ARC August TBR // let’s tackle those ARCs we’ve been avoiding!!

Oh looooook, I found a super cool challenge to participate in next month!

I’m so happy that I stumbled across the #ARCAugust hashtag on Twitter because I’ve been needing some motivation to get through some of my Netgalley ARCs that I’ve been meaning to read since March!

My current Netgalley ratio is 75% WHICH IS AWESOME and the highest it’s ever been!!! But I’ve never actually reached that precious 80% so that’s what I’ll be attempting to do in August!

I currently have 8 ARCs left to read on Netgalley. While I don’t plan to read ALL of them next month, I want to get through a good chunk of them!

I’ve also received some ARCs from authors or for blog tours which need to be reviewed this month so I’m quite determined!

You can still sign-up for the ARC August challenge here!



You guys know I’m not one for TBRs—I’ve sworn off them in my June Wrap Up—but these are mostly books that I KNOW I’ll get to:


Just Friends is pitched as “a new spin on the classic smart-girl-and-bad-boy setup” and I am hoping and praying it won’t be too cliché. For The Big F, there’s a line in the blurb “Romance isn’t on her radar… until she reconnects with her childhood crush” which had me SOLD.

I’ve received The Tiger’s Watch from the author AGES ago and I’ve been meaning to read it for ages! I am super pumped for it because it features a genderfluid MC which is awesome! If you wish to know more, I raved all about it in my ARCstravaganza post 😉



I’ve had Juliet Takes A Breath on my Netgalley shelf for ages! It’s about a lesbian Latina who becomes an intern for one of her favourite authors—how cool is that?!

I completely forgot what the synopsis of A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars said but the cover is pretty and it’s a diverse book! And I have absolutely no clue what Game Change is about either but it has American football in it and I thought that was cool so I requested it 😛

These are my maybe-hopefully-I’ll-get-to-them books that have been on my Netgalley shelf for over 3 months! And two of them are being released in September so it’d be good to get a headstart!


That’s pretty much it for my “TBR” if you can even call it that. ARC August is a pretty loose challenge and I don’t want to pressure myself so we’ll see if I even get through these! I might choose to read other ARCs that aren’t on this list if I’m in the mood for them—who knows!

Good luck to everyone participating in the ARC August challenge and don’t forget to have fun!

Are you participating in any reading challenges in August? How many unread ARCs are on your Netgalley shelf right now? Did you ever reach the precious 80%? Which ARCs do you still have to read? Let’s chat in the comments!


55 thoughts on “ARC August TBR // let’s tackle those ARCs we’ve been avoiding!!

  1. Oh ew American football. 😛 EVERYONE LOVES IT BUT I DON’T. It’s… ajfiskdkgjsjkafg. 😂 Oh, I’ve been hearing mixed things about The Tiger’s Watch so I’m excited to see what you think of it! And the Jigsaw one (wow I’m so lazy) looks really good! (That coverrrrr. 😍) Hope you get through all these ARCs, my lovely Jacket!!! ❤

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    1. OMG MAY I LOST ALL OUR PREVIOUS CONVOS 😭😭😭😭😭 I hate that WP makes comments just completely vanish from your feed after it reached a certain number! I hope we weren’t talking about anything important 😦

      Hahaha I’m not like a FAN of American football but I think it’s intriguing bc we don’t have it here! And who doesn’t love boys in sports gear (I know I do XD).

      I think you’ve said that before so I’m wary about it but let’s hope it’ll be good! And Jigsaw as well! Don’t let it be a book that has a pretty cover but sucks on the inside plsplspls. Thank you my lovely May ❤️

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      1. EXACTLY — PEOPLE LIKE ME. Since I’m on a hiatus I don’t have the time to check WP every day and reply to comments and I wish they’d just leave all the unanswered comments in my notifs!!! PLSSSS @Wordpress

        Nope! There’s a reason it’s called AMERICAN football 😂 I think there might be small clubs who play it but we it’s not a national sport over here!

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  2. That looks like an amazing bunch of books!! I read Just Friends, and it was so adorable!! And I really want to read The Big F! It sounds so cute and it’s been on my TBR for a while! I can’t wait for it to come out!

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    1. Ooh that’s really good! I really want to reach that precious 80%, I’m SO CLOSE! Hahaha that happens to me all the time, mostly after I’ve JUST reviewed a book! I’ll be doing a little victory dance and then I get the approval a few hours later and your ratio is back where it was befoee 😂


  3. I, errr, I have over 20 TBR books on my Netgalley shelf *embarrassed face*. My ratio is at a very poor 66% at the moment. So I think I might have to join you on this challenge!

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    1. Oooopssss I guess that got out of hand a bit 😂 but 66% is still really good! I know some people who have like 25% or something. Ooh yay let me know if you decide to join and if you’ll do a TBR — I’d love to check it out!


  4. Best of luck for the challenge, Jackie! I hope you’ll read all of the ARCs! I have heard good things about Juliet Takes a Breath, I hope you’ll enjoy it – and all of the other books 🙂

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  5. All of these books sounds pretty interesting! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on The Tiger’s watch. I don’t request more than 3 books in netgalley because I can’t deal with all the pressure when they reach the deadline. Good luck with reaching 80% in netgalley! 🙂

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  6. I’ll be reading The Big F as well, Jackie, and it sounds SO good. I connected with the author, too, and she seems super cool, so I think we are going to rock this. Wonderful list of books, though, and hopefully you have a great August! 🙂

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