#ARCAugust Round Up


Guess what, bookworms? We did it! We made it to the end of the 4th annual #ARCAugust!

My month started off a little slow, and then it started to pick up a little bit. Just like other challenges that I’ve done – I didn’t really set a pre-defined goal for myself. I just wanted to read and then apply it to individual challenge(s). I knew roughly how many books I would/could finish within the month and I was completely okay with that! I even squeezed in a novella! Overall, not a bad month.

I’m only about 20% into Stalking Jack the Ripper – been having a really busy and tiring last couple of days, was hoping I could get it done before the end of the month, but oh well – so I can’t include it. It’s definitely good so far, though!

For ARC August, I was able to start and finish the following:

Did you read any good books during ARC August? How many did you mark as DNF?


#ARCAugust Week #3 Update


Hi bookworms! Guess what? We’ve got one more week left of the 4th annual #ARCAugust and I am pretty sure I’ll have met my goals – give or take a book! This actually makes me feel so much better because the month started off a little slow for me.

I’ve finished the following books for ARC August:

I will definitely be finishing Wake the Hollow before the end of the month, and if I am lucky I can hopefully start and finish Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerrie Maniscalco.

I didn’t read any physical ARCs – although a lot of the ones I have are older! shame, I know – but at least for ARC August I can say that I got through a lot of my eBooks. I usually neglect my eBooks, so that’s actually a pretty decent accomplishment.

*Uncertain if the copy I was given was an eARC or not.

Anyone else having better luck for ARC August? What were your personal goals?

#ARCAugust: Week #2 Update


Here we are, bookworms! We made it to the end of the second week of the 4th annual #ARCAugust and for me personally – I’m making very slow progress.

One of the books that I thought was an eARC turns out to possibly be a finished copy (it’s being looked into, though, so it might count!)

It’s crazy, really. A lot of the ARCs that I am reading are eBooks, which I’m not all that familiar with (not my preferred choice of reading). And these copies are supplied directly from the author or part of a blog tour. So I’m told they’re review copies, but nowhere in the eBook does it specify whether it’s an uncorrected proof.

Since last week, I was able to finish Eclipse the Flame by Ingrid Seymour . . . and that’s it! Pretty pathetic,  😦 I’m close to finishing Crossing the Barrier by Martine Lewis, so if it counts – I’ll have three titles under my belt.

I also decided to change my lineup for #ARCAugust, so for the rest of the month I hope to read and finish the following:

Are you participating? How many ARCs have you read so far?

#ARCAugust 2016: Week #1 Update


We are at the end of the first week of the 4th annual #ARCAugust and it’s been a pretty slow week for me, 😞

I also read Danielle Paige’s Before the Snow novella, so my page count is on track to my usual reading pace, but I was hoping to be at least starting on my third ARC by now.

For #ARCAugust, I’ve only been able to finish Spells & Sorcery by S. Usher Evans. I’m a little over halfway through Eclipse the Flame by Ingrid Seymour.

Still on deck for the rest of #ARCAugust:

Are you participating? How many ARCs have you read so far?

#ARCAugust 2016


The 4th annual #ARCAugust is starting soon! I don’t have many ARCs, not like a lot of other bloggers do but I decided to participate this year and tackle some of the ARCs that I do have on my TBR list. I think I have just the right amount of ARCs to get done in a month based on my reading pace, so we shall see. Some of them have already been published, but at least I’ll have an incentive to finally read them!

My #ARCAugust line-up includes:

To everyone participating this year – good luck with your #ARCAugust goal and happy reading! 🙂