It’s almost time… #ARCApocalypse TBR & reminder!

December 30, 2019

It’s almost time for the ARC Apocalypse readathon to begin! Just in case you missed the original announcement post, you can find it HERE

As an update to the original post, we now have a Discord group! You can join the Discord group HERE (please comment or DM me if the link expires!). You can also Tweet or post to Instagram using the hashtag #ARCApocalypse.

Now, for my ARC Apocalypse TBR…

I wanted to have one static post or page on my blog where I could periodically update my current progress throughout the year. I figure this is the best possible place for it, so I’ll be pinning this page to my menu bar if you’d like to peek back at it later. If you see any titles in the list that you also want to read for ARC Apocalypse and would like to buddy read them, please comment or DM me and we’ll see if we can make it happen! ?


emoji key:
? unsolicited
⌚ novella
? graphic novel
? poetry & novels in verse
? audiobook
? picture book

❌ DNF/removed from TBR
⌛ set aside for now
? in progress


2021 releases

The Mask Falling — Samantha Shannon
After the Rain — Nnedi Okorafor
A Universe of Wishes — Dhonielle Clayton
Remote Control — Nnedi Okorafor
Shelter for the Damned — Mike Thorn
The Project — Courtney Summers
We Are the Ashes, We Are the Fire — Joy McCullough
Float Plan — Trish Doller
Aster and the Mixed-Up Magic — Thom Pico
A Dark and Hollow Star — Ashley Shuttleworth
When We Were Infinite — Kelly Loy Gilbert
The Infinity Courts — Akemi Dawn Bowman
Dustborn — Erin Bowman
Witches Steeped in Gold — Ciannon Smart
One Last Stop — Casey McQuiston


2020 releases


Loveboat, Taipei — Abigail Hing Wen
Leaders of the Pack: A Werewolf Anthology — anthology edited by Ray Garton
Lullabies for Suffering — anthology edited by Caroline Kepnes
Dark and Deepest Red — Anna-Marie McLemore
Lucky Caller — Emma Mills
Burn the Dark — S.A. Hunt
Follow Me to Ground — Sue Rainsford
Riot Baby — Tochi Onyebuchi


Foul is Fair — Hannah Capin
The Gravity of Us — Phil Stamper
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder — Holly Jackson
Ink in the Blood — Kim Smejkal
The Last Heist — Samantha Keith
A Witch in Time — Constance Sayers
Bent Heavens — Daniel Kraus
The Shadows Between Us — Tricia Levenseller
Red Hood — Elana K. Arnold


Laughing at Shadows — anthology, edited by Brett Reistroffer
Be Not Far from Me — Mindy McGinnis
If These Wings Could Fly — Kyrie McCauley
Docile — K.M. Szpara
You Are Not Alone — Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
The June Boys — Courtney C. Stevens
Harley in the Sky — Akemi Dawn Bowman
The Deep — Alma Katsu
Bone Crier’s Moon — Kathryn Purdie
My Dark Vanessa — Kate Elizabeth Russell
The Passengers You Cannot See — The Behrg
Dark Celebrations — Calvin Demmer
The House in the Cerulean Sea — T.J. Klune
All Your Twisted Secrets — Diana Urban
Stand Up, Yumi Chung! — Jessica Kim
Darling Rose Gold — Stephanie Wrobel
Fury Unleashed — N.J. Walters
The Empress of Salt and Fortune — Nghi Vo
The Return — Rachel Harrison
Tigers, Not Daughters — Samantha Mabry
The Fourth Whore — E.V. Knight
How to Make Friends with the Sea — Tanya Guerrero
She Has a Broken Thing Where Her Heart Should Be — J.D. Barker


Rules for Being a Girl — Katie Cotugno & Candace Bushnell
You Deserve Each Other — Sarah Hogle
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires — Grady Hendrix
The Age of Witches — Louisa Morgan
The Unsuitable — Molly Pohlig
Girls Save the World in This One — Ash Parsons
The Happy Ever After Playlist — Abby Jimenez
The Silence of Bones — June Hur
The Easy Part of Impossible — Sarah Tomp
Girl Gone Viral — Alisha Rai
Looking Glass — Christina Henry
Repo Virtual — Corey J. White
All Boys Aren’t Blue — George M. Johnson


