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How Are Your Review Copies Doing This Month? State of the ARC #22

This month I sat down and made a dent in my old ARCs! Posted reviews for some I had read and not reviewed, as well as just sitting down and reading some older ones that needed finishing or tackling in general. I read 10 old review copies and also DNFed four old ones, which at this point is a win, because now I can remove them from the pile. I feel really proud of myself! Anyway, here are the books I finished this month:

Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance Before the New Deal by Shennette Garrett-Scott Blissfully Blended Bullshit: The Uncomfortable Truth of Blending Families by Rebecca Eckler The Orchid Sister by Anne D. LeClaire The Test by Sylvain Neuvel The Path Keeper (The Indigo Chronicles #1) by N.J. Simmonds
Angie by K.A. Tremblay A Random Act of Kindness by Sophie Jenkins Wings to Fly by Emma Mooney Skyships Over Innsmouth by Susan Laine Managing Bubbie by Russel Lazega

The books I loved the most were Managing Bubbie, which was a very good-humored and touching story of how a Jewish woman brought her family to safety during the WWII years in Europe, and the way she always kept her cunning and fighting spirit. Truly a story I can recommend reading. I also really loved The Test, which is a story that won’t leave you cold. I couldn’t believe how much stuff can be packed in a tiny novella like this and how conflicted it might leave you after you read it. I willl be posting a review soon! Angie was also a great book which I’ve reviewed here. All the others were okay, but didn’t quite grip me – except for Skyships over Innsmouth, which I found quite poorly written. I guess I picked up a lot of poorly written ARCs back in the day! Which is evident by my four DNFs, which I won’t even be mentioning this time.

Now tell me, how is your ARC reading going?

~ 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 (most likely) June 28th or 29th, so if you can’t make this one, mark it down!

~ My Current State of the ARC ~

I am happy to say that this is the second lowest my ARC stack has ever been. Definitely moving in the right direction!

state of the arc 21 - may stats

A chart: 6 ARCs not due yet, 58 overdue and still unread and 7 read with a review due to be posted

~ The ARCs Bingo! ~

I have finally added a fantasy ARC to the bingo! I think I’ll have to tackle my oldest ARC soon. And I’m not sure I even have an illustrated one!

State of the ARC bingo 2019 - state 21 may

An ARCs bingo sheet with no romance, nonfiction, overdue, ARC about mental health / with good rep, diverse, fantasy and scifi slots filled

~ Culprits Hauled ~

I’ve hauled a smaller amount of ARCs in May, and I’m very happy about that. But the ones I did haul are pretty exciting! I sincerely recommend reading Have You Seen Luis Velez – I’m reading it right now and it’s the sweetest, most heart-warming story ever. I’m also quite excited about The Fall and Rise of Sadie McQueen, as I enjoyed the last novel by Juliet Ashton, The Sunday Lunch Club (review here).

Fu Ping by Wang Anyi The Wayward Girls by Amanda Mason Have You Seen Luis Velez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde The Fall and Rise of Sadie McQueen by Juliet Ashton

And that’s it! How’s your ARCs bingo going?