August TBR: ARC August & buddy reads!

July 31, 2020

1) … is it seriously already about to be August?!
2) I know, I know, I said no more strict TBRs… but… I missed them. ?

(or you can watch my TBR video here!)

✨ #ARCAugust / Avid August ✨
It’s time for another round of ARC August! I’ve participated in this readathon every year since I started receiving review copies and it’s always such a good motivation to work through my list a bit. On top of that, the monthly theme for the Devour Your TBR group is Avid August, which is just our way of supporting ARC August by encouraging people to read more ARCs and join in the big readathon while also offering a place for friends to chat about our progress on Goodreads.

✨ buddy reads EVERYWHERE ✨
Seriously, I have SO many buddy reads planned this month! I probably over-scheduled myself a bit, but hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with them all. ?

? buddy/group reads | ✨ review copy
? graphic novels/manga |
? poetry
? audiobook |
? reread

  • Midnight Sun — Stephenie Meyer
    This was originally on my TBR, but I decided to cancel my pre-order because I don’t necessarily feel great about giving my money to Stephenie Meyer after her treatment of Indigenous people in this series. I do still want to read it for myself, but I think I’ll be getting it from the library, and if it seems like she’s grown in the years since the original books, I’ll purchase a copy. 
  • ?? The Lost Hero, The Son of Neptune, and The Mark of Athena — Rick Riordan
    Ellyn and I are picking up the Heroes of Olympus series! I think she’s read these before, but they’ll be brand new for me. ♥
  • ? Beautiful Creatures & Beautiful Darkness — Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
    More buddy reads with Ellyn!
  • ?✨ My Dark Vanessa — Kate Elizabeth Russell
    Aaaand one more with Ellyn. ?
  • ?✨? Empire of Wild — Cherie Dimaline
    A buddy read with Malliumpkin! ♥ I have a feeling this will go better than our last buddy read (The Wives) did. ?

Are you participating in ARC August? And what are you most excited to read this month?
Let me know in the comments!


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Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

    1. I’m considering taking part in ARC August! I’ve been going through about an ARC a month this year, but I really want to read all of my backlist ARCs before the year ends, and ARC August sounds like it could be a really great motivator!

    1. Oh my so many books this month. I see a good amount I am definitely interested in. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on them!

    1. I only have 1 arc to read so won’t be participating but I will be listening to Midnight Sun as I pre-ordered the audio!!

    1. okay, but your tbr is so sexxxi? hahaha! i can’t wait to read our anthology together! i should text you when we are starting but i’m already so excited! and i hope you love horrid and no one is watching (we can…. just text and pretend buddy read those too.. muahah!) happy reading, beautiful ??

    1. I am so excited to see what you think of Mexican Gothic, it was one of my favorites last month. I have Midnight Sun on pre-order as well. I am excited to get my hands on it. I am curious to see how I feel about it all these years later.

    1. I hope you have a great reading month! I really hope to read Mexican Gothic as well!


    1. I can’t wait to read Midnight Sun lmao! I’m hoping it’s good! I really enjoyed My Dark Vanessa, I hope you enjoy it too ! ?

    1. I loooooooved Mexican Gothic! I know that’s what everyone says so it’s not news to you, but: yes. Excellent, excellent book.

      I’ve also been thinking of picking up The Fifth Season sometime in the next few weeks—I’ve really loved all of the author’s other books, so I’m sure this will be great too. 😀

      Happy reading!

      1. I’m sorry for the late reply, this was caught in my spam filter! I’m so glad you loved Mexican Gothic. I’m planning on starting the audiobook tonight, hopefully! 😀 Thank you, you too!

    1. I’m also hoping to power through a BUNCH of arcs this month! I hope you love Southern Book Club’s Guide, too!!

    1. I’m debating taking part in arc August but I’m also doing the latinx readathon and I’m not sure how many readathons i can reasonably do lol

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