What’s on my ARC shelf?

While I manage to have designed many gorgeous covers in my lifetime, when it came to reimagining the covers for books I haven’t read, I ultimately failed. (to quote a friend, my version was “somehow worse” than the originals). Therefore, if you’re here from twitter and wondering why I chose the second most voted for blog post option on my poll, that’s why.

So today I am going to show you all the ARCs I’ve got on my shelf right now, and please don’t unfollow me after because honestly I just have no self control 😛 (who knows, maybe this’ll become a thing :P) (the ARCs are in order of release date, which is the order I read them in)

WHO SHE WAS by STORMY SMITH
RELEASE DATE: 5/4/17
I was contacted by the author for this one, and when I read up on it I honestly couldn’t say no! It’s got a gorgeous cover and wonderful reviews and Stormy Smith is just so kind! (continuing trend: I have no self control 😛 )

THE CROWN’S FATE by EVELYN SKYE
RELEASE DATE: 5/16/17
So to continue with the trend of my utter lack of self control, when I saw this up on Edelweiss I honestly couldn’t control myself. I’ve been waiting for this since I read the THE CROWN’S GAME last year!

ROMANCING THE THRONE by NADINE JOLIE COURTNEY
RELEASE DATE: 5/30/17
This was on Edelweiss ages ago and I never requested it, but then I saw so much buzz about it that I went back and remedied my mistake! This is why I don’t have self control. When I try I miss out on really fun books!


THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE by KAYLA OLSON
RELEASE DATE: 6/6/17
Like ROMANCING THE THRONE, this is one that I originally didn’t request but after seeing all the buzz I went back for it. I think I wasn’t totally in love with the cover when I first saw it, but I am in love with the concept of the novel!

LIBERTY: THE SPY WHO (KIND OF) LIKED ME by ANDREA PORTES
RELEASE DATE: 6/6/17
To be completely honest, I requested this one for the title! I’m a sucker for a good spy novel, and this one seems really cool and I cannot wait to jump in!!

EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE by KATRINA LENO
RELEASE DATE: 6/6/17
It’s always interesting when there’s those ARCs I have that I have completely no idea what they’re about. Well, this one is one of those. I requested it because I loved LOST & FOUND by Katrina Leno and how she mixed in the mystical with our real world yet I didn’t wonder why the mystical happened. (MAGICAL REALISM, YO)

THE WRITING DESK by RACHEL HAUCK
RELEASE DATE: 7/10/17
I have a sort of love-hate relationship with Rachel Hauck’s writing. I loved it in her ROYAL WEDDING series but not so much in THE WEDDING CHAPEL, but I just COULD NOT say no to this cover. I mean, look at it #aesthetic

THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENED by PAULA STOKES
RELEASE DATE: 7/11/17
I read Paula Stokes’ GIRL AGAINST THE UNIVERSE and loved it, and so when I heard about this book I knew I had to jump on the chance to get a copy. I’m definitely excited, especially because I’ve heard all of her books are so different, and this one seems kind of thrilling and I cannot wait!

I SEE LONDON, I SEE FRANCE by SARAH MLYNOWSKI
RELEASE DATE: 7/11/17
I have always loved romantic comedies, and this one seems like it will be one. I’m definitely a sucker for romances in France and London (i.e. ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS, WANDERLOST, ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER). Plus I’ve heard tons of great things about Sarah Mlynowski

CHANGES IN LATITUDES by JEN MALONE
RELEASE DATE: 7/25/17
Remember last year when I flailed about the ah-may-zingg book WANDERLOST? OH YEAH THIS IS BY THE SAME AUTHOR. In case I haven’t said this in the last 50 words I’ve said, I HAVE NO SELF CONTROL (however I’m okay with that)

16 WAYS TO BREAK A HEART by LAUREN STRASNICK
RELEASE DATE: 7/25/17
The concept of this one sounds really cool, and it’s something I’ve seen around in other books but I’ve never read something like this. I cannot wait! (I have no self control) (I have no self control)

THE SECRET HISTORY OF US by JESSI KIRBY
RELEASE DATE: 8/1/17
To be absolutely honest, I request so many ARCs that I had completely forgotten what this one was about, until I looked it up on Goodreads for the release date and I must say; I’m so excited! I remember why I requested it. It seems like it will be very thrilling, very thrilling indeed!

THESE THINGS I’VE DONE by REBECCA PHILLIPS
RELEASE DATE: 8/1/17
I can’t even think of why I requested this one, but here’s a confession. I request almost everything HarperTeen puts on Edelweiss. It’s my thing, honestly, and they’re always gracious and give me many books! (yay) I don’t always love every one of their books, but I definitely feel like seeing them as the publisher of a book is like a stamp of approval, and a sign that the book will be well-written and enchanting

BLIGHT by ALEXANDRA DUNCAN
RELEASE DATE: 8/1/17
I just loved the colors in this cover! That’s what initially drew me in, and while I adore lovelovelove the blurb, I definitely think this will be an interesting novel and I can’t wait to read it!

THE AUTHENTICS by ABDI NAZEMIAN
RELEASE DATE: 8/8/17
This book sounds so fun and diverse! Plus that cover omg. And the concept! I can’t wait to read it!

OUR BROKEN PIECES by SARAH WHITE
RELEASE DATE: 8/8/17
I requested this one because a lot of authors are being discovered through Wattpad these days I was curious to see what the books were like, and how the quality of writing and storytelling is. Plus, this story sounds really fun!

HOW TO DISAPPEAR by SHARON HUSS ROAT
RELEASE DATE: 8/15/17
HOW COOL DOES THIS BOOK SOUND? as someone who definitely enjoys the anonymity of the internet, this definitely seems like a book that might shine on a few truths I need to hear, and maybe all of us need to hear. I cannot wait.

WICKED LIKE WILDFIRE by LANA POPOVIC
RELEASE DATE: 8/15/17
Last year when WINK POPPY MIDNIGHT came out everyone flailed and loved it, so when I saw this on Edelweiss I knew I had to take a chance on it (translation: I have no self control 😛 )

THE ART OF FEELING by LAURA TIMS
RELEASE DATE: 8/15/17
They say opposites attract… quite literally in this one! It sounds so interesting, and I’m always up for accurate grief rep. LET’S JUST SAY I COULDN’T SAY NO TO THIS ONE. AND HELLO THERE’S A PUPPY ON IT FOR GOSH SAKES

YOU DON’T KNOW ME BUT I KNOW YOU by REBECCA BARROW
RELEASE DATE: 8/29/17
Teen pregnancy is something a lot of people edge away from talking about, so I always jump on a chance to read YA books that have teen pregnancy rep. It’s a subject that’s very close to me, as I have a friend who got pregnant and I really admire her and her family, so it’s always great to get to see through the eyes of someone experiencing what they went through.

THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON by KATHERINE LOCKE
RELEASE DATE: 9/1/17
I heard about this one over on Twitter, and it sounds so fun! It has magic and time travel and ROMANCE and HAVE YOU SEEN THAT COVER????

Oh look. We’re done! I bet you thought that would never end. To conclude, I have no self control. SORRY NOT SORRY

Adieu!

What’s on your ARC shelf? Or, if you don’t get ARCs, what’s on your TBR?

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