State of the ARC

State of the ARC #4 Yassss, Smash Those Oldest ARCs Off The List!!!

Time flies!!! Here we are at State of the ARC #4 already. I was so happy to check the stats of the past State today and see that 9 people linked up last time! I am so happy this meme has been able to help you cut down on your TBRs.

Speaking of which… This month’s theme on the #ARCsAnonymous group was the oldest ARCs you have. I feel like that was a great theme! It helped me knock down 3 ARCs. I know, right?

So if you still haven’t joined us, come on over for December’s theme (you still get to vote till the 1st!!)

~ For Those Who Are New To The Meme ~

If you want to participate too, 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 December 29th, so if you can’t make this one, mark it down!

~ My Current State of the ARC ~

State of the ARC stats November 2017

There’s just one thing that’s been puzzling me. I keep working on these State of the ARC posts, it’s the 4th month I’m doing it! But if I compared my initial stats with the ones I have now… I have more ARCs now?? o.o I guess I must have less due ARCs. At least… That’s what I’m hoping??

~ Bricks Knocked Down ~

Let’s look at the bricks knocked down! A reminder for what is what – the real brick stands for read and reviewed, the Lego brick stands for read, review due:

Which basically means that I read 6 ARCs in total, but only submitted 4 reviews so far. Not bad! These are the ones I really liked, so I will be reviewing them separately on the blog:

The Plague Charmer The Girl in the Tower (The Winternight Trilogy #2)

And these were the ones I only reviewed on my Goodreads because I didn’t like them all that much (pictures link to my reviews):

Here We Are Now Sometimes I'm So Smart I Almost Feel Like a Real Person Doctor of Broad Street The Ugly

~ Let’s Get Motivated! ~

Flower Moon The Forgotten Beasts of Eld Creatures of Will and Temper

Currently I am reading Flower Moon, which will be released in January, and it’s a cute short tale about two sisters that are being torn apart by something strange and a little bit paranormal. It’s about settling your differences as siblings and letting the other person be who they truly are. It’s adorable! And look at that cover. Apart from that, I’m still very motivated to read The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, and if the group votes for fantasy, I will. I’m also quite excited for Creatures of Will and Temper, which is already out, but very recently, and the blurb mentions Victorian society, demons and swordplay! So of course I’m excited to read it.

That’s my ARC November! Let’s hope next month I don’t grab basically another cart-full…
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4 years ago

I wrote a State of the ARC post on Nov. 6. At the time, I had two ARCs read but not reviewed, one in progress, and three unread and unreviewed (all released in the last month or two). Three weeks later, I have one book read and unreviewed and one book in progress. I’ve posted four ARC reviews.

Lara @ Words With Lara

Hahahah oh gosh… You are so organised with your ARCs.. I’m super slack! I realise that I have a bunch overdue and then read and review a heap of them and then when my stats are alright again I request another bunch of ARCs and then I’m stuck in the same endless cycle… I need to stop!

Barb (boxermommyreads)

Great job. Looks like you’re making progress and things are so organized it’s easy for you to track. Sometimes visuals help. I should concentrate on some arcs but December is CRAZY…maybe in January!

Paul Liadis
4 years ago

Nice job 🙂

4 years ago

I gave up on my unread November and October ARCs (like 10) and moved on to December, which I am almost done with. I did read 173 ARCs this year, so I think I did OK. NG is at 80%, but I need to work on my EW percentage. I am happy to say I am up to date with my reviews, and that makes me really happy.

Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum
4 years ago

This meme is such a great idea! Something like this would definitely help me control my review pile. But first I think I would have to do a better job organizing my ARCs, lol 😛

Lashaan Balasingam
4 years ago

It’s so awesome to see how useful your feature is to readers and how much it helps for you too!! Those graphics sure do a nice job in showing us the situation quite perfectly too. Keep it up, Evelina!!! 😀

Trish @ Between My Lines

It’s crazy how the numbers never really come down! How does that even work (maybe something to do with all the ones we keep adding!). Yay for reading 6 arcs this month though, that’s great progress.

Dani @ Perspective of a Writer
Dani @ Perspective of a Writer
4 years ago

Hi Evelina! Great job on your ARCS… I love the look of The Forgotten Beasts of Eld so I hope the group picks fantasy… I was going to link up but I can’t find the linky?! Nor can I see other links?! <3

Kathy Martin
Kathy Martin
4 years ago

You are doing well at controlling your ARCs. Here is my monthly State of the Stack post. I went a little crazy adding new review books this past month. Happy reading!

4 years ago

Great job on your ARCs!
I was actually even on the ones I’ve read and the ones I’ve added. That’s progress at least.

Katie @Just Another Girl and Her Books

Way to go. I was not successful, at all with my State of the ARC last month. But I’m ready to try again.

4 years ago

Sounds like you had a fantastic month! I was actually able to read 2 ARCs last month, but I haven’t reviewed QUITE a few of the ones I have read, so I’d love to get to that this month. And I haven’t requested anything new in a while, so I think I’m doing pretty well! 🙂

4 years ago

Haha I totally understand the feeling! I definitely need to work on that backlist though. 🙂

Sheila @ She's Going Book Crazy
Sheila @ She's Going Book Crazy
4 years ago

Great job with getting your oldest ARCs DONE! Yahoo!

Di @ Book Reviews by Di

Finally made the linkup. 🙂 You’re doing so well on your ARCs! Well done on the progress!!!!!! And I’m glad you’re getting that feedback percentage up on NG!!! 🙂


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