State of the ARC #1

State of the ARCWhen I first started up this blog, I was a stickler for completing my ARCs and posting the reviews two weeks before the release date. Three? years later, that’s not the case.

Because of this, I looked around and found Avalinah’s State of the ARC meme, and decided to join in to at least get this pile under control.

I will attempt to post one of these once a month.

So…yea. Compared to other people’s posts for this meme, my pile isn’t that bad. But I wanted to get this under control before it got too out of hand. Without too much of an introduction, I’ll be blunt: I have 28 unread NetGalley ARCs, 7 unread Edelweiss ARCs, 23 unread from authors and publishers sending them my way, as well as an extra 2 that came from since closed sites similar to NetGalley&Edelweiss. (While those sites ARE closed, I still feel obligated to read and review having recieved physical copies from these sites rather than e-ARCs.)


In total, I have 60 ARCs that are unread.

Based off of Avalinah’s and other’s posts, I made a little fancy graph to show my progress and all of the books that I haven’t read yet. I have a second graph to show what I’ve finished, but since I’ve only finished 2, I won’t post that just yet. The graph, pictured right, shows all of the ARCs I haven’t read yet.

What follows will be the questions that Avalinah usually includes in their posts, and that others seem to follow.

My Current State of the ARC

As I mentioned above, I had 60 ARCs during my initial counting. However, I didn’t mention above that I have finished two of them. Yep! I get to start out this meme with a little headstart. Only reason why I included them before is because I still need to review them, unfortunately. These reviews haven’t been written yet because, for one, I’m still processing it, and two, it’s the last on my list, behind a few others that weren’t for review.


Here’s a little pie graph to show how well I’m going!! (3% y’all!! OMG!!!) I will keep this updated, as well as update the above graph to show how each pile decreases. Later, I might include another graph of finished/unfinished depending on each category, but so far, I won’t be including it for this first post.

Hopefully, later on, I will be able to include more in this part of the post. Otherwise, keep on scrolling pals.

Bricks Knocked Down

As I mentioned above, I have finished two, just haven’t reviewed them. The two that I have finished are so wildly different that I almost can’t believe that I’m writing about them in the same post.

Ruin of Stars (Mask of Shadows, #2)The first book is Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller. I’ve had this book for a while, and read it a few months ago, but still haven’t written a review due to my pure love for it. I’ve been processing it for a while, and honestly plan to reread it once more before I write an official review. Despite this though, I highly recommend the entire duology, Mask of Shadows and Ruin of Stars. These books hold a special place in my heart, and, put simply, I love them.

The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful BoyThe second book is the complete and utter opposite. The Handsome Girl and Her Beautiful Boy was actually an ARC I emailed the publisher for, and ended up getting after the author put in a word to his publicist. I won’t say that the author, BT Gottfred, isn’t a nice man (he was! very nice, actually), but I could not stand this book. It was insulting on multiple levels, and so that makes my opinion of the author become a little bit  confused. My review isn’t done yet because I just recently dropped this one, and just haven’t had the time to tackle that review yet.

In the Works

I…am not reading any of them currently. Whoops. I have started and stopped reading multiple of them, but have never gotten far. Eek, hopefully this one will be longer during the next post.

Let’s Get Motivated


In this section, I’m going to be putting up three ARCs that I want to read and review before the next post comes up. The three I’ve chosen, mainly because why haven’t I read these yet?, are these: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody, Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie (I’ve heard possibly problematic things about this one, which prompt me to push it up higher on my TBR. I loved Emily’s The Abyss Surrounds Us and The Edge of the Abyss, so hearing possibly ruining things about this one upsets me.). The third book is Temper, by Nicky Drayden. I’ve never read anything by Nicky Drayden, but I got an email offering an ARC, and I couldn’t just pass it up.

How about y’all? Do you have problems with ARCs? Wanna join me? What do you think about this meme? Let’s chat!

3 thoughts on “State of the ARC #1

  1. I spoke to someone recently about me needing to do this because I am getting overwhelmed by my ARCs and I have SO FEW in comparison :’) I think I only have about under 10 at any one time but I like to try and keep it at more like 5 or 6 because I know it will just spin out of control otherwise xD

    I’m thinking I might start doing State of the ARC this week and then reviewing it once a month at the end of the month!

    • (I FOUND YOUR COMMENT) From reading other’s posts for this, your pile is TINY. I used to be so controlled over my ARCs, but somehow they just go really out of hand and I got SO BEHIND. If you do decide to do this meme, I can’t wait to see your post 😀 then I won’t feel so alone, lmao

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