What’s on my ARC shelf?

When I first started book blogging, I had no idea what an ARC was. Up until 5 months ago I’ve never heard of NetGalley. When I found out about Advanced Reader’s Copies and reviewing (digital) books before they are published, I just knew I had to try it out. I requested a few books and I got accepted to review them.

I saw the idea of sharing what is on my ARC shelf at Lucy’s blog, That Book Gal. After reading her wonderful blogpost, I thought it would be fun to share my own requested e-books.

So, here are the e-ARC’s that I have on my shelf!

Lost for Words – Stephanie Butland

Published:  April 20, 2017 by Bonnier Zaffre
Genre: Fiction / Contemporary

I requested this book on NetGalley, because the story is set in a second-hand bookshop in York. This just sounds adorable. Also I got curious when I read the synopsis; “Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look closely, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are things she’ll never show you.

Bring Me Back – B.A. Paris

Published: June 19, 2018 by HQ
Genre: Thriller

I’ve wanted to read something by B.A. Paris for a while now, but I never seemed to get to it. So I decided to request her newest thriller and I can’t wait to start reading it!

Her Name Was Rose – Claire Allen

 Published: June 28, 2018 by Avon
Genre: Thriller

I was intrigued by the synopsis: “Her name was Rose. You watched her die. And her death has created a vacancy.” I haven’t read any of the books by Claire Allen and I’m curious to find out how I feel about this book. It sounds like a psychological thriller I will enjoy.

Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge – Lisa Jensen

Published: July 10, 2018 by Candlewick Press
Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy

Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite fairytales and I am so excited that I was approved for this eARC! I love retellings and I have high expectations of this novel.

So Glad to Meet You – Lisa Super

 Published: July 31, 2018 by Diversion Books
Genre: Young Adult / Contemporary

I liked the cover and I felt like reading a contemporary young adult novel. To be honest that’s the reason why I requested this book. So I’m going into this book open-minded.

Sadie – Courtney Summers

Published: September 4, 2018 by Wednesday Books
Genre: Young Adult / Contemporary

Love the cover and I the synopsis made me even more curious about this book: “A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial-like podcast following the clues she’s left behind.”

I Do Not Trust You – Laura Burns & Melinda Metz

Published: September 11, 2018 by Wednesday Books
Genre: Young Adult

Again.. Look at this beautiful cover. I couldn’t resist and I had to request this one.

Teen Trailblazers: 30 Fearless Girls Who Changed the World Before They Were 20 – Jennifer Calvert & Vesna Asanovic

Published: October 2, 2018 by Castle Point Books
Genre: Young Adult

True stories of young women who made a big difference! From authors to activists, painters to politicians, inventors to icons, these inspiring teenagers are proof that girls can change the world.” I can’t wait to read this book! It sounds very empowering.

The Lacemaker’s Secret – Kathleen Ernst

Published: October 8, 2018 by Midnight Ink
Genre: Mystery

Curator Chloe Ellefson needs distraction from the unsettling family secret she’s just learned. She hopes a consulting job at Green Bay’s Heritage Hill Historical Park will be a relaxing escape. Instead she discovers a body in a century-old bake oven.” Sounds like an interesting mystery novel!


I have a lot of beautiful books to read and I think I have to admit.. I judge books by their cover.

Do you review ARCs? What is your most anticipated ARC at the moment?

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  1. Ahh I love Courtney Summers, and I really hope you love Sadie!! ❤

    (Also, I only just found your blog by accident, and it is so beautiful!!)