I might have a bit of an ARC problem? Maybe? You be the judge.
The oldest ARCs are from 2010 and 2011 and they’re waaaaaay at the top of the shelf.
Don’t ask how many books are on my Nook, which I use exclusively for review copies. Just d o n ‘ t.
So yeah, I’m gonna do Read.Sleep.Repeat’s ARC August reading challenge. I’ll be starting my first job this month if all goes well (!!!), so I’m not sure how many books I’ll be able to read. I’m hoping for ten? That’s a decent count, especially since I get through eARCs more quickly.
I’m still picking my reads out of my dear TBR Jars, but here are a few ARCs I certainly hope I pull out of them this month:
The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke: I love Katie, I love her cats, and I really hope I love her book.
Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp: Um, This is Where It Ends made me cry on a train on the way back from BEA 2015. Being emotionally rocked by a book is pretty damn fun.
Dear Martin by Nic Stone: From All American Boys to The Hate U Give and beyond, I’m a sucker for relevant books about the police violence black teens are currently living in fear of and fighting.
Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee: Look, the main character is asexual. I’m duty-bound to read it.
You in Five Acts by Una LaMarche: Una’s book Don’t Fail Me Now got me gooooooood.
Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee: I just really want to learn more about North Korea and the lives people like Sungju led there before they escaped.
Want by Cindy Pon: Full POC cast and a heist story? COUNT ME IN, PLEASE.
Three Sides of a Heart ed. by Natalie C. Parker: I’m a sucker for love triangles when they’re done well and I really, really, really hope at least one story leads the characters to consider an open relationship or polyamory. Teens explore that stuff just like they explore sex!