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[Meme] State of the ARC #11 + ARC BINGO!! Let's Play ARC bingo for the rest of this year

State of the ARC announcement! So do you remember how last time I talked about maybe a State of the ARC bingo? Well, it’s happening! I’ve decided to make it 9 prompts and have it last till the end of the year. The bingo is made up of items that we are all likely to find in our stack of ARCs (so no genres or anything too specific). You can all grab the image and cross out the items as you go through your own State of the ARC every month. Yay or nay?

State of the ARC bingo sheet

Image of the State of the ARC bingo, items are: ARC with your favorite color cover, ARC of a debut book, Your oldest ARC, #ownvoices ARC, A nonfiction ARC, An overdue ARC, ARC with sensitive social issues, A fluffy and happy ARC, A new to you genre ARC

If you’ve read something from this bingo already during June, you totally get to cross out the item! This month, I am crossing out nonfiction, because I read Real Quanta:

real quanta bingo

Disclaimer: we are just playing this for our own challenges and achievements! There are no prizes 😉 sorry! But of course, you can think of your prize as our eternal respect for conquering your TBR. Everyone who participates gets that xD

~ For Those Who Are New To The Meme ~

Anyone is free to participate in this meme! If you want to, just link up anytime during this month and refer to this page as to the rules of what to put in your post and how to link up. The next State of the ARC post is going to be on July 30, so if you can’t make this one, mark it down!

~ My Current State of the ARC ~

So… About the stats. Yeah… I finally hauled some books at the end of the month xD so my numbers have not gone down as significantly as they would have if I hadn’t hauled anything, but… They still went down! Last month, my overall count was around 90, and now it’s only slightly above 80!! That’s some real progress this month. How did your ARC reading go?

state of the arc 11

~ Bricks Knocked Down ~

Most of those numbers came from April, when I read 19 books – I wasn’t as strong at my reading game this month or the last. But nonetheless, here are the bricks for this month – 8 ARCs finished, 5 of them already reviewed, and 3 pending. Yay!

The ARCs that totally rocked:

I will not waste anyone’s time highlighting the ones I didn’t like, so instead, take a look at the ones I really liked. I have probably raved about The Calculating Stars to everyone already – but just in case you haven’t heard why I loved it so much, read the review here. And Real Quanta, Goodreads link on the image, is a great popular science nonfiction book about quantum physics, and I will be reviewing it soon.

The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) Real Quanta: How the World of Particles Is Becoming More and More Commonplace

~ Let’s Get Motivated! ~

Actually, this month I don’t think I have ARCs that I’m too excited about? Or maybe I’m just too lazy to look. What are the ones that you’re excited about?

That’s my ARC June! What has yours been like? And will you be joining the #ARCsAnonymous bingo?




I’m Evelina and I try to blog about books that matter, with a bit of fun there too! Disability and equality will be topics you see a lot, but there’s also a lot of scifi, fantasy and… GIFs. I’m also the proud founder of #ARCsAnonymous.

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Kaleena @ Reader Voracious Blog
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BINGO! I love bingo, how fun is this!!!

Stephanie Jane
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Congrats on those bricks gone and I loved your review of The Calculating Stars 🙂 Looks like such an amazing book.

I’m looking forward to the bingo game!

Debbie's Library
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You did make a dent in your ARCs if you keep it up, you might be able to get it down a lot!
I am excited to participate in the Bingo, it sounds like a lot of fun

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JJ @ This Dark Material
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I love the ARC bingo! I already have a couple I can cross off from this month 🙂 I think for July I’m most looking forward to finally reading Damsel and The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. They’ve both been sitting on my shelves all spring but I haven’t had the time to read them until now! Congrats on making progress Evelina, including a nice little book haul ♥

(Danielle) Books, Vertigo and Tea
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What a fun idea! Of course mine would all fall into the “overdue” haha.

Alexa
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I like the idea of a bingo!! I like the squares as well, although I’m not sure “new to you genre” is something that should be in a monthly bingo, because it would be pretty difficult to read a new genre every month – even if you read very diversely, you’d run out of genres eventually 🙂 It’s still okay if I post my State of the ARC on the 1st of July and link up then, right? I want to post it together with my regular monthly wrap-up (and maybe that way I still have a chance of finishing… Read more »
Sam@WLABB
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OMG, yes! Bingo is a huge motivator for me.

Jamie
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This is a wonderful idea! I have actually been looking for a bingo to do this year so I am definitely all over this!!

Susy
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You did a great job this month! And Bingo is a great idea!!! <3

Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile
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I saw this on Goodreads! Such a neat idea! <3

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Norrie
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Ah, this is so cool!
I don’t actually have non fiction or fluffy arcs tho… hmm, maybe i find something that fits 😀

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lauren
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i love the bingo idea and i cant wait to try and fill some of it out 🙂

ShootingStarsMag
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Oh how fun! I don’t have that many ARCs to read, actually, which is nice because I’m trying to read more of the books that I already own.

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Mai
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Ooh! I wasn’t expecting the bingo to happen so soon, haha. Can’t wait to check some books off of that!

Lindsi
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ARC Bingo sounds like so much fun! I cannot wait to make a spreadsheet so I can participate. <3

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Angelica @ Paperback Princess
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I’m yet to join State of the ARC but it’s a fantastic meme and the name is great! Bingo sounds exciting. I don’t really get many ARCs.

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Jackie B.
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Fun fact: I’ve never done a reading Bingo! I’m super excited to try this out. Perhaps this will inspire me to read more than my original planned ARCs? We shall see… I’ll definitely be participating next month AND including my June read. (Totally not cheating…) As always, I’m blown away by the number of ARCs you read in a month. Perhaps a future buddy read should be moving you on the way to remove those ARCs, eh? 😉 The Calculating Stars is on my TBR. I’m so glad you loved it! I need to scoot back on post to read… Read more »
Sim @ Flipping Through the Pages
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So I haven’t done a separate post this month too, but I am so excited for the ARC bingo. I have included it in my monthly wrap-up post. I hope it counts 🙂
It’s really amazing how far you have come with your ARCs status. Really happy for you.

Sarabi
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I missed the last one I signed up for but I wrote this one down in like three different places so I’ve got this! I may have been a little over ambitious with my summer reading goals though.