Wrap-up

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?

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Three ARC requests are still pending on NetGalley, although one has been pending for months and the book has been archived since then, so now it’s just annoying that it’s still there.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

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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.

Upcoming:

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

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Miscellaneous · Wrap-up

State of the ARC #7 – February

This is my first time participating in this meme, so let’s go ♪(┌・。・)┌ It’s not gonna be really fancy because I’m still getting used to this, but maybe I’ll figure out how to make it fancier later.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Include the link to this post, or the current State of the ARC post. Y
  3. Don’t forget to visit all the other people in the link-up and comment.
  4. And most importantly – have fun!

Let’s start! First, I would like to happily announce that I am actually caught up on NetGalley – my next ARC comes out on the 13th on March, so plenty of time to read it. (The same can’t be said for my non-NetGalley ARCs… but hey, progress.)

My current NetGalley feedback ratio is: 67% (woooh! I really want to reach 80, but this is still pretty good)

Total NetGalley ARCs received in February: 5
Total NetGalley ARCs read in February: 10
Total author ARCs read in February: 0 :(((

(I also have two requests pending on NetGalley…)

38108325Favourite ARC this month: The Queen of Ieflaria by Effie Calvin

5 stars: Starlings by Jo Walton; DROPKICKromance by Cyrus Parker (2 + 1)

4 stars: Time Will Tell by M. Ullrich; Changing Loyalties by Nicole Field; Hearts Like Hers by Melissa Brayden; Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen (4)

3 stars: Remembering Majyk by Valia Lind; Embrace by Megan Derr; the witch doesn’t burn in this one by Amanda Lovelace; (3)

Did Not Finish: Aerie by Jon Keys (1)

Overall, this was a good month – 3 books rated 5 stars, and 4 books rated 4 stars out of 10 is pretty good, right? February was also a true ARC-reading month for me because I don’t think I really read anything else other than these (which is why I might not even make a separate wrap-up post, honestly).

Current number of ARCs:

  • NetGalley: 9
  • Author: 4

March is also IndieAthon, but hopefully all of my ARCs are indie so they’ll fit into the theme nicely~

How many books did you read this month? Also, are you participating in IndieAthon next month?

~ Alexa