A Very ARC-ish Readathon TBR



The wonderful Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks is hosting a readathon for the month of April. The readathon is a chance to catch up on or read ARCs. I know I’m terrible atย keeping up with review copies so I hope I can fix that in April!

You can sign up over at Aimal’s blog by leaving a link to your TBR. Aimal is also hosting a giveaway for people who participate. You can find everything in the announcement post on her blog so make sure to check it out. There’s also a hashtag #AVAReadathon that you can use to share your progress on social media!

Like always I have no idea if I’ll get to all of these, but we’ll see what happens!!


Covers = Goodreads

The Silent Invasion (The Change Trilogy Book #1)ย The Roanoke Girlsย Difficult Womenย One Of Us Is Lying

The Silent Invasion by James Bradleyย – This is an Australian YA dystopian that I was recently sent by Pan Macmillan. I know people are a bit over the dystopia genre, but I still really love it. This seems like it’s gonna be a quick read so hopefully I can get to it!

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engelย – I’ve heard some good things about this and I love thrillers so fingers crossed I enjoy it! It seems like a bit of a family drama too with lots of mystery. I was sent this one by Hachette Australia.

Difficultย Women by Roxane Gayย – I requested this on Netgalley so long ago. I’m really intrigued by it because I’ve heard so many good things about Roxane Gay (who wroteย Bad Feminist). This is a collection of fictional short stories that all center around women and feminism.

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManusย – I spoke about this one in a TTT recently. I requested this one ASAP on Netgalley when I saw it. I’m a huge fan of YA thrillers and this one seems really good. A bunch of students have detention and one of them ends up being murdered.

Bone Gapย The Inexplicable Logic of My Lifeย Strange the Dreamer

Bone Gap by Laura Rubyย – I love magical realism so I’ve actually wanted to read this one for SO LONG. I requested it from Allen & Unwin and am actually planning on reading it as soon as I finishย Strange the Dreamer. I’m suuuper excited and hopefully I’ll love it.

The Inexplicableย Logic of my Life by Benjamin Alire Saenzย – I am going into this one with a bit of hesitation. After falling in love with Ari & Dante I was really excited for this and couldn’t believe I was approved on Netgalley, but I’ve since learned there’s some harmful representation in this. I’ll definitely be taking note of it as best I can.

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylorย – I should have already finished this, but it’s really been taking a lot out of me. Laini is such an incredible writer and the world she’s created is so incredibly intricate it’s A LOT toย ย take in. I’m only able to read a few chapters at a time. Mixed with a mini slump it hasn’t been the best scenario for me to read a book like this. I’m hoping to finish it really really soon because I NEED to get my review up. Thanks to Hachette Australia for this one!


Are you participating in the AVA Readathon?

Link me to your TBR if you are!

I hope you’re all having a fantastic day.

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40 thoughts on “A Very ARC-ish Readathon TBR

    1. I just rechecked the summary for The Silent Invasion and it’s about people being infected by spores from space and become part of an alien intelligence so it sounds even cooler than I was expecting! Yes definitely pick up a copy of Strange ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s incredible.

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  1. This seems like a great idea for a Readathon, and if I wasn’t up to date on my ARCs I’d definitely join in as well. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope you enjoy Bone Gap Lauren. It’s one of my all-time favourite magical realism books and the first I read from the genre as well. I’ll be looking forwards to seeing your review for it. Also I can’t wait to get started on Strange the Dreamer. I’ve been so excited for that book forever and I can’t quite believe it’s actually been released! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Good luck with this Readathon Lauren. It sounds like you have some great books to get through so I hope you enjoy them all! ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. *eager penguin flailing* and now I TOOOOOTES wanna do this too oh my oh my oh myyyyyy…but….will I have the TIME?! I mean seriously, I’ll already be doing this anyway because #somanyarcs but…to commit? or not to commit?…. HELP ME DECIDE, LAUREN!


