2018 ARCtober Reading Challenge: Sign Up

Posted September 5, 2018 by Kim in Challenges / 22 Comments

ARCtober Reading Challenge

Last year, the idea for an ARCtober Reading Challenge came to me too late to really make anything of it. I literally posted the idea and my goals on October 1. I wanted to do a little better at planning ahead this year so I could make it an official challenge and even invite some friends along to help co-host.

This year I’ve paired up with some of my favorite bloggers — Brittany & Elizabeth’s Book Boutique, Samantha @ The Book Disciple and Nancy @ Tales of the Ravenous Reader — for an expanded version of the ARCtober Reading Challenge! We’ll each have a giveaway AND we’re also hosting a bookstagram challenge during the challenge. Be on the lookout for the announcement a little later this month over on Instagram. If you’re not following each of us yet, you should!

@kimberlyfayereads | @brittanysreads | @thebookdisciple | @ravenousreader

Challenge Details

  • Runs October 1 – October 31, 2018. You have until October 5 to sign up.
  • The (only) goal is to read ARCs. As many as you want. They can be older ones that you haven’t read for one reason or another OR newer ones for books that haven’t yet released. Print, ebook and audio all count. Just read them.
  • Even though this isn’t part of the official challenge, don’t forget to review. Even if it’s an older book. You’ll get good bookish juju — and a bonus entry into the giveaways.
  • You don’t have to be a blogger to participate. You can track your progress on Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube… wherever you want! I’ll be posting weekly updates on the blog and Instagram, but you do what works for you.
  • Use #ARCtober2018 on social media.
  • Feel free to use the banner graphic on your posts and/or social media. Or create your own!
  • Link up below to declare your intentions. ?
  • Tell your friends! The more, the merrier!

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Let’s Chat

Are you participating in ARCtober?
How many ARCs are you trying to read?

Kim Sig


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22 responses to “2018 ARCtober Reading Challenge: Sign Up

  1. I love this, I can’t wait! I’m going to say I’ll read at least 5 ARCs, but I need to decide which ones. I have a bunch of old Netgalley ones I never got to, so likely those. *facepalm* I’ll make and post a list before October 1st!

    • Kim

      Hooray! I’ve not decided on my goal just yet either, but I have TONS of “older than three months” Netgalley options to choose from.

  2. Stephanie H.

    Thanks for the fun book challenge giveaway. Sounds like it’ll be an amusing month. I would like to read somewhere between 5-10 books during this challenge.

  3. carissa

    I have 15 e-arcs in netgalley and I hope to add a few more in via paperback. I think now that some of audios have released, I might switch to that format for some of them lol.

  4. Jess B

    I put 7 physical books on my TBR, but I have a few eARCs. I’m hoping to read around 8 ARCs! I’m in grad school, so wish me luck! Haha.