Monday, January 28, 2013

State of the Stack (Jan. 28, 2013)

This is my monthly 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.

I keep a spreadsheet showing all of the books I have for review. 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.  


My Physical Review Pile(s)
Adult Books
The Buckhorn Legacy by Lori Foster (Oct. 23, 2012)
Not Quite Dating by Catherine Bylbee (Nov. 12, 2012)
The Spanish Revenge by Allan Topol (Sept. 1, 2012)
Buried by Kendra Elliot (March 26)
Young Adult Books
'Til the World Ends by Julie Kagawa (Jan. 29)
The Last Station Master by S. A. M. Posey (Feb. 1)
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (Feb. 5)
Pivot Point by Kasie West (Feb. 12)
Mind Games by Kiersten White (Feb. 19)
Unremembered by Jessica Brody (March 5)
Finn Finnegan by Darby Karchut (March 12)
Fox Forever by Mary E. Pearson (March 19)
Soldier Dog by Sam Angus (April 16)
Furious by Jill Wolfson (April 16)
One + One = Blue by M. J. Auch (April 30)
Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne (May 28)
Of Triton by Anna Banks (May 28)
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (June 4)
Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox (June 11)

My Kindle Review Pile

This month I sorted the books in order of their publication dates. I did mix adult and young adult books though. 
Released (The Shapeshifters' Library) by Amber Polo (July 8, 2012)
Retrieved (The Shapeshifters' Library) by Amber Polo (Nov. 30, 2012)
Lycan Unleashed by Tiffany Allee (Jan. 13, 2013)
Hysteria by Megan Miranda (Feb. 5 but I am scheduled to be on the blog tour March 14)
Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black (Feb. 12)
Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson (Feb. 12)
Also Known As by Robin Benway (Feb. 26)
Dualed by Elsie Chapman (Feb. 26)
Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman (March 12)
Poison by Bridget Zinn (March 12)
Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson (March 12)
Crossfire by Laura Bradley Rede (Jan. 14 release but I told the author I would read and review it about mid-March)
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch (March 26)
The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abé (April 9)
The Rules by Stacey Kade (April 23)
manicpixiedreamgirl by Tom Leveen (April 23)
Headed for Trouble by Suzanne Brockmann (April 30)
Sketchy by Olivia Samms (April 30)
The Caretaker by A. X. Ahmad (May 21)

I Read This Month

These are listed in the order I read them. Links go to my reviews for all that have been posted already. Otherwise, the date the review is scheduled for is listed.
  1. The Look of Love by Bella Andre
  2. From This Moment On by Bella Andre
  3. Can't Help Falling In Love by Bella Andre
  4. I Only Have Eyes for You by Bella Andre
  5. If You Were Mine by Bella Andre
  6. Let Me Be the One by Bella Andre
  7. Come a Little Bit Closer by Bella Andre
  8. Circle of Lies by Sara Dailey and Staci Weber
  9. Ever After by Kim Harrison
  10. Black Ice by Andrew Lane
  11. Luck of the Draw by Kelley Vitollo
  12. Othermoon by Nina Berry
  13. Falling for Her Fiancé by Cindi Madson (Jan. 30)
  14. The Last Station Master by S.A.M. Posey (Jan. 31)
  15. Not Quite Dating by Catherine Bybee (Jan. 31)
I Added These Books

These are listed in the order I received them. Links go to Amazon. Date received and date published are listed in parentheses.
  1. The Look of Love by Bella Andre (12/30; June 13, 2011)
  2. From This Moment On by Bella Andre (12/30; August 30, 2011)
  3. Can't Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre (12/30; Dec. 11, 2011)
  4. I Only Have Eyes for You by Bella Andre (12/30; Feb. 21, 2012)
  5. If You Were Mine by Bella Andre (12/30; May 24, 2012)
  6. Let Me Be the One by Bella Andre (12/30; Aug. 28, 2012)
  7. Come a Little Bit Closer by Bella Andre (12/30; Nov. 27, 2012)
  8. Sketchy by Olivia Samms (1/2; April 30)
  9. Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black (1/3; Feb. 12)
  10. The Spanish Revenge by Allan Topol (1/3; Sept. 1, 2012)
  11. The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe (1/7; April 9)
  12. If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch (1/7; March 26)
  13. Luck of the Draw by Kelley Vitollo (1/13; January 13)
  14. Falling for Her Fiancé by Cindi Madsen (1/13; January 13)
  15. Othermoon by Nina Berry (1/14; January 29)
  16. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (1/14; June 4)
  17. Crossfire by Laura Bradley Rede (1/14; January 14)
  18. Buried (A Bone Secrets Novel) by Kendra Elliot (1/15; March 26)
  19. Headed for Trouble by Suzanne Brockmann (1/17; April 30)
  20. Of Triton by Anna Banks (1/18; May 28)
  21. Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne (1/21; May 28)
  22. Stone Cold Revenge by Jess Macallan (1/22; Jan. 20)
  23. Lycan Unleashed by Tiffany Allee (1/22; Jan. 13)
  24. Pivot Point by Kasie West (1/24; Feb. 12)
  25. 'Til the World Ends by Julie Kagawa (1/24; Jan. 29)
  26. Released: The Shapeshifter's Library (Vol. 1) by Amber Polo (1/25; July 8, 2012)
  27. Retrieved: The Shapeshifter's Library (Vol. 2) by Amber Polo (1/25; Nov. 30, 2012)
  28. Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterson (1/25; March 12)
  29. The Caretaker by A. X.Ahmad (1/25; May 21)
I am incredibly grateful for the publishers, publicists, and authors who have asked me to read their books. I can't wait to dig into this stack.

What is your review pile like?

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