State of the ARC – December 17

November 30, 2017 Bookish Fun 17

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 - November 17

 

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…

 

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

 

 

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!

 

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

Never miss a bookish post! Plus you get a free download - Note to Book - to document your own bookish thoughts.

Signup now and receive blog posts by email.

I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

17 Responses to “State of the ARC – December 17”

  1. Berls

    This is so smart. I’m in bad shape with my review books… but I haven’t requested/accepted any new ones for a LONG time and I won’t until I get caught up. Most my review books are audio, though, so that’s good. I’m more likely to make progress quickly. Then the trick is getting all those reviews posted! Good luck in December.
    Berls recently posted…Bubbly Berls is Babbling about: Deaths in Harry Potter

    • trish

      I know Berls, reading the books is only the first step in a long process. I’m not complaining though, I love arcs, I just need to be careful about how many I accept. That’s great that you get so many audiobooks.

    • trish

      Haha, I used to have a crazy number but I’m more careful about what I accept nowadays. Otherwise it weights me down.

  2. Let's Get Beyond Tolerance

    I don’t have The Chalk Man but I do want to read it, and I’ve heard good things about The Marriage Pact. I’ve been reading books for a book club I joined, so not too many ARCs which means I’m a bit behind. I hope to get more caught up in December so I’m not carrying much over into the new year. I also want to read some more of my own books that have been waiting around for awhile. LOL

    -Lauren
    Let’s Get Beyond Tolerance recently posted…Skin by Christian Baines

    • trish

      I love the cover for the Chalk Man, so I can’t wait to read it. I’m in the middle of The Marriage Pact, it’s very odd and creepy, but I’m loving it. I’m always trying to balance arcs with my own books with my library books, and not neglect any area.

    • trish

      I only noticed that about GR when I went to do this post. It’s very annoying as I depend on it for my stats! I always have a backlog of reviews, I don’t think I’ll ever catch up!

  3. Michelle Gilmore

    When I was actively requesting ARCs I kept little spreadsheets in a notebook to keep track of them and their pub dates. I also have a shelf on Goodreads for them. But I don’t request as many more.

    • trish

      I used to have a spreadsheet too Michelle, but I abandoned it! Now I just use a GR shelf and it seems to be working fine. I try to only request 3 to 4 books a month, so it’s not hard to keep track.

  4. Evelina

    About Goodreads – I know right! I think they are experiencing some system problems because they’re even displaying a notice in the books section saying that some users don’t see all their books, and not to worry.

    I’m so glad the post is working for you!!! Oh BTW, I am officially silly – because I forgot to add the linky widget to my post. Next time I will 🙂 this time, I’ve added your link manually though, so everything is fine 🙂
    Evelina recently posted…Memoir Of A Mother Fighting For Her Terminally Ill Child

  5. Sophie Alex (@bookslikewolves)

    Keeping up with ARCs is SO DIFFICULT. I did a TBR clean-out today following the instructions from Down the TBR Hole challenge, and it was very helpful to get rid of books I don’t care about anymore.
    Among the ARCs I’ve got to read is Tess of The Road by the author of Seraphina (which involves dragons so YAY!), What to Say Next, The Memory of Flora Banks, etc. I’m currently working on this list. Let’s hope for the best and good luck to you!
    Sophie Alex (@bookslikewolves) recently posted…Blogmas Day 6: Down the TBR Hole

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge