State of the ARC

I’ve seen this meme around and considered doing it, but never did because I considered my ARCs somewhat under control. Well, the reality is they are not even close to being under control.

At the time of this writing I have 34 unread ARCs and for me that is entirely to many.

Having come to the realization that the state of my ARCs is out of control, I have decided to start the process of chipping away at them. And, I am going to try my level best to only acquire new ARCs if I know I’m going to read them before their publication date.

You can check back here to see where I am with my State of the ARC.

How will it work? 

My plan is pretty simple. Depending what’s on my monthly TBR, I’ll read at least two (2) ARCs – the oldest and an upcoming release. However if my TBR will not accommodate two I will read one, which will be the upcoming release. And, finally, at month’s end whatever ARCs I haven’t read will be unhauled.

Book Author How Acquired Read Release Date
The Wangs vs. The World Jade Chang Work 10/4/2016
Swing Time Zadie Smith Work 11/15/2016
The Fallen Ace Atkins Work No 1/18/2017
Twist of the Knife Becky Masterman Work 3/21/2017
American War Omar El Akkad Work Yes 4/4/2017
The Thirst Jo Nesbo Work 5/9/2017
Don’t Wake Up Liz Lawler Work 5/25/2017
Every Last Lie Mary Kubica Work 6/27/2017
Amatka KarinTidbeck Work 6/27/2017
Lies She Told Cate Holahan Work 9/12/2017
The Cuban Affair Nelson DeMille Work 9/19/2017
Dear Martin Nic Stone Trade Yes 10/17/2017
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Erika L. Sanchez Trade 10/17/2017
The Future Home of the Living God Louise Erdrich Work 11/14/2017
When They Call You a Terrorist Patrisse Kahn-Cullers Work Yes 1/16/2018
Everything Here is Beautiful Mira T. Lee Netgalley 1/16/2018
Poet X Elizabeth Acvedo Trade 3/6/2018
The Sandman Lars Kepler Work 3/6/2018
Munmun Jesse Andrews Work 4/3/2018
Macbeth Jo Nesbo Netgalley DNF 4/5/2018
Anger is a Gift Mark Oshiro Work 5/22/2018
The Sinners Ace Atkins Goodreads DNF 7/17/2018
Temper Nicky Drayden Work 8/7/2018
Accidental Further Adventures of the 100 Year Old Man Jonas Jonasson Work 8/7/2018
Sadie Courtney Summers Work Yes 9/4/2018
Dry Neal Shusterman Work 10/2/2018
Dracul Dacre Stoker Netgalley 10/2/2018
What If It’s Us Becky Albertalli & Adam Silva Work 10/19/2018
Friday Black Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Netgalley 10/23/2018
Well-Read Black Girl Glory Edim Netgalley 10/30/2018
48 Hours William Forstchen Work DNF 1/8/2019
No Exit Taylor Adams Work DNF 1/15/2019
The Night Olivia Fell Christina McDonald Work 2/5/2019
Crown of Feathers Nicki Pau Preto Work 2/5/2019
The Good Immigrant Nikesh Shukla Goodreads 2/19/2019
The Kingdom of Copper S. A. Chakraborty Work 2/21/2019
The Priory of the Orange Tree Samantha Shannon Trade 2/26/2019
Sing to It Amy Hempel Work 3/26/2019
Exhalation Ted Chian Work 5/7/2019
The Farm Joanne Ramos Work 5/7/2019
The Kingdom Jess Rothenberg Work 5/28/2019
Recursion Blake Crouch Netgalley 6/11/2019
The Dragon Republic R. F. Kuang Netgalley 8/6/2019