ARC August is a month long challenge of reading ARCs. It’s hosted by Read. Sleep. Repeat. You don’t have to only read ARCs – it’s just a way to try and help motivate us to get through them. The ARCs can be old or new. The only requirement is that they’re ARCs. You can read as many or as little as you’d like.
Signs ups close on July 31st. You can still participate without signing up. The sign ups are just if you want to win a giveaway that’s being hosted.
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ARCs I Want to Read
Despite having a ton of ARCs I need to read, I just can’t help requesting more. I have to admit I have gained a lot more self control with Netgalley, but then there’s days where I’ll just go on a binge-request spree.
Like always my TBR is just a loose guide. I’m definitely not going to read all of these and I don’t want to force myself to read anything because you know….. the whole Mood Reader thing. I also want to read books that aren’t ARCs so I’ll probably only get through a few of these.
Breathing Under Water by Sophie Hardcastle || July 12th – This is an Australian contemporary YA that focuses on friendship, family and grief. I have a physical ARC of this so I really want to read it soon. I actually did start reading it the other night and made it about a 1/4 of the way through so I might even have this done before August. There’s been some mixed reviews, but I’m enjoying what I’ve read so far.
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid || Nov 1st – A sci-fi/fantasy about a humanoid girl, Nemesis, who was created to protect a senator’s daughter. A crazy emperor wants the daughter as a hostage so Nemesis pretends to be her and takes her place. It’s got mostly positive reviews so far and it’s actually a standalone which is super rare in the fantasy genre so fingers crossed.
Stealing Snow by Danielle Page || Oct 6th – I still can’t believe I have an ARC of this. I feel so cool. I love Netgalley. I’m pretty sure everyone’s heard of this, but it’s a retelling of the Snow Queen (not to be confused with Snow White, think Frozen). I loved Dorothy Must Die which Danielle Page also wrote (I need to read the rest of the series though) and I find the concept really interesting so hopefully this will be good!!
Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter || Sept 20th – Another one that I think a lot of people have heard of. This based on a Russian folktale called “Vassilissa the Beautiful” and also mentions Baba Yaga. I’m currently reading this now and I haven’t really been able to connect with it just yet, but hopefully that’ll change. It’s definitely been really unique!
Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig || Oct 4th – I think I’ll definitely be reading this because it’s a YA thriller which is my favourite thing ever and it’s LGBT+. It’s all about a guy whose girlfriend goes missing and he tries to undercover the truth.
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria || Oct 11th – A historical that’s set in 1919 Boston. Two girls that have “afflicted blood” can create illusions and they work at a club. During the day they con elite member’s of Boston. Something goes wrong and one of the girls is imprisoned. They manage to escape, but then things get even more complicated and they have to hunt for answers. It sounds suuuuper interesting!! And ngl, I’m in love with the cover.
Black Flowers, White Lies by Yvonne Ventresca || Oct 4th – Another YA thriller that is about a girl trying to figure out the circumstances of her father’s death. Strange things start happening around her and she’s not sure if it’s something supernatural or if it’s just all in her head. It sounded quiet psychological and I’m always up for books with these themes.