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Since one of my 2019 goals is to catch up on all my ARCs, this seemed like a great time to take stock of the situation and develop a plan. Just for convenience and comprehensiveness, I’m including all the data from this year — including books from before I started this blog, as well as review copies for already-published books.
This is my very first state of the ARC, so it’s more of a where am I at than what’s new this month, but future posts will be more in-depth updates. I’m also super excited to start with next year’s first ARC bingo!
As you can see, of the 68 total ARCs I’ve received this year, I’ve read and reviewed almost half; most of these were from Edelweiss. (I always write my reviews as soon as I finish the book or decide to DNF, so I don’t have any that I’ve read but not reviewed.)
My next focus will be Netgalley, since I’ve got to get that feedback ratio back up. I just made my account last month and went kind of crazy requesting ARCs, so it’s an uphill climb but I’m hanging in there — and I definitely know better than to repeat the experience. I’ve been pretty good about not requesting more until I catch up, but I may return to primarily using Edelweiss, since my much lower approval rate there should help keep me in check 😅
It’s definitely not as bad as it could be, so here’s hoping I’ve gotten ahead of the problem before it buries me under a pile of unread ARCs!
How’s your state of the ARC looking? Have you read any good ones that I should look out for? Let me know!