As a result of my previous post discussing how YALC has put a setback in my #10by2018 plans, and because I was lucky enough to receive a good number of ARCs at YALC and have been approved for a few on Netgalley, I thought it’d be a good idea to get involved.

For more information about ARC August, see the original post here.

I am a mood reader and so am usually rubbish at sticking to strict TBRs so I am hesitantly picking out a few books that I would really like to get to first. I’ll then list the other ARCs that I have in both physical and E – arc format. If there are any that you think I should really get to right way, let me know in the comments below!


The first book I am reading right now is The Book of Fire by Michelle Kenney. It is being released as an e – book on the 27th of August by HQ Digital.

book of fire

Life outside the domes is not possible. At least that’s what Insiders are told. Twins Eli and Talia shouldn’t exist. They’re Outsiders.

Their home is a secret. Their lives are a secret. Arafel is a secret.

An unexpected forest raid forces Talia into a desperate mission to rescue her family while protecting the sacred book of Arafel from those who would use it as a weapon. As Talia and her life long friend Max enter the dome, she makes some unexpected discoveries, and allies, in the form of rugged Insider August, that will change the course of her life forever.

She’ll stop at nothing to save her family but will she sacrifice her heart in the process?

The Fire Sermon meets Gladiator in this brilliant YA debut.

The second book I’m hoping to read is the ARC of Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (out 19th September) which I managed to get a hold of at YALC. I’m reading this with a group of other bloggers I met at YALC, so we will be posting our reviews together , so keep your eyes peeled for all of those!


An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texan high school in the new novel from Jennifer Matheiu, author of The Truth About Alice.


Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with a school administration at her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv’s mom was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

Moxie is a book about high school life that will make you wanna riot!

The third book I am hoping to finish this month is The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco. I know, I’m behind on this one and very embarrassed. I received a copy of this from Netgalley and was desperate to read it, and did start it, but then moving and YALC got in the way.

Bone witch

The beast raged; it punctured the air with its spite. But the girl was fiercer.

Tea is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy makes her a bone witch, who are feared and ostracized in the kingdom. For theirs is a powerful, elemental magic that can reach beyond the boundaries of the living—and of the human.

Great power comes at a price, forcing Tea to leave her homeland to train under the guidance of an older, wiser bone witch. There, Tea puts all of her energy into becoming an asha, learning to control her elemental magic and those beasts who will submit by no other force. And Tea must be strong—stronger than she even believes possible. Because war is brewing in the eight kingdoms, war that will threaten the sovereignty of her homeland…and threaten the very survival of those she loves.


Other Physical ARC’s I own but have not read

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Fandom by Anna Day

Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn

Blackbird by N.D. Gomes

The Next Together by Lauren E. James

A Shiver of Snow and Sky by Lisa Lueddecke

All our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles

I am Traitor by Sif Sigmarsdottir

The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

WaR: Wizards and Robots by and Brian David Johnson

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Other e – arcs I own but have not read

Things  a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Letters to Eloise by Emily Williams

The Names They Gave Us by Emry Lord

The Girl in the Garden by Melanie Wallace

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle

Noonday by Pat Barker

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

The Blur Guitar by John Banville

The Girl Who Beat ISIS: Farida’s Story by Farida Khalaf

Homo Deus : A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast

Roseblood by A.G. Howard

The Night Clock by Paul Meloy

The Border by Steve Schafer


I’m totally not panicking over the number that I have to read… Comment below if there is any other books you think I have to get to this month!




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