ARC August

ARC August is run by Read.Sleep.Repeat and it gives you the chance to tackle your ARC pile. Thanks to NetGalley, my ARC list has grown seriously out of control and it sometimes feels like I’ll never get them read. The main thing I love about ARC August though is its emphasis on having fun rather than feeling like you’re completing a chore. 

Beauty and the Beast

The Rules:

  • Any Advanced Reading Copy counts as part of this reading challenge – your backlist books count.
  • No blog necessary to participate, but you’ll need to include some form of social media as part of your sign up
  • Use the #ARCAugust on social media to check-in

Twitter Chat:

There are also TWO twitter chats throughout ARC August – one on August 7th and one on August 28th. Both chats will start at 8 pm EST and will use the #ARCAugust tag. Unfortunately, I’ll probably not be able to participate in these as I think it’s 1 am BST!


My Goals:

I have a couple of books I need to read for postal book clubs so they’ll be my first reads of the month. After those, I’m hoping to read mainly ARCs. These books are the highest priority for me:


  • All the Wicked Girls – Chris Whitaker
  • Flame in the Mist – Renee Ahdieh
  • The Dark Net – Benjamin Percy
  • The Music Shop – Rachel Joyce


  • Daughter of the Burning City – Amanda Foody
  • Fireblood – Elly Blake
  • Yesterday – Felicia Yap
  • The Child – Fiona Barton
  • City of Saints & Thieves – Natalie C. Anderson

I’ll be really pleased and relieved if I can get through these, so fingers crossed. Good luck to everyone else participating – I hope you manage to achieve your goals.

Good Luck


  1. Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger

    1 August 2017 at 11:34 PM

    Ooh! Flame in the Mist! Good luck with #ARCAugust—I’m participating too!
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    1. scorpiobookdreams

      1 August 2017 at 11:58 PM

      Thank you. Good luck with yours too! 🍀

  2. Angie

    2 August 2017 at 12:00 AM

    You got this! That’s an excellent list of books. Totally doable.
    Also I love the GIF usage. CASTIEL MY LOVE.
    Good luck!

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      2 August 2017 at 12:02 AM

      Thank you! And thanks for organising #ARCAugust – it’s such a great idea. I couldn’t resist a Castiel GIF. He’s adorable.

  3. Amber @ The Literary Phoenix

    2 August 2017 at 3:13 PM

    Good luck with all your ARCs! I really want to pick up Flame in the Mist (THAT COVER!) – can’t wait to see what you think!

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      2 August 2017 at 3:26 PM

      I’ve heard good things about it so I have high expectations!

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