Hey everyone! Today’s post is to let you know that I’ll be participating in an exciting project this month – ARC August. Created by the lovely ladies over at Read.Sleep.Repeat, the purpose of ARC August is to read the ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) on your TBR shelf and work on reviewing them. I know that I’m bad about getting ARCS and then putting off reading/reviewing – it really takes a toll on my Netgalley percentage! So I’m excited to join in and get my ARCs to a manageable number. I’ll be posting updates on my progress over at my Goodreads page, but also my Twitter and Instagram – go check those out for more weekly check ins and such. I’ll do a final check in at the end of the month, letting you know if I met all of my goals!
These are the ARCs I’m planning to read and/or review in August:
The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick. I received an eARC via Penguin’s First Reads program. This is the sequel to My Life Next Door (which I adored!), and follows Tim and Alice in a dual-POV. I read this ARC in July, but I need to refresh my memory and post a review before the release date (August 18th).
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I received an eARC via Netgalley. This wonderful book follows a girl who is allergic to everything, and lives in her strictly controlled home. When a cute boy moves in next door, she has to decide if she can let him into her bubble, and her heart. I read this in July, but need to write and post a review before its release date on September 1.
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin. I received this physical ARC from Little Brown/The Novl and I am SO EXCITED TO READ THIS. It doesn’t come out until October, but I’ve already included it in my BookTube-A-Thon TBR, so I’ll read this in the first week of August. An alternate history in which Germany and Japan won World War II, Yael enters the Axis Tour race with one goal: kill Hitler. I plan to read and draft my review this month, but won’t post my final review until closer to the publication date.
Hunter by Mercedes Lackey. I received this eARC via Netgalley. Monsters are crossing over into Joyeaux’s world, and she becomes a hunter to protect others. When she gets called up to the capital, Joy realizes just how much is being kept from the citizens, and that there may be a more sinister reason these monsters are attacking her world. I haven’t heard any buzz about this book, so I’m intrigued to see how it goes. The publication date is September 1, so I need to read and review Hunter this month.
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston. I also received this eARC via Netgalley. A Thousand Nights is a retelling of One Thousand and One Nights, in which a girl volunteers to marry the king who has killed three hundred previous wives in order to save her sister from that same fate. As she survives in his court and finds magic she hopes will be strong enough, her sister mourns and finds powers of her own. I am really excited to read this, and have my fingers crossed that this will be better than The Wrath and the Dawn. A Thousand Nights doesn’t come out until October 6, so I will read and draft a review in August, and publish a final review in late September.
Those are the ARCs I’m definitely planning to read during ARC August – let me know if you’ve read any of the books mentioned, or want to!