Wednesday, March 1, 2017

State of the Stack (March 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

March
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (March 7)

April
Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima (April 4)
Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott (April 4)
Journey Across the Hidden Islands by Sarah Beth Durst (April 4)
The Inconceivable Life of Quinn by Marianna Baer (April 4)
Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey (April 11)
Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer (April 11)
Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen (April 11)
Alice & the Assassin by R. J. Koreto (April 11)
Kale to the Queen by Nell Hampton (April 11)
Missing by Kelley Armstrong (April 18)
Finding Gideon by Eric Jerome Dickey (April 18)
Echo of Danger by Marta Perry (April 25)
The Unbreakable Code by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman (April 25)

May
The Traitor's Kiss by Erin Beaty (May 9)
Death in the Abstract by Emily Barnes (May 16)
The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari (May 16)
The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich (May 16)
 
June
The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson (June 6)
What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard (June 6)
The Falling Kingdom by Elizabeth May (June 13)
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (June 20)
 
July 
The Reluctant Queen by Sarah Beth Durst (July 4)
Some Kind of Hero by Suzanne Brockmann (July 11)
Amid Stars and Darkness by Chani Lynn Feener (July 18)
The Emperor of Mars by Patrick Samphire (July 18)

August
The Countdown Conspiracy by Katie Slivensky (August 1)
Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock (August 1)
In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody (August 29)
  
December
Ensnared by Rita Stradling (Dec. 18)
 
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. Signature Wounds by Kirk Russell (February 25)
  2. The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato (March 16)
  3. Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded by Sage Blackwood (March 18)
  4. The Cutaway by Christina Kovac (March 18)
  5. Shadow Run by AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller (March 23)
  6. Break Me by Tiffany Snow (March 23)
  7. 100 Hours by Rachel Vincent (March 25) 
  8. Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray (March 29) 
  9. Gauntlet by Holly Jennings (March 30)
Read Previously, Reviews Posted This Month
  1. The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom
  2. A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong
  3. Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan
  4. Beauty and the Wiener by Casey Griffin
  5. The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
  6. A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen Emerson White
  7. Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas
  8. The Wish Granter by C. J. Redwine
  9. I See You by Clare Mackintosh
  10. The Dragon's Price by Bethany Wiggins
  11. Freedom's Slave by Heather Demetrios
I Added These Books

These are listed in the order I received them. Links go to Amazon. Date published is listed in parentheses.
  1. Signature Wounds by Kirk Russell (March 1)
  2. The Gathering Edge by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (May 2)
  3. Some Kind of Hero by Suzanne Brockmann (July 11)
  4. The Unbreakable Code by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman (April 25)
  5. The Traitor's Kiss by Erin Beatty (May 9)
  6. The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich (May 16)
  7. What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard (June 6)
  8. Amid Stars and Darkness by Chani Lynn Feener (July 18)
  9. Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock (August 1)
  10. In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody (August 29)
  11. The Emperor of Mars by Patrick Samphire (July 18)
  12. Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray (April 4)
  13. Ensnared by Rita Stradling (Dec. 18)
  14. The Inconceivable Life of Quinn by Marianna Baer (April 4)
  15. Finding Gideon by Eric Jerome Dickey (April 18)
Next Month's Plan

I am keeping up with my review commitments. However, with retirement and moving happening this summer, I am trying to cut back on the books I accept for review. April is the last big month I'm planning on before Fall. 

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