Clean Sweep ARC Challenge May 2014- join in the fun

April 1st, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Event 52 Comments

1st Apr

Are your ARC’s stacking up? Have published dates come and gone? Are you feeling like you need to get those piles under control? Β Are you avoiding NetGalley and Edelweiss? Or maybe you want to get ahead of your summer ARCS to make Β time for the beach? If you answered yes to any of these questions then I invite you to join me and my lovely co-host Angie @ Angela’s Anxious Life to make a Clean SweepΒ in the May with our month long Clean Sweep ARC Challenge. To help motivate you we will be giving one lucky participant a new 2014 release of their choice. You can earn entry points for each ARC you read and by joining in the fun. See rules below, link up, grab the button and get ready to clean up those ARCS!!! If you would like to host a challenge, please email us.


Clean Sweep ARC Challenge 2014
Clean Sweep ARC Challenge May 1 through May 31


  • Link-up and add button to your blog
  • Arc must be read between May 1st and May 31st, 2014
  • Challenge starts and ends at midnight in your local time zone
  • All ARCS/finished copies that were provided by publisher/author are eligible. They can be in any format (eBook, physical, audio)
  • Post start up post with goals.(can be posted during event)
  • Tweet using hashtag #CleanSweepARC
  • You do not have to post review on blog during the month of May. Just provide a link to Goodreads showing read May 1 to 31st with a two sentence review.
  • Twitter Party Wednesday May 14th 7pm (EST) #CleanSweepARC
  • Participate in challenges
  • The Participant Giveaway will include entries for each linked book read, posting about challenge, start up/results post (can be combined), having button on your sidebar, participation in Twitter party, entering challenges and for following hosts.
  • Grand Prize- One winner will receive a new release of their choice (can be audible, novel or gift card) valued at up to 20.00 US dollars. Open internationally.
  • Challenge Schedule and entry form will post on May 1st and participant giveaway will close on June 3 at 11:59 (CST)

Sounds like fun right? So come on grab the button, link up and get ready to make a clean sweep. Angie and I will be here to cheer you on and motivate you!

Grab the Button

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge May 2014

Link-up and join the fun!

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52 Responses to “Clean Sweep ARC Challenge May 2014- join in the fun”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yay..glad you are joining in the fun Sharon πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks I figured May is the perfect month for peeps to get caught up before beach season. πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You don’t have to be behind..if you have arcs to read during May that is enough or you could try to get ahead on arc reviews that will post in June, July. That is my plan.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awesome Christine! There will be a separate entry on the giveaway for your link up post, if you want to sign up now. I will email out a reminder about 5 days before event starts:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Wahoo! I shall help motivate you *hands you a cookie*

  1. Lark

    Count me in! I do have a question – do they still count as ARCs if you got them before the publication date but haven’t read them yet? Because I’ve got some older ones I really need to catch up on, along with the newer ones I’m looking forward to reading. (In a few cases, quite a bit older… Bad me.)
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, as long as you received them from publisher, author, BEA, convention etc. I am trusting ya all to be honest. This is a fun event and I am not going to nit-pick πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awesome Michelle! We will have a good time and get caught up before those lazy days of summer!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      wahoo! well I will help support you all the way.

  2. Kathy

    I’m in! I have to clean up my Netgalley ARCs before I request anymore (which is really hard to stay away from Netgalley!). I need this challenge. Thanks!!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      hahaha..we have all fallen victim to the candy store that is Netgalley! Good luck Kathy πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Very good plan Grace, and I am so jelly you are going to BEA. Chicago will be my year to go!

  3. LuAnn Braley

    Dang Yvonne at Socrates’ Book Reviews. (I followed her here.) She participates in all the best challenges!

    But what a fabulous idea! I’ve not done a lot of reading this month because of the A to Z Blogging Challenge, so that comment about NetGalley and Edelweiss…I could be the post child. Looking forward!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yvonne is a sweetie and I don’t think you are alone that poster is pretty dang full! So glad you are joining in the fun LuAnn!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Wahoo, we had fun with this last year Kimberly and I am glad you joined πŸ™‚

  4. Imogen

    This is a great idea! I would love to join πŸ™‚ I have a stupid amount of ARCs to get through. The linky thing is closed now though. Can I still participate?! Xx
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  6. Aleksandra

    Ok, I’m in! I have lots of NetGalley books I need to go through, so thanks for hosting πŸ™‚
    I was just wondering do shorter reads, novellas & graphic novels count? As you know, lots of them on NetGalley, and I have some of them for review, too.
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Well we will cheer you on, and send out the hell hounds if you need motivation..bwahaha!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      We will cheer you on, or send out the hell-hounds! Good luck Whitney:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      We are delighted to have you join in Adrianna! Good luck πŸ™‚