ARC August: Goals and Progress

Posted August 1, 2014 by Kim in Challenges / 0 Comments


While most of the books I read are ARCs, I’m always looking for a little extra, added incentive to knock more of them out. I was excited to stumble across Read.Sleep.Repeat’s ARC August Challenge. This is just the extra boost I needed.


  • Type up a post saying you’re participating in ARC August! (This can be done on your blog, tumblr, Facebook, Goodreads, twitter or instagram. I seriously don’t care as long as it’s easy for you, and possible for me to go cheer you on at. Within that post share your ARC August goals with us! Are you shooting to read 3 book? 8? 27? TELL US!)
  • Link that post in the linky below! Make sure it’s the direct post so we can come visit you!!
  • Grab the official ARC August button.
  • Go vote on what I’ll be reading and what YOU’LL be winning! I don’t have any ARC’s I have to get to so I’m letting you all pick through my BEA haul, and whatever I finish goes in a GIANT prize pack!
  • Vote on what Shelly will read and giveaway too!! My beautiful co-blogger is joining in on the fun and has a few ARC’s she needs to read and giveaway too! So hop on over to the voting page and see all the goodies that could be in the runner up prize pack!
  • Mark your calendar for our very first twitter chat, August 4th @ 8:00PM EST!!  #ARCAugust when chatting!

ARC August Goals

  • My goal for this challenge is to read and review 3 books each FULL week during August. By the end, that will mean 12 books read and reviewed. (Of course, I hope to do more than that, but I’m taking it easy on myself.)
  • Rather than posting individual weekly updates, I will post weekly updates below.
  • Here’s a list of the books I’d like to read during the challenge… I may or may not stick to it. Depends on what else comes my way.

ARC August The Books

Every time I do a challenge like this, I make a list of all the books I want to finish. I rarely stick to it. But, here we go anyhow. 🙂

  1. Plumb Crazy – Molly Blaisdell
  2. Still Point (Awaken #3) – Katie Kacvinsky
  3. Make it Right (Bowler University #2) – Megan Erickson
  4. Blurred (Connections #3.5) – Kim Karr
  5. Frayed (Connections #4) – Kim Karr
  6. Anatomy of a Misfit – Andrea Portes
  7. Deep Surrendering (Episode #5) – Chelsea M Cameron
  8. Falling Into Place – Amy Zhang
  9. Starry Night – Isabel Gillies – DNF
  10. A Little Something Different – Sandy Hall
  11. The Swap – Megan Shull — DNF
  12. The Fine Art of Pretending – Rachel Harris

Check back here for my weekly updates as the month goes on. 

ARC August Week One

So it does feel a wee bit ridiculous to post an update after two days of the challenge, but I did say I’d post weekly updates… I’ll link up reviews once they’re live on the blog, later this week! 🙂

Plumb Crazy 1600x2400 deep surrendering 4 DeepSurrendering5 MakeItRight jpg2

Plumb Crazy | Deep Surrendering (Episode #4) | Deep Surrendering (Episode #5) | Make it Right (Bowler University #2)

ARC August Week Two

Reviews are coming later this week for all of these books except The Understatement of the Year. I’m saving that one until a little closer to the book’s October release.

Her Dark Places Blurred cover coming soon Upside Down Frayed

Her Dark Places (The Sutton Files #1) | Blurred (Connections #3.5) | The Understatement of the Year (The Ivy Years #3) | Upside Down (Off the Map #1) | Frayed (Connections #4)

ARC August Week Three

AmongtheEchoes_Cover 72dpi_EBook-1 A Little Something Different In Her Wake cover (1) Stealing His Heart Our Broken Sky The Fine Art of Pretending

Among the Echoes | A Little Something Different | In Her Wake (Ten Tiny Breaths #0.5) | Stealing His Heart (a Shillings Agency novel) | Our Broken Sky (Chaos Theory #1.5) | The Fine Art of Pretending (The Fine Art of Pretending #1)

ARC August Week Four

Combust Sugar on the Edge A Vault of Sins The Return Screwdrivered This is Falling

Combust (The Wellingtons #1) | Sugar on the Edge (Last Call #3) | A Vault of Sins (Chaos Theory #2) | The Return (Titan #1) | Screwdrivered (Cocktail #3) | This is Falling

ARC August Week Five

Indebted AsLongAsYouLoveMe Right Kind of Wrong DEEPSURRENDERING6 Dirty Deal

Debt Inheritance (Indebted #1) | As Long As You Love Me (2B Trilogy #2) | Right Kind of Wrong (Finding Fate #3) | Deep Surrendering (Episode #6) | Dirty Deal (Perfectly Matched #2)

Good luck on your goals!


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