Monday, 26 February 2018

State of the ARC - February 2018

I saw this State of the ARC meme over at Avalinah's Books blog in January and thought it would be fun to join in.

The idea is to keep track of all the ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) books I've got awaiting reading and reviewing, and to make headway through the overdue pile. For my State of the ARC, I am including all books sent to me for review whether they are pre-publication copies (as ARCs should be) or simply review copies of books already available publicly. I think two sets of statistics will get too confusing. I am not including books that I have purchased myself, book exchange swaps, or free downloads.

In February I blogged my reviews of all these ARCs:
(Click the cover images to visit their reviews)

That made quite a dent in my outstanding To Be Reviewed pile as I am sure you can imagine! However I was disappointed that I didn't get to any of the overdue reviews I discovered in January. I did however discover that I had already read and reviewed one of the publisher-received books I thought I hadn't got to. So that is one less to worry about!

More authors are getting in touch to offer me review copies of their books which, one one hand, is lovely but, on the other hand, is making me feel a bit guilty because I have to refuse lots of them. I generally average reading one book every two days. At the moment I am receiving offers of two books pretty much every day. I've got lots of NetGalley reviews due in March too so if anyone has ideas for squeezing more reading time out of a day, please let me know! What are your thoughts on sleep - essential or overrated?!

Here's my State of the ARC numbers as of today:

Awaiting Reading

Read / Reviewed / Blogged






From Authors




Blog Tours


2 R / 1 RR / 1 RRB


From Publishers




RRB (Read, Reviewed and Blogged) essentially means those book reviews are completed and I'm just waiting for their scheduled blog post date.

Not too shabby!

Of course no month would be complete without adding a new stash of ARCs so here are some of February's new arrivals:

Two Dutch books, two Belgian, one Polish, one Kenyan and one American. That should keep me quiet for a while as well as adding nicely to my WorldReads!

If you want to join this State of the ARC meme check out This Page at Avalinah's Books.

My next State of the ARC will be blogged on the 29th March.


  1. Niceeee you are doing pretty well actually, muuuuuch muuuch better than me xD and I see a few books in here that I might end up liking so will check them out!!

    You can do thiss let's read all the ARCS!!! of course without adding new to the already acquired ones... (which i have problems with lol)

    PS. this is lin from lin's perspective thank you soo much for stooping by!

    1. It's that not adding more than I've read which is the tricky bit!

  2. Looks like you're doing great! Congrats on keeping up with your ARCs and wishing you a very productive March :)

  3. Look at you being on top of things! That's awesome, congrats on all your successes, and I hope you enjoy the new ones you've added to your ARC pile!

  4. I have been refusing the author requests as well. Because honestly, it's not even doable, is it :P I also average at pretty much the same when it comes to reading speed, so you just have to draw the line somewhere, right?
    Your numbers are looking good though! You'll be through the stack in no time :)

    1. I feel really bad about it though. I do offer a Spotlight post (and the link to win one free) but most authors are, understandably, only interested in getting reviews.

  5. Oh wow, you are doing really well. Just 3 overdue arcs? You will definitely control that status, I am sure.
    Now I am seriously ashamed of my numbers considering how well you are doing with yours :D

    My State of the ARC:

    1. Those three are very Very overdue though :-/


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