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[Meme] State of the ARC #16 At The End Of The Year: How Are Your Reading Goals?

How has your ARC reading been in November? For me, I felt like I wasn’t even tracking much. I know I went through some of my older ARCs, which is nice! But since I’m finally catching up, I find myself noticing ARCs less and less. Despite that, I’m always happy to check out my stats 🙂 so let’s see how they are.

~ For Those Who Are New To The Meme ~

Anyone is free to participate! 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 (probably) December 27th, so if you can’t make this one, mark it down!

~ My Current State of the ARC ~

You might think that seeing over 60 total ARCs is a lot, but when I started out this meme last year, I was over 130 or something like that. Which is why I feel that I’ve made tremendous progress! I can finally *sort of* see the end of the ARCs, and to be honest, I’m not sure if I’ll be requesting that much more afterwards! ARCs are just stressful. And these stats feel good!

state of the arc 16 nov 2018

I have to say though, my ARCs bingo situation stilll hasn’t changed. But I still have one month to go! I think I’m going to have to tackle my oldest ARC, huh!

State of the ARC bingo october

~ Bricks Knocked Down ~

The most memorable reads from this batch were The Eleventh Trade which I’ve already extolled countless times and you can read the review hereThe Bride of the Blue Wind, which I didn’t review because it’s kind of short, but there’s a sort of mini review on this post, and List of 13 and What Would Boudicca Do, which I’ll be reviewing in the two upcoming weeks. Click the book covers to be taken to Goodreads and learn more about the books.

Straight Expectations: The Story of a Family in Transition Foam On The Crest Of Waves The Eleventh Trade The Bride of the Blue Wind
What Would Boudicca Do?: Everyday Problems Solved by History's Most Remarkable Women You Are This: Awakening to the Living Presence of Your Soul List of 13 Memoirs of an Afghan Village: A Collection of Pashto Short Stories in English Translation

It seems I’ve been reading 8 ARCs every month! Reading steadily is part of the plan 😀

~ Let’s Get Motivated! ~

Trina Bell's Humming Summer Moon Mission: The Epic 400-Year Journey to Apollo 11

I actually don’t have that many new ARCs, as I’ve mentioned! But my newest ones are Trina Bell’s Humming Summer, which is written by Silke Stein, who wrote Sleep, Merel, Sleep, which I loved with all my heart – so I’m also excited about this one. And then there’s the Moon Mission, which I haven’t been able to read yet, but since it’s publishing only in like April or May, that’s fine! I’m always very excited about my space stories.

That’s that! So what ARCs did you get and which ones are you excited this November?