State of the ARC

State Of The ARC #26

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 March with 16 ARCs left to be read. 

April was a month that I apparently spent aboard the struggle bus. I was hoping to make a big dent in my ARCs and not request any more, but as you’ll see below, life didn’t exactly work out like that. I read some really awesome books, and unfortunately had to DNF one that I was truly looking forward to, so that was pretty disappointing. My ratio ultimately stayed at 94%, and I don’t have any ARCs to read that are coming out before June, so for now I think I’m doing ok. And hopefully next month I’ll be able to say that I requested less and made more progress in my reading. Here’s to wishing for a productive May!

I got approved for 8 new books in April:

  • The Will of the Many by James Islington
  • Tarot Magick by Lindsay Squire
  • Gordon Ramsay’s Uncharted by Gordon Ramsay 
  • Kantika by Elizabeth Graver
  • A Box of Magick by Jamie Della
  • A Study in Drowning by Ava Reid
  • The Pomegranate Gate by Ariel Kaplan
  • Ward D by Freida McFadden

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

  • Gordon Ramsay’s Uncharted by Gordon Ramsay — see my review here.
  • Kantika by Elizabeth Graver — see my review here.
  • The Will of the Many by James Islington — see my review here.
  • Mortal Follies by Alexis Hall — see my review here.
  • Ward D by Freida McFadden — see my review here.
  • Going Bicoastal by Dahlia Adler — see my review here.
  • Tarot Magick by Lindsay Squire — see my review here.

Here are the ARCs I still have to read:

  1. What the Neighbors Saw by Melissa Adelman
  2. Zero Days by Ruth Ware
  3. Jews in the Garden by Judy Rakowsky
  4. Unorthodox Love by Heidi Shertok
  5. Murder at the Pumpkin Pageant by Darci Hannah
  6. The Déjà Glitch by Holly James
  7. House of Roots and Ruin by Erin A. Craig
  8. Someone Just Like You by Meredith Schorr
  9. Don’t Want to Be Your Monster by Deke Moulton
  10. The Book of Witches by Jonathan Strahan
  11. Gone Tonight by Sarah Pekkanen
  12. The Invisible Hour by Alice Hoffman
  13. Thornhedge by T. Kingfisher
  14. The Witching Tide by Margaret Meyer
  15. A Study in Drowning by Ava Reid
  16. The Pomegranate Gate by Ariel Kaplan
  17. A Box of Magick by Jamie Della

Which ARCs are you excited about this month? Have you read any of the ones on my list?

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