2014 ARC August Sign Up

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!

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    YESSSS!!! I’m gonna have my post up tomorrow!! =D Need to see what ARCs I’m gonna be reading!
    Btw, is it me or the linky doesn’t work??
    Pili recently posted…Mark This Book Monday: Shadows by Paula Weston!!!My Profile

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      All fixed my dear! And good luck on hitting that 80% ratio!! I know you can do it!! 😀
      Octavia recently posted…Interview with Nikki Kelly (author of Lailah)!My Profile

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    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 🙂
    Olgia recently posted…Fire Study ReviewMy Profile

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      Thank you! We had a ton of fun with ARC August last year and I really want to keep that up!
      Octavia recently posted…Interview with Nikki Kelly (author of Lailah)!My Profile

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    Definitely going to have to participate in this, I feel like I’m drowning in review books! I’ll have my post up in the next few days 🙂
    Christy recently posted…DNF Review | The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn AndersonMy Profile

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    YAY I’m glad you are doing this again! My biggest goal is to clear out some Netgalley books I’ve been sitting on.
    Jess @ Such A Novel Idea recently posted…Shameless Self Promotion & A Giveaway!My Profile

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    Ohhh this looks so fun! What a perfect way to get excited about all those arcs I requested. You’ve got some gems in your list too can’t wait to see your reviews.
    <3 Britt
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    I’m not sure how many ARCs I have to finish. I may participate depending on how many I have.

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    This will be my first year participating and as I told Jess, I am a little intimidated by it BUT I am up for the challenge! 🙂
    Loren @ Such A Novel Idea recently posted…Book Spotlight — Forever Sheltered by Deanna RoyMy Profile

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    Hey Octavia,

    Both my coblogger and I are participating, but it won’t let me link up separately b/c it’s the same link. Just wanted you to know so she can take part as well.
    Jess @ Such A Novel Idea recently posted…Book Spotlight — Forever Sheltered by Deanna RoyMy Profile

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      Thanks for the heads up!! 🙂
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    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 😉
    Scott Reads It! recently posted…Stacking The Shelves #51My Profile

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    Hello! I’m new to the book blogging world but am very interested in ARC August. What does ARC mean??
    Thanks for the help!
    Lauren @ Bookmark Lit recently posted…Friday Finds #1My Profile

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      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!
      Octavia recently posted…In the Shadows by Kiersten White and Jim Di BartoloMy Profile

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    So thankful to stumble upon this challenge. I really needed a swift kick to the Kindle to catch up on my reading! Good luck, everyone. 😀
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    I think I’ll be participating but I want to double check something. A couple of the ARCs I plan to read in August won’t be reviewed until later – maybe as late as November – because of release dates. Is that ok?
    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun recently posted…COYER-SV Update | We’re More Than Halfway!My Profile

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      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!

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    This should be useful! I respond well to little pushes like readathons. Thanks for running it!
    Nikki recently posted…ARC AugustMy Profile

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      No problem! And I wish you luck!

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    Here is my direct link to the post.


    (it wouldn’t let me update the linky)
    Michelle @ Book briefs recently posted…{Reading Challenge} ARC August #ARCAugustMy Profile

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      All updated! Thanks for letting me know and GOOD LUCK!

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    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but how does one get their hands on ARCs? (I’m new to teacher blogging.)
    Katie @ The Logonauts recently posted…It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?My Profile

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      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! 🙂
      La La in the LiBrArY recently posted…ARC AUGUST FIRST WEEK UPDATE:My Profile

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        I just followed your blog via Bloglovin’and I am going to follow you on Twitter.

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