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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?

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Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)

That’s a fantastic achievement on your ARCs! You must be pretty proud of your progress 🙂
I spotted the Pashto stories book here earlier in the month and have it on my wishlist to read hopefully soon too.
Here’s my State Of The ARC post:

H.P. @ Every Day Should Be Tuesday

I’ve been requesting fewer ARCs, but my reading has also been sloooooooow. And I got a couple unexpected ARCs in the mail recently. Unsolicited but welcome!

3 years ago

You’re doing great! It really helps when you find some wonderful ones. I am very careful about my ARCs. I do well with Netgalley / Edelweiss but I got a little messed up on audio arcs. First of all, they come from like 15 different publishers. It’s harder to track than my other stuff is 98% Netgalley, so it’s in one place. I had to fix up my entire system. All my ARCs are on my master TBR spreadhsheet. All the new ones for awhile go straight into the Google calendar review schedule when I receive them and also on… Read more »

3 years ago

Ugh, I didn’t do well this month. 3 ARCs, one of those is a graphic novel, and one I started months ago but only finished now. University and work are stealing all my time and energy 🙁 I hope 2019 will be better.

3 years ago

I didn’t know Silke Stein had a new book. It looks wonderful! And great job getting down to 60, and almost filling up your bingo board.

Laura Thomas
3 years ago

I kept going Ooh when I scrolled these books. LOL Like I need more to haunt my TBR! I think you’re doing great with your ARCs. My progress is slow but I’m not adding too many new ones and reviewing those as quick as I can after receiving them.

Andrea J
3 years ago

What a great meme! i’m afraid of how old my oldest unread ARC is. Can i just go back one year?

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3 years ago

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Charlotte Burt
Charlotte Burt
3 years ago

60 down from 130 is a real achievement, and it makes my very moderate Netgalley binges more acceptable. I have done my first ever state of the ARC post as I am determined to get my 80% badge, hopefully early next year.
Here’s my post:


[…] Hi everyone, just a quick post saying that I fixed the linky on yesterday’s State of the ARC – Sarah from All the Blog Names are Taken has kindly pointed out that I forgot to put the linky on the post – thank you Sarah! ❤️ Now you can all link up your State of the ARC here: […]

3 years ago

I love that your State of the ARC always brings me back to my blog. This month I took a bit of a longer break because work (which I really love lately) and barely made any time to visit other blogs or blog myself. Anyway, I am trying not to miss any month because of this so thank you!

Congrats on your progress!!

Kendra Allen
Kendra Allen
3 years ago

Congrats on your progress! That is a great achievement! I hope to get there someday. I have way too many outstanding. Good luck for December!

Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

You are making good progress! I only read one ARC in November, but most of the ones I have in the queue are 2019 releases. 3 more to go for 2018!

Sarah @ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken

Congrats on the progress! It’s such a weird feeling to be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, isn’t it??

Kathy Martin
Kathy Martin
3 years ago

Congratulations on your progress this month. Like you, I think I’m going to be cutting back on requesting ARCs. I’m shifting my focus and interest away from YA to concentrate more on adult books.

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

Good job reading steadily Evelina!! And if all of them can be arcs and back arcs then more power to you!! <3 But withholding from requesting is probably the best feeling for me.

3 years ago

You’re so close to completing your bingo! Nice! I’ve got a pretty full load for December, so we’ll see how that goes. 🙂

Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

3 years ago

man you’ve done so well yet again,
i dont know what happened last month to my reading but apparently it just didn’t exist haha