State of the ARC: August 2020

State of the ARC is a monthly meme at Avalinah’s Books (temporarily hosted at All The Book Blog Names Are Taken) meant to motivate you to finish up all your long overdue ARCs (Advanced or Early Reader Copies). You can track your reading progress and link up with your own post.


Rules of State of the ARC:

  • Mention that you’re linking up with State of the ARC @ AvalinahsBooks, which is a fun way to share our ARC progress, challenges, wins, woes and mishaps.
  • Include the link to this post, or the current State of the ARC post. You can use my State of the ARC image too.
  • Don’t forget to visit all the other people in the link-up and comment.
  • And most importantly – have fun!

I think that July ended up going better than expected for ARCs! It might have been a pretty slow reading month for me, but at least most of what I read was ARCs!

My goal for August is to read the one ARC I have that comes out in September plus at least two of my past due ARCs.

Read Last Month

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
published October 22, 2019
see my review

The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune
published July 14, 2020
see my review

The Switch by Beth O’Leary
expected publication: August 18, 2020
see my review

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
published July 7, 2020
✨ my review will be posted in the next few days! ✨

Overdue

Every Reason We Shouldn’t by Sara Fujimura
published March 3, 2020

44 Chapters About 4 Men by B.B. Easton
published April 7, 2020

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
published July 28, 2020

A Star is Bored by Byron Lane
published July 28, 2020

Publishing Soon

Recommended for You by Laura Silverman
expected publication: September 1, 2020

No Rush

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
expected publication: October 6, 2020

The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins
expected publication: January 5, 2021

You Have a Match by Emma Lord
expected publication: January 5, 2021


Have you read any of these books? How well have you been doing with reading ARCs? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2020

369 pages (🎧)358 pages (🎧)307 pages (🎧)336 pages (🎧)
★★★★☆★★★★★★★★★★★★★★☆
112 pages405 pages (🎧)336 pages (🎧)72 pages

Total pages: 2,295
Total books: 8
Average rating: 3.75 stars

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

July’s theme was around or out of this world, and I ended up reading four books set in (or written by authors from) countries other than the U.S.:

I finished a total of 8 books in July, for a total of 112 so far in 2020!

The Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Hot Listens & Caffeinated Reviewer.

In May, I updated my audiobook goal to 100 for the year. In July, I listened to 6. I’m now at 67 total for the year!

(The 🎧 on my page count shows all my audiobook listens.)


How did July go for you? Are you doing any reading challenges? Let’s talk in the comments!

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State of the ARC: July 2020

State of the ARC is a monthly meme at Avalinah’s Books (temporarily hosted at All The Book Blog Names Are Taken) meant to motivate you to finish up all your long overdue ARCs (Advanced or Early Reader Copies). You can track your reading progress and link up with your own post.


Rules of State of the ARC:

  • Mention that you’re linking up with State of the ARC @ AvalinahsBooks, which is a fun way to share our ARC progress, challenges, wins, woes and mishaps.
  • Include the link to this post, or the current State of the ARC post. You can use my State of the ARC image too.
  • Don’t forget to visit all the other people in the link-up and comment.
  • And most importantly – have fun!

A new reading challenge! I decided to start participating in State of the ARC because I have been so bad about actually reading my ARCs recently. Maybe if I turn it into a challenge, I’ll actually do it!

Ideally, I would like to get (at least!) one of my overdue ARCs read and read the two with upcoming publication dates.

Overdue

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
published October 22, 2019

Every Reason We Shouldn’t by Sara Fujimura
published March 3, 2020

44 Chapters About 4 Men by B.B. Easton
published April 7, 2020

Publishing Soon

The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune
expected publication: July 14, 2020

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
expected publication: July 28, 2020

No Rush

Recommended for You by Laura Silverman
expected publication: September 1, 2020

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
expected publication: October 6, 2020


Have you read any of these books? How well have you been doing with reading ARCs? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Monthly Wrap-Up: June 2020

302 of 368 pages288 pages336 pages185 pages (🎧)
★★★★☆★★★★★★★★★★★★★★☆
325 pages (🎧)288 pages (🎧)304 pages (🎧)257 pages (🎧)
★★★☆☆★★★★☆★★★★☆★★★★☆
323 pages (🎧)381 pages (🎧)30 of 100 pages160 pages
★★★★★★★★★☆★★★☆☆
248 pages (🎧)204 pages 176 pages (🎧)400 pages
★★★★★★★★☆☆★★★☆☆★★★★★
592 pages (🎧)533 pages 336 pages (🎧)
★★★★☆★★★☆☆★★☆☆☆

Total pages: 5,668
Total books: 17 full + 2 partial
Average rating: 3.83 stars

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

June’s theme was name or number, and I ended up reading two books with a name in the title (and none with a number):

I finished a total of 18 books in June, for a total of 104 so far in 2020!

The Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Hot Listens & Caffeinated Reviewer.

In May, I updated my audiobook goal to 100 for the year. In June, I listened to 11. I’m now at 61 total for the year!

(The 🎧 on my page count shows all my audiobook listens.)


How did June go for you? Are you doing any reading challenges? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2020

66 of 368 pages560 pages (🎧)552 pages (🎧)443 pages (🎧)
★★★★☆★★★☆☆★★★★☆
408 pages (🎧)120 pages375 pages (🎧)384 pages (🎧)
★★★☆☆★★★☆☆★★★★☆★★★☆☆
173 pages (🎧)187 pages (🎧)174 pages (🎧)187 pages (🎧)
★★★★☆★★★☆☆★★★★☆★★★★☆
298 pages358 pages (🎧)272 pages304 pages (🎧)
★★☆☆☆★★★☆☆★★★★☆★★★★☆
256 pages (🎧)112 pages432 pages (🎧)408 pages (🎧)
★★★★☆★★★☆☆★★★★☆★★★★☆

DNFs

150 pages

Total pages: 6,219 pages
Total books: 19 full + 1 partial + 1 DNF
Average rating: 3.53 stars

  • BEST FICTION: I read a lot of really good fiction in May, but I think the winner is In an Absent Dream.
  • BEST NONFICTION: I think I gave four stars to every single nonfiction book in May, but this honor goes to Crisis in the Red Zone.

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

May’s theme was author introduction, and I ended up reading books by seven new-to-me authors:

I finished a total of 19 books in May, for a total of 86 so far in 2020!

The Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Hot Listens & Caffeinated Reviewer.

I set a goal of listening to 50 audiobooks in 2020, and I listened to 15 in May. I’m now at 60 total for the year, so I think I’ll raise my goal to 100!

(The 🎧 on my page count shows all my audiobook listens.)


How did May go for you? Are you doing any reading challenges? Let’s talk in the comments!

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