      1. I really think I’m gonna. Because SO MANY ARCs, I can’t even. So yus. I’ll be posting up my TBR sooooooon and then adding a linkie to the thing! ( because that totally makes sense as a sentence. Don’t judge meeeeee! โค )

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  3. I’m so excited to see what you thought about Strange the Dreamer. I’m so drawn to it but I read the blurb and felt wow this is really intricate and I feel like I would need to have time to focus on it properly? I still haven’t started Daughter of Smoke and Bone so I should probably get to that first too. It’s waving at me from my bookshelf.. “pick me up hannah”.


    1. It is SOOOO intricate. It’s absolutely brilliant, Laini Taylor is a GENIUS, but man it’s taking A LOT out of me, haha. I really enjoyed DOSAB! I felt like that was a bit easier in terms of world building than STD but it’ll help you get used to Laini Taylor’s writing style. I need to finish the series though, but I’m kinda intimidated by the size of the books ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      1. I think I shall definitely start with DOSAB then before I attempt STD. I’m really on a mission to try and battle through my TBR this year, my bookshelf can’t have this many books yet to be read on it. I seriously have a problem! I also get intimidated by the size of books or even the amount of books in a series!


        1. I have more unread books on my shelf than read and it’s a serious problem ๐Ÿ˜‚ Saaaame!!! Sometimes I’ll just keep putting off books and series because of the page number or how many books there are in the series (like The Mortal Instruments and Throne of Glass haha).

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          1. I’m with you on Throne of Glass, i’m like ah so many books. Its so daunting! I think it’s also a case of just biting the bullet and forcing yourself to start, it’s what finally made me pick up Red Queen!


  4. I really want to read Difficult Women! I haven’t read Bad Feminist but Roxane Gay seems awesome. ๐Ÿ˜›
    I understand your hesitation with TILOML, I’ve heard about some problematic aspects too. ๐Ÿ˜…


    1. I haven’t read Bad Feminist either, but yeah she seems awesome and I’ve heard great things about both books ๐Ÿ˜€

      Yeah, it’s a shame :/ Like, I totally get that there needs to be challenging things in books sometimes because that’s their experience sometimes, especially when it’s an #OwnVoices book, but I feel like they should be challenged? I mean, I still think Benjamin does a lot for the latinx community and as a white person I feel like I can’t really say too much? But yeah, I’ll definitely still be reading and just trying to stay aware!

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  5. I just watched Roxane Gay;s TED talk on feminism and have Bad Feminist of my tbr I didn’t even realise that she had a new release I can’t wait to see what you think of it ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’ve heard some less then impressed thoughts on The Silent Invasion but I like dystopians as well so I think I’ll enjoy it, also I’m all in for aussie dystopians I don’t think I’ve read one except for the Tomorrow When The War Began series.

    It took me a little to get into Strange but by the half way point I couldn’t put it down, her writing really is beautiful and takes a little to get used to the brand new world she creates.
    Awesome TBR can’t wait to join in with you for this readathon I’m going to try finish off my current read tonight so I can start on my arcs already xD


    1. Ooh, I’ll have to go check that out! I haven’t read Bad Feminism yet either, but she seems like a great person ๐Ÿ˜€ And I’ve heard great things about both books so fingers crossed.

      Yeah, I feel like dystopians tend to not get great reviews, haha. I’m already expecting it to be a bit simplistic and not totally polished. I feel like I need a quick and easy read though so hopefully it’ll deliver.

      Oh my god yeah, I wanna keep reading it so badly because it seems AMAZING (I’m almost halfway through) but my attention span refuses to cooperate ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  6. Looks like an amazing TBR! I’m super excited about One Of Us Is Lying as well, even though I don’t read a lot of thrillers so the fact that I’m excited for this one already says a lot ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a copy of Strange The Dreamer through my Fairyloot subscription, but I’m hesitant to read it because I feel like I indeed need complete focus to read it so I’ll just wait until my current reading slump is over. And I feel the same way about TILOML: I LOVED Ari and Dante so I really want to read this, but I’m hesitant about the harmful rep… so looking forward to your thoughts on it!

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