Welcome to State of the ARC – December 17 where I review the situation with my review books. And just like Fagin in Oliver Twist come to the conclusion that I think I better think it out again!
State of the ARC is a monthly meme hosted by AvalinahsBooks, which is a fun way to share our ARC progress, challenges, wins, woes and mishaps. I’m joining in as I think it will keep me accountable. Seeing the actual state of my review shelf will remind me I’ve only 1 pair of eyes and can only read so many books.
State of the ARC – December 17
Total ARCS : 14 as broken down below: (it was 16 last month)
- NetGalley : 7 books
- Received From Publisher : 4 books
- Received from Author : 3 books
ARCs read but reviews pending:
- 9 books read but not yet reviewed. I need to get this figure down!
Progress made Nov 17
Goodreads seems to be acting the maggot with me, and isn’t displaying all the book I read in November. I think I read 6 books. Very, very low figure for me. But it has been a super busy month, and as a result reading had to be sacrificed. On top of that, when I did read, I concentrated on audiobooks, none of which were ARCs.
On the other hand, it has been a good blogging month for me. While my reading stats are low, I have caught up a little on older books that I needed to write a review for.
Ultimately, I’m taking that as proof that this post is working for me. Since I started I’ve been more cautious about adding to my stacks. And now I’m even more determined to end December with as close to to a clean slate as I can.
Plans for Dec 17
Somehow I only read 1 of the books on last month’s list. So if these look familiar it’s because I’m just carrying them forward into Dec. ARC TBR, take 2! However, I have over a week off work, so I’m hopefully I’ll fly through some of these. Finally. Unless my new Christmas books distract me…
Talk to Trish: What is the state of your ARC shelf? Do you like to track them or just wing it? Have you read any of my arcs, or do any catch your eye? Let’s talk!