State of the ARC

State Of The ARC #3

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.

May was a great month for ARC progress for me. I finally managed to get my ratio above 80% and keep it there! I am a little behind on reading and reviewing ARCs before they are released, but I’m planning to focus on that in June.

Since this is also Tuesday, I’m going to talk about the Top Ten Sixteen NetGalley books that I’m planning to read in June.

I got approved for 2 new ARCs in May:

  • For the Wolf by Hannah F. Whitten
  • One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

These are the ARCs I read and reviewed this month, with links to the reviews:

  • A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark – see review here.
  • Happy Endings by Thien-Kim Lam – see review here.
  • That Thing About Bollywood by Supriya Kelkar – see review here.
  • The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren – see review here.
  • The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid – see review here.
  • One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston – see review here.

I read one book that I haven’t reviewed yet:

  • The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu

These are the ARCs I still have to read:

  1. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  2. The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin
  3. For the Wolf by Hannah F. Whitten
  4. The Doomsday Book of Fairy Tales by Emily Brewes
  5. This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron
  6. Where It All Lands by Jennie Wexler
  7. Capture the Crown by Jennifer Estep
  8. Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
  9. Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian
  10. Small Favors by Erin A. Craig
  11. The Dating Dare by Jayci Lee
  12. All’s Well by Mona Awad
  13. If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy
  14. Cazadora by Romina Garber
  15. Before We Were Blue by E.J. Schwartz
  16. Sisters of the Wolf by Patricia Miller-Schroeder

I’m pretty pleased with my progress, and I hope to have even more to report next month. Have you read any of these? What ones are you most looking forward to?

18 replies »

  1. I’m sighing over all these gorgeous book covers, and with envy too over all the books you’ve managed to read. May has been a solid reading month for you! I know of Small Favors, For the Wolf and Ava Reid’s book — and want them all — and now I’m adding Sisters of the Wolf by Patricia Miller-Schroeder to the wishlist. Ack!

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  2. Wow! So many ARCs. I’m using June to attempt to get ahead on my ARCs so I can read (hopefully) all backlist books in July and maybe August. My overflowing shelves need some help. Haha. I loved The Soulmate Equation and Malibu Rising, and I’ll be reading Where It All Lands soon. Good luck with crossing some off your list! ❤

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    • Thanks! I finished Malibu Rising and absolutely fell in love with the book! I’m working on For the Wolf now and definitely trying to get these down to a manageable number lol.


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