On Your Mark, Get Set… Clean Out Your ARCs!!

Posted April 30, 2014 in Event / 14 Comments

Clean Sweep ARC challenge

Have you looked at your ARC pile lately? 

Do you cringe at the thought of going into that room with that bookshelf? 

Do you get nauseous thinking about your NetGalley Feedback to Approval Ratio?


Well, Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Angie at Angela’s Anxious Life have got the month-long book challenge for you!


No one needs this challenge more than me!  Want to join along?  Here are the details, taken DIRECTLY (copy/paste, baby!) from Kimba’s site:

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Clean Sweep ARC Challenge May 1 through May 31


  • Link-up and add button to your blog Arc must be read between May 1st and May 31st, 2014
  • Challenge starts and ends at midnight in your local time zone
  • All ARCS/finished copies that were provided by publisher/author are eligible.They can be in any format (eBook, physical, audio)
  • Post start up post with goals.(can be posted during event)
  • Tweet using hashtag #CleanSweepARC
  • You do not have to post review on blog during the month of May. Just provide a link to Goodreads showing read May 1 to 31st with a two sentence review.
  • Twitter Party Wednesday May 14th 7pm (EST) #CleanSweepARC
  • Participate in challenges
  • The Participant Giveaway will include entries for each linked book read, posting about challenge, start up/results post (can be combined), having button on your sidebar, participation in Twitter party, entering challenges and for following hosts.
  • Grand Prize- One winner will receive a new release of their choice (can be audible, novel or gift card) valued at up to 20.00 US dollars. Open internationally.
  • Challenge Schedule and entry form will post on May 1st and participant giveaway will close on June 3 at 11:59 (CST) [/note]


So, without further adieu, here’s the list of books I mean to bag, tag, and otherwise devour this month!  These are awesome books that I’ve been REALLY wanting to read but I’ve just been “c— blocked” by more insistent review books:

  • Make It a Double (Last Call #2) by Sawyer Bennett (just started today!)
  • Uninvited (Uninvited #1) by Sophie Jordan
  • Death Sworn (Death Sworn #1) by Leah Cypress
  • The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • After the End (After the End #1) by Amy Plum
  • Pulse (Collide #2) by Gail McHugh
  • Collide (Collide #1) by Gail McHugh
  • What I Though Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick


This list will be adjusted accordingly 😀














About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of "happily ever after" books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It's for her family's sake. When not reading, she's homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.

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14 responses to “On Your Mark, Get Set… Clean Out Your ARCs!!

    • K

      It kills me that I had After the End for so long and still hadn’t read it… UGH!! Looking forward to seeing what you’ve got on your list 😀

    • K

      I started reading Sophie with her NA romance so I really am looking forward to this one!!! I was so bummed when I didn’t get to this quickly!!!

    • K

      That is so freaky!!! I just visited you today for the correct wording of NetGalley’s Approval to Feedback ratio – you’re SO cutting edge, girl!!!

      I’m so with you on the 17-ish books… I just got bored this afternoon listing them all!!!

    • K

      Thank you for getting always getting my slang… I read all my Blah ones already so I’m caaaaaaake.

      Do you know what month it is? AAAAARRRRCCCC month!!! Time to start downloading again!!! *insert camel here*