May Clean Sweep ARC Challenge

April 5th, 2017 Kimberly Event 44 Comments

5th Apr

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It’s time once again to gather those ARCS, finished and gifted copies from publishers, NetGalley, Edelweiss and authors and commit to the May CLEAN SWEEP month long ARC challenge hosted here at Caffeinated. Come join us for the fifth annual Clean Sweep ARC Challenge.

This is a great opportunity to get a jump on summer posts, improve your stats and clear your piles.

Official Rules

  • Link-up
  • Add button to your blog (optional)
  • ARC’sΒ must be read between May 1st, 2017 and May 31st, 2017
  • 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. Be sure to link back to hosts.
  • Tweet using hashtag #cleansweeparc
  • You do not have to post a review on the blog during the month of May. Just give a link to Goodreads showing read May 1 to 31st with a two sentence review. Please friend us on Goodreads so that we can see your shelves: Kimberly
  • Twitter Party Thursday, May 18th at 7:30 pmΒ (EST) #cleansweeparc
  • Post Results -can be combined with start-up post
  • The Participant Giveaway will include entries for books read (2 book entry a day allowed on giveaway), posting about the challenge, start up/results post (can be combined), having a button on your sidebar, participation in the Twitter party.
  • Grand Prize- One winner will receive a new release of their choice (can be audible credit, novel or eBook) valued at up to 20.00 US dollars. Open internationally.
  • The rafflecopter for Participant Giveaway will post on May 1st and will close on June 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

Grab the Button!

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Link-up and join the challenge

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44 Responses to “May Clean Sweep ARC Challenge”

  1. MarthaE

    Hi Kimberly – Thanks for hosting. I have two questions: 1) do new reviews due this month count? and 2) do we have to start the book May 1 or later or does finishing one May 2nd count? Thanks.

  2. Amanda

    I’m definitely ready to read some ARCs. I have 4 that I received recently that need attention, along with a number of older ones that I’ll have to dig out from under beds and other book piles if I finish the first four.

  3. Tammy

    I am in! I love this idea! I have so many this will help get all those books read!

  4. Deborah

    I would love to join! I’m in Atlanta for the RT Convention the first week of May, but should be able to get through a few!

  5. Adriana

    I’ll probably end up joining this. I do plan on reading a bunch of ARCS this week but I’ll probably ask for more very soon. I’ll keep this in mind to join up next week possibly. Good luck!

  6. Leona

    Oh I seriously need to join this challenge. I’ve been trying to stick to the reading schedule that I have but the age old ARCs that are sitting on my kindle and bookshelves are crying out to me to be read/listened to and reviewed. So against my moody reading feelings I’m making it my goal to knock off as many old ARCs as I can.

  7. ShootingStarsMag

    This is great. I’m doing an ARC Read-a-Thon of sorts this whole month so I”m really hoping to get caught up and a little ahead on ARCS in April.

  8. Lover Of Romance

    It is always a good idea to work on cleaning up our ARC’s, especially since its so easy to get behind if we let it happen. Good luck.

  9. Genesis

    I’m joining again this year! Last year was a success for me so I hope this one is, too πŸ™‚

  10. Tanya

    Definitely in. Need to do my post and then I’ll link up. I’m going to try and be reasonable with myself and not challenge myself to some big number like I always do. I definitely have a ton of ARCs that need to be read!

  11. Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous)

    Thanks for hosting. I know I won’t get as much reading done as I’d like next month but that’s because I have family coming out for 2 weeks in May. If I can even knock out one book on my unsolicited ARC stack I’d consider it a win.

  12. Nadene

    This a great challenge. How long should we have received the ARCs for it to count towards the challenge?

  13. Rowena

    I don’t have a problem with reading my ARCs, it’s reviewing them that I’m struggling with. Maybe I’ll join this and challenge myself to catch up on reviewing them. I’ll probably fail but I should at least try.

  14. Debbie Haupt

    Good luck to all you who’ve joined. One of these days I’ll be able to join in, it’s not for lack of ARCs but as you know for lack of being able to share the reviews. πŸ™‚

  15. Vanessa

    I would really love to join but I’m not very active for accepting ARC this year since I’m in the process of cleaning my TBR first. But I still have I think 3 ARCs that I haven’t read yet. I’m not very active but if I’ll like the book that was offered to me, I might accept. Can I still join?

  16. Geybie's Book Blog

    I don’t have lots of ARCs. Only one so far. I’m trying to limit it. But I have Lots of books I purchased myself that I haven’t read yet.. Can I still join?

  17. cindy

    I am in! I am doing a readathon myself to get all my ARC’s done and reviewed πŸ™‚