Friday, December 28, 2018

State of the ARC #11

State of the ARC is a monthly feature hosted by Avalinah's Books. I am so glad I stumbled upon it, because it is really helping me with my 2018 Reading Goals (also find a related Top Ten Tuesday HERE). Links go to Goodreads, unless I have finished the review, in which case it goes to that. All ARCs are from NetGalley or Edelweiss, unless otherwise noted.


This is the final State of the ARC of 2018 (obviously) and I am really proud of the progress I've made. Now, I was nearly done with all my ARCs, then I went on NetGalley to look for some paranormal goodies, and BOOM! my numbers went back up a little. But still, not anywhere near what I had to start 2018 back in January when I first began participating in this meme. To show off my progress, I am including my very first State of the ARC so you can see what I mean.

Pending Approval/Denial = Five
1. The Secret Poisoner, 3-22-16

4. In the Enemy's House, 2-10-18

5. The Black Prince, 5-1-18

Not Started = Six

Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln, 4-15-16 (Received three days after publication)

Failure, 7-1-16 (Received three months after publication)

The Poison Plot, 5-15-18

Educated, 2-2-18

Started = Twelve

Whose Promised Land (8%), 10-15-15 (Received four months after publication)

The Witch of Lime Street (12%), 10-6-15 (Received three months after publication)

Queens of the Conquest (4%), 9-26-17

The First Congress (12%), 2-9-16 (Received one month after publication)

American Gothic (22%), 10-4-16

Scars of Independence (8%), 5-9-17

Muslims, Christians, and Jesus (4%), 11-7-17 (Received two months after publication)

1932 (32%), 10-1-15

Lincoln Reconsidered (20%), 3-22-16 (Received one week before publication)

Thieves, Rascals and Sore Losers (9%), 5-8-15 (Received 15 months after publication)

Finished, Review To Come = Two

No Justice, 1-9-18 (Received a week after publication)


Now, for my last stats of the year, here is what I've got left.

Pending = None

Not Started = None

Started = Eight
Mercia: The Rise and Fall of a Kingdom, 9-17-18 (received two days after publication, author request/digital from publisher)

The Invisible Emperor, 10-9-18 (hard copy from publisher)

The White Headhunter, 1-24-19 (gift from publisher)

DNF = None

Finished/Review to Come = None

Review or Feedback Sent = Two

How is your list looking this month? Leave a link and let me know.

Happy Reading!


  1. Looks like you have done well with this one!

    1. Yes, I am pleasantly surprised with the progress I made - hopefully I will have the same success with getting rid of some on the TBR!!

  2. Well done! Looks amazing. Good luck next year :)

    1. Thank you, couldn't have done it without you and State of the ARC!!!

  3. Wow I'm impressed that you can read start twelve books at the same time and still remember what's going on! I can barely manage two at a time :) That's so awesome how you ended the year! I need your skills ASAP.

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. Hey Laura, thank you! I definitely could not read this way if I read much fiction. I prefer non-fiction and a wide variety of topics, so it is easier for me to have multiple books going at once. Happy New Year!


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