Monday, March 26, 2012

State of the Stack (March 26, 2012)

This is my fourth State of the Stack post. It is my way to keep track of my review books and to hopefully reduce the stack that I have waiting for me. I take a look at my review commitments on the last Monday of each month. Please feel free to join in and let me know the state of your stack.

Here is my Review Books Spreadsheet. The yellow highlighted books are ones past their publication date that I still haven't read and reviewed. I use pink highlights for reviews due in even numbered months so that I can see at a glance how many I have for each month. Ideally, this keeps me from over-committing to review books. 

Here is the physical review stack in order of publication date:
Counting shows 19 books but 18 titles. There are two copies of Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick. I got one from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers and one from Amazon Vine.

Here are the Kindle review copies I have in the order that they were added to my LibraryThing account. 
These are holdovers from previous months.

I am keeping up with my review commitments. I read eight books from my review stack this month. Click on the title to see my review for: 

Of course, I couldn't have a month when I didn't add to the stack. I got 11 more books for review (links go to Amazon). 

Ebooks (All from NetGalley this month):

Amazon Vine:

Other Print Books:

April looks like it will be a very busy reading month for me. I have 10 books to read and review this month which almost doubles my ideal month's goal of six books. However, they are all books I am excited to read. I need to have one read by the 10th, one by the 12th, two by the 15th, and six by the 24th.
Next up is A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster. This is my last March book. I am a stop on her blog tour on April 4. I plan to start reading this one while I am on a bus ride up to the Timberwolves game on Sunday. (I am writing this post on Saturday morning for Monday publication.)

That was my past month. What is the state of your stack?


  1. Wow, that is a lot of books!! Makes my TBR pile seem like nothing, since I know you must have another big ol stack of non YA books!

    1. These are all my review books both adult and young adult. My TBR stacks are a whole different story. LibraryThing says I have 1295 on my To Read list but that includes the Review books.

  2. I have been thinking I need to make something up like this. I want to get to the point that I am reading no more than 2/3 of my monthly books as reviews. I want the rest to be personal choice. Plus, I want to get caught up and need to make sure I am bringing in less books than I am reading. Maybe a stat bar on my blog. But I better do something soon.


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