Thursday, August 3, 2017

It's ARC AUGUST Time!!

I'm doing ARC August for the 2nd time-- even though I'm completely terrible at reading challenges of any sort, I like to try.  My friends at Read.Sleep.Repeat are hosting this for the 5th year, so if you want to join in and kill off some of your ARC pile, head on over!

So here's my ARC August plan.  I'd like to read a lot of ARCs that I accumulated this year.  I'm also going to throw in a few older ones that I had been meaning to read.

Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel
  • Why? Because I haven't read a supernatural fantasy book in FOREVER.

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
  • Why? Because OMG it's E. Lockhart and I have read EVERYTHING she's written.

The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin
  • Why? The cover is adorable.

I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski
  • Why? SARAH MLYNOWSKI!!! That's why.

The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes
  • Why? I started this today!!

Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger
  • Why? I love Thrillers & I meant to read this 2 months ago.

The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy
  • Why? It sounds SUPER unique and I helped run the blog tour, so MUST READ.

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zertner
  • Why? I started this back in February, but got distracted.  I really want to finish it.

Double Down (Lois Lane #2) by Gwenda Bond
  • Why? I super enjoyed the first book, and now that the 3rd book is out, I think I should read the 2nd one already.

The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron
  • Why? My friend Cassi loved this one, so I want to see what it's all about.

So, if I ever read 10 books in a month, I'd die of shock.  My ambitions are always bigger than my reading abilities.  I'm going to try to do alllll the reading though.

Let me know which ones you think I should read first (especially considering it's highly unlikely I will get to them all).


  1. I have Double Down on my TBR too! I loved the first book in the series so I really need to read the rest of it :)

  2. I've only read Goodbye Days, but I did like it! Hope you get MOST of these read. :)

    1. I only read the first little bit of Goodbye Days, but I think I just wasn't in the right mood for it. I'm sure I will like it because it's a very "me" kind of book.

  3. YEAH! Read The Forgetting. It's great. I really hope you love it. Also, I totally want to read Genuine Fraud soonish.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

    1. I am making an effort to read The Forgetting. It will happen this month!!!

  4. I haven't read any of these, but there was a lot of buzz around Genuine Fraud and it seems to have gotten some good reviews. Best of luck with your ambitious tbr!

    1. I am PSYCHED about Genuine Fraud. I SO love E. Lockhart. I'm kinda disappointed that the book is so thin-- but maybe a lot will be packed in those few pages!!

  5. I like the Double Down, but have fun and good luck!!

    1. Oh did you read it?? I'm super excited to go on with the series :)

  6. I haven't read any of these. but it's interesting :) I got a bunch of TBR too and make my own list for this month, hoping I did it well. good luck for you ! :)

    1. Good luck to you too!! I just checked out your post about what you read in July and WOW-- you read a lot!! I'm sure you'll do great in ARC August if you signed up!

  7. I am excited for the new Lockhart book, and I had wanted to read The Big F, but my co-blogger took it to NC with her *sad face* Goodbye Days made me cry a bunch (it was really good), and I liked Follow Me Back. Good luck with ARC August!

  8. Great blog! :)

    I have your Twitter a follow!

    Would you mind checking out my book reviews blog at El's Book Reviews and possibly give it a follow? Super excited to read your posts!

    - El

  9. It looks like you have a great pile to read! I need to read Genuine Fraud soon too. The Disappearances sounds so good. I can't wait to hear what you think of it!