Hello everyone! Can you believe that it’s almost 2018?! I decided as part of my plan to post more often on the blog, I want to tackle some weekly/monthly blog memes for this coming new year!
I’m starting small with the addition of the State of the ARC hosted by Avalinah’s Books as a way to track my progress with the ARCs I have (as well as the backlog. . . yikes!). This monthly meme is great motivation to keep on top of your ARC TBR.
I thought this was a really cool meme as there’s a lot of freedom in how you share your updates and then you can add your post to the monthly link-up! Check the page linked above for more info!
Since these posts go live around the end of each month, I wanted to do a “starter” post to compare to at the end of January and see what kinds of numbers I’m going in with for 2018. I really liked what I saw on some other bloggers’ posts where they broke down their ARCs into graphs which is right up my alley! So how I’ll be breaking these posts up in the future will look something like this one.
Looking Ahead. . . ARC Stats
I have a LOT of work ahead of me for this coming year. With student teaching for the first 4 months of 2018, my free reading time will be a bit limited. The more I can get done (and the sooner) the better! I’m going to try to stay on top of things. . . but we’ll see how that goes. Also with Beat the Backlist, I want to have more time to read more backlist books!
Because it’s the new year and I wasn’t tracking anything before, there won’t be much progress to show this time around BUT. . . but. . . I’m excited to see what happens next month! So here’s what I’ll be starting out with!
I tallied up all the ARCs and finished copies I have for review that I haven’t featured yet and made a graph! I decided to include finished copies because there are a couple publishers I work with that often send FCs rather than ARCs. This chart might also be off by a few because I was approved for some books on NetGalley and then the publisher sent a physical ARC.
There are 88 books total I still have to cover, both for 2017 that I just didn’t get to, as well as for the new year!
. . . So how behind am I?
It’s bad, y’all. REAL bad. The darker the star, the later I am. 88 stars and over half of them I’m behind on. YIKES! I’ve got my work cut out for me this year. This includes my ARCs and FCs both.
But. . . but. . . but. . . it’s not SO bad.
Do I HAVE to review it?
I mean I will. I’m someone who reviews whatever I read in general, even stuff that isn’t for review, so I’ll get around to all of these at some point (hopefully sooner rather than later!) but I promise I didn’t request ALL of those books.
“Other” is mostly giveaways or trades from other readers so I definitely don’t need to review those but still plan to at this point!
Heading Into 2018
I can’t wait to read more fabulous books in the new year and hopefully I can get all caught up on these books and any more that come my way!
Next month I’ll share my ARC reviews I post but until then, that’s the state of my review TBR (it’s going to be a busy year)!