I’m excited to participate in A Very Arc-ish Read-a-thon, hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks. Are you in need of a little inspiration to get all those ARCs read and off the shelf? This read-a-thon is dedicated to burning through those ARCs that have piled up over time. It runs throughout the month of April, from the 1st-30th, and the only goal is to read as many ARCs as possible. The Hashtag for this read-a-thon for social media is #AVAReadathon. I probably won’t get through all of them, but I’ll try. I have a huge stack of ARCs to get to, so here are the ARCs I plan to read:
Stargazing for Beginners by Jenny McLachlan
Fifteen year old Meg is an aspiring astronaut and in the midst of preparing for her presentation, an opportunity for an all expenses paid vacation to NASA headquarters, when her free spirited mother leaves for Myanmar, a Southeast Asian country where she will aid underprivileged communities.
Meg loves science and maths, is really clever, and wants to escape Earth by becoming an astronaut.
Countless by Karen Gregory
This is a contemporary YA story about a girl with anorexia who discovers she’s pregnant. The story follows 17-year-old Hedda who finds she is pregnant, she must find a way to overcome her eating Disorder for the sake of her baby.
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
This story follows Lucy Hansson as she questions her faith after her mother’s cancer diagnosis. This book centres on Lucy: a young Bible camp counsellor with a pretty much perfect life. But when her mother’s cancer rebounds, her boyfriend wants a break, and her employer sends her to work at a camp for “troubled” kids, Lucy finds herself questioning everything she believes about God and the nature of life.
We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan & Brian Conaghan
We Come Apart tells the story of a working class girl, Jess and a Romanian boy Nicu whose paths cross when taking part in a Reparation scheme after both get caught for theft.
This is a Historical Fiction set in London, 1825 and follows the life of Eglantine, daughter of the mysteriously prosperous Amberline. When he is caught and sent to the penal colony of Australia, Englantine has to grow up and fend for herself.
The story is set in London, 2059. In this world there are two types of people: Clairvoyants and Amaurotics. Clairvoyants have been out-casted by society. They are treated like criminals, and this has forced them to join the criminal underworld of Scion London. Paige Mahoney is a part of a syndicate known as the Seven Seals. She works for Jaxon Hall, a notorious mime-lord who uses her to scout for information by breaking into others’ minds.
One Moment by Kristina McBride
This book is about a girl named Maggie whose boyfriend, Joey, was killed in a suspected accident when cliff jumping with a bunch of friends. One moment, Maggie is standing at the top of the cliff, kissing Joey, holding his hand, waiting to jump… a moment later her memory is blank and Joey is floating dead at the bottom, Maggie finds herself unable to remember the final moments that lead up to his death.
This book follows the heroine – Ruby – who is a Fireblood in a world where Frostbloods are the ruling class. The magic is separated from people that wield frost, Frostbloods, and people that wield fire, Firebloods.
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
The One Memory of Flora Banks tells the story of Flora, a seventeen year old who suffers with anterograde amnesia. Flora has vivid memories of her childhood but now her brain resets itself every few hours and she forgets everything. That is, until she kisses a boy. Somehow, that event sticks in her brain.
That Burning Summer is set in rural England during the Second World War. It follows Peggy, a sixteen year old, who one day, stumbles across someone who she does not expect to meet – a young Polish pilot named Henryk. This book is told from three perspectives: Peggy, a teenage girl living in England during the war; Ernest, her rule-following brother; and Henryk, the pilot who crashes not too far from their house.
Cassandra is involved in a tragic car accident and miraculously survives. But the accident has changed her. She sees auras and bright lights and horrors that come out of nightmares. When she’s finally released from the hospital and home again, she feels that she’s being stalked. As the body count grows, her police-investigator husband, Daniel, is looking into several strange deaths. Some of the evidence is pointing to Cassandra.
Jody’s life changed forever in one day, haunted, alone and unable to trust, until she meets a handsome stranger Abe, her new neighbour, then life becomes full of possibilities. Mags receives a call, her life changed in one day, her brother Abe is in hospital, nobody knows what happened. Mags meets Jody, Abe’s fiancé, trying to piece things together but they don’t quite fit.
Beginning in 1934 when May is fourteen and ending in 1945 when she is twenty-five years old, this follows the story of May who has to deal with the illegitimate pregnancy of her sister Sophie in a time when it was frowned upon to be pregnant outside of marriage. With her sister in disgrace, May is further confused by the attention from Christopher, the slightly older boy from Park House, the Big House of the area, which her parents believe will lead her to the same troubled path her sister life has taken
Someone Else’s Summer by Rachel Bateman
Anna’s sister was tragically killed in a car accident just after her high school graduation. Anna and her family are devastated. So when Anna finds one last summer list that her sister left behind, she knows she must complete it. She recruits her sister’s best-friend, boy-next-door, Cameron, and together they set off for a summer of skinny dipping, tattoos, Polaroid photos, and kisses.
I know that a lot of these have already been released, but I’ve been having trouble keeping up with my arc list, so I’m pretty behind. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to read all of these in a month, especially since I’m a mood reader, but I wanted to add a nice number, lots of options and books to choose from. I’m excited to read these!
Do you have any review Copies to read? Are you participating in A Very ARC-ish Read-a-thon? If so, What are you reading? Have you read any of the books on my TBR? what book do you think I should read first? Are you excited for these titles? Let me know in the comments below. If you’re joining in for the read-a-thon or even just reading any of the same books as I am I would love to know and talk about it!