State of the Arc | #3


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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Soo… after posting last months State of the ARC I had made an agreement to myself that I was not going to request any more ARCs because I already had a bunch of ARCs to catch up on from earlier in the year, as well as newer ones sent to me by a publisher. Well, that didn’t happen and I somehow ended up acquiring another 7 ARCs (2 of which arrived today).

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Although I did acquire another 7 books I did also read 3 ARCs during October as well, so I am making progress and the ARCs I received were ones that I really wanted! Here’s a breakdown of what I’ve read and received over the past month, and what I’m planning to read during November.

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In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard – ★★★★☆
Invasions by Calvin Gimpelevich – ★★★★☆
Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein ed. by David Thomas Moore – ★★★★☆

I really enjoyed all three of the ARCs I read for October. One thing I do want to try and do better at for future reading months though is balancing older ARCs with newer ones. All three of these I received during October and read and reviewed them straight away to make sure that a) they didn’t get neglected and b) they were being published in October. I feel guilty about older ARCs I have still waiting to be reviewed though!

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The Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Volume 5, The Boneless Mercies, and Shades Within Us: Tales of Migration and Fractured Borders were all from NetGalley. The Dinosaur Hunters and A Spy in the Deep were received directly from the author, Patrick Samphire. And Worlds Seen in Passing and American Hippo were sent from Tor! I am very excited about all of these and incredibly thankful to the publishers and authors for sending them to me ❤

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November ARCs TBR

Considering what I said literally a few lines ago about balancing older ARCs with newer ARCs, I have done a terrible job of choosing my ARCs for November as 3 of them are brand new. But I did choose my ARCs for this month according to the #mythothon that I’m doing so I had to match them up to particular categories! I’m not sure if I’ll get through all of these anyway as I really want to prioritize older owned books that I want to catch up with before the end of the year.

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How is your ARC pile looking this month?

Have you received any ARCs recently that you’re really excited about or are there older ARCs you want to get to?

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9 thoughts on “State of the Arc | #3

  1. I also told myself I’d stop requesting ARCs and I also didn’t do that. 🙂 But at least I only have 4 left in December, then the others are all in 2019, so at least I managed to not request ones that are published soon.

    But of course now this post makes me want to go on NetGalley! Even though I shouldn’t!

    I’m dreaming of but kind of dreading the day when publishers start sending me stuff without asking 😀 although Tor was nice because when I asked for either the 3rd or 4th Murderbot novel, they sent both. Still keeping my fingers crossed for In An Absent Dream…

    Woo Free Chocolate!


  2. I am sooo behind in ARCs it’s mortifying. I’ve definitely gotten smarter though about requesting ones I actually want to read 😅 Good luck with your TBR this month!


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