This month I am trying “ARC August.” Is that still a thing? Well, if not, I’m making it one. Aside from my one book club book (More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera – Sarah’s pick), which I will be listening to on audio, I am going to be reading only ARCs this month. We’ll see how it goes.
ARCs I’ll be reading in August 2017
How I got it: I have an eARC from the publisher because I’m part of the book launch team.
Why I got it: I love Anne Bogel (aka Modern Mrs. Darcy), and I love personality assessments and grouping people by characteristics.
Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda
How I got it: I was mailed an ARC by the publisher.
Why I got it: I didn’t request this book, so I’ll discuss why I’ve decided to read it. I love a good suspense book, and this one sounds interesting. Plus the imprint is new, and I think that’s pretty cool.
Persuading Austen by Brigid Coady
How I got it: I have an eARC from NetGalley.
Why I got it: I couldn’t resist another Jane Austen retelling. This book is a Pride and Prejudice adaptation. My expectations are pretty low, but maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised.
The Book of Air by Joe Treasure
How I got it: I have an eARC that I accepted from the publisher via email back in February.
Why I got it: This book was already released in April, but I still want to read the ARC since I said I would. I was intrigued by this description: ” image a society governed by the book of Jane Eyre.”
Something Like Happy by Eva Woods
How I got it: This ARC is another that was mailed to me by the publisher.
Why I got it: I’ve decided to read it because I am attracted to this idea of forcing oneself to be happy. The character is giving herself 100 days to become happy.
The Senator’s Youngest Daughter by Kelley Rose Waller
How I got it: I accepted an eARC from the author.
Why I got it: It’s hard to say no to authors, but this book appealed to me because of the political nature. I really enjoyed The Fixer, but I haven’t read anything adult that is political.
Seven Stones by Julia Lee
How I got it: I accepted a copy of this book from the author at a local author fair at my library back in April. It’s not actually an ARC, but I’m counting it anyway since it’s a review copy.
Why I got it: I wanted to help a local author, and I was intrigued by this book. It has mystical/magical elements and takes place in Scotland.
What will you be reading this month?
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