Time for another ARC update!
My current State of the ARC…
Since my last State of the ARC post, I have completed 6 review copies!
- Dead Meat: Day 1
- Dreams of Lake Drukka & Exhumation
- Silver in the Wood
- Bird Brain
- Llewellyn’s Little Book of Empathy
- Unicorn Magic
I also DNFed and/or set aside (for now!) 7 review copies:
- DNF (permanently):
- The Mindful Place of Calm (I didn’t like this at all)
- No Longer Human (I had to DNF this very shortly into the manga due to explicit on-page sexual assault of a child.)
- Might pick up again later:
- DEFINITELY picking up again later:
- The Work of Art (I just wasn’t in the mood for a historical setting)
- Rules for Vanishing (I decided to save this for after my slump ended)
- Growing Things and Other Stories (^ likewise)
- Darkdawn (I’m not ready to say goodbye ???)
- Rosemary and Rue (I think I’ll wait and get the audiobook from the library for finishing up this one!)
Right now, I have 1 review copy in progress:
Acquired/ARC Ban Update:
Guess who still did pretty damn well at not going ARC-happy this month?!
I acquired 16 new review copies (7 physical, 10 digital).
I wanted to keep it under 10 this month, but didn’t quite make it. Given that I’ve been hauling 30-50 ARCs per month on average this year (until September), I’m still proud of it only being 16! Plus, the good news is that I’ve already read 4 of this month’s new arrivals!
- The Fearing #3: Air & Dust
- Dreams of Lake Drukka / Exhumation
- Dead Meat: Day 1
- The House in the Cerulean Sea
- Scavenger Hunt
- The Modern Witchcraft Guide to Magickal Herbs
- No Longer Human
- A Breath Too Late
- A Constellation of Roses
- The Fearing #4: Earth & Ember
- When You Know What I Know
- Bird Brain
- Sick Kids in Love
- Find Me Their Bones
- Watch Over Me
- Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things
I really want to make a concerted effort to start catching up on overdue ARCs, especially since we’re entering a time of year where there aren’t a ton of new releases on my ARC list, so I won’t have as many new and upcoming ones to worry about. I was talking to my spouse about it a few days ago (they’re my favorite idea sounding board!) and I thought they had a pretty swell idea: to sort all of my ARCs by page length and work my way from shortest to longest, so I can knock out the most possible titles in a short span of time. Not only will it quickly reduce my number of unread review copies, but it’ll also give me easy review posting fodder (which I need lately!), AND it should help me feel more motivated because I’ll be seeing quick progress (instant gratification, anyone?). I really liked this idea, so I’m going to give it a try starting in November — wish me luck!
— destiny ♥
twitter | bookstagram | facebook | goodreads
My November TBR is all about catching up on past due arcs too. It’s so daunting being behind!!
It really is! Good luck!!
These are some of my favorite posts to read! Keep it up, Destiny!! <3
Thank you dearest!! <3
I love seeing these posts!
Thank you! 🙂
You’re doing great wow! Best of luck with catching up with all your ARCS?
wow, i love seeing your progress on these posts. great job at catching up and best of luck for the month tackling your back list! i hope you adore rules for vanishing when you pick it up next. it was an instant 5-star new favourite of mine in Oct!
thank you!! I can’t wait to pick Rules for Vanishing back up. I might have to officially put it on my december TBR now that you’ve got me thinking about it!
Terry is a genius with sorting overdue arcs by page length!!!! I AM GOING TO STEAL THIS
bahaha feel free! I will pass on the message about the geniusness ??
Congrats on doing so well with your ban! I think that sorting the ARCs by page length is a really great idea, and hope you manage to knock a bunch out. 🙂
Thank you!! 😀 Fingers crossed lmao. I’ve had a pretty good run so far this month!
Good job sticking to your ban! I love the idea of sorting them by page length and I hope it gives you the boost you need!
Thank you!! So far it’s helped quite a bit!