Monday, February 24, 2014

State of the Stack (Feb. 24, 2014)

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 Review Pile

Here they all are in order of their release dates.

March
Retribution by Anderson Harp - February release by March for the Blog Tour
Dangerous by Shannon Hale (March 4)
Beneath the Patchwork Moon by Alison Kent (March 4)
Elusion by Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam (March 18)
Dash of Peril by Lori Foster (March 25)
The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson (March 25)
The Revenant of Thraxton Hall by Vaughn Entwistle (March 25)

April
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira (April 1)
Sekret by Lindsey Smith (April 1)
Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong (April 8)
Plus One by Elizabeth Fama (April 8)
House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple (April 15)
Project Paper Doll: The Hunt by Stacey Kade (April 22)
The Islands of Chaldea by Diana Wynne Jones (April 22)
The Taking by Kimberly Derting (April 29)

May
Monument 14: Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne (May 6)
Royally Lost by Angie Stanton (May 6)
Caged Warrior by Alan Lawrence Sitomer (May 13)
Mila 2.0: Renegade by Debra Driza (May 13)
We Were Liars by e. lockhart (May 13)
Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel (May 13)
Orion Poe and the Lost Explorer by William Fourth (May 19)
I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acompora (May 20)
Blur by Steven James (May 27)

June
Vivian Divine Is Dead by Lauren Sabel (June 3)
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu (June 3)
Hexed by Michelle Krys (June 10)
The Things by Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor (June 24)

July
The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson (July 1)
On the Fence by Kasie West (July 1)
Wild by Alex Mallory
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

September
Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper (Sept. 23)

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. Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci
  2. Shame on You by Tara Sivec
  3. Avalon by Mindee Arnett
  4. Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage by Bob Pflugfelder
  5. To Make a Match by Liana LeFey
  6. Moth and Spark by Anne Leonard
  7. Burn Bright by Bethany Frenette
  8. A Taste Fur Murder by Dixie Lyle
  9. Unforgotten by Jessica Brody
  10. Waking Up Pregnant by Mira Lyn Kelly (Feb. 27)
  11. The Blood Guard by Carter Roy (Feb. 27)
  12. Thrown for a Curve by Sugar Jamison (March 1)
  13. Night Broken by Patricia Briggs (March 5)
  14. Eyes Closed Tight by Peter Leonard (March 6)
  15. The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski (March 6)
  16. Gideon's Spear by Darby Karchut (March 8)
  17. Breaking Ties by Jo Grafford (March 8)
Other Review Books Reviews Posted in February
  1. Runner by Patrick Lee
  2. Something Real by Heather Demetrios
  3. Avalon by Mindee Arnett
  4. Perfect Lies by Kiersten White
  5. Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith
  6. Grandmaster by David Klass
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. Blur by Steven James (May 27)
  2. Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage by Bob Pflugfelder (Feb. 4)
  3. Avalon by Mindee Arnett (Jan. 21)
  4. Moth and Spark by Anne Leonard (Feb. 20)
  5. Night Broken by Patricia Briggs (March 11)
  6. Thrown for a Curve by Sugar Jamison (Feb. 25)
  7. To Make a Match by Liana LeFey (Aug. 13, 2013)
  8. I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora (May 20)
  9. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (May 13)
  10. Dash of Peril by Lori Foster (March 25)
  11. Monument 14: Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne (May 6)
  12. Orion Poe and the Lost Explorer by William Fourth (May 19)
  13. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (July 15)
  14. Wild by Alex Mallory (July 8)
  15. The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson (July 1)
  16. On the Fence by Kasie West (July 1)
  17. Vivian Divine is Dead by Lauren Sabel (June 3)
  18. The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor (June 24)
  19. Mila 2.0: Renegade by Debra Driza (May 13)
  20. Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper (Sept. 23)
  21. Retribution by Anderson Harp (Feb. 25)
  22. Gideon's Spear by Darby Karchut (Feb. 4)
  23. Red Devil 4 by Eric C. Leuthardt (Feb. 4)
  24. Hexed by Michelle Krys (June 10)
  25. Caged Warrior by Alan Sitomer (May 13)
Next Month's Plan

I have a full calendar for book reviews in March on Inside of a Dog. Right now I still have a couple of openings on my March calendar on this blog. However, I am waiting for my latest Amazon Vine picks to arrive which will surely finish up those spaces. I am managing to stay about two weeks ahead on my reading and reviewing despite the need to fit in extra review books because I have no self-control.

This past month added more to the stack than I managed to remove from the stack. However, the new books are spread out as far as September. 

What is the state of your stack?


1 comment:

  1. Good luck reading down the pile! You have a lot of books to read! :)

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