September 2, 2014

ARC August: A Recap

Well, August is over. And, strangely, I'm actually excited for the fall. Perhaps part of the reason is that I'm no longer feeling quite as daunted by the books I need to read in September.

ARCs read:  
Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper (to be published September 23, 2014)
Firebug by Lish McBride (to be published September 23, 2014)
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (to be published September 30, 2014)

My goal was to read three ARCs, and so I'm satisfied with the progress I made. I also participated in one #ARCAugust chat, which was a lot of fun. Hopefully I'll be able to participate in more next year!

I read 
a total of eight books this past month, so ideally I should have been able to alternate between ARCs and finished copies for a total of four ARCs read. But oh well. I have one book left that is being published in September (Egg and Spoon by Gregory Macguire) and one in early October (The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters), but reading two review books in September is more than do-able. Much better than still having five ARCs still to read.

Thanks again to Octavia of Read.Sleep.Repeat for hosting! This challenge was definitely a great way to help ease my anxiety over review books!

I hope everyone else who participated is satisfied with their results. Let me know how you fared this past month!
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Amanda loves few things better than sitting down with a cup of tea and a book. She frequently stays up far too late, telling herself she just needs to finish one more page. When she's not wrapped up in the stories of others, Amanda works as a children's librarian in a public library.


  1. Yay for achieving your goals, Amanda! I've been finding it so hard to find time to read now that I'm in college so reading three ARCs is a dream for me at the moment--that's how busy my schedule is now! :( But I can't wait to see what you think of Salt & Storm! :)

    1. Thanks, Keertana!
      Not only did I just start classes myself, but I remember full well how busy I was as an undergrad (and I didn't blog at that time), so I commiserate with you fully! I'd suggest just blogging when you have time/desire, and your faithful readers (like me) won't fault you for that at all.
      And I really enjoyed Salt & Storm! Hoping to have my review up soon -- as soon as I can muster the willpower to actually write reviews again.


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