2014 ARC August Sign Up

July 21, 2014 Challenges 52

Hello my loves! Yesterday I shared with you some of the changes coming to this year’s ARC August challenge. I was still working out the rules so I didn’t post the sign up but after a little brain storming I think we’re good to go!

For those of you who are new to ARC August first let me say WELCOME AND HAVE FUN!! I started ARC August last year because I really suck at keeping my NetGalley and Edelweiss ratios in the green. I’m so bad in fact I do believe my ratio at the start of ARC August 2014 was around 26%…

Walk of shame

But that’s besides the point. I wanted ARC August to be a month full of encouraging other folks who were drowning in ARC’s (and some who weren’t) to put some sort of dent in that pile. A month for us to focus on getting through those ARC’s, but also have some fun. And this year will be no different!


So here’s the deal:

  • Type up a post saying you’re participating in ARC August!

This can be done on your blog, tumblr, Facebook, Goodreads, twitter or instagram. I seriously don’t care as long as it’s easy for you, and possible for me to go cheer you on at. Within that post share your ARC August goals with us! Are you shooting to read 3 book? 8? 27? TELL US!

  • Link that post in the linky below! Make sure it’s the direct post so we can come visit you!!
  • Grab the official ARC August button!
ARC August 2015
  • Go vote on what I’ll be reading and what YOU’LL be winning! I don’t have any ARC’s I have to get to so I’m letting you all pick through my BEA haul, and whatever I finish goes in a GIANT prize pack!
  • Vote on what Shelly will read and giveaway too!! My beautiful co-blogger is joining in on the fun and has a few ARC’s she needs to read and giveaway too! So hop on over to the voting page and see all the goodies that could be in the runner up prize pack!
  • Mark your calendar for our very first twitter chat, August 4th @ 8:00PM EST!!  #ARCAugust when chatting!


This challenge is all about having fun and reading all those shiny ARC’s you have sitting in your lap! So no pressure on what you don’t read, or “have” to read or any of that craziness. Just have fun with it!

52 Responses to “2014 ARC August Sign Up”

  1. Olgia

    This is such a wonderful idea! I’ve used July to read physical books and using August to catch up on ARC’s is such a smart idea! A perfect end to summer reading 🙂
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  2. Mo

    I’m not sure how many ARCs I have to finish. I may participate depending on how many I have.

  3. Scott Reads It!

    Last year, somehow I managed to read a book for ARC August, but I don’t think I can manage that this year! I NEED to cut down my BEA pile and this will do the trick, thank you for this! It was amazing to finally meet you 😉
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    • Octavia

      Hi and welcome Lauren!!! An ARC is and Advanced Reader Copy. Sometimes, when we ask nicely and prove we’re worthy ( 😉 ) publishers will grant us access to an early copy (typically months in advance) of a book we want. I was lucky enough to attend BEA (Book Expo America) this year so I have a ton of books I really need to get through and then get rid of. But I know of other bloggers who have honestly just fallen behind and ARC August is my attempt to get them caught up!
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    • Octavia

      That’s fine! I won’t formally ask anyone to submit “proof” since this is more for your benefit than anyone else’s so I trust you all’s word!

    • La La in the LiBrArY

      I got my first ARCs from the Goodreads First Reads giveaways and I was hooked. Next I started a Twitter account to follow my favorite book bloggers and authors, and they tweet about contests for ARCs all the time. Awhile ago I joined Edelweiss and Netgalley to get eARCs. I don’t have too large of a follower base with my blogs yet, so I don’t get too many of the popular ARCs I request, but I have read some really great books from the approved for everyone lists from both sites. I hope this helped! 🙂
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