House of Shadows — Darcy Coates
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea — Maggie Tokuda-Hall
The Tourist Attraction — Sarah Morgenthalen
Breath Like Water — Anna Jarzab
Tomb of Gods — Brian Moreland
Until Summer Comes Around — Glenn Rolfe
Something to Talk About — Meryl Wilsner
Out of Body — Jeffrey Ford
The Girl Next Door — Chelsea M. Cameron
The Hideaway Inn — Philip William Stover
Camp — L.C. Rosen


A Song Below Water — Bethany C. Morrow
Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles — Ellen Datlow
The Guest List — Lucy Foley
The Unready Queen — William Ritter
The Boyfriend Project — Farrah Rochon
Dragon Unleashed — Grace Draven
I’ll Be the One — Lyla Lee
You Say it First — Katie Cotugno
The Unconquered City — K.A. Doore
Party of Two — Jasmine Guillory
Seasons of the Storm — Elle Cosimano
Girl, Unframed — Deb Caletti
Two Rogues Make a Right — Cat Sebastian
Mexican Gothic — Silvia Moreno-Garcia
TRUEL1F3 — Jay Kristoff
Home Before Dark — Riley Sager


Cinderella is Dead — Kalynn Bayron
You Had Me at Hola — Alexis Daria
Boyfriend Material — Alexis Hall
Survivor Song — Paul Tremblay
The Lost City — Amanda Hocking
The Princess Will Save You — Sarah Henning
The Fell of Dark — Caleb Roehrig
The Extraordinaries — T.J. Klune
The Only Good Indians — Stephen Graham Jones
Ghost Wood Song — Erica Waters
The Year of the Witching — Alexis Henderson
I Kissed Alice — Anna Birch
Empire of Wild — Cherie Dimaline
This is My America — Kim Johnson
His & Hers — Alice Feeney
Flyaway — Kathleen Jennings
Deal with the Devil — Kit Rocha
My Highland Rogue — Karen Ranney


Last Case at a Baggage Auction — Eric J. Guignard
Court of Lions — Somaiya Daud
The Dark Tide — Alicia Jasinska
The Morning Flower — Amanda Hocking
Star Daughter — Shveta Thakrar
It Will Just Be Us — Jo Kaplan
The Tyrant Baru Cormorant — Seth Dickinson
Drowned Country — Emily Tesh
The Switch — Beth O’Leary
Thirteens — Kate Alice Marshall
Where Dreams Descend — Janella Angeles
Harrow Lake — Kat Ellis
Clown in a Cornfield — Adam Cesare
Would I Lie to the Duke — Eva Leigh
Architects of Memory — Karen Osborne


Scritch Scratch — Lindsay Currie
Fable — Adrienne Young
Cemetery Boys — Aiden Thomas
When No One is Watching — Alyssa Cole
Yellow Jessamine — Caitlin Starling
The Raven — Jonathan Janz
Nobody Knows but You — Anica Mrose Rissi
The Invention of Sound — Chuck Palahniuk
One by One — Ruth Ware
The Ghost Tree — Christina Henry
Horrid — Katrina Leno
Watch Over Me — Nina LaCour
Legendborn — Tracy Deonn
Who I Was With Her — Nita Tyndall
Cursed Objects — J.W. Ocker
The Scapegracers — Hannah Abigail Clarke
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London — Garth Nix
Miss Meteor — Tehlor Kay Mejia & Anna-Marie McLemore
The Silvered Serpents — Roshani Chokshi
Vampires Never Get Old — Zoraida Cordova
Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women — Lee Murray
A Deadly Education — Naomi Novik
Beauty Tempts the Beast — Lorraine Heath
Burning Roses — S.L. Huang


