Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Wrap-up Post

June 6, 2014 Challenges 6

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge May 2014

I’m a bit late with this wrap-up post, but that seems to be par for the course the last week or so! 
My goal for the challenge was to read at least 8 ARCs during the month of May. Unfortunately, I fell a bit short, completing only 5 during the month. 

Date = date finished.  Title links take you to my review; if there’s no link, the review hasn’t been posted yet. (I’ll try to update this post as the reviews go up.)

  1. Murder at Honeychurch Hall (Hannah Dennison) – 5/12/14
  2. The Late Scholar (Jill Paton Walsh)- 5/15/14
  3. The Beekeeper’s Ball (Susan Wiggs) – 5/21/14
  4. Until We Touch (Fool’s Gold #15) (Susan Mallery)5/07/14
  5. Wild Iris Ridge (Hope’s Crossing) (RaeAnne Thayne) – 5/23/14 

 To be honest, I’m a little disappointed in myself. I have a tendency to overestimate what I can do. In this case, I read a lot more books than these, but the rest were mostly old favorites or (in a few cases) library books that had to go back to the library. Oh, well — at least I got 5 ARCs read, and most of them were read well ahead of the publication date, which is something else I’ve been trying to work on.

6 Responses to “Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Wrap-up Post”

  1. Katherine P

    I do the same thing with the overestimating but 5 is great! I really liked Murder at Honeychurch Hall and I’m really looking forward to starting The Beekeeper’s Ball next week. The others look interesting too – I”m particularly interested in the Jill Paton Walsh.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thanks, Katherine! I’ll be interested to see what you think of the Jill Paton Walsh book. Have you read any of her other Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane novels? She usually does a pretty good job with them, even matching her voice to Sayers’ voice reasonably well, but they aren’t quite Sayers. (Still, resaonably good Lord Peter & Harriet is way better than no Peter & Harriet at all!)

  2. Bea

    You may not have made your goal but you got 5 read so that’s something. My month was a mix of ARCs, library books, and other books.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I saw your May Challenge wrap-up – you did awesome! 11 books for the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge – that’s great!

      I meant to read nothing but ARCs, but you know, I just couldn’t! When I’m tired or stressed out, I either want something familiar or something by an author I know and like — which offers familiarity without my actually having read it before. I think the COYER challenge will be helpful for that, because I set a more reasonable goal which left myself room for re-reading. Live and learn, right?

  3. Angela's Anxious Life

    Hey… at least you participated!! I didn’t get as many read as I wanted either ( I only get graphic novels as ARCs). But whatever! Good job and thanks for joining up!