Monday, April 30, 2012

State of the Stack (April 30, 2012)

This is my fifth 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. 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:
The stack has been reduced to only 12 books stretching out until an October 11 publication date. I am, however, waiting for three books with May publication books to arrive.

Here are the Kindle review copies I have in the order that they were added to my LibraryThing account. Three of them have May publication dates.

I read sixteen books from my review stack this month. Links go to my review if the review has already been posted. Otherwise the link goes to Amazon.

Of course, I couldn't have a month when I didn't add to the stack. I got 8 more books for review (links go to Amazon).

Somehow May really got away from me. So far I have accepted 13 books for review that have May publication dates and May hasn't even begun. Luckily, I was able to get a head start on them and have already read four. I have also read one of the books that I thought I would be reading in June because I had a gap while waiting for one of the May books to arrive from Amazon Vine. All but one of my May review books are young adult. 
I am currently reading A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix which will be released on May 15 and which was the Amazon Vine book I was waiting for.  

How are you doing with your review stack?


  1. Love your spreadsheet. I think I should do the same. I always find it hard to keep up with the books I have to review, the release date...

  2. Wow! Only 12 more books + 3 so..15 more physical books until October? I think that's good! :) <3 Monstrous Beauty!


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