Hannah and I are always lamenting how many unread ARCs we have, so we finally decided to put our money where our mouth is and actually, you know, read some of them. So we are doing a two-person readathon for the first 2 weeks of September, where we read only ARCs in that time. I say it’s a two-person readathon, but feel free to join us! This isn’t going to be a big affair with prompts and hashtags and all that good stuff. The only prompt is to read your damn ARCs already. But if this endeavor inspires you, please do join in, we’d love to hear from you.
So, what will I be reading? No clue. So I am just going to tell you all of the ARCs I have. Please don’t judge me too unkindly.
Links are included to Book Depository for each of these titles, in case you’d like to grab a copy or read more about them.
- The Illness Lesson by Clare Beams – February 11, 2020, Doubleday
- Isolde by Irina Odoevtseva – November 5, 2019, Pushkin Press
- Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir – September 10, 2019, Tor
- The Sacrament by Olaf Olafsson – December 3, 2019, HarperCollins
- The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea – September 3, 2019, Harper
- A Keeper by Graham Norton – August 13, 2019, Atria Books
- The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy – October 15, 2019, Gallery
- Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson – October 1, 2019, Grove Press
- Fishnet by Kirstin Innes – October 15, 2019, Gallery
- The Country Will Bring Us No Peace by Matthieu Simard – September 17, 2019, Coach House Books
- We, The Survivors by Tash Aw – September 3, 2019, FSG
- The Swallows by Lisa Lutz – August 13, 2019, Ballantine
- Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen – September 24, 2019, Little, Brown and Company
- The Warlow Experiment by Alix Nathan – August 20, 2019, Doubleday
- Wake, Siren by Nina MacLaughlin – November 19, 2019, FSG
- The Last by Hanna Jameson – Atria Books, April 9, 2019
- Women Talking by Miriam Toews – Bloomsbury, April 2, 2019
- The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman – St. Martin’s, January 22, 2019
- Come With Me by Helen Schulman – Harper, November 27, 2018
- The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey – Grove Atlantic, November 23, 2018
- The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim – HMH, November 6, 2018
- My Real Name is Hanna by Tara Lynn Masih – Mandel Vilar Press, September 25, 2018
- Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino – Random House, August 6, 2019
- Milton in Purgatory by Edward Vass – Fairlight Moderns, August 1, 2019
- The Chain by Adrian McKinty – Mulholland, July 9, 2019
- The Need by Helen Phillips – Simon & Schuster, July 9, 2019
- Fake Like Me by Barbara Bouland – Grand Central Pub, June 18, 2019
- Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan – Doubleday, April 23, 2019
- Home Remedies by Xuan Juliana Wang – Crown, May 14, 2019
- The Invited by Jennifer McMahon – Doubleday, April 30, 2019
- The Five by Hallie Rubenhold – HMH, April 9, 2019
- The Conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby – Dzanc, March 21, 2019
- American Overdose by Chris McGreal – Public Affairs, November 13, 2018
- The Story of a Marriage by Geir Gulliksen – Hogarth, July 24, 2018
- Ok, Mr. Field by Katharine Kilalea – Tim Duggin Books, July 17, 2018
The only book I can tell you with 100% certainty that I will be reading for this readathon (assuming it arrives in the mail on time) is Liar. Two I’ve started reading since starting this post are We, The Survivors, and Isolde and I’ll probably finish them before September so there’s really no point in including them here but I’m doing it anyway.
Otherwise, who knows. Tell me what to read! If a particular book gets mentioned a lot in the comments, or if someone makes a particularly compelling case, I’ll definitely be more inclined to prioritize that one. I do know that I want to tackle a bit of backlist, so I may try to focus my attention there, but I haven’t decided yet.
Which ARCs do you have that you’re behind on reading? Anything from this list that catches your eye? Let’s chat!