Monday, November 30, 2020

State of the ARC #29


State of the ARC is a monthly feature hosted by Evelina at Avalinah's Books - and now me, too! I took over temporary hosting duties back in early 2020. A couple months ago Evelina asked if I would like to co-host and of course I said yes! If you are new to the meme, you can check out the guidelines HERE.

Links go to my review. The majority of the ARCs I receive are through NetGalley. Some have come from publicists, or were offered to me from a publisher who specifically approved me for it on NetGalley; I will always note in the review how I acquired the ARC.

***NOTE*** In an effort to get these ARCs taken care of that have taken SO LONG for me to read, I am now going to include the pub dates so I can shame myself in finishing those books and getting reviews up. Though, in my defense, I sometimes received the book AFTER the pub date, so...

Currently Reading
The Founding Fortunes - January, 2020
American Rebels - March, 2020
Murder in the Garment District - May, 2020

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The Deviant's War - June, 2020
The Brothers York - June, 2020

The Story of China - November, 2020
Prisoners of History - December, 2020
Hermine - December, 2020

Between Two Kingdoms - February, 2021

January, 2021

Finished, Review to Come
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The Plaza - June, 2019
(In my defense, I did not receive this one until August, 2020)
The Twists and Turns of Living in Shanghai - Dec, 2019
(Held off on posting this review for a long time, will explain in review)

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race against time - February, 2020
The Abortion Caravan - April, 2020
Anna Komnene - April, 2020

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Hunting the Last Great Pirate - May, 2020
The Lost Pianos of Siberia - August, 2020
Juror Number 2 - November, 2020

Fallible - February, 2021
Growing Up Bank Street - March, 2021
Gilded Age Cocktails - April, 2021

Review or Feedback Sent

When I first started blogging my monthly State of the ARC I felt like I was drowning in ARCs. My main goal was to get my NetGalley feedback ratio above 80% and thanks to this meme, I slowly but surely clawed my way up. At my highest I was at 97%. I am currently at 88%.

How are you doing with your ARC goals? Let's talk ARCs!

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