Sunday, June 1, 2014

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Wrap-Up

Photobucket   Clean Sweep ARC Challenge May 2014

"Monthly Reflections" is a bookish month in review, hosted at Christian Bookshelf Reviews 

"Clean Sweep ARC Challenge" was a concerted group effort by 84 bloggers to reduce the number of ARC's (Advance Reader Copies) of books on their real or virtual shelves.  Accepting an ARC shows one's commitment to posting a review of the book or material.  This challenge was hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Angela's Anxious Life.


Here are the books listed in my Clean Sweep sign-up post linked to my review post of each:  

1.  Lethal Lily by Joyce and Jim Lavene - Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours
(I had an e-ARC, but went to their launch day FB party and won paperback copies of both Lethal Lily and A Thyme to Die - both autographed with purple (my favorite color) pen!)
2.  Let Loose by Rae Davies - Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours
3.  The Idea of Him by Holly Peterson - Virtual Author Book Tours
7.  Love's Sorrow by Terri Rochenski - Roane Publishing
8.  Hypocrisy by D.M. Annechino - iRead Book Tours
10.   When Camels Fly by NLB Horton - Virtual Author Book Tours
11.  The Loved and the Lost by Lory Kaufman - iRead Book Tours

Extra ARCs/Reviews:
1.  Death Runs Adrift by Karen MacInerney - Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours
2.  Murder in Merino by Sally Goldenbaum - Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours
3.  Ritual Tea by Mario Zeleny - Pump Up Your Book
4.  Moving Day by Jonathan Stone - TLC Book Tours
5.  Murder is Academic by Lesley A. Diehl - Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours

Some days I had two reviews in one day, or more than five in one week.  That is too much (for me).  So I'm making a conscious effort not to have so crazy a month of reviews from now on.

Here's whats on the plate for June:

1.  100 Proof Stud by A.J. Lapes - Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours
2.  Lemonade Revealed by Will Chluho - TLC Book Tours
3.  Sense of Entitlement by Anna Loan-Wilsey - Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours
4.  Someone You Know by Brian McGilloway - Partners in Crime Tours
5.  Thread End by Amanda Lee - Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours
6.  A Photographic Death by Judi Culbertson - Partners in Crime Tours
7.  Drive Bye by Amy Saunders - Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours
8.  The Bone Church by Victoria Dougherty - Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for having the challenge, Kimba! It was the extra kick in the pants I needed when my motivation sagged.! I hope you do it again. :O)

  2. Looks like May was a busy month of reading/reviewing. Thanks for participating in Monthly Reflections!

    1. Almost too busy, Melanie. :O) So I'm including a scripture memorization challenge (1-2 verses of John 15 per week from tomorrow into the fall) over at Do Not help me keep my focus!