Reading Challenges

[Reading Challenge] ARC August 2014

ARC August is a reading challenge/event hosted Octavia at Read, Sleep, Repeat. According to her,

I wanted ARC August to be a month full of encouraging other folks who were drowning in ARC’s (and some who weren’t) to put some sort of dent in that pile. A month for us to focus on getting through those ARC’s, but also have some fun. And this year will be no different!

And if anyone’s drowning in ARCs they haven’t read, it’s me. Clean Sweep ARC helped, but I haven’t done much reading since then, and it’s time to kick my butt back into gear.If you’re also interested in participating in ARC August, check out the sign up page here.As for me, I read pathetically few nine ARCs (and twenty-two books total) during Clean Sweep ARC back in May, so I’m aiming higher this August. I’ll definitely be reading the following twelve books…
…and when those are finished (it shouldn’t take more than a day or two), I’ll get started on my fiction backlog in the following relative order…I have no idea how many of these I’m going to finish, so I highly doubt I’ll be getting to this next section in August; that’ll be a September thing, I suppose. But I do somehow power through the fiction section, I’ll be tackling these nonfiction books next…Whatever I don’t finish this month, I’m resolved to finishing by the end of December. I’d like to start fresh in 2015; be all caught up and move forward with a clean slate. Here’s hoping ARC August will help me get started!

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Cover Characteristic

Cover Characteristic: Pirates


This Week’s Characteristic: Pirates

Cover Characteristic is a weekly meme hosted by Sugar & Snark.



From left to right, these are The Coming Storm (Jack Sparrow, #1) by Rob Kidd, Magic Marks the Spot (The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, #1) by Caroline Carlson, Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House, #4) by Mary Pope Osborne, The Curse of the Black Pearl: The Junior Novelization by Irene Trimble, and Demons of the Ocean (Vampirates, #1) by Justine Somper.

Cover Characteristic

Cover Characteristic: Ships


This Week’s Characteristic: Ships

Cover Characteristic is a weekly meme hosted by Sugar & Snark.



From left to right, these are London, 1850 (Vampire Plagues, #1) by Sebastian Rook, Demons of the Ocean (Vampirates, #1) by Justin Somper, Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House, #1) by Mary Pope Osborne, Titanic (Magic Tree House Research Guide, #7) by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne, By Fire, By Moonlight (Unicorns of Balinor, #4) by Mary Stanton, and I Survived: The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis.

Cover Characteristic

Cover Characteristic: Princesses


This Week’s Characteristic: Princesses

Cover Characteristic is a weekly meme hosted by Sugar & Snark.



Instead of doing my favorite covers with princesses this week, I’m sticking to series or books that I’ve read or own. From left to right, these are The Jewel Princesses and the Missing Crown (The Jewel Kingdom Super Special, #1) by Jahnna N. Malcolm, Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor by Kathryn Lasky, Mary, Bloody Mary by Carolyn Meyer, A Wizard Named Nell (The Keepers, #1) by Jackie French Koller, Sunchaser’s Quest (Unicorns of Balinor, #1) by Mary Stanton, and The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine.