Clean Sweep ARC Challenge begins!

May 1, 2013 Uncategorized 10

As I mentioned in this week’s Sunday Post, I’m joining the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge for May, hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Kimberly at The Windy Pages.   My goal is to read and review as many ARCs as possible during the month of May.  I don’t have to post all the reviews in May — in fact, I can’t, because in some cases, the publisher requests that the review not post until 2 weeks or a month before the book comes out.

Here are the ARCs and review copies I currently have in the house:

  •  Sand Castle Bay and Wind Chime Point, by Sherryl Woods (review copy and ARC)
  • The Apple Orchard, by Susan Wiggs (ARC)
  • His Majesty’s Hope, by Susan Elia McNeal (ARC)
  • Gameboard of the Gods, by Richelle Mead (ARC)
  • The Deepest Night, by Shana Abe (ARC)
  • Rose Harbor in Bloom, by Debbie Macomber (ARC)
  • Blood of Tyrants, by Naomi Novik (ARC)
  • Grapes of Death, by Joni Folger (ARC)
  • Grasping at Eternity, by Karen Amanda Hooper (review copy)
  • An Uncivilized Yankee, by V. V. Wedding (review copy)

Even if only the ARCs count for the challenge, there are still 8 books there… and I’ll probably add a few more during the month.  And this in a month when I have a rush indexing job — a 500+ page book in 3 weeks.  [gulp]  Yikes!  I’d better get busy.

10 Responses to “Clean Sweep ARC Challenge begins!”

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thank you, Kimberly! I have no idea how far I’ll get; that work project is going to eat up a lot of my time in the second half of the month. But I’m almost finished reading the third ARC of this month.

  1. Bea

    You can do it! The books you mentioned sound good; I look forward to your reviews when they go up.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Thanks, Bea! I can do some of it, at least. I’m pretty much out of luck once my big work project arrives on the 13th. (I work freelance from home, so I’ll be putting in a lot of hours on this project to get it done in time. I’m very happy to have the job — I’ll be creating the index for an interesting book, which is challenging and often fun — but it does impact reading and blogging time.)