fear September may prove to be impossible because there are just SO MANY. I’ll try my hardest to catch up in August — so good luck to us both! 🙂

  7. Pam@YA Escape from Reality

    Well, it’s a good thing to have so many ARCs to read, right?? I LOVED Dissonance and Queen of the Tearling so definitely read those!! I read Mortal Danger and it was just ok (and I absolutely loved her Razorland series). I still need to read Salt and Storm but I’ve heard mostly good things. Have fun with the challenge!

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