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31 July 2018

ARC August TBR

I'm joining in with Read.Sleep.Repeat.'s ARC August Reading Challenge as a way to tackle the proofs I was lucky enough to grab at YALC (Young Adult Literature Convention) and the couple I got before I left. I've been a very lucky teacup this month.

Read.Sleep.Repeat.'s Annual ARC August Reading Challenge #ARCAugust

My August TBR

The Must Reads

These are the books that I absolutely, definitely, will read this month. They're first up on my TBR and not gonna lie, I am excited for them.

The Island by MA Bennett
I finally won my first ReadersFirst book eek! This arrived after I had already left for YALC and hits shelves on 9th August, then I'm hosting #SundayYA Bookclub Chat for this book at 6pm GMT on Sunday 19th August.

You Only Live Once by Jess Vallance
When I was at YALC, browsing the Hot Key Books stall with Charlotte, I talked her into buying The Yellow Room by Jess Vallance and fan-girled so much that the publicist just handed it over. I squealed and hugged it to my chest and almost cried.

It Ends With You by SK Wright
I won this in a raffle at YALC and did a little squeal. I love thrillers and with what I've heard about this book I know I'm in for a gripping ride.

Killer T by Robert Muchamore
I can still remember the day many years ago when Robert Muchamore came to my school to talk about his Cherub series. I can't wait to be thrilled by this new dystopian standalone. This was sent to me the week before I left for YALC.

ARC August TBR featuring The Island by MA Bennett, You Only Love Once by Jess Vallance, It Ends With You by SK Wright, Killer T by Robert Muchamore

Next Up

These are the books that I'm going to read when if I finish my initial TBR. They're books that are not out for a while longer, or that I've acquired after publication.

Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich with Steven Levenson
This isn't released until October so I don't want to read it too soon! I'm super interested to see how a broadway musical translates into a YA book. I won it in a raffle at YALC.

Outside by Sarah Ann Juckes
This is another book I won in a raffle at YALC, but it doesn't come out until next year! It is so hard to resist picking it up because it is right up my street.

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
I read a sample of this earlier this year and I loved it, but the final copy was too expensive. Luckily for me, when you bought a finished copy of one of Razorbill's books at YALC you could pick up an ARC too.--

Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
This was another free with purchase ARC from YALC, and I've heard so much about this series and the second one is out in October, so I guess it's a good time to start.

Are you taking part in ARC August?
What's your next read?


  1. Whenever I read one of your posts it really makes me want to read my books so much more :) it sounds like you've got a great list to go through, it must be pretty exciting being able to read ones that aren't out yet!


  2. You squealing and hugging You Only Live Once was one of the best moments of YALC. I should really do ARC reads in August too. I have some to catch up on

  3. You've got quite a list to get through here! I've never read any of these but you seem to have an interesting mix x


  4. Wow! That’s a lot of interesting sounding books! You are going to have a busy month reading. Congrats on winning books in a raffle too, what a brilliant prize! Have a great month Cora <3 xx

    Bexa |

  5. Oh I hope you'll have an amazing reading month, such great sounding books here on your list! I have heard amazing things about Undead Girl Gang, I hope you'll love it :)
    Happy reading! :)

  6. Amazing TBR! I am really curious about The Island and Undead Girl Gang.
    Happy reading!

  7. Never heard of any of these books but I'm going to check them out! I'm not going to participate because I have an exam at the end of August. I still am going to try and finish all my ARCs though!😅

    Good luck with this reading challenge!🍀

    Shirley |

  8. im like lowkey taking part. i.e. i know if i make a list i wont do it

  9. I've never read any of these, I'm currently half way through Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig after months of not being able to get back into reading :) have you read that one at all? x x
    Ellis //

  10. These are all new to me. I hope you have a great reading month.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty


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