Hey guys! Today is Thursday and today I want to talk to you about some ARCs that I have requested that I’m actually looking forward to reading. I do request ARCs, as much as I can, I just seem to have a very bad habit of not reading them on time for their release schedules. BUT! I plan on changing that this year, and I have a list of the ARCs I have requested and their publish dates on my phone. It is pinned to my screen, so I can see it whenever I turn my phone on, so I’ll actually know when to have these ARCs read and reviewed by. Pretty good plan if I do say so myself.
I’m also letting you know that I tend to only request ARCs that I find interesting to me. I don’t request ARCs just to request ARCs, I want to read the books that interest me and that includes the possibility of books that might interest me. So, here are five ARCs that I’m excited to be reading!
- The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles. A book about the American Library in Paris (I didn’t know there was one!) during WWII and a librarian who seeks to protect all that she holds dear.
- The Russian Cage by Charlene Harris. This just sounds so interesting! A world where magic exists and is acknowledged, but is a despised power; the Holy Russian Empire and seeking to find a way to rescue a prince. How does this not sound good?!
- The Conductors by Nicole Glover. Once a conductor on the Underground Railroad, now an investigator for murders and crimes white authorities won’t touch, our main character is going to have to learn a LOT about her home and neighborhood if she wants to solve this crime.
- A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark. A third in the series in an alternative Cairo, where magic and steampunk combine to give us this fantastical world!
- Tales of the Mist by Laura Suárez. A graphic novel set in 1930s Spain, where the paranormal and prewar realism clash in a tiny fishing village. Dark and spooky and sounds just like my cup of tea!
These are the five ARCs I’m actually forward to reading this year, and I will read them and review them in a timely order! Y’all may need to hold me somewhat accountable if just to ask, “Did you read them yet?” I’m going to go enjoy my reading, and I suggest you try and do the same. We all need some escapism right now, so find it however you can and I hope things will calm down.