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State of the ARC | October

State of the ARC |

Don’t forget to visit Ava’s posts as she is the host of this great monthly check in with our review copies.

It has been a hot minute since I took part in this, there is no point in me making excuses when the reality is I am just lazy.

Earlier I made a spreadsheet to help me keep track of things and be able to update my graph easier, though as I’ve been generally lazy/busy I haven’t been keeping track of any books I’ve gotten nevermind ARCs so I had a lot of updating to do in prep for this post and I think I got them all.

Now lets finally get a side by side comparisson of the end of August (left) and October (right)


I’m a bit of a mess haha.

I’ve definitely been making progress and I have a handful for 2019 now too so maybe its not too bad. I though I had barely been getting any too so clearly that was wrong

As I wanted to keep this a bit shorter than my usual State of the ARC posts I’m going to share the reviews that have gone live since the last one and the BINGO sheet that I’ve forgottenf ro so long.

We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Herakles by Edouard Cour ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | The Tarot Cafe by Sang-Sun Park ⭐⭐⭐ | Potter’s Boy by Tony Mitton and Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland | A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Slothilda by Dante Fabiero ⭐⭐⭐ | Watersnakes by Tony Sandoval ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Click the titles to see my thoughts on them.

State-of-the-ARC-bingo-sheetThe Bingo sheet was for any ARCs read from June onwards so using what I’d already finished I filled in some squares to see what I need to focus on for the last two months.

If we use the squares that are left to pick out my next few ARCs to read it would be Burn Mark by Laura Powell (your oldest ARC – that I won btw – and yes its from 2012), Ringer by Lauren Oliver (favourite colour), The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan would be an old overdue one for sure, and honestly I don’t have anything to fit the other two…

Click titles to see Goodreads pages.

I think its unlikely the ARC’s I listed above will be the ones I focus on as I’m going to start with newest ones and work backwards whilst trying to not request more? This way I’m letting less people down.

I mostly really want to be on top of this years review books before I go to YALC next year as that is usually the time of year everything falls apart even if I don’t pick up many there its just when lots tend to get released into the wild.

How are you doing with your ARCs?
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11 thoughts on “State of the ARC | October”

  1. Wow, I’ve never seen this before this is awesome. You have a lot of ARCs! A lot from publishers and a lot of unsolicited ones as well! When you list “publisher” does that mean that you requested titles from the publishers?

    1. Yeah i get emails from 2 publishers and also can access some from proof parties on twitter as a bookseller so ill reply to those requesting ones.

      Unsolicited are for ones that get sent to my bookstore but as no one else really reads ill pick them up if they sound good, or from any book events i attend.

      1. Ah, a bookseller, no wonder you have so many!! I am trying to learn how to get physical copies from publishers. I get some now, but they’re all from Shelf Awareness Pro emails.

    1. Ghost Stories was spoilt bc of its format (v hard to read) and I LOVED SHADOW GLASS!!! omg, i have my review scheduled for Jan because I AM TOO HYPE about this series and i want to be able to scream about it a lot for release haha

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