State of the ARC

State Of The ARC #19

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 August with 18 ARCs left to be read. 

I’ve set a goal for myself to have my ARCs read at least a month in advance, and I’ve managed to successfully do that with my NetGalley ARCs this month. Plus, since slowing down on requesting, I’m starting to really make progress in getting them down to a more manageable level, even if I didn’t read as many as I did last month. My ratio is up to 94%, which I’m pretty happy with, and all of my ARCs through much of November are read. So onwards and upwards!

I got approved for 5 new books in September:

  • Pieces of Me by Kate McLaughlin
  • The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth
  • My Dear Henry: A Jekyll & Hyde Remix by Kalynn Bayron
  • Hex Appeal by Kate Johnson
  • Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez

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

  • The Witch in the Well by Camilla Bruce — see my review here.
  • Drizzle, Dreams, and Lovestruck Things by Maya Prasad — see my review here.
  • Paris Daillencourt is About to Crumble by Alexis Hall — see my review here.
  • Amongst Our Weapons by Ben Aaronovitch — see my review here.
  • Gleanings by Neal Shusterman — see my review here.
  • The Witch Hunt by Sasha Peyton Smith — see my review here.
  • Tread of Angels by Rebecca Roanhorse — see my review here.
  • Hex Appeal by Kate Johnson — see my review here.
  • Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail by Ashley Herring Blake — see my review here.

Here are the ARCs I still have to read:

Which ARCs are you excited about this month?

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