State of the ARC #9

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.

Rules of State of the ARC:

  • 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!

State of the ARC has a Goodreads groups ARCs Anonymous. Join it here.

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Three ARC requests are still pending on NetGalley, although one has been pending for months and the book has been archived since then, so now it’s just annoying that it’s still there.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!





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!

~ Alexa

17 thoughts on “State of the ARC #9

  1. You finished so many books this month! I’m really really impressed! And also, I love that you separated books by when they’re due….I could probably benefit from a bit of that. But you’re doing a great job! Keep it up!:)


    1. Thank you! This was actually my weakest month so far this year, but I do try. I always try to pay attention to when books are due, but then I just stress even more when I’m behind 😦


  2. I am scared to join Edelweiss but I am sure I will one of these days… when I get my NetGalley books to a decent number. Good luck reading all those May books, that’s my focus these days too!


    1. Thank you! I heard from many people that they get more rejections there than on NetGalley, but today I was actually approved for a digital ARC for a book that I was rejected for on NetGalley, so it worked out 😀

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      1. Some are, yes. There are also ones that are only on either, so if a book you want is only on Edelweiss, that might be motivation to make an account 😀


  3. Woo congrats on finishing 8 arcs! I don’t actually have arcs to read haha, I have one book to read and review but that’s to do before the second book comes out Oct 1st so I’m totally fine for it. The rest of the time, I’m just moseying along with reading my books…most of which are backlist.


    1. Honestly, discovering that people give you free books in exchange for reviews has been awful for my TBR. But I’ve found some great books this way so it’s still worth it 😀 I have tons of backlist books to read as well, but rarely find the time next to the ARCs lately :/ I’m working on a balance.

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    1. Exactly! I kind of assumed it would automatically be rejected when the title is archived, but apparently not? So is it going to be there forever?! 😦


  4. You did such a great job! That’s a lot of read ones! Your State of the ARC looks so much better than a lot of ours! Especially mine xD I have noticed that I tend to push back author requests a lot, so that particular stack is the longest for me, often 😀 apart from my really old NetGalley titles.
    I hope you join next month too 🙂


    1. Haha, I know that I have less than a lot of you, but I’m already stressing about it, so I’d probably die if I had as many as you do 😀 Different stacks for different people. I agree though, I tend to prioritise NetGalley because I have a visible deadline/feedback percentage there, so the author requests get pushed back 😦 Thank you for commenting!


    1. Thank you! Somebody said that maybe it’s more for booksellers than reviewers? I’m not sure, but I’m accepted for most titles on NetGalley, so it all works out.


  5. I’m glad you had such a high rating selection of ARCs this month! Choosing ARCs can be a bit hit and miss, but you’ve obviously got the knack for spotting the good ones 🙂


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