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. ?
- ?✨ Vampires Never Get Old — anthology edited by Zoraida Cordova
An anthology buddy read with Melanie! I’m so in the mood for diverse vampire stories.
- ?? We Have Always Lived in the Castle — Shirley Jackson
A buddy RE-read with Em!
- ?✨ The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires — Grady Hendrix
FINALLY. And my first buddy read with Amber!
- ? The Fifth Season — N.K. Jemisin
The first pick for Kelly’s Out of This World book group! I hope I love this as much as everyone else seems to.
- ?✨? Mexican Gothic — Silvia Moreno-Garcia
One of the books of the month for the World Beyond the Margins group. ?
- ✨ Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy — anthology edited by Kelly Jensen
- ✨ Court of Lions — Somaiya Daud
- ✨? The Switch — Beth O’Leary
- ✨ Clown in a Cornfield — Adam Cesare
- ✨ When No One is Watching — Alyssa Cole
- ✨ The Raven — Jonathan Janz
- ✨ Horrid — Katrina Leno
Are you participating in ARC August? And what are you most excited to read this month?
Let me know in the comments!
— destiny ♥