State of the ARC is a monthly meme at Avalinah’s Books meant to motivate you to finish up all your long overdue ARCs (Advanced or Early Reader Copies). You can track your reading progress and link up with your own post.
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- Mention that you’re linking up with State of the ARC @ AvalinahsBooks, which is a fun way to share our ARC progress, challenges, wins, woes and mishaps.
- Include the link to this post, or the current State of the ARC post.
- Don’t forget to visit all the other people in the link-up and comment.
- And most importantly – have fun!
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One word: HELP.
How am I doing with ARCs, huh? Well, first of all, I joined Edelweiss this month and promptly requested six books! … And got denied for four of them already. But it’s fiiine.
Let’s start with some pretty charts, and then I’ll analyse them, okay?
As you can see, I finished eight ARCs this month. Seven of these were from NetGalley, and one was an anthology I received from the publisher after one of the authors offered. Since I haven’t been accepted for anything on Edelweiss yet, I also haven’t read anything from there.
Three ARC requests are still pending on NetGalley, although one has been pending for months and the book has been archived since then, so now it’s just annoying that it’s still there. I still have hopes for the other two! I also have two requests pending on Edelweiss.
As you can see, I have one ARC left on NetGalley that was due in April, so I’m behind on that. Six NetGalley ARCs are due in May (one of them is due tomorrow and I haven’t even started, so technically that could go in the overdue category, but shh), and three are due in June.
As for the author/publisher ARCs, since most of them are backlist, I divided them by date received instead of the release date. I finally finished the anthology I received all the way back in February, so that leaves me with four ARCs I received in March, and three ARCs I received in April.
I didn’t make a chart for this one for some reason, but that means I have 17 ARCs left to read across all platforms.
Now for the ARCs that I managed to finish this month!
- Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-speculation edited by Phoebe Wagner
- Not So Stories edited by David Thomas Moore
- The Boss of Her by Julie Cannon, M. Ullrich and Aurora Rey
Two of these ARCs went on my favourites shelf, another one was rated five stars, two of them rated four stars, and three of them rated three stars. Overall, I think that’s a pretty good month.
I still have to finish A Graveyard Visible, my last ARC that was due in April. Also, next month I’m finally reading The Girl and the Grove, a book I’ve been looking forward to reading for months!