2014 Review Pile Reading Challenge: August Reviews


It’s now the start of the eighth month of the Review Pile Reading Challenge hosted by me – Rachel @ Fiktshun – and Reanna @ Phantasmic Reads! And while seven months have already passed, it’s definitely not too late to join! Just check out the SIGN-UP POST for more details.

If you’ve already signed up, then all you have to do is stop back and leave your links to your August review book reviews at the bottom of this post. This month’s Linky List – and each month’s list throughout the challenge – will be open for one week beyond the end of the month, closing on September 7th.

If for some reason you forget to link up your review during the month, you can always add that link to next month’s Linky List. BUT you cannot enter a review link more than once.

August RPRC Giveaway

The giveaway for this eighth month of the challenge is for…

  • TWO books of your choice (not to exceed $40) to be ordered from Amazon or The Book Depository – to ONE winner.

You can enter this month’s giveaway by leaving your review links in this month’s Linky List below AND by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post listing which review books you hope to tackle in August (or September if you’re posting later in the month).

This giveaway is only open to those signed up for the challenge, leave a comment and who leave at least one review link this month. There are extra entries for each additional review link left.

The winner will be chosen by Random and announced on September 9th.


And the winner is…

#44 Between Fantasy and Reality for the ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER review.

Please email me at fiktshun[at]gmail[dot]com with your address and book selections.


June & July Reads

As I mentioned last time, since I’m posting every other month, I have two months worth of bookish reads to share. (And since I won’t be posting again until October, I’m sharing the books which books I hope to read in August and September.)

Once again I didn’t read all eight books I hoped to read, though I did read three along with a number of others. And with the change in status here on the blog I’m not entirely sure how on track I’ll be with my planned reads for the next two months.

I’m still hoping to review a number of the review books I’ve read so far during this challenge, it just hasn’t quite happened yet. But I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best.

My reads were…

  1. THE VAULT OF DREAMERS by Caragh M. O’Brien. Read 6.8.14.
  2. TRIAL BY FIRE by Josephine Angelini. Read 6.9.14.
  3. 17 FIRST KISSES by Rachael Allen. Read 6.11.14.
  4. A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU by Claudia Gray. Read 6.13.14.
  5. I AM THE WEAPON by Allen Zadoff. Read 6.14.14.
  6. I AM THE MISSION by Allen Zadoff. Read 6.15.14.
  7. #scandal by Sarah Ockler. Read 6.19.14.
  8. BRAZEN by Katherine Longshore. Read 6.20.14.
  9. BOOMERANG by Noelle August. Read 6.23.14.
  10. BLACK ICE by Becca Fitzpatrick. Read 6.26.14.
  11. STAY WITH ME by J. Lynn. Read 6.27.14.
  12. WAYFARING STRANGER by James Lee Burke. Read 7.15.14.
  13. DARK SKYE by Kresley Cole. Read 7.18.14. Review TK on Monday, August 4th.
  14. THIS SUMMER by Katlyn Dunca. Read 7.23.14.
  15. FORECAST by Rinda Elliott. Read 7.29.14. Review TK on Tuesday, August 5th.

I read four more review books than I did last time around and I reviewed four books during the past two months. But to be fair, five of the books aren’t releasing for awhile so I had no intention of writing and posting reviews this past two months, one review was accidentally deleted and has yet to be rewritten, and two of them will be reviewed here on the blog next week. So that’s just three potentially unreviewed books.

I’m sure it’s not nearly as impressive as what most of the participants have been doing this past couple of months, but it’s definitely an improvement for me.

August & September Reads

I’m not sure how many review books I’ll be receiving over the next two months, given the fact that I am scaling things back due to my latest drama. But my goal is to try and read only review books so that I can write as many reviews as possible.

But I don’t want to over commit. And my mood is still all over the place so I have no idea what books might call to me in August and September. So I’m just going to guess at what might interest me.

My planned reads are…

As I’ve done for the last few months of the challenge, I’m going to list just eight books for the next two months and my goal is to review them all. And as I am currently reading a few review books right now, I’m not going list them below in my count of hopeful reads as I know I’ll finish them.

In August I hope to read:

BLIND by Rachel DeWoskin (releases August 7th)

THE AFTERMATH by Jen Alexander (releases August 26th)

FALLING INTO PLACE by Amy Zhang (releases September 9th)

GET EVEN by Gretchen McNeil (releases September 16th)

In September I hope to read:

RITES OF PASSAGE by Joy N. Hensley (releases September 9th)

WINTERSPELL by Claire Legrand (releases September 30th)

EXQUISITE CAPTIVE by Heather Demetrios (releases October 7th)

THE WALLED CITY by Ryan Graudin (releases November 4th)

What about you?

What review books are you planning on reading this August? Whether you wish to enter the giveaway or not, leave a comment as I’d love to know!

August Link Up!

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