I mentioned this before in a post a few days ago but I'm making this an official post. As of yesterday, August 1st I am only reading ARCs/Review Copies to help me get caught up and get back to my regularly scheduled alternating routine (read an arc, read an old book, etc). I will be taking the month off from reading challenge books, but hopefully I'll be able to use some of my arcs to fill challenge requirements.
There are a couple of exceptions. I have an ILL book due back Aug. 18, so I will be reading that around that time, it's a graphic novel so will be a quickie to squeeze in. I also have one library book at home that is due back in a few days but I plan on renewing it which will make it due on Aug. 26 so I will have to read it around that time. It is a short YA novel, so again will be a quickie.
Also, of course, I will continue reading aloud to my child so there will be the occasional review of those books as well. But except for the above noted minor infractions I hereby declare that during the month of August to only read books sent to me for review. I've got a lot of fabulous books in that pile of arcs so you can look forward to hearing about some great new books. As you can see in my sidebar I am currently reading Queen of the Road by Doreen Orion (I never imagined this book was going to be as enjoyable as it is!) and Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner (a fabulous thriller which is going to get me hooked on a new series! Just what I need!)