Monday, November 25, 2013

State of the Stack (Nov. 25, 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

This is what my review bookcase looks like at the end of November.
Shelf One
Shelf Two
Shelf Three
Here are the ones from those shelves that have not yet been released:
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman (Dec. 10)
Alone by Kendra Elliot (Jan. 7)
Game Slaves by Gard Skinner (Jan. 7)
The Rule of Three by Eric Walters (Jan. 21)
The Lost Planet by Rachel Searles (Jan. 28)
Cress by Marissa Meyer (Feb. 4)
Unforgotten by Jessica Brody (Feb. 25)
Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci (Feb. 25)
The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson (March 11)
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira (April 1)
Dangerous by Shannon Hale (April 1)
Sekret by Lindsay Smith (April 1)


My Kindle Review Pile

Here are the review books on my Kindle in order of release date:
Mind Trace by Holly McCaghren (Nov. 16, 2012)
Fireblood by Keshia Swaim (Nov. 26)
A Study in Ashes by Emma Jane Holloway (Dec. 31)
Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder (Dec. 31)
Alienated by Melissa Landers (Feb. 4)
Runner by Patrick Lee (Feb. 18)
Nil by Lynne Matson (March 4)
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski (March 4)

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. Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger
  2. Twinmaker by Sean Williams
  3. Extracted by Sherry D. Ficklin
  4. Uncrashable Dakota by Andy Marino
  5. Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye
  6. Pawn by Aimee Carter
  7. Wild Justice by Kelley Armstrong
  8. Nick and Tesla's High Voltage Danger Lab by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith (Dec. 5)
  9. Crash Into You by Katie McGarry
  10. Christmas on 4th Street by Susan Mallery
  11. Darkbeast Rebellion by Morgan Keyes (Nov. 28)
  12. Kissed by a Dark Prince by Felicity Heaton (Dec. 5)
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. Fireblood by Trisha Wolfe
  2. Runner by Patrick Lee
  3. A Study in Ashes by Emma Jane Holloway
  4. Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye
  5. Christmas on 4th Street by Susan Mallery
  6. Nil by Lynne Matson 
  7. Nick and Tesla's High Voltage Danger Lab by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith
  8. Mind Trace by Holly McCaghren
  9. The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Next Month's Plan

December is a light month for me with only four books on my stack being released. I hope to be able to read some of the books that have been waiting on my review stack for a while. These are the ones I plan to get to in December.
Iris by Scott Stabile (July 31, 2013)
Blood Bound by Keshia Swaim (Oct. 8, 2013)
Mind Trace by Holly McCaghren (Nov. 16, 2012)
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman (Dec. 10)
Fireblood by Trisha Wolfe (Dec. 17)
A Study in Ashes by Emma Jane Holloway (Dec. 31)
Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder (Dec. 31)
Alone by Kendra Elliot (Jan. 7, 2014)
Game Slaves by Gard Skinner (Jan. 7, 2014)

What do you have planned for December? What is the state of your review stack?

1 comment:

  1. I have two shelves. I wonder how we do get all the books read.

    ENJOY your week.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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