Friday, May 31, 2024

State of the ARC #64

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. I sometimes find a book or two via Edelweiss or BookSirens. Others have come from authors, 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

Gun Barons - May, 2022 (NetGalley)
Urban Nomad - Aug, 2022 (Publicist Gift)
Egypt's Golden Couple - Nov, 2022 (Publicist via NetGalley)
The Blackhouse - Jan, 2023 (NetGalley)
A Few Days Full of Trouble - Jan, 2023 (Publicist via NetGalley)
Glow in the Fucking Dark - Feb, 2023 (Publicist via NetGalley)
Let This Radicalize You - May, 2023 (Publisher Gift)
The Summer of 1876 - May, 2023 (Publisher via NetGalley)
Arthur, Prince of Wales - May, 2023 (NetGalley)
Clan Battles - June, 2023 (NetGalley)
The Girls of Summer - June, 2023 (Publicist via NetGalley)
Life in Victorian Era Ireland - Aug, 2023 (NetGalley)
Crime and Punishment in Tudor England - Aug, 2023 (NetGalley)
Broadmoor Inmates - Aug, 2023 (NetGalley)
The Kingmaker's Women - Aug, 2023 (NetGalley)
Worst Medieval Monarchs - Sept, 2023 
The Society for Soulless Girls - Sept, 2023 (NetGalley)
Monumental Lies - Sept, 2023 (NetGalley)
The Clapham Train Incident - Oct, 2023 (NetGalley)
UFO Science - Oct, 2023 (Author Gift)
West Heart Kill - Oct, 2023 (NetGalley)
The Rosewood Hunt - Oct, 2023 (NetGalley)
The Last Outlaws - Nov, 2023 (NetGalley)
Following Caesar - Dec, 2023 (NetGalley)
God Save Benedict Arnold - Dec, 2023 (Gift via NetGalley)
Wolves of Winter - Jan, 2024 (Author Gift via NetGalley)
Cold Crematorium - Jan, 2024 (NetGalley)
Through the Morgue Door - Feb, 2024 (NetGalley)
A Midnight Puzzle - Mar, 2024 (NetGalley)
Under This Red Rock - Mar, 2024 (NetGalley)
The Mystery Writer - Mar, 2024 (NetGalley)
Dark Parts of the Universe - Apr, 2024 (NetGalley)
A History of the World in 12 Shipwrecks - Apr, 2024 (NetGalley)
Women in the Valley of the Kings - Jul, 2024 (Gift via NetGalley)
Murder in the Scottish Highlands - Sept, 2024 (Gift via NetGalley) 
The Cure for Women - Dec, 2024 (NetGalley)

Finished, Review to Come
American Demon - Sept, 2022 (NetGalley)
Nothing but the Night - Sept, 2022 (NetGalley)
The Night in Question - May, 2023 (NetGalley)
Expletives Not Deleted - May, 2023 (Author Gift)
The Return of the Ripper? - May, 2023 (NetGalley)
The Women of Rothschild - Oct, 2022 (NetGalley)
Dead of Winter - July, 2023 (NetGalley)
Henry VIII's Children - May, 2023 (NetGalley)
Thin Air - Oct, 2023 (NetGalley)
Let Him In - Oct, 2023 (NetGalley)
Suddenly a Murder - Sept, 2023 (NetGalley)
After You Vanished - Aug, 2023 (NetGalley)
Tangled Vines - Aug, 2023 (Publicist via NetGalley)
The Clinic - Jan, 2024 (NetGalley)
The Hitler I Knew - June, 2023 (NetGalley)
Last Girl Breathing - Nov, 2023 (NetGalley)
No One Can Know - Jan, 2024 (NetGalley)
Who Haunts You - Sept, 2023 (NetGalley)
That's Not My Name - Jan, 2024 (NetGalley)
The Merciless King of Moore High - Apr, 2024 (NetGalley)
The One that Got Away with Murder - Apr, 2024 (NetGalley)
Win Lose Kill Die - Nov, 2023 (NetGalley)
The Heiress - Jan, 2024 (Publicist via NetGalley)
A Place for Vanishing - Jan, 2024 (NetGalley)
Attached at the Hip - May, 2024 (NetGalley)
I Know Who You Are - Feb, 2023 (NetGalley)
Henry VIII - April, 2023 (NetGalley)
The Sweating Sickness Epidemic - May, 2023 (NetGalley)
How to Dress Like a Tudor - Sept, 2023 (NetGalley)
Royal Mysteries of the Tudor Period - Oct, 2023 (NetGalley)
The Night House - Oct, 2023 (NetGalley)
Criminal Classes - Jan, 2024 (NetGalley)
One-Armed Jack - Feb, 2024 (NetGalley)
History vs. Hollywood - Mar, 2024 (NetGalley)
Heiress Takes All - Jun, 2024 (NetGalley)
Perfect Little Monsters - May, 2024 (NetGalley)
If Something Happens to Me - May, 2024 (NetGalley)
The Nature of Disappearing - Jun, 2024 (NetGalley)
They Were Here Before Us - Mar, 2024 (NetGalley)
Two Sides to Every Murder - Jun, 2024 (NetGalley)
The Lake of Lost Girls - Nov, 2024 (NetGalley)
The Midnight Feast - Jun, 2024 (NetGalley)


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 SOTA, I slowly but surely clawed my way up. At my highest I was at 97%. Then I proceeded to go on several binges since that time and I am currently at 72%.

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

Happy Reading

Eleanor Reads | May Edition

Each month Eleanor and I share the chapter books we read. We've been reading chapter books since before Kindergarten and her attention span as a four year old was definitely something to brag about. Eleanor was born a reader and that makes my heart so, so happy.

Currently Reading Together

Read Together

Currently Reading Independently*

*Eleanor has begun reading more than one book at a time. I can't imagine where she got that idea from.

Eleanor's Independent Reads

Eleanor's Rereads

Eleanor's DNFs

Do the kiddos in your life have an interest in any of these?

Happy Reading,
Eleanor and Sarah

Tackling the TBR | Week 17, 18, 19, 20 | May 1 - 31, 2024


Here we go!

This is year FIVE of Tackling the TBR and I finally have things sort-of under control. My ultimate goal is to get under 500 books, but I also have to be realistic - just think of all the books not even written yet that I will want to read. When I started this mess  I was at well over 5,000 books on the TBR, so to be where I am now is pretty incredible.

I will post on the 7th, 14th, 21st, and last day of the month.

Prevous Week's TBR Total: 2,068

Currently Reading

I'm posting all my ARCs in the hope it will shame me publicly so I stop getting books from the library and read these instead. Odds are 50/50 that it will actually work.

Books Read

Books DNFed: 

Books Added to TBR:

Books Removed from TBR: 35

Duplicates Removed: 0

New TBR Total: 2,034

Happy Reading!