This is such a cool and unique post idea that I knew I had to do it as soon as I saw it over on Sarah’s blog! It was originally created by Laura @ Reading in Bed. You go through the last 30 books you’ve read (your Goodreads “reading challenge” page is great for this!) and note where they came from (library, ARC, Amazon, BookOutlet, etc).
- Dread Nation by Justina Ireland: eARC – Edelweiss
- Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga: eARC – Edelweiss
- Retributuion Rails by Erin Bowman: eARC – NetGalley
- What We See in the Stars by Kelsey Oseid: hardback – Blogging for Books
- Foundations of Library and Information Science (4th ed.) by Richard E. Rubin: Chegg textbook rentals
- A Monstrous Love: Two Halloween Romances by Magen Cubed: ebook – Amazon kindle store
- Now is Everything by Amy Giles: eARC – Edelweiss
- Mary: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan: paperback – BookOutlet
- Night Shift by Stephen King: paperback – Goodwill
- One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus: UK paperback – BookDepository
- Fables, Vol 3 by Bill Willingham: graphic novel – library
- The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle: eARC – NetGalley
- The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones: hardback – Owlcrate
- Strange Weather by Joe Hill: eARC – Edelweiss
- Dear Martin by Nic Stone: print ARC – publicist
- Frankenstein, Vol 1 by Dean Koontz: graphic novel – library
- Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman: hardback – third party Amazon seller
- There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins: hardback – Amazon
- Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #1 by Anthony Del Col: graphic novel eARC – NetGalley
- Us by Curtis Wiklund: graphic novel eARC – NetGalley
- Phoebe and Her Unicorn: The Magic Storm by Dana Simpson: graphic novel eARC – NetGalley
- Northstars, Vol 1 by Jim Shelley: graphic novel eARC – NetGalley
- Women in Sports by Rachel Ignotofsky: hardback – Blogging for Books
- Hero Cats of Stellar City: Year One by Kyle Puttkammer: graphic novel eARC – NetGalley
- The Walking Dead, Vol 2 by Robert Kirkman: graphic novel ebook – comiXology
- The Grownup by Gillian Flynn: hardback – Book of the Month club freebie
- The Ravenous by Amy Lukavics: print ARC – #arcsfortrade on twitter
- The Innocence Treatment by Ari Goelman: print ARC – publicist
- The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook: print ARC – publicist
- Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore: eARC – NetGalley
- 30% purchased, 64% received for free, 6% borrowed from library
- 53% ARCs, 47% finished copies
- 46% eReader copies, 54% print copies
This was such a fun post to do, because it showed me that my reading is actually a lot more balanced than I thought it was! Sometimes it feels like I almost exclusively read ARCs these days, so it was nice to see numbers that proved it’s actually almost 50/50.
I’m not going to tag anyone, but I would love to see your answers, so please ping back to me or comment below if you’ve done this one, too!
I know my reading is almost all review copies because there were just so many amazing tours lol. But I have held off signing up for many more so I can take a bit of a break and read the books already on my shelves.
Yes, for sure! I’m trying to take a break from requesting ARCs and it is so hard because authors are so amazing nowadays and there are just soooo many good books coming out every single month! Now, I make myself think, “Would I be willing to pre-order this based off of the synopsis?” If the answer is no, I try to restrain from requesting it or accepting it if it’s offered to me. 🙂
Very cool!! Do you like Edelweiss? I’m considering creating an account…
I really do! I know it’s hit and miss for some people, though. The website is much less user-friendly than NetGalley, and some of my friends say they consistently get denied for most of their EW requests while being approved constantly on NG (for me, I’ve never been denied on EW but have been denied for quite a few on NG). I absolutely think it’s worth giving a try, though!
Oh this is a cool post! yeah I wonder what my breakdown is, I think it’s not actually that many ARCs.
Yeah, I was surprised that my ARC count wasn’t higher! It was super fun to do, though. I love breaking things down into stats. 🙂
I sure thought so! Thanks!
hell yeah! this is so cool! i would do it too, but i know that most my books will be my own, since i do not request a lot 😀
I need to stop requesting so much! My bookshelves sob constantly from neglect ?
i can imagine! ?
this post seems like a lot of fun and is super interesting!! i think i’ll be doing it on my blog too 😀
Yay! 😀 I had so much fun doing it!
Whoa, I can’t believe you ended up so close to 50/50 on a lot of things! You definitely get your books from a much larger variety of sources than I do, but that’s because I usually stick to NetGalley and the library. 🙂
I know, I was really surprised! Kind of cool how it worked out like that. I really should utilize my library more, but I just really love hoarding books. ?
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What a great idea. I must have a go at this as well!
Thanks, and you totally should! It was really fun to do and I could even see myself re-doing it every now and then!
I’ve done my list and just have to work out the stats ?