Reading Challenges

ARC August 2017

July 30, 2017

August in two days, which it’s time for ARC August! The lovely ladies at Read.Sleep.Repeat are hosting their fifth annual ARC August for all of us to focus on reading the ARCs in our TBR piles. This is will be my second time participating in ARC August! I also participated in their ARC April in 2016, so I guess it’s technically my third round of focusing on all the ARCs.

Since school is right around the corner, I do not really know how many ARCs I will be able to read. My goal is just to read as many as I can, the bare minimum four.

The three books pictured above are ARCs that I HAVE to read for reviews scheduled this month already. The books pictured below are several ARCs I have that I would like to read this month. I know I will not be able to read them all, which is where YOU come in! I need you to help me pick out which books I should prioritize and read first! SO leave a comment with your choice below—my TBR will be very thankful! One quick disclaimer, not all of the ARCs I have are pictured here. Seeing as how I am very much a mood reader, I might end up picking up a book not even listed in this post.

Are you participating in ARC August this year? If so, what’s your goal or what books are you planning to read? Have you read any of the books pictured in my post? Let me know what you thought of them if you have or feel free to recommend of which ones you think I should read first!


  • Reply Chelsea Lauren July 30, 2017 at 8:30 AM

    So many of those book covers are stunning! I want to own them all! The only one I’ve read from that list is The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich. Absolutely phenomenal read. I read it almost all in one day. I couldn’t put it down. Good luck on your TBR pile!!

    • Reply Jordan July 30, 2017 at 9:27 AM

      Thank you, Chelsea! I’ll try for sure to read The Love Interest this month!

  • Reply Megan | Ginger Mom & the Kindle Quest July 30, 2017 at 10:19 AM

    I suggest Now I Rise. That one has been on my list since I first heard of it 🙂

    • Reply Jordan July 30, 2017 at 2:17 PM

      Thank you! I really enjoyed the first book in that series, And I Darken!

  • Reply Emily @ Reaching While Rooted July 30, 2017 at 6:40 PM

    Now I Rise simply based off the cover!! I too am in the same ARC boat with the semester picking back up soon. I hope I can get my August and September books in line at least during the challenge. My post is scheduled for tomorrow, and I can’t wait to get my TBR in order (if only so I can sign on for other books )

    • Reply Jordan July 31, 2017 at 8:01 AM

      Good luck! I will definitely check out your post so I can look at your ARC TBR! 🙂

  • Reply Melissa Robles July 30, 2017 at 10:28 PM

    Ack, I still have to finish my ARC of The Love Interest as well! This is a great list and I hope you end up enjoying them all!

    • Reply Jordan July 30, 2017 at 10:45 PM

      Thanks, Melissa! I hope you enjoy The Love Interest, too!

  • Reply Inah @ The Bibliophile Confessions July 30, 2017 at 10:49 PM

    Such a good list, Jordan! If you need a reading buddy for It Started With Goodbye, hit me up. It’s also in my ARC August TBR.

    • Reply Jordan July 31, 2017 at 7:23 AM

      That would be wonderful, Inah! I’ll definitely let you know when I start to read it!

  • Reply Heather @hermitlibrarian July 31, 2017 at 12:13 AM

    You’ve got a lot of good choices here! I liked The Color Project myself. ☺ As for the others, Now I Rise and Retribution Rails would be my top choices.

    • Reply Jordan July 31, 2017 at 7:25 AM

      Thank you! I’ll already started The Color Project and I’m definitely liking it a lot! I think Retribution Rails is one of my highest priorities since it hasn’t released yet.

  • Reply AK Mama Reads July 31, 2017 at 1:31 PM

    Hope you enjoy your arcs, and if not, we still want to hear about it 🙂

    • Reply Jordan July 31, 2017 at 2:14 PM

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy your ARCs too!

  • Reply Lauren @ Comma Hangover July 31, 2017 at 8:41 PM

    I am super curious about The Pearl Thief! I have liked Wein’s other books set in that universe but I haven’t had the chance to pick that one up yet.

    • Reply Jordan July 31, 2017 at 8:54 PM

      Code Name Verity is my favorite book, but I haven’t read any other of Elizabeth’s books. I guess I don’t want to be disappointed? However, I’m excited for The Pearl Thief since it’s a prequel!

  • Reply Sheila {She's Going Book Crazy} July 31, 2017 at 9:11 PM

    I’d have to say Now I Rise. I’ve been meaning to get to that one…so it’s purely out of my own TBR struggles that I suggest YOU read it. Lol. Either way, I hope you enjoy all of them!

    • Reply Jordan July 31, 2017 at 10:04 PM

      Thank you, Sheila! 🙂

  • Reply Katrina @ Bookish Things August 1, 2017 at 6:37 AM

    So many great choices. I really liked Girl Out of Water.

    • Reply Jordan August 1, 2017 at 7:56 AM

      Thanks! I’ve heard great things about that one!

  • Reply Alexandria August 1, 2017 at 6:09 PM

    Ohh I have an arc of Genuine Fraud too, and i’m so excited to read it. It’s going to be my first E. Lockhart book! I have a finished copy of GIrl Out of Water that I’m also really excited to read it.

    • Reply Jordan August 1, 2017 at 8:46 PM

      I’ve read most of her books, if not all of them! I really enjoying We Were Liars, her first thriller-esque book, so I’m really excited for Genuine Fraud too!

  • Reply Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover August 3, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Oooh, lots of great options, Jordan!! So I know a lot of people liked Girl Out of Water but I had a lot of trouble getting into it. I still wanna read it but I ended up putting i on the back burner. I vote that you read Now I Rise so I can live vicariously through you. I adored And I Darken so much and I just haven’t bought Now I Rise yet even though it was one of my most anticipated releases of the year lol. Good luck with ARC August. I’ll be going back to school, too, so I know how tough it’ll be to get some reading done at the end of the month!

    ~ Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover

    • Reply Jordan August 3, 2017 at 2:49 PM

      Thanks, Lefty! Good luck to you too with #ARCAugust and returning to school 🙂

  • Reply Chrissi Reads August 3, 2017 at 1:23 PM

    Good luck with ARC August!

    • Reply Jordan August 3, 2017 at 2:47 PM

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply El's Book Reviews August 4, 2017 at 4:25 PM

    I gave your Twitter & Bloglovin’ a follow! 🙂

    Would you mind checking out my book reviews blog at El’s Book Reviews and possibly give it a follow? Super excited to read your posts!

    – El

    • Reply Jordan August 4, 2017 at 5:07 PM

      Thanks, El! I followed you back on Bloglovin’!

  • Reply Inge August 5, 2017 at 2:36 AM

    Happy reading, Jordan! I hope you fall in love with Levi and the Color Project ^_^

    • Reply Jordan August 5, 2017 at 8:28 AM

      I actually finished The Color Project and I definitely did!

  • Reply Tash August 8, 2017 at 10:59 PM

    The Colour Project was good hey. Good Luck and plan ahead. That how I managed to get reading done when at school

    • Reply Jordan August 8, 2017 at 11:17 PM

      Good advice on planning ahead! I usually try to, but I really do not have too much time to myself by the end of the day while at college due to school, work, socializing, homework, and working out so when I do have free time, I’m so tired that I put Netflix on and chill or just take a nap haha

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