Challenge Accepted: Arc August 2018

In case you don't know about it, ARC August is an awesome reading challenge hosted by Octavia, Shelly, and Angie of Read. Sleep. Repeat. that allows bloggers the opportunity to focus on the unreleased titles we have in our possession but haven't read yet. 

I like to split my ARC August goals into two different groups because for me, ARC August isn't just about getting books read, it's also making sure I give them proper attention and get some reviews up. I also want to take the opportunity to review books from earlier in the year because they deserve some special attention too.

To Be Read:
As She Ascends - Jodi Meadows
Before She Ignites - Jodi Meadows
The Chase - Elle Kennedy
Check, Please! - Ngozi Ukazu
Damsel - Elana K. Arnold
Dance of Thieves - Mary E. Pearson*
Famous in a Small Town - Emma Mills
Heart of Thorns - Bree Barton
Ignite the Stars - Maura Milan
Josh & Hazel's Guide to Not Dating - Christina Lauren
Love a la Mode - Stephanie Kate Strohm
Mirage - Somaiya Daud
Muse of Nightmares - Laini Taylor
Odd One Out - Nic Stone
Ogre Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine
The Real Deal - Lauren Blakely
Seafire - Natalie C. Parker
See How They Run - Ally Carter
Star-Touched Stories - Roshani Chokshi*
Strange Grace - Tessa Gratton
Strange the Dreamer - Laini Taylor
These Rebel Waves - Sara Raasch
To Be Honest - Maggie Ann Martin
Unclaimed Baggage - Jen Doll
Wildcard - Marie Lu

To Be Reviewed:
Ice Wolves - Amie Kaufman
The Kiss Quotient - Helen Hoang
The Prince & the Dressmaker - Jen Wang
A Reaper at the Gates - Sabaa Tahir
Royals - Rachel Hawkins
Save the Date - Morgan Matson
Whisper of the Tide - Sarah Tolcser

I don't expect to read all of the ARCs on my TBR list, but this is the stack I'll be picking my reads from. The two starred books are the two that are definite must reads for the month, and everything else will be decided on by a mood reading basis (or if there's an event coming up, which is the case for a couple of these). Edit 8/9/18: I just realized I never said a number. I want to read at least 5 off this list before the end of the month, and write at least 5 reviews from the bottom.

Are you participating in ARC August? If so, what's on your list? Which book do you guys think I should start with? Let me know in the comments!


  1. This is going to be my 3rd year participating in ARC August! I also have Ignite the Stars and To Be Honest in my TBR pile! Good luck!

  2. This is my first time hearing about ARC August. I have a few ARCs of books that have already been released and plan to read them this August! I can’t wait to read Royals and Bruja Born. I loved reading Strange the Dreamer so I hope you’ll enjoy that story as well when you read it! Happy reading. :)

    1. It's my favorite reading challenge of the year!!

  3. Oh my! I'm reading Star-Touched Stories right now and it's wonderful. What took me long?

    1. It's such a gorgeous story. I really need to go back and read A Crown of Wishes. That's been out for ages!

  4. I wish I saw this post sooner. I have so many arcs to get to so this really would've helped me out. Good luck with all your books!! You got this <3

  5. Ooh this arc august sounds great! Been meaning to binge read my arcs since II'm getting behind

    1. Being behind on review books is the reality of being a book blogger. You are in awesome company!

  6. I've been wondering about "The Kiss Quotient" since it sounds genuinely charming!

    1. It's so so so so good! You should definitely give it a try!