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).
I have been wanting to take part in State of the ARC for a few months but there were a few things standing in the way. Firstly, life happened (doesn’t it always) and I was finding it hard to make time for it and secondly, I got massively put off by all of the graphs! To this day I still haven’t learned how to do graphs so, for now, I’ll be just screencapping my spreadsheet that I made for State of the ARC!
I have so much anxiety around collecting too many ARCs because I don’t want to let authors and publishers down by taking too long to read the books they send me, so I know that my list is much, much smaller than many other book bloggers even though I’m looking at it right now thinking “oh my god 10 is too many I need to read some!”
A few months ago I did focus a lot on my ARCs because there were a few that had been hanging around since the end of last year and I really needed to get through them, so at present, the oldest one I have is Sky in the Deep from March which isn’t *too* bad. I’m hoping to read one or two this month to start getting through the pile once again.