State of the ARC | February 2018

State of the ARC February 2018

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!


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Welcome to yet another installment of State of the ARC meme. Though I was not able to stop myself from requesting new ARCs, I am happy that I actually managed to read a few ARCs this month. So without further ado, let’s get to the business πŸ˜€

Shall We Move On


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Current state of the ARC

Current State of the ARC: Feb 2018

If you can notice, I certainly have made some progress right? The big number change in NetGalley overdue arcs is because I sent feedback for almost 10 books I am not more interested. And trust me, it felt good πŸ˜€ Since I joined Edelweiss too, the number is quite increased (like 1%? ), but I am quite selective for Edelweiss and anyways most of the time I get rejected πŸ˜€



Bricks Knocked Down

okay, so I read 4 NetGalley ARCs and 3 of those were backlist and one was 2018 release. Also, I finished 2 review copies.

The Marriage Pact by Michelle RichmondBreaking Up Is Hard To Do by Hilary CampbellMeet Zippy by Anitha Balachandran

The Marriage Pact was my first read of the year and it was quite good. I really enjoyed it. Breaking Up is Hard to do was another fun and light-hearted read. Meet Zippy was actually a review copy and it was a children’s book.



In the works

Kartikeya by Anuja ChandramouliSpin the Golden Light Bulb4 Kids Walk Into A Bank by Matthew Rosenberg

I am yet to review all these three books. Kartikeya was a review copy but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I expected. Spin the Golden Light Bulb was an awesome middle-grade and I am glad I read it. 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank was the longest graphic novel that I ever read. It was good overall.


The Upside of Falling Down

I am currently reading The Upside of Falling Down and quite enjoying it so far. The main character is amnesic and I just hoping for her memory to come back. I want to see what will become of her after that πŸ˜›



Let’s get motivated

There are actually 4 NetGalley ARCs on my TBR list that I going to release this month. But I know I can’t read all of those. I also need to read a few review copies. I am hoping to read at least 4 of these.

The Hazel Wood by Melissa AlbertEductaed by Tara WestoverKids Like UsThe Book of WhispersMens and Dreams: In the DhauladharPrithvi Raj Chauhan


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Let's Chat

That’s my State of the ARC in February.

How’s your ARC reading going on?


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  1. imyril

    Yay for progress! I’m holding steady at the moment – I’ve managed not to request anything from NetGalley, but have had a glorious string of physical ARCs sent over so I’m not really getting ahead πŸ™‚ I’m aiming to knock 4 (e)ARCs off the list in February and request none – we’ll see how that goes…
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      I hope so too 😊 Because I have many ARCs for upcoming months and I don’t want to make the same mistake I made last year πŸ˜‚
      4 arcs sounds like a good plan. All the best with not requesting anything πŸ‘πŸ»

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      Haha yeah because when I joined NetGalley I went into requesting spree hence the burden πŸ˜πŸ™ˆ I am looking forward to read that book. Thank you 😊

  2. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    That’s so cool that you sent feedback for the ones you don’t care about anymore – I still can’t bring myself to do that. Cause what if they’re good xD but I think I will… sometime soon… I know for a fact that there’s one sequel that I didn’t know was even a sequel when I got it (whoops?), so I need to at least get rid of that xD
    Good luck with ARCs this month πŸ™‚
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      Haha actually I checked the reviews and rating on GR before sending feedback 😜 And yes most if those were actually sequels which obviously I didn’t know πŸ™ˆ
      Thanks Evelina 😊

  3. JJ @ This Dark Material

    Great progress, Sim! There are also a couple ARCs I need to just admit DNFing and move on from, but I keep thinking mayyybeee I’ll find a way to read and enjoy them? Good on you for taking that step πŸ™‚ And good luck with your February goals! β™₯
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      Thanks JJ 😊 That step was kind of necessary. I don’t know how it will affect my ratio but atleast I feel less burdened 😜 I hope you can get that courage too 😊 Thank you 😊

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  4. Susy

    Wow! You really did good!!! πŸ™‚ I wish that you’ll manage to read all the four books that you plan to read in February and that you would love them, obviously! πŸ™‚

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