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.

4 comments to ARC Reading Challenge

  • I’m glad that you decided to join the challenge. Wow, your first challenge, I feel ver honoured that you chose mine. Really nice list of books you have. I loved Snowflower and the Secret Fan!

  • I may have to join this challenge as well. I have most of the the same books that you have included in your challenge. My husband is so happy that free books keep arriving! I like the new layout.

  • Lol, I really have to do this too! So many ARCs, so little time….

  • Dutch

    “Spirit of the Place” is definitely a great read.
    It’s considered Mr. Shem’s most ambitious work.
    Anyone interested should visit for more information