State of the ARC: January

State of the ARC: January

Is anyone else shocked at how fast January flew by!?

I feel like I need to double-check my phone every time I see that it’s already February. I had quite a few ARCs in January that I needed to read. I got to all but one, as I’m still reading the first book in the series in order to get to the second (which I have an ARC for.) Overall, I’m happy with the progress I’ve made. 

I’ve also been trying to read some older ARCs for the #BeattheBacklist challenge, which has been teasing my attention away from upcoming ARCs and forcing me to pursue older ones that have been sitting (which is also great!)

By the way, if you haven’t heard of this State of the ARC Meme before, it’s hosted by AvalinahsBooks. Go check out her website for further information if you’d like to join! It’s a great way to get some motivation to tackle those old ARCs that have been haunting your peripherals. 

Anyways, my January stats are as follows. I’ve organized them by each avenue that I receive ARCs, in order to keep track of which is where.

Well, my ratio dropped by one percent this month. However, I was dumped on by publishers approving some pending requests. So, it’s not that I haven’t been getting ARCs done, I just keep getting approved for more!

Netgalley Feedback Ratio
Overdue Stats Increased By:
  • New: 7
  • Read and reviewed: 5
  • Read, but needs review: 2
  • Remaining to read for January: 1
  • Due in February: 6
  • Due in the future (excluding February): 8
  • Overdue: 35

Newly Approved ARCs

Edelweiss Feedback Ratio

Although it’s still not as good as I would like, my ratio has increased by 7% since January! I appreciate those baby steps!

  • New: 5
  • Read and reviewed: 1
  • Read, but needs review: 0
  • Remaining to read for January: 0
  • Due in February: 4
  • Due in the future (excluding February): 6
  • Overdue: 1
Overdue States Increased By:

Newly Approved ARCs

Again, while this ratio is not where I want it to be, it did increase a bit, just 2%. But, progress, is progress.

Request Feedback Ratio
Overdue Stats Increased By:
  • New: 0
  • Read and reviewed: 1
  • Read, but needs review: 0
  • Remaining to read for January: 0
  • Due in February: 0
  • Due in the future (excluding February): 0
  • Overdue: 13

Whew! That’s a lot of info to wade through. Sorry if you got lost at all! Before I was picking out ARCs that I was planning to tackle in the month to come, but I’m not going to do that anymore because I’d like to have a little more freedom to choose this throughout the month. With the #BeattheBacklist and #PopsugarReadingChallenge, I’ll be posting in my monthly updates which ARCs I’ve chosen to read during the upcoming month which falls into those reading challenges as well. 

That's it for now! My February State of the ARC post will be up on February 28th, so be sure to check back! Good luck with all of your reading this month!

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7 thoughts on “State of the ARC: January

  1. Oh wow, that’s such a cool banner you made for the meme! Love it.

    I am TOTALLY shocked at how fast the month went! But, surprisingly, I read 11 books O_o so maybe I just didn’t feel the passage of time, although I actually managed to get somewhere 😀

    Your new ARCs look awesome. And I love the scrolly plugin 😀 your blog looks really cool, I can’t believe how awesome your theme is 🙂

    It seems you are delving deeper into my world 😀 you ARC numbers are still smaller than mine, but… 😀 also, we have a really similar NetGalley ratio right now 🙂

    I hope we do great in February! Although, do keep in mind that it’s a shorter month :DDD
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    1. Thanks Evelina! It was fun to make 😀 And thank you on the theme compliment! It’s still a work in progress, but it’s getting there.

      Wow! 11 books! You are seriously superwoman. Make sure you take care of your blogger-self and have time for outside life too! You give so much to this community, make sure you don’t give too much of yourself! (Your efforts are very much appreciated!)

      And the ARC numbers…eesh. Yeah. I’m really hoping to have a big turn around here soon. I just need to make it through these upcoming ARCs then I should have a lot more free time to get to older ones!

      Good luck throughout February! 😀

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