Monday, August 26, 2013

State of the Stack (August 26, 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.

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.  


My Physical Review Pile


I just have pictures again this month. To see exactly what is on the shelves, check out the link above to my spreadsheet.
Shelf 1 (Authors A - F)
Shelf 2 (Authors G -  Rainfield)
Shelf 3 (Authors Riggle - Z and books to tall for the bookcase)
My Kindle Review Pile

Since I received so many print books at ALA, my Kindle crop is very small. I have been avoiding NetGalley until I catch up.
Iris by Scott Stabile - accepted from author and published on July 31.

The Edge of Normal by Carla Norton - accepted from Minotaur and published on Sept. 10
The Impersonator by Mary Miley - accepted from Minotaur and published on Sept. 17

Will in Scarlet by Matthew Cody - NetGalley read now title to be published on October 8

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. False Memory by Dan Krokos
  2. False Sight by Dan Krokos
  3. The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle
  4. Cast in Sorrow by Michelle Sagara
  5. Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington
  6. Throne of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
  7. Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich (Aug. 31)
  8. Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst (Aug. 29)
  9. A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway (Aug. 29)
  10. Don't Look Now by Michelle Gagnon (Aug. 28)
  11. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (Aug. 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. Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst (8/9; Sept. 3)
  2. The Real Boy by Anne Ursu (8/10; Sept. 24)
  3. Fire Storm by Andy Lane (8/12; Oct. 1)
  4. A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway (8/14; Sept. 24)
  5. Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich (8/14; July 9)
  6. The Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School by Fowler DeWitt (8/16; Sept. 3)
  7. Iris by Scott Stabile (8/22; July 31)
  8. Declan's Cross by Carla Neggers (8/22; August 27)
  9. Death Never Sleeps by E. J. Simon (8/22; July 19)
  10. Teardrop by Lauren Kate (8/22; October 22)
  11. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (8/22; September 24)
Next Month's Plan

Here are the books I got from ALA that are releasing in September.



Bickle, LauraThe Outside
Messner, KateWake Up Missing
Mull, BrandonSpirit Animals Book 1: Wild Born
Voigt, CynthiaMister Max: The Book of Lost Things
Gleason, ColleenThe Clockwork Scarab
Graves, Tracey GarvisCovet
Abdul-Jabbar, KareemSasquatch in the Paint
Constable, CathrynThe Wolf Princess
Falls, KatInhuman
Flower, AmandaAndi Unexpected
Rundell, Katherine Rooftoppers

Here are the books I received for review from other sources that will be released in September.





DeWitt, FowlerThe Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School
Norton, CarlaThe Edge of Normal
Coutts, AlexandraTumble & Fall
Miley, MaryThe Impersonator
Sales, LeilaThis Song Will Save Your Life
Ursu, AnneThe Real Boy
Sanderson, BrandonSteelheart
I know I won't be able to read all of these but I will try to read most of them this month. 

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