State of the ARC

State Of The ARC #16

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 May with 25 ARCs left to be read. 

June was an amazing reading month for me, and I really focused on reading ARCs, since I was becoming a bit overwhelmed by how many I had. My ratio went from 88% to 91%, and I was able to get through all of the July ARCs and even one of the August ARCs. I even got the 200 reviews badge in June! I’m feeling really good about that, and will be starting July with a lot of motivation to continue making more progress on the ones I still have to read.

I got approved for 12 new books in June:

  • Emperor’s Lion by Alex Gough
  • Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott
  • The House with the Golden Door by Elodie Harper
  • Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong
  • Smorgasbowl by Caryn Carruthers
  • Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett
  • Drizzle, Dreams, and Lovestruck Things by Maya Prasad
  • Belladonna by Adalyn Grace
  • What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher
  • What Souls Are Made Of: A Wuthering Heights Remix by Tasha Suri
  • The Complete Language of Herbs by S. Theresa Dietz
  • Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail by Ashley Herring Blake

These are the ARCs that I read and reviewed, with links to my reviews:

  • Nuclear Family by Joseph Han — see my review here.
  • Upgrade by Blake Crouch — see my review here.
  • Emperor’s Lion by Alex Gough — see my review here.
  • Nothing But the Truth by Holly James — see my review here.
  • Shmutz by Felicia Berliner — see my review here.
  • Smorgasbowl by Caryn Carruthers — see my review here.
  • The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia — see my review here.
  • Murder at the Blueberry Festival by Darci Hannah — see my review here.
  • No Parm No Foul by Linda Reilly — see my review here.
  • Mint Chocolate Murder by Meri Allen — see my review here.
  • Booked on a Feeling by Jayci Lee — see my review here.
  • The Valkyrie’s Daughter by Tiana Warner — see my review here.
  • Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen — see my review here.
  • What Souls Are Made Of: A Wuthering Heights Remix by Tasha Suri — see my review here.
  • What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher — see my review here.
  • The Complete Language of Herbs by S. Theresa Dietz — see my review here.
  • Wild is the Witch by Rachel Griffin — see my review here.

Here are the ARCs I still have to read:

  1. The Art of Prophecy by Wesley Chu
  2. Those Summer Nights by Laura Silverman
  3. Babel by R.F. Kuang
  4. Please Join Us by Catherine McKenzie
  5. Belladonna by Adalyn Grace
  6. Three Kisses, One Midnight by Roshani Chokshi, Sandhya Menon, and Evelyn Skye
  7. The Last Girl to Die by Helen Fields
  8. The House with the Golden Door by Elodie Harper
  9. Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott
  10. The Matchmaker’s Gift by Lynda Cohen Loigman
  11. Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong
  12. Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young
  13. Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese
  14. Live and Let Grind by Tara Lush
  15. Drizzle, Dreams, and Lovestruck Things by Maya Prasad
  16. Tread of Angels by Rebecca Roanhorse
  17. Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail by Ashley Herring Blake
  18. Winterland by Rae Meadows
  19. Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales
  20. Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett

How did you do with your ARCs in June?

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