SURPRISE!! If you follow RSR you may have seen or heard about ARC August. A month long challenge where you tackle that giant pile of ARCs you have. But, ARC April, though the same concept, is a first for us and I’m really excited about all of the positive feedback we’ve received thus far in regards to the event. Interested in hearing more? Read on!


ARC April, like ARC August is all about YOUR personal goal in regards to YOUR ARCs! This was made as a “low pressure” but maximum benefits kind of challenge and I really want to continue that! The only real rule for ARC April is any books you count towards the challenge MUST be an ARC. It can be an e-ARC or physical ARC. It can have a 2017 release date or an overdue date of 2010! As long as it is an ARC we won’t judge you or take that accomplishment lightly.

*Update* If you decide to read a finished copy of an expired eARC that is FINE. <b>HOWEVER</b> this is straight honor system. Meaning I am TRUSTING you to be honest that you read a finished copy of an ARC you were once granted. Ok? Ok.

The Incentive

Traditionally Shelly and I create a linky and just let you participate until your heart in content and pick a random winner from that initial sign up post. But I want to try something different this year! This year sign ups will close April 15th and there will be NO exceptions made. In addition we are going to implement a point system! Now remember the goal is to make a dent in those ARCs of yours but we understand that a prize is always a helpful way to get a goal accomplished right?! Right! So the point system will go as follows:

1-4 ARCs read for the month = The Bronze Reader Level

5-9 ARCs read for the month = The Silver Reader Level

10-15 ARCs read for the month = The Gold Reader Level

16+ ARCs read for the month = The Diamond Reader Level

Now each tier puts you in a different prize bracket.

Bronze =  Shelly & I are headed to BEA this year and I’m sure we could score some pretty cool totes and swag for this tier!
Silver = $10 Bookoutlet gift card. This is open INT!
Gold = $20 TBD gift card This is open INT!
Diamond = 1 ARC signed IF POSSIBLE of your choosing, from Book Expo America 2016. This giveaway is open INT and requires further clarity and details:

1. Authors that require a ticket MAY NOT BE SIGNED. The cost to get a ticket is really expensive and those lines are normally the craziest. We will do everything we can to get you the book of your choice signed but in the event that is not an option please understand we truly did try our best.

2. Once BEA releases the list and schedule of books that will be at BEA we will post said list here. Once a winner is selected THEN, and only then, will they be able to submit their prize request. We all hear rumors of what “might” be at BEA and I don’t want someone getting all worked up and excited about a book just for the publisher to show up and it only be a sample. Cool? Cool.

3. This is open INT. Meaning we will ship it to you no matter where you live. We will supply a tracking number but you must be PATIENT. There’s a 90% chance I won’t be able to ship it until I am back home. I will not ship anything while I am in Chicago since I have no idea if I’ll have the time.

Now that that’s taken care of lets get back to the boring stuff! Sign ups will open below March 15th and will close April 15th. There will be a weekly linky so you can share your progress but it is up to you to keep count of how many books you read total for the challenge. At the end of the challenge Shelly and I will double check the winners books, so please leave a review somewhere. Goodreads, twitter, instagram, your blog! I don’t care where, I just need proof that you read the book.

And that’s it! If you have questions please feel free to tweet me @ReadSleepRepeat I will get back to you ASAP. If you prefer not to leave your question for all the world to see email me using the “Email Octavia” link to the right of this post. Thanks for all your support and GOOD LUCK!


Octavia & Shelly’s Progress!