I’m excited to join another round of ARC August! I have some goals to get my ARC percentage to 80% by the end of the year, so this challenge will be a nice push for both backlist books and some coming later this year. I will probably focus mostly on egalleys, with maybe 2-4 physical ARCs in between, so I can focus on the NG/EW Challenge I’m working on. Here is where I’ll outline my goals, TBR, readathon plans, and bookish bingo. All of the details for this challenge can be found here!
Goals and Plans
I really would love to somehow get my Netgalley percentage up to 80% this month but I don’t think it’ll be super feasible. I’m currently stuck around 71% and definitely need to read more than 10 books to improve. I hope to read mostly ARCs throughout the month, again primarily egalleys. My goal is for 75% of the books I read in August to be ARCs, that way I don’t have a set number to stress about. I have been reading 10+ books each month so that looks like 7 or 8 if I stick to what I assume will happen. I’m going to include 3-5 books in each category below so I have a good mix to pick from. I’ll let my mood reading guide me so I’m not going to make restrictions about how many from each section.
TBR for 1st Half of August
I’m adjusting my TBR a little bit based on books I didn’t get to in time. I’m also going to include a borrowed ARC below because I definitely want to read it ASAP and get it back to Morgan! AFTER NIGHTFALL and UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE are the two priority books I’ll be reading this week. The rest of these will hopefully get read within the first half of the month. I’ll be doing another check-in post on August 15th to look at my TBR progress and develop the second half TBR!
Book title/author: After Nightfall by AJ Banner
Dates read: 8/1 – 8/2
Book title/author: Unclaimed Baggage by Jen Doll
Dates read: 8/4 – 8/10
Book title/author: Sadie by Courtney Summers
Dates read: 8/5 – 8/7
Book title/author: The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Cheyenne Young
Dates read: 8/7 –
Book title/author: Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Dates read: 8/11 –
Total ARCs read so far: 3
Total non-ARCs read so far: 1
Percentage of ARCs: 80%
The ladies at RSR released the bingo card yesterday, so here it is! I’m hoping to get quite a few squares marked off throughout the month. I’m tracking the books and squares below for now – updated card with boxes officially ticked off will come later in the month!
Bingo boxes completed/in progress:
- Set in summer: Unclaimed Baggage
- Finish a mystery novel: After Nightfall
- New to you author: Sadie
- Debut author: The Last Wish of Sasha Cade
- Read a total of 500 pages: After Nightfall + Sadie = 563 pages
- Start a series: Little White Lies
- Finish 5 ARCs: Unclaimed, Nightfall, Sadie, Sasha Cade, Lies