State of the ARC #13: ARC bans, huh?

July 31, 2019
(header image credit to Avalinah’s Books)


My current State of the ARC…



July’s Progress…


Since my June State of the ARC, I have completed 25 review copies!

I also DNFed and/or set aside (for now!) 8 review copies:

  • DNF (permanently):
    • Wilder Girls
    • Little Mama
  • Might pick up again later:
    • Hope and Other Punchlines
  • DEFINITELY picking up again later:
    • Gideon the Ninth
    • Other Words for Smoke
    • The Phantom Forest
    • The Rest of the Story
    • Ragged Alice

In Progress:

Right now, I have 4 review copies in progress.


I also acquired 46 new review copies (17 physical, 29 digital), with 1 of them being unsolicited (meaning I didn’t request or accept it). I have completed 13 of the new additions.

I’m glad I completed so many of them, but WOW, this number has me cringing a little lol! I said last month that I wanted to haul way LESS titles in July, but that didn’t quite work out. Fingers crossed for a little more self-restraint in August!


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  • Reply Roachie's Reviews July 31, 2019 at 9:04 am

    I’m so glad I returned Wilder Girls when I had the chance, so many of the reviews have either been DNF or not positive. Fab post!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries August 29, 2019 at 2:04 am

      Ooooh, good! I think I replied to your other comment about Wilder Girls earlier tonight so sorry about that, I hadn’t seen this one yet. But I don’t think you’re missing anything, sadly 🙁

  • Reply Vinny @ Artsy Draft July 31, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Woah, this list is huge, Destiny! I saw a few titles that I’m anticipating here. Best of luck to conquer ’em all!

  • Reply evelynreads1 July 31, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Another big list haha, but hopefully they are all good 🙂

  • Reply MetalPhantasmReads July 31, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Yep I’m gonna have to need an ARC ban as soon as the pile vanishes lol! I’m curious to see what you think of remember me and his hideous heart 🙂 awesome post

  • Reply shanayatales July 31, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Wow, that is quite the list. It’s incredible that you are able to get through all those books and even keep track.
    I am glad I skipped Wilder Girls. I don’t think I have read a single positive review for that one (among the people I follow).
    Glad to have come across your site. Followed. 🙂

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