State of the ARC

State Of The ARC #12

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 finished January with 18 ARCs left to be read. 

In February, I got approved for 11 new ARCs, and I can’t wait to read them all! Fortunately, I got a bunch of ARCs that I’m super thrilled about.  I’ve been mindful of the due dates, and have gotten through almost all of my March ARCs. I managed to read 10 ARCs this month, and my ratio is 88%, which is lower than last month, but still fairly good considering how many new ones I got approved for. I’m going to try to continue staying at least a month ahead of ARCs, which is much less stressful than trying to read them all last minute.

I got approved for 11 new books in February:

  • The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
  • Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse
  • The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake
  • The Scent of Burnt Flowers by Blitz Bazawule
  • Blood Orange Night by Melissa Bond
  • Finding Joy with an Invisible Chronic Illness by Christopher Martin
  • Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White
  • Elektra by Jennifer Saint
  • Vegan Richa’s Instant Pot Cookbook by Richa Hingle
  • Blood Metal Bone by Lindsay Cummings
  • One for Sorrow by Helen S. Fields — see my review here.
  • The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh — see my review here.
  • The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake — see my review here.
  • Daughter by Kate McLaughlin — see my review here.
  • The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen — see my review here.
  • Finding Joy with an Invisible Chronic Illness by Christopher Martin — see my review here.
  • The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich — see my review here.
  • Vegan Richa’s Instant Pot Cookbook by Richa Hingle — see my review here.
  • The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper — see my review here.
  • One For All by Lillie Lainoff — see my review here.

Here are the ARCs I still have to read:

  1. Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May
  2. This Rebel Heart by Katherine Locke
  3. The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth
  4. Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman
  5. A Tiny Upward Shove by Melissa Chadburn
  6. Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse
  7. The Wild Girls by Phoebe Morgan
  8. The Jade Setter of Janloon by Fonda Lee
  9. Tear Down the Throne by Jennifer Estep
  10. Elektra by Jennifer Saint
  11. Misrule by Heather Walter
  12. Blood Metal Bone by Lindsay Cummings
  13. A Sprinkle in Time by Dana Mentink
  14. Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler
  15. Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White
  16. As Seen on TV by Meredith Schorr
  17. Blood Orange Night by Melissa Bond
  18. The Scent of Burnt Flowers by Blitz Bazawule
  19. Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen

How was your ARC reading in February?

6 replies »

  1. My ARCs are also a mess right now so in March I’m hoping to finally read and review some of the very backlist ones! My absolute stretch goal would be to reach 80% on NetGalley but I’m not sure if that’s going to happen because I have a few ALCs from Hachette audio left to listen to that obviously don’t move my NetGalley ratio 😂

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    • Thank you! This accountability post each month has been super helpful. And I think I might be in the minority of people who didn’t enjoy The Atlas Six. A lot of other people seem to love it.

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