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.
Welcome to my second installment of State of the ARC meme. I skipped the last month’s edition (Evelina, don’t look at me * hiding *) because of the obvious reasons, but this month I am back 😀
Also, I want to make this clear to my readers here – Evelina posts her State of the ARC at the end of each month, while I try to post it next month. So literally it means for me “the status of my ARC pile in the current month“. Essentially both our posts contain the same thing (the ARC wrap-up in last month), but the posting time is different.
So let’s move ahead. As I have mentioned earlier that how December was too busy month me, I am glad that I still managed to read a couple ARCs. But both the ARCs were non-theme. It seems that I can’t manage to stick the theme 😛 Though I certainly need to improve a lot, the number of ARCs keep increasing 😀
And yes, for increasing the load of my already overflowing TBR, this month I joined Edelweiss too 😀 But I am not sure if I am going to use it as often. It doesn’t seem so user-friendly to me so I guess I’ll wait for sometime before actually requesting anything there.
Current state of the ARC
I know, I know 🙁 More than 70 ARCS! The number is quite same as my last status because apparently, I didn’t stop requesting (although the requesting frequency is certainly less) 😛
Next month hopefully this number of NetGalley unread ARCs are going to be less because apparently, I have decided to clean the pile and to send the message to the publishers of those ARCs in which I am not interested anymore. I know, this can affect my request approval, but I have come to this decision after a lot of thinking and I don’t want to keep the ARCs which I am not going to read.
Bricks Knocked Down
I finished three ARCs (2 from NetGalley + 1 Review copy) last month but reviewed just one on the blog.
Austenistan was such a lovely read and I would definitely recommend it to every Jane Austen fan or otherwise.
In the works
The End We Start From was an average read for me. I have decided to post its review just on the Goodreads. Sea of Strangers was my first Lang Leav poetry and I really liked it. Hope to post its review soon.
Let’s get motivated
These are the four books that I am hoping to read this month. I would be more than happy if I can read even 3 of these 🙂
That’s my State of the ARC until January.