Halloween Season — Lucy A. Snyder
The Hollow Places — T. Kingfisher
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue — V.E. Schwab
Over the Woodward Wall — A. Deborah Baker
Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf — Hayley Krischer
I Hope You’re Listening — Tom Ryan
Junk Boy — Tony Abbott
You Know I’m No Good — Jessie Ann Foley
The Truth Project — Dante Medema
The Once and Future Witches — Alix E. Harrow
Ring Shout — P. Djeli Clark
Bionic — Koren Shadmi
Among the Beasts and Briars — Ashley Poston
Kingdom of the Wicked — Kerri Maniscalco
Cradleland of Parasites — Sara Tantlinger


Dead Rockstar — Lillah Lawson
September Love — Lang Leav
Written in the Stars — Alexandria Bellefleur
Secret Santa — Andrew Shaffer
This is Not a Ghost Story — Andrea Portes
Soulswift — Megan Bannen


The Blade Between — Sam J. Miller
The House at the Bottom of the Lake — Josh Malerman


2019 releases

january 2019:

An Anonymous Girl — Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
White Stag — Kara Barbieri
Dragon Pearl — Yoon Ha Lee
The Wolf in the Whale — Jordanna Max Brodsky

february 2019:

The Beast’s Heart — Leife Shallcross
An Unconditional Freedom — Alyssa Cole
We Set the Dark on Fire — Tehlor Kay Mejia

march 2019:

Daisy Jones & the Six — Taylor Jenkins Reid
Real Queer America — Samantha Allen
Other Words for Smoke — Sarah Maria Griffin
The Perfect Assassin — K.A. Doore

april 2019:

The Devouring Gray — Christine Lynn Herman
The Princess and the Fangirl — Ashley Poston
How to Make Friends with the Dark — Kathleen Glasgow
The Sound of Drowning — Katherine Fleet
The Raven’s Tale — Cat Winters
All My Colors — David Quantick
The Tiger at Midnight — Swati Teerdhala
Ragged Alice — Gareth L. Powell
A Prince on Paper — Alyssa Cole
Little Darlings — Melanie Golding

may 2019:

How it Feels to Float — Helena Fox
Somewhere Only We Know — Maurene Goo
Last Things — Jacqueline West
Middlegame — Seanan McGuire
With the Fire on High — Elizabeth Acevedo
Your Tarot Court — Ethony Dawn
A Reflection of Shadows — Anne Renwick
The Unhoneymooners — Christina Lauren
We Contain Multitudes — Sarah Henstra
We Hunt the Flame — Hafsah Faizal
Missing, Presumed Dead — Emma Berquist
The Missing Season — Gillian French
We Are the Perfect Girl — Ariel Kaplan
Going Off-Script — Jen Wilde
The Vanishing Season — Dot Hutchison
Unchained Desire — R.C. Alvarez
Rebel — Beverly Jenkins
The Kingdom — Jess Rothenberg
The Voice in My Head — Dana L. Davis
Small Kingdoms and Other Stories — Charlaine Harris
These Witches Don’t Burn — Isabel Sterling
I Love You So Mochi — Sarah Kuhn
Stoker’s Wilde — Steven Hopstaken & Melissa Prusi
Teach Me — Olivia Dade
Where There’s a Will — Beth Corby
Fake it Till You Break it — Jenn P. Nguyen

june 2019:

The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics — Olivia Waite
The Rest of the Story — Sarah Dessen
Ayesha at Last — Uzma Jalaluddin
The Beholder — Anna Bright
The Haunted — Danielle Vega
I Wanna Be Where You Are — Kristina Forest
If it Makes You Happy — Claire Kann
Magic for Liars — Sarah Gailey
Five Midnights — Ann Davila Cardinal
Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune — Roselle Lim
The Exact Opposite of Okay — Laura Steven
Storm and Fury — Jennifer L. Armentrout
Chop Shop — Andrew Post
Dust Devils — Jonathan Janz
Hungry Hearts — anthology, edited by Elsie Chapman
Drakon’s Knight — N.J. Walters
DEV1AT3 — Jay Kristoff
Kingdom of Exiles — Maxym Martineau

july 2019:

