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).
This month I only read 2 ARCs (Wicked Saints and Summer Bird Blue) and I’m currently reading one of my really overdue ARCs (American Hippo). I really need a break from ARCs as I feel like they have completely dominated my TBR over the past few months so I haven’t been focusing as much on them as much. Plus I haven’t been requesting any new ARCs to help give myself a breather, make time for backlist books and catch up on some of those ARCs that are still overdue.
American Hippo by Sarah Gailey
I was unbelievably lucky with Tor sending me a review copy of American Hippo, promptly psyched myself out and then didn’t review it when I received it. Over the weekend a friend gave me some helpful spoilers about Taste of Marrow, the second novella included in this collection, so naturally I had to pick it up as soon as I got home!
Next month I have 3 ARCs due, two graphic novels and one is Aurora Rising so I should manage to read all of them. After that I’m definitely taking a break from ARCs, although I love them and I am so, so, so grateful to be lucky enough to receive them, they are also quite stressful and I would love to read some books without feeling under pressure to review them!
How did your ARC reading go for April? Are there any you’re looking forward to picking up in May?