State of the ARC | #1


State of the ARC is a monthly meme at Avalinah’s Books meant to motivate you to finish up all your long overdue ARCs (Advanced or Early Reader Copies).

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I have been wanting to take part in State of the ARC for a few months but there were a few things standing in the way. Firstly, life happened (doesn’t it always) and I was finding it hard to make time for it and secondly, I got massively put off by all of the graphs! To this day I still haven’t learned how to do graphs so, for now, I’ll be just screencapping my spreadsheet that I made for State of the ARC!

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I have so much anxiety around collecting too many ARCs because I don’t want to let authors and publishers down by taking too long to read the books they send me, so I know that my list is much, much smaller than many other book bloggers even though I’m looking at it right now thinking “oh my god 10 is too many I need to read some!”

A few months ago I did focus a lot on my ARCs because there were a few that had been hanging around since the end of last year and I really needed to get through them, so at present, the oldest one I have is Sky in the Deep from March which isn’t *too* bad. I’m hoping to read one or two this month to start getting through the pile once again.

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That’s all I’ve got for this month. Next month I will either post State of the ARC actually at the beginning or the end of September at a time that makes more sense.

What is the state of your ARC pile at the moment?

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8 thoughts on “State of the ARC | #1

  1. This monthly meme is one I totally need to jump on. I just got into the ARC grind and considered I haven’t stayed up to date since I started back in May, I’m already feeling the pressure. But I hope you’re able to get caught up and feel comfortable with it. Thanks for writing this post!


  2. Good luck! I have so many ARCs that I am behind on and ones that are coming up, sigh. Life has gotten in the way for me as well. I would love to read all the ARCs I have left on my list for this year before the end of the year. I think my list is at 14 ARCs and then like 5 other books that authors/publisher’s sent me to review that are already released. UGHH, so many books, so little time. I need to take on an ARC challenge like this.


  3. I’m absolutely with you – I feel horrible if I don’t have the review up by the release date, so I have few ARCs and concentrate on not having any overdue ones 😀


  4. I had a few ARCs from last year, shamefully, after a NetGalley spree! I’m glad that now I’m more picky with what I request. Keepin an ARC list helps me think twice if I want to request something as I can see how many I’ll need to read in the month.

    Welcome to the meme, btw!


  5. I similarly don’t take a lot of ARCs on and get stressed when I have more than a couple waiting! I also have approximately 10 on my list right now and it feels like way too many. I don’t know how some bloggers can deal with so many more, haha. Good luck getting yours in order. 🙂


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