Lock Every Door — Riley Sager
The Beckoning Shadow — Katharyn Blair
The Labyrinth of the Faun — Guillermo del Toro & Cornelia Funke
The Best Lies — Sarah Lyu
Dragonslayer — Duncan M. Hamilton
Growing Things and Other Stories — Paul Tremblay
Whisper Network — Chandler Baker
Salvation Day — Kali Wallace
Spin the Dawn — Elizabeth Lim
The Saturday Night Ghost Club — Craig Davidson
The Storm Crow — Kalyn Josephson
The Toll — Cherie Priest
In Darkness Delight: Creatures of the Night — anthology, edited by Andrew Lennon & Evans Light
The Phantom Forest — Liz Kerin
How We Became Wicked — Alexander Yates
The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep — H.G. Parry
We Love Anderson Cooper — R.L. Maizes
Scary Stories for Young Foxes —
The Merciful Crow — Margaret Owen

august 2019:

Remains — Andrew Cull
Say You Still Love Me — K.A. Tucker
House of Salt and Sorrows — Erin A. Craig
Remember Me — Chelsea Bobulski
Hello Girls — Brittany Cavallaro & Emily Henry
Let’s Call it a Doomsday — Katie Henry
Sea Witch Rising — Sarah Henning ?
How the Light Gets in — Katy Upperman
I’m Not Dying with You Tonight — Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal
Dahlia Black — Keith Thomas
Unbreak Me — Michelle Hazen
Things You Save in a Fire — Katherine Center
We Are the Ghosts — Vicky Skinner
The First Girl Child — Amy Harmon
The Fearing: Water and Wind — John F.D. Taff
Echoes — anthology, edited by Ellen Datlow
The Whisper Man — Alex North
Never Have I Ever with a Duke — Darcy Burke
Crown of Coral and Pearl — Mara Rutherford
All the Bad Apples — Moira Fowley-Doyle

september 2019:

The Glass Woman — Caroline Lea
Serpent & Dove — Shelby Mahurin
The Hive — Barry Lyga & Morgan Baden
The Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 11 — anthology, edited by Ellen Datlow
The Mythic Dream — anthology, edited by Dominik Parisien
Permanent Record — Mary H.K. Choi
Darkdawn — Jay Kristoff
The Girl the Sea Gave Back — Adrienne Young
Well Met — Jen DeLuca
His Hideous Heart — anthology, edited by Dahlia Adler
Unpregnant — Jenni Hendriks
Kingdom of Souls — Rena Barron
The Liar’s Daughter — Megan Cooley Peterson
Taaqtumi — anthology, edited by Aviaq Johnston
Pet — Akwaeke Emezi
The Ten Thousand Doors of January — Alix E. Harrow
Gideon the Ninth — Tamsyn Muir
On the Night Border — James Chambers
Betty Bites Back — anthology, edited by Mindy McGinnis
The Heart and Other Viscera — Felix J. Palma
The Survival List — Courntey Sheinmel
The Widow of Pale Harbor — Hester Fox
Violet — Scott Thomas
The Bone Houses — Emily Lloyd-Jones
The Water Dancer — Ta-Nehisi Coates
Slay — Brittney Morris
The Infinite Noise — Lauren Shippen
Rules for Vanishing — Kate Alice Marshall
Who Put this Song On? — Morgan Parker

october 2019:

The Library of the Unwritten — A.J. Hackwith
Dear Sweet Pea — Julie Murphy
Rosemary and Rue — Seanan McGuire (anniversary edition)
Scars Like Wings — Erin Stewart
The Fearing: Air and Dust — John F.D. Taff
Angel Mage — Garth Nix
Michigan vs. the Boys — Carrie S. Allen
Hex Life — anthology, edited by Christopher Golden
Full Throttle — Joe Hill
Into the Crooked Place — Alexandra Christo
The Beautiful — Renee Ahdieh
A Lush and Seething Hell — John Hornor Jacobs
Among the Fallen — Virgina Frances Schwartz
False Bingo: Stories — Jac Jemc
The Remaking — Clay McLeod Chapman
The Widow of Rose House — Diana Biller
The Grace Year — Kim Liggett
Salvaged — Madeleine Roux
The Dragon Warrior — Katie Zhao
The Never Tilting World — Rin Chupeco
Twice in a Blue Moon — Christina Lauren
Light it Up — Kekla Magoon
Gravemaidens — Kelly Coon
Beyond the Black Door — A.M. Strickland
Full Disclosure — Camryn Garrett
Scavenger Hunt — Michaelbrent Collings

november 2019:

