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 (🎧)
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323 pages (🎧)381 pages (🎧)30 of 100 pages160 pages
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248 pages (🎧)204 pages 176 pages (🎧)400 pages
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592 pages (🎧)533 pages 336 pages (🎧)
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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 (🎧)
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173 pages (🎧)187 pages (🎧)174 pages (🎧)187 pages (🎧)
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298 pages358 pages (🎧)272 pages304 pages (🎧)
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256 pages (🎧)112 pages432 pages (🎧)408 pages (🎧)
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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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Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2020

356 pages (🎧)50 pages (🎧)320 pages384 pages
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240 pages (🎧)362 pages (🎧)368 pages (🎧)320 pages
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168 pages112 pages368 pages (🎧)160 pages
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128 pages560 pages (🎧)56 of 400 pages304 pages (🎧)
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208 pages480 pages (🎧)204 pages320 pages (🎧)
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128 pages360 pages (🎧)496 pages (🎧)288 pages (🎧)
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Total pages: 6,740
Total books: 23 full + 1 partial
Average rating: 3.52 stars

  • BEST ADULT: I didn’t expect to enjoy this as much as I did, but A Very Stable Genius was great.
  • BEST YA: I couldn’t possibly choose between volumes two and three of Heartstopper, so my choice is both.

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

April’s theme wasΒ currents or classics, and I decided to go with “currents,” or books published between April 2019 and now. I ended up reading a ton of books that fit this prompt!

I finished a total of 23 books in April, for a total of 67 so far in 2020!

What’s in a Name is hosted by Andrea @ Carolina Book Nook.

In April, I crossed off the remaining two prompts, so I’m officially done with this challenge!

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 13 in April. I’m now at 45 total for the year!

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


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

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Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2020

78 of 448 pages 416 pages177 pages300 pages (🎧)
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272 pages112 pages323 pages (🎧)450 pages (🎧)
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384 pages (🎧)552 pages (🎧)382 pages (🎧)416 pages (🎧)
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448 pages352 pages
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Total pages: 4,142
Total books: 13 full + 1 partial
Average rating: 3.36 stars

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

March’s theme was sub-genre sound off, or, more specifically, “choose a sub-genre of your favorite genre and read a book from it.” I ended up choosing YA historical fiction and read four books:

I finished a total of 14 books in March, for a total of 44 so far in 2020!

What’s in a Name is hosted by Andrea @ Carolina Book Nook.

In March, I crossed off “an antonym” with Quiet Girl in a Noisy World.

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 7 in March. I’m now at 32 total for the year!

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


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

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