ARC August Recap

August, and the summer, flew by faster than I could have dreamed. Octavia (Read, Sleep, Repeat) helped me so much with her ARC August event. I had so many books (and still do) that I needed to read and this was just the motivation I needed. I did really well the first three weeks but fell short this last week. Overall, I read more books than I had set as my goal!

My ARC August Goals–I set a goal of 10 books to read and read 14. Below are the books I read and the reviews I’ve posted for them so far.

Books Read:

Click on the book to go to its Goodreads page:
The Weight of SoulsNot a Drop to DrinkThe Chaos of Stars
Of Beast and BeautyCress (Lunar Chronicles, #3)
Horde (Razorland, #3)Overpowered
Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles, #1)Thin SpaceMore Than This
Shadows (The Rephaim, #1)Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)

I Reviewed:
The Weight of Souls by Byrony Pearce
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April G. Tucholke
Delia’s Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer
Overpowered by Mark H. Kruger
Thin Space by Jody Casella
More Than This by Patrick Ness

2013 Debut Author Challenge-updated


I’m late to signing up for Hobbitsies2013 Debut Author Challenge because somehow I just stumbled upon it. Here is my list for the 12 books I plan to read. I’m not including the debut authors I’ve read prior to joining the challenge: Splintered, The Nightmare Affair, The Madman’s Daughter, Pivot Point and Taken.

1. Insomnia by J.R. Johansson My Review
2. These Broken Stars by Amy Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
3. In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters My Review
4. Poison by Bridget Zinn
5. Arclight by Josin L. McQuein My Review
6. Reboot by Amy Tintera My Review
7. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
8. Linked by Imogen Howson My Review
9. Ink by Amanda Sun My Review
10. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon My Review
11. Relic by Renee Collins
12. The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf

I’d like to add:
Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton My Review
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill My Review
In the After by Demitria Lunetta My Review

I’ve also interviewed some of the wonderful authors on this list: Cat Winters, Josin L. McQuein and Kelsey Sutton. I have an interview with Cristin Terrill posting very soon so keep an eye out for it.

100 Books In A Year

100 Books In A Year

I am excited to join 100 Books In A Year for the first time.

January:
1. The Archived by: Victoria Schwab
2. Cinder by: Marissa Meyer
3. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
4. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
5. Paper Valentine by: Brenna Yovanoff
6. Splintered by: A.G. Howard
7. Through the Ever Night by: Veronica Rossi
8. Boundless by: Cynthia Hand
February:
9. Scarlet by: Marissa Meyer
10. The Diviners by: Libba Bray
11. The Madman’s Daughter by: Megan Shepherd
12. Everbound by: Brodi Ashton
13. Unravel Me by: Tahereh Mafi
14. The Collector by Victoria Scott
15. The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
16. Shadow and Bone by: Leigh Bardugo
17. Pivot Point by: Kasie West
18. Reached by: Ally Condie
March:
19. Let the Sky Fall by: Shannon Messenger
20. Requiem by: Lauren Oliver
21. Unremembered by: Jessica Brody
22. Wasteland by: Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan
23. The Immortal Rules by: Julie Kagawa
24. Clockwork Princess by: Cassandra Clare

April:
25. Taken by Erin Bowman
26.  Half Blood by Jennifer Armentrout
27. Elixir by Jennifer Armentrout
28. Apollyon by Jennifer Armentrout
29. The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
30. The Rules by Stacey Kade
31. In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters