State of the ARC

#ARCApocalypse Update: June 2020

June 1, 2020

✨ June #ARCApocalypse Update ✨

Time for another ARC update! For my 2020 #ARCApocalypse info and TBR, check here!

I know, in February I said I was done with ARC updates, buuuuut I decided recently to start working on my ARCs again and to implement a new ARC ban, so… here we are!

I thought about resuming State of the ARC, but decided that the updates I want to do will actually go in a bit of a different direction — so here’s something new! If you’re participating in ARC Apocalypse, feel free to copy this post format if you like it! 💖

✨ ARC ban rules ✨

1. I must read AT LEAST 1 more title than I haul every month
2. if a book wasn’t already an anticipated release, it goes on a “wishlist” for 7+ days first
3. I have to check kindle unlimited before hauling indie titles

✨ last month’s ARC hauls ✨

  1. Two Rogues Make a Right
  2. Burning Roses
  3. Ring Shout
  4. The Unready Queen
  5. I Hope You’re Listening
  6. Watch Over Me
  7. Legendborn
  8. Court of Lions
  9. How Do We Relationship?, Vol. 1
  10. Basketful of Heads
  11. The Dollhouse Family
  12. The Low, Low Woods
  13. I Left the House Today!
  14. Just Like That

✨ last month’s ARC completions ✨

  1. A Breath Too Late ⭐⭐
  2. Let’s Bake!: A Pusheen Cookbook
  3. Haunted Mansion ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  4. How Do We Relationship?, Vol. 1 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  5. The Science of Monsters
  6. The Devil’s List ⭐⭐⭐
  7. Night of the Mannequins ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  8. The Boy Who Cried Werewolf ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  9. Seven Deadly Shadows ❌ (I may try this again later)
  10. This is Going to Hurt ❌ ⭐⭐
  11. Aster and the Accidental Magic ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  12. Basketful of Heads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  13. The Dollhouse Family ⭐⭐
  14. The Low, Low Woods ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  15. I Left the House Today! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

✨ ARC wishlist ✨

(These are the titles I’m considering requesting/accepting this month!)

  1. Beyond the Ruby Veil
  2. The Fourth Island
  3. The Roommate
  4. The Legal Affair
  5. Instant Karma
  6. Cursed Objects
  7. Plain Bad Heroines
  8. The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep
  9. Odessa
  10. The Black Kids

netgalley ratio:

2020 ARC numbers:

85 unreleased + 73 released & unread = 158 to be read/reviewed

ARCs releasing this month:

  1. What Unbreakable Looks Like
  2. You Say it First
  3. Mexican Gothic
  4. I’ll Be the One
  5. Two Rogues Make a Right
  6. The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water
  7. A Song Below Water
  8. The Boyfriend Project
  9. Take a Hint, Dani Brown
  10. Seasons of the Storm
  11. The Unready Queen
  12. The Guest List
  13. Home Before Dark
  14. Just Like That
  15. Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles
  16. Party of Two
  17. Girl, Unframed
  18. Dragon Unleashed

overdue priority titles*:

  1. Beach Read
  2. The Return
  3. Laughing at Shadows
  4. My Dark Vanessa
  5. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires

* every month, I’ll pick five overdue ARCs I’d like to read ASAP!

destiny

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9 Comments

  • Reply Laura Beth June 1, 2020 at 10:08 am

    So many gorgeous covers! I immediately wanted to read Odessa, The Guest List, and Just Like That based on the cover alone. Enjoy!

  • Reply evelynreads1 June 1, 2020 at 11:01 am

    I’m jealous of your ARC copies of Mexican Gothic and Home before dark!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

  • Reply Malka @ Paper Procrastinators June 1, 2020 at 11:07 am

    I really like this new format! I hope it works out for you and you manage to accomplish your ARC reading goals without any stress!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 9, 2020 at 6:24 am

      Thank you so much! ♥♥ It’s the 9th and I’ve only finished 2 ARCs so far but I have a few more in progress that I think I’ll finish soon so I have high hopes haha!

  • Reply northernplunder June 8, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    i think you’re doing amazingly! i really need to use ARCApocalpyse to help me

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