ARC August Week 3 Update

 

Wow! We are wrapping up Week 3! While I only read two ARCs in the first week from my list, I read two ARCs this week! One on this list and one that wasn’t. Oops! Still I am super pleased with myself. Here’s how the challenge is going:

  • Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore (Release Date: October 3rd)
  • Thornhill by Pam Smy (Release Date: August 29th)
  • Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (Release Date: September 19th)
  • Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills (Release Date: December 26th)
  • Invictus by Ryan Graudin (Release Date: September 26th)
  • These Things I’ve Done by Rebecca Phillips (Release Date: August 1st)
  • Lost Boys by Darcey Rosenblatt (Release Date: August 22nd)
  • That Inevitable Victoria Thing by E.K Johnston (Release Date: October 3rd)
  • Berserker by Emmy Laybourne (Release Date: October 10th)
  • Top Ten by Katie Cotugno (Release Date: October 3rd)

ARCs Read:

Thornhill by Pam Smy – Already reviewed this gem!  ★★★★

Top Ten by Katie Cotugno – Doesn’t release until October, but I’ve got a review ready. This one is heartbreaking to say the least. ★★★★

Other things I read this week:

Welcome to the Ballroom Vol 3 and 4 by Tomo Takeuchi — OMGTHISSERIESLOVEIT. ★★★★ x2

The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley — This was this award-winning book in 2014 that I heard nothing about, put it on my TBR and then forgot about. This book is about 90’s music, family, romance, and it’s an interesting contemporary novel. I loved the music sections of this book and the family sections, didn’t entirely care for much else. The writing was awkward at times. Good, not amazing. ★★★

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
by Mark Manson — I found this self-help book useful in terms of helping me come to terms with the idea that if you want to give a f*ck about something, you need to figure out is it entirely worth it? What is worth giving a f*ck over and how to deal with your feelings of entitlement and happiness. Interesting stuff. ★★★★

Green Lanterns, Volume 2: The Phantom Lantern – Jessica Cruz is adorable, and Simon’s grandma is the best. ★★★

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin – I had too many feels while listening to this audiobook. FEELINGS. ★★★★

Tally:

Number of ARCs on the list read: 5/10

Number of ARCs Read: 6

Number of Non-ARCs Read: 16

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