ARC August | TBR

I have seen this around in the book community the past couple of years, but I have never had enough ARCs to make a month of it. I do not plan on participating in any challenges or anything thing of the like beside participate in reading all the ARCs I have in August! Hosted by Read. Sleep.Repeat.

Here is the list of ARCs I have and that I am hoping to get to in the month of August!

♦ Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan {Pub Date 11/18}

♦ Seventh Born by Monica Sanz {Pub Date 9/4/18}

♦ Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel {Pub Date 9/4/18}

♦ Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi {Pub Date 11/27/18}

♦ Home and Away by Candice Montgomery {Pub Date 10/16/18}

♦ Freedom Trials by Meredith Tate {Pub Date 10/2/18}

♦ Afterimage by Naomi Hughes {Pub Date 9/18/18}

Are you going to be participating in ARC August? If so what ARCs will you be reading?

 

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Twitter Book Haul

FullSizeRenderIn the past month I have been lucky enough to win two twitter giveaways by some fantastic people! It seems like twitter giveaways are the only time I am ever lucky (and believe me I am a very unlucky person haha) I usually retweet twitter giveaways just to do it and never expected to win. So moral of the story: amazing things happen with twitter giveaways so you should check them out if you don’t already! They are so great and so many awesome people are always holding them. A lot of times they are for ARC copies of books before they come out (especially publishing company twitters!) So I would like to thank both Steph @InsomniaBooks and Rachel @hellochelly for their amazing giveaways! (check them out on Twitter!)

Avalon by Mindee Arnett

Unremembered by Jessica Brody

The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark

When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez

Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle

There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake

Which of the bottom 5 should I read first?

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I was finally able to control my book buying this month! A lot of the books I got this month I received for review or I had a gift card for (So I am making progress!)

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Splintered by A.G Howard

Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett (I received this from Blogging For Books in return for an honest review)

Champion by Marie Lu

1984 by George Orwell (Autumn @Kitty Cat Reads got this for me!)

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma (I received this from Algonquin Young Readers in return for an honest review)

I Want It This Way by Ann Aguirre (I received this from the publisher and author in return for an honest review)

The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern (I got this as an audiobook from audible)

What books did you get this month? Have you read any of these? Which one should I read first?

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This month was a month for e-books. I got a Kindle and started to purchase more e-books via Kindle Unlimited and Kindle lending library. I also found a lot of free e-books, won some books/e-books, received some from publishers, book outlet  and netgalley.

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(All of the physical books!)

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Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo (I received this from a giveaway hosted by Stacee @book_junkee on Twitter!)

Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

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Girl of Nightmare by Kendare Blake

A Wonderlandiful World by Shannon Hale

Destined For Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon ( I received this from BookLookBloggers/ Harper Collins in return for an honest review)

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Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

Thornhill by Kathleen Peacock

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Lailah by Nikki Kelly (I won this arc in a giveaway by Fierce reads on Twitter!)

The Best of Me by Nicolas Sparks

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Lirael by Garth Nix

Abhorsen by Garth Nix

Kindle E-Books 

Netgalley (I received the following from Netgalley in return for a honest review)

Game by Barry Lyga

The 100 by Kass Morgan

Day 21 by Kass Morgan

Of Monsters of Madness by Jessica Verday

Entangled (I received the following from Entangled in return for a honest review)

Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander

The Girl and the Clockwork Cat by Nikki McCormack

Amazon 

Wait For You by J. Lynn

Be With Me by J. Lynn

Losing It by Cora Carmack

Keeping Her by Cora Carmack (I won this on a twitter giveaway!)

All Lined Up by Cora Carmack

What books did you get this month? Have you read any of these? Which one should I read first?

Friday Reads: The ARC Edition {7/4}

Untitled design-11HowWeFallCoverHappy 4th of July weekend to those of you that are celebrating! I am back home for the weekend relaxing, hanging out with my family and enjoying the sunshine! I am hoping to get quite a lot of reading done and dubbed this the weekend of reading my ARCs! I am still not 100% sure which one I want to start first, but I received an Arc of How We Fall by Kate Brauning from the author for review and it is being published in November. I also won an Arc of Landline by Rainbow Rowell (publish date July 8th, 2014) from Goodreads and received and e-Arc of The Vault of Dreamers (publish date Sept. 16th 2014) by Caragh O’Brien from netgalley. So that is going to be my book filled weekend.

What are you currently reading or planning on reading?

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Netgalley ARCs

So while I was on Haley Knighten blog looking at her April Book Haul (You should go check out her blog!) I was reminded that I have gotten a few ARCs from Netgalley . This is a site where you can request e-books and has a ton of titles!

Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 3.33.57 PM  Werewolf Parallel by Roy Gill

This is the sequel to the Daemon Parallel by Roy Gill. And was released March 20th 2014. Since its a sequel I am not going to go into what its about, but as you can tell from the cover it deals with werewolves.

Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 3.38.38 PM The Girl From The Well by Rin Chupec                             Set to come out August 5th 2014. This is a YA Horror novel that deals with a Japanese ghost story and is told by a vengeful ghost. I have started this and it is very different than anything I have read recently. It reminds me of a mix of the films The Grudge, The Ring and Shutter.

Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 3.43.13 PM           Amity by Micol Ostow                                            Set to come out August 26th 2014. This is also a YA Horror novel based on events of Amityville Horror. In the description it says for friends of Stephen King and American Horror Story. I am excited to start reading more YA horror novels and figured this would be a good start since I love the movies.

Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 5.08.59 PM We Are The Goldens by Dana Reinhardt                           Set to come out May 27th 2014. This is a YA Contemporary and something else I don’t read a lot of. I got pre-approved by Netgalley for this ebook and figured why not give it a try. It is about the relationship between two sisters and how that relationship changes as they get older and other factors begin to appear and play a role between the two.

These are my first ever ARC copies so if anyone knows the protocol such as when I am able to post a review and such let me know!