The Starless Sea — Erin Morgenstern
In the Dream House — Carmen Maria Machado
The Deep — Rivers Solomon
The Fearing: Earth and Ember — John F.D. Taff
Crown of Oblivion — Julie Eshbaugh
Queen of the Conquered — Kacen Callender
Color Outside the Lines — anthology, edited by Sangu Mandanna
When the Stars Lead to You — Ronni Davis
Sabbath — Nick Mamatas
Eight Will Fall — Sarah Harian
The Impossible Contract — K.A. Doore

december 2019:

Scared Little Rabbits — A.V. Geiger
Watch Over Me — Mila Gray
A Violet Fire — Kelsey Quick
The Dead Girls Club — Damien Angelica Walters
Savage Hunger — Lisa Renee Jones


2018 releases (and older)

It’s worth mentioning here that I didn’t typically let my review copies go past-due until 2019, so most of these were sent to me long after their release dates and haven’t actually been on my TBR as long as their releases would imply…

2017 and older:

Kushiel’s Dart — Jacqueline Carey
The Silence — Tim Lebbon
The Traitor Baru Cormorant — Seth Dickinson
Ink and Bone — Rachel Caine
Suffer Love — Ashley Herring Blake
Lost Boy — Christina Henry


The Queen’s Rising — Rebecca Ross
Beyond a Darkened Shore — Jessica Leake
Always Never Yours — Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka
Empire of Silence — Christopher Ruocchio
The Five Senses of Horror — anthology, edited by Eric J. Guignard
The Girl in the Green Silk Gown — Seanan McGuire
That Which Grows Wild — Eric J. Guignard
A World of Horror — anthology, edited by Eric J. Guignard
The Navigator’s Touch — Julia Ember
The Storm Runner — J.C. Cervantes
Twin Lakes: The Autumn Fires — Michelle Garza & Melissa Lason
Quiver — Julia Watts
The Monster Baru Cormorant — Seth Dickinson




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    1. Oh lord – there’s so many !! Totally understandable that you need to write them down ?
      Goodluck with the readathon! May you accomplish your goal of having none left by December 2020 xx

      I love how you devided them by release date/year aswell as the little emoji key! That’s quite Sharp.

      Oooh- I recently bought “No one here is lonely” aswell as “when the stars leads to you”; I also have “Opposite of always” that Spira gifted me for my birthday. (they aren’t arcs though xd — always nice to see some similar books on someone else tbr!)

    1. Umm wow there’s so many!! Good luck with the readathon and I hope you are able to reach your goal of having none left over. I will be sharing my TBR for this in the next few days.

    1. LOVE this goal, list, and the emoji usage! I have so many review copies to get caught up on, ahhh! You’ve got this, I know you’ll blow your goals out of the water this year! <3

    1. I love this idea! This is a great way to keep track and show others your progress. Now you’ve got my wheels turning. Plus, I see some ARCs that I have on here!

    1. Holy crap this TBR is a monster lmao!

      I really enjoyed Seven Deadly Shadows when I read it last month! Looks like we have some February ARCs in common: Ink in Blood and Foul is Fair!

      Happy reading, love!

    1. I just found this post and I’m definitely joining in! My TBR is ridiculous, lol.
      By the way, may I ask how you use emojis in your posts? I’ve been trying to figure out how to do it, but apparently I’m a little too technologically challenged, haha

      1. Yay, welcome!! 😀
        Haha no worries! If you’re on Windows 10, hit the “Windows” key and the period button at the same time and it’ll open an emoji panel. If not, er… ? You could google the emoji you need and copy and paste it in!

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