Here’s what I want to read this month, May 2016:
This list does not include books I am currently reading (The Girl from Everywhere, The Lie Tree, and Sword Quest). And I KNOW THIS IS AN AMBITIOUS LIST. But I think I can do it. I feel like I can read at least half of all these books!
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Here’s what I want to read this month, September 2015:
EDIT: Click on a title to read my review!
- Review copies: The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow. | Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman. | A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston. | Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis. | The Clouded Sky by Megan Crewe. Book two in the Earth and Sky series. | The Drowning by Camilla Lackberg.
- Reread: Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I said earlier in the year, or maybe the end of 2014, that I really wanted to reread Graceling this year.
- Classics: The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. Currently reading this via Daily Lit email installments. | A Room with a View by E.M. Forster. Also currently reading via Daily Lit email installments.
- TBR pile pick: Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. Everyone raves about this book and I’ve been putting it off for years now… Going to try to remedy that!
- Library books: Who Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket. Currently reading this. | The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, and Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. Going to try to marathon these!
I know I’ll likely end up reading a number of books not on this list, as well as not read a bunch of the ones that are on the list. I know I’ll swoop by the library a bunch of times (I also currently have, like, ten more library books out now that I didn’t list), and probably receive a few more review copies. But this is what I want to prioritize as of the beginning of the month. Wish me luck!
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ARC August is hosted by Octavia and Shelly from Read.Sleep.Repeat.
So I’ve decided to join ARC August this year because I am woefully behind on my review copies. I just haven’t felt motivated to read all my egalleys recently, and I really want to get my ARC pile under control. I’m also thinking of participating in the 3rd annual Booktubeathon, as well, but obviously just in terms of the challenges; I don’t make videos. I’ll try to see if I can find ARCs that correspond the the Booktubeathon challenges, because then I can knock out two challenges at once. 🙂 ANYWAY, here are the rules:
- It may be a physical ARC or eARC but it MUST be an ARC.
- Yes, it can be an ARC that has released as long as it’s an ARC. I’m not going to nitpick much.
- HAVE FUN WITH THIS! Feeling like you are being “forced” to read is the best way turn a fun event into a yucky obligation.
- Update post! Octavia says: “I personally will do a post for each Saturday in August but that’s just me. You can update once a week, every other week or once for the whole darn event. This update can be in the form of a blog or tumblr post, vlog, link to your “ARC August 2015″ shelf or even an Instagram pic! I want to make this as easy and low pressure as possible for you.”
I’ll of course be updating you on my progress in my weekly Sunday Posts.
I’m going to focus on egalleys, but I have a number of physical ARCs I’d like to read, too. My plan was and still is to get to 80% on NetGalley by August, and I’m currently at 68% because I just got approved for a few new books. (Wouldn’t 100% be lovely, though? Sigh… a girl can dream.) I want to aim for at least 10 ARCs read in August. That’s pretty manageable, I think. That way I can read a few library books on the side, too.
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I have so many books and I’m kind of behind on reading… This first week of April I’m planning, besides work, classes, and writing my Camp NaNoWriMo novel, to just read read read. The review books I have are my top priority right now, and all the books besides them are ones I hope to read when I make significant progress on that specific TBR. This list is not set in stone, and I know it’s pretty ambitious, but while I’m going to try my best to stick to it, I won’t be surprised if I detour (eek!). Now, onto the books! (Click on a title to view it on Goodreads.)
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