Wednesday, February 1, 2017

State of the Stack (Feb. 1, 2017)

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 I list them in publication order and sort them by month. I can quickly see how many books I have for each date. Ideally, this keeps me from over-committing to review books. Check my spreadsheet to find out where I got each book.

I also do this post because sometimes (frequently) review books sit on my stack for a while before I read and review them. I try to read and review books within two weeks of publication date. Sometimes I can't, though, if too many books are releasing on the same date or if the book arrives too near its publication date and my calendar is already full.

I am very grateful to the authors and publishers who support my reading habit.

My Review Pile

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (March 7)
Break Me by Tiffany Snow (March 14)
 The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato (March 21)
 A Twist of the Knife by Becky Masterman (March 21)
The Cutaway by Christina Kovac (March 21)
 Shadow Run by Adrianne Strickland & Michael Miller (March 21)
100 Hours by Rachel Vincent (March 28)

Gauntlet by Holly Jennings (April 4)
Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott (April 4)
Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima (April 4)
Alice & The Assassin by R. J. Koreto (April 11)
Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey (April 11)
Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen
Kale to the Queen by Nell Hampton (April 11)
Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer (April 11)
Missing by Kelley Armstrong (April 18)
Echo of Danger by Marta Perry (April 25)

Death in the Abstract by Emily Barnes (May 16)
The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestoni (May 16)

The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson (June 6)
The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May (June 13)
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (June 27)

July & August
The Reluctant Queen by Sarah Beth Durst (July 4)
The Countdown Conspiracy by Katie Slivensky (August 1)

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. Beauty and the Wiener by Casey Griffin (Feb. 4)
  2. A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen Emerson White (Feb. 11) 
  3. I See You by Clare Mackintosh (Feb. 16) 
  4. The Wish Granter by C. J. Redwine (Feb. 18)
  5. The Dragon's Price by Bethany Wiggins (Feb. 23) 
  6. Freedom's Slave by Heather Demetrios (Feb. 25)
  7. Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop (March 2) 
  8. Freya by Matthew Laurence (March 9) 
  9. Purr M for Murder by T. C. LoTempio (March 11)
Read Previously, Reviews Posted This Month
  1. You Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando
  2. The Ripper's Shadow by Laura Joh Rowland
  3. A List of Cages by Robin Roe
  4. Dead and Breakfast by Kate Kingsbury
  5. Beheld by Alex Flinn
  6. A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn
  7. A Merciful Death by Kendra Elliot
  8. The Cold Eye by Laura Anne Gilman
  9. Southern Gothic by Dale Wiley
  10. By Your Side by Kasie West
  11. Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder
  12. Killing Jane by Stacy Green
  13. The Black Wolves of Boston by Wen Spencer
I Added These Books

These are listed in the order I received them. Links go to Amazon. Date published is listed in parentheses.
  1. Death in the Abstract by Emily Barnes (May 16)
  2. The Reluctant Queen by Sarah Beth Durst (July 4)
  3. Break Me by Tiffany Snow (March 14)
  4. Echo of Danger by Marta Perry (April 25)
  5. The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari (May 16)
Next Month's Plan

I am keeping up with my review books and have a lot of books packed into the next couple of months. 

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