For August, I joined in #ARCAugst and #ReadThemAllThon.
(The sign ups are here and here respectively.)
Now, let's see how I did!
For #ARCAugust, it's very simple: read as many ARCs in a month as you can. I put up some pictures of my piles but I picked by whim and had more waiting for me. So the targets don't mean much besides the number of books.
For Penguin's First to Read program:
Target: Thieving Weasels by Billy Taylor, Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer, and The Gentleman by Forrest Leo
- Thieving Weasels by Billy Taylor,
- Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer,
- The Gentleman by Forrest Leo
- First Comes Love
These reviews I haven't finished and submitted yet.
The Crepes of Wrath by Sarah Fox,
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti,
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
- The Crepes of Wrath by Sarah Fox
- Death Among the Doilies by Mollie Cox Bryan
- How to Make Out by Brianna Shrum
- Wake the Hollow by Gaby Triana
I skipped the last two in my goal in favor of copies I was approved for after my sign up post that had less time til publication.
I submitted all reviews to NetGalley except How to Make Out, Death Among the Doilies posts here on the 5th, and Wake the Hollow will be published on September 10th.
- The Bookshop on the Corner. Review to come.
- Absolute Brightness,
- Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies;
- Highly Illogical Behavior
- Three Dark Crowns,
- The Dollhouse,
- The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You,
5 reviews posted, others still forthcoming.
Which brings my total to:
18 ARCs read and 8 reviewed in various places.
I'll call that a win.
#ReadThemAllThon is a bit more complicated...
Badges & Books:
Pewter City – Boulder Badge: Read the first book in a series
Starters (Starters #1) by Lissa Price (Also ARC August)
352 pages = 35 CP
Cerulean City – Cascade Badge: Read a book that might make you cry
Absolute Brightness by James Lecesne (Also ARC August).
474 pages = 47 CP
Vermillion City – Thunder Badge: Read a book with thunderous hype
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (Also ARC August)
416 pages = 41 CP
Celadon City – Rainbow Badge: Read a book featuring diversity
Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley (Also ARC August)
250 pgs = 25 CP
Fuschia City – Soul Badge: Read a book with an epic romance
Of Fear and Faith by N.D. Jones from my finish copies piles
288 pages = 28 CP
Saffron City – Marsh Badge: Read a book with fantasy or supernatural elements
Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar (Also ARC August)
366 pages = 36 CP
Cinnabar Island – Flame Badge: Read a book with a red cover
The Gentleman by Forrest Leo (Also ARC August)
304 pages = 30 CP
Viridian City – Earth Badge: Read a book with post-apocalyptic settings
Rootless by Chris Howard (Also ARC August)
326 pgs = 32 CP
Total CP from books = 274 CP.
And I finished them ALL!
Completing the badges earns + 20 CP = 160 CP
Evolving bonus at 150 points and 400 points earns +50 CP for another 100 CP.
I reviewed Absolute Brightness and Highly Illogical Behavior for another 20 CP each.
The books finished from #ARCAugust for bonus points are:
- Spontaneous - 368 pgs = 36CP
- Thieving Weasels - 320 pg = 32CP
- Death Among the Doilies - 320pg = 32CP
- Wake the Hollow - 304 pgs = 30CP
- How to Make Out - 284 pgs = 28CP
- The Bookshop on the Corner - 368 pgs = 36CP
I earned 194 CP from additional books read. Which means, if I did the math right, I earned 738 CP!
|Let's do this!|
Did you join any challenges for August? How'd you do? Any other challenges you're partaking?