Monday, May 31, 2021

State of the ARC #35


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.


Currently Reading
The Coffin Ship - June, 2021
Maiden Voyages - August, 2021
The Real Valkyrie - August, 2021
The Ambassador - August, 2021

Where the Light Fell - October, 2021

Finished, Review to Come
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Anna Komnene - April, 2020
Plantagenet princes - April, 2021
The Brothers York - June, 2020
The Deviant's War - June, 2020

Juror Number 2 - November, 2020
The Killer of the Princes in the Tower - April, 2021

Review or Feedback Sent
 The Lost Pianos of Siberia51352065

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 92%.

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

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  1. Personally, I am now four books behind on my reviews. I hope I can begin to catch up this week. Happy June!

    1. Happy June! I will trade you review lists and you can work on mine ;)

  2. I'm so far behind in reviews that I'm scared to even check and see! Wait... now I gotta check my NetGalley... it's 97% which sounds good BUT I got books from August of last year. I've been so behind since!

    1. Just remember to look at my 'Upcoming Reviews' page when you want to feel better about your own review life, lol

  3. This is a GREAT idea!! I have just made a note and I am going to go through my ARC's and link it up with my monthly Library Card. Will definitely keep me a bit more organized!

    Will ping back to you.

    Good luck with all your ARC's for this month!

    Elza Reads

    1. Wonderful, I am so glad you can join us! When the meme went on hiatus, it lost most of its participants. Spread the word with your fellow ARC-lovers to join the fun!

    2. Hi there Sarah! So sorry I've missed your deadline for the linkup. I just finished my post, was a bit of a hectic week! But here's my link:

      Library Card June 2021

    3. No worries, I am glad you were able to get the post together - I should have told you there was a deadline! I open the link at 7 PM CST (US) on the last day of the month and close it at midnight on the 8th so it has seven full days. I will come visit shortly, thanks for joining!

  4. i have been pretty good at keeping up with review books in the past year. i managed to catch up on a lot of overlooked review books last year, but i am sure there are still a few lingering around. i'll get to them??????
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. That's awesome! I am going to be able to devote some more time to reviews this summer when Eleanor has to be at her father's house, so I am hoping for BIG progress!


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