As my husband and I sat down for lunch yesterday, I told him how I failed to complete the easiest challenge I'd entered this year. True to form, he asked, "You mean the Graphic Novels Challenge?" I assured him that I would finish that one. There's still time after all. Even if only three months. It might be the only one I finish at the end of the year. Well, that and the 1st in a Series Challenge, which I am bending the rules to right and left and not at all sticking to my actual list.
Teddy from So Many Precious Books So Little Time created a shoe in of a challenge--perfect for me since I have been on an ARC reading kick lately. It was the easiest challenge out there. With the amount of Advanced Readers' Copies sitting here on my desk bookshelf, there was no way I could fail to read a measly four books for the The ARC Challenge. And yet, I wasn't able to pull it off. I was reading the entire time, and so it wasn't like I didn't open a book during the past three months. I did manage to fit in three ARC's. Given just a couple of more days, I probably could have finished the fourth. Why, oh, why didn't I join the Pub Challenge? I would have had that in the bag within the first few months of the year.
I actually am quite happy with what I have been reading lately, even if not all of the books fall neatly into my challenge categories. And that's really what matters. I don't think anyone would begrudge me that.
What ARC's did I manage to read during the past three months? Here's my list:
Interestingly enough, each of these books had elements of the fantastical about them. I liked them each for different reasons and am glad I had the opportunity to read each one. J Scott Savage's book was my favorite of the bunch--and not because he was kind enough to sit through my inquisition of him. All three of the authors were completely new to me and I am definitely interested in reading more by them in the future.
Many thanks to Teddy for being such a great host and offering me a chance to take part in The ARC Challenge!