ARC Reading Challenge

SoManyPreciousBooksSoLittleTime is hosting an ARC reading challenge. I’ve never actually participated in a blog challenge before and I have a bunch of ARCs that need to be read, so I might as well participate!

The challenge:

1-3 ARCs, pick at least one to read and review

4-6 ARCs, pick two to read and review

7-9 ARCs, pick 3

10+ ARCs, pick at least 4.

I debated whether to only include ARCs that have yet to be released, all ARCs I have, or all books I’ve been sent to review. I think I’m going to go with all ARCs I have, although the ones that haven’t been released yet probably have priority anyway.

Here’s what I’ve got (although I think more are on their way):

  1. Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi
  2. Water Keep by J. Scott Savage
  3. The Spirit of the Place by Samuel Shem
  4. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
  5. The Glimmer Palace by Beatrice Colon
  6. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
  7. The Air We Breathe by Andrea Barrett
  8. The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
  9. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
  10. White Mary by Kira Salak

The last one is only theoretically coming, but I’m sure even if it doesn’t I’ll end up with at least one more ARC by September. Honestly, I’m hoping at I’ll have all of these (at least other than 6, 7, and 9) read by mid-September, because most of them were sent to me to review and I don’t want to get way past the release date. “Water Keep,” in particular I really have to read, as I’m participating in the blog tour. All that being said, here’s my list of ‘must reads’:

  1. The Spirit of the Place
  2. Water Keep
  3. The Lace Reader
  4. The Glimmer Palace

These are chosen based on how long I’ve had them/how strong I feel my obligation to get them reviewed is.

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6 Responses to “ARC Reading Challenge”

  1. rantsandreads Says:

    Good luck!

  2. Literate Housewife Says:

    That is a great challenge. I feel knee deep in ARCs right now, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

    BTW, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is amazing!!!!

  3. Devourer of Books Says:

    Since you have to read them anyway, you might as well come and be challenged with me! I saw on the sponsor’s site after I posted that they are counting all books sent for review as ARCs, in which case I have waaay more than 10!

  4. Melody Says:

    Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is REALLY REALLY good….I recommend bumping that one up, esp. if you haven’t read very much about pre-revolutionary China. Must warn you about graphic feet-binding scenarios…but an excellent read.

  5. The ARC Reading Challenge « Kathleen’s Book Reviews… and other book related stuff! Says:

    […] to read and review.  What better way to get cracking then to particpate in a reading challenge?  Devourer of Books  and Lori’s Reading Corner  are already participating, and I assume many others will too as […]

  6. kegsoccer Says:

    Mwah I think I commented on devourerofbooks.com instead of here, and if I keep doing that it will get pretty confusing 🙂 I think I’ll stick with here until you’re 100% foucusing on that site.

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