Okay guys, so here it is- my long due post for joining Evelina’s State of the ARC meme. I was meaning to join this last month too but you how
lazy I am life plays 😀 But I am so glad that I finally made it.
So what’s this meme about, you ask? I have taken this info straight from Evelina’s post:
State of the ARC is a monthly meme hosted by Avalinah’s Books which is 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. Most commonly it comes out on the 30th of every month.
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. You can use my State of the ARC image too.
- 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.
I am particularly excited about this (and I dreading too 😛 ) because-
- Evelina is a great blogger (and I am sure she is a very good person personally too)
- We both are drowning under the pile of unread ARCs 😀
Though Evelina is good in reading a few ARCs every month and reviewing them too, I am equally bad 🙁 I have tons of unread ARCs that you can easily count as backlog. I am so ashamed of my ARC collection seriously 😀
When I started blogging and joined NetGalley I was hyper-excited you know. I requested almost every ARC that I could see in my genre preferences list! Yeah, I know, I am not proud of it either 😀 As a result, I have so many unread ARCs in my Kindle waiting for me to read them 😛
I have banned myself from NetGalley for past few months (though I still check it sometimes 😛 ) so the number of future ARCs are relatively too small as compared to y backlog. And seriously speaking, I have no idea when I would read all of them.
But Evelina is here to help people like me with her meme State of the ARC. I don’t know about you, but I have seen that if I document anything that I tend to do it quickly as opposed to without documenting because that basically gives you the status where you are. So this meme is basically counting and documenting your ARCs progress so that you can control them (hopefully 😀 ).
Evelina has also made a Goodreads group #ARCsAnonymous for the same purpose and guess what? It already boasts over 80 members just within a month!! Whoa, Girl!!
What I am going to consider in State of the ARC
I don’t get any physical ARCs basically but I do get review copies. So for me, this meme is going to include:
- Physical review copies
- Digital review copies
- NetGalley ARCs
So now, let’s get started on the
shameful real business 😀 Ahh before that, tell me, what do you think about my header image for State of the ARC? Do you like it?
Current State of the ARC
Let’s see how unread and unreviewed ARCs/review copies I own. I am going to use the same tool for creating the graphs which Evelina is using, because why not? Her graphs are so pretty! So here are my charts:
Almost 70 ARCs screaming to me!!
Bricks Knocked Down
Since I am starting this meme from this month only, I am not going to explain what I read last month. But from the next month onwards, this section will contain ARCs which I have finished and reviewed as well, in that month.
In the Works
This part is about the ones I’m either currently reading, or have finished and am writing a review for.
I read A Window to Her Dreams last month and now planning to write the review. It was a beautiful book depicting the struggles of a woman after she comes out of a troubled marriage. I am currently reading The 365 Days which is overdue for review. Hopefully, I can complete it this weekend. This is a story of a Malayali who goes to Gulf for making earnings.
Let’s Get Motivated
This section is basically about what I’m planning to read this month (hopefully 😛 ) or what’s next in line.
Oh wow, I just noticed that The End We Start From is actually a sci-fi book? Evelina, see, at least I am reading one sci-fi for this sci-fi month 😀 As per NetGalley, its publication date is 7th Nov but as per Goodreads it’s 14th Nov. Well, in either case, it is going to release this month so I still have chance to read it before the publication date 😛
A few days ago, I saw a fantastic review about The Radium Girls on, none other than Evelina’s blog, and since then I am hooked with this book. Considering this is officially non-fiction month, I am definitely going to try to read this.
Echoes and Second Chance are review copies which I am actually looking forward to reading this month considering they are small reads. I am not considering a large amount of books to read this month because of the celebration at home as I told here.
So that’s it for my State of the ARC this month! How many ARCs have you backlogged currently? Do you document them to keep the progress?