Friday, September 1, 2017

State of the Stack (September 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 or near the first of the 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

September
Osiris by Eric C. Anderson (Sept. 12)
Her Last Goodbye by Melinda Leigh (Sept. 26)
 
October
 Satellite by Nick Lake (Oct. 3)
Ally by Anna Banks (Oct. 3)
Devils & Thieves by Jennifer Rush (Oct. 3)
 The Wicked Billionaire by Jackie Ashenden (Oct. 3)
The Breathless by Tara Goedjen (Oct. 10)
Berserker by Emmy Laybourne (Oct. 10)
 Death Overdue by Allison Brook (Oct. 10)
A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron (Oct. 10)
The Innocence Treatment by Ari Goelman (Oct. 17)
Mind Game by Iris Johansen (Oct. 24)
The Wicker King by K. Ancrum (Oct. 31)

November
 Unholy City by Carrie Smith (Nov. 7)
Much Ado About Murder by Elizabeth J. Duncan (Nov. 7)
City of Lies by Victoria Thompson (Nov. 7)
Death at the Emerald by R. J. Koreto (Nov. 7)
A Spoonful of Magic by Irene Radford (Nov. 7)
Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda (Nov. 14)

December
 Rugged Texas Cowboy by Lora Leigh (Dec. 5)
Bury the Past by James L'Etoile (Dec. 12)
A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert (Dec. 12)
A Case of Syrah, Syrah by Nancy J. Parra (Dec. 12)

January 
Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley (Jan. 2)
Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner (Jan. 9)
A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn (Jan. 16)

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. The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match by Elizabeth Eulberg (Sept. 4)
  2. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F. C. Lee (August 8)
  3. Nyxia by Scott Reintgen (Sept. 6)
  4. Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany (Sept. 7) 
  5. All the Secret Places by Anna Carlisle (Sept. 9) 
  6. The Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner (Sept. 11)
  7. Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones (Sept. 13) 
  8. The Last Move by Mary Burton (Sept. 13) 
  9. Archangel's Viper by Nalini Singh (Sept. 21) 
  10. A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess (Sept. 15) 
  11. Stolen Secrets by L. B. Schulman (Sept. 18) 
  12. Find Me by Tiffany Snow (Sept. 20)
Read Previously, Reviews Posted This Month
  1. In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody (August 2) 
  2. Hunting Hour by Margaret Mizushima (August 3) 
  3. Dead Man's Bridge by