december tbr: aka arc attack

I have a confession. I’ve hinted at it for a while now, especially when I talk about mood reading. Are you ready? Here we go…..

I’m bad at getting to my ARCs. Phew, it feels good to have finally said that aloud. I have a terrible habit of getting really excited or intrigued by ARCs on Netgalley, requesting them, being accepted…. and then never actually reading them. However, I would really love to go into 2020 having tackled a bunch of my ARCs that I received in 2019. I thought that I would lay out my shame and chat about some of the ARCs that I’m going to REALLY TRY to read before 2020. They also count for the StartOnYourShelfAthon that CW is hosting, so that’s an added bonus! (I might put up a specific TBR for that readathon depending how my reading is going.)

Let’s break the books down by age. These are the books that I’ve had for 3 months or more. I would like to go into 2020 having read 5 of these older ARCs. They include:

I’ve put the books that I’m most likely to get to in bold. Super Fun Sexy Times is a graphic novel, so that should be a really short read. Trick Mirror and My Past Is A Foreign Country are nonfiction reads, which I think will appeal to me this month as I’ve been reading a lot of nonfiction! Many of these books will also help me (hopefully) reach a new goal in my Year of the Asian Reading Challenge, as they are written by Asian authors and feature Asian characters.

Before 2020, I’d also like to have read 3 or 4 newer ARCs – ones that I’ve received in the last month. Some of these include:
  • Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth
  • The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya
  • The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey
  • Pretending by Holly Bourne
  • How to Survive Death and Other Inconveniences by Sue William Silverman
  • Nudibranch by Irenosen Okojie
  • Roaring Girls by Holly Kyte
  • Indistractable¬†by Nir Eyal
  • We Used to Be Friends by Amy Spalding
  • The Lost Ones by Anita Frank
  • The Collection by Nina Leger
  • We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib

The three books that I’ve highlighted are easy picks – they’re all books that I’ve been highly anticipating, and I can definitely see myself getting to them very soon.


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