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State Of The ARC #2

State of the ARC is a monthly meme temporarily hosted by Sarah at All The Book Blog Names Are Taken meant to motivate you to finish up your long overdue ARCs (Advanced or Early Reader Copies). This is its original intention, while some bloggers have tweaked it a bit for their own purposes, such as just keeping ARCs in order by due dates. Or you can just be a hot mess like me who sometimes misses publishing dates (or ignores them altogether) and needs a way to stay organized on what has been read, reviewed, or is still begging for attention. Thank you to Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books for coming up with this super helpful monthly meme.

I’ve actually made some progress on my ARCs since I posted this for the first time last month. After reading and reviewing 6 ARCs, my current ratio is at 79%. I made it to 80%, but immediately got approved for one, putting me back under the magic number. But I’m going to stay on top of this list and continue reading my ARCs to try to get this list down to a more manageable number, since I still have a lot of outstanding ARCs and don’t want to be one approval away from losing my 80% ratio, you know?

I got approved for 5 new ARCs this month:

There are the ARCs that I managed to read and review this month, with links to the reviews:

  • The Light of the Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner – my review can be found here.
  • Heart on a Leash by Alanna Martin – my review can be found here.
  • Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler – my review can be found here.
  • Joyful, Delicious, Vegan: Life Without Heart Disease by Sherra Aguirre – my review can be found here.
  • The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz – my review can be found here.
  • Epic Vegan Quick and Easy: Simple One-Pot and One-Pan Plant-Based Recipes by Dustin Harder – my review can be found here.

So now I have 21 ARCs left to read:

  1. A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark
  2. The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
  3. Happy Endings by Thien-Kim Lam
  4. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  5. The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu
  6. The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin
  7. The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid
  8. The Doomsday Book of Fairy Tales by Emily Brewes
  9. This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron
  10. That Thing About Bollywood by Supriya Kelkar
  11. Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian
  12. Where It All Lands by Jennie Wexler
  13. Capture the Crown by Jennifer Estep
  14. Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
  15. Small Favors by Erin A. Craig
  16. If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy
  17. All’s Well by Mona Awad
  18. The Dating Dare by Jayci Lee
  19. Cazadora by Romina Garber
  20. Before We Were Blue by E.J. Schwartz
  21. Sisters of the Wolf by Patricia Miller-Schroeder

Let’s see how next month goes, and I’m hoping to have even more progress to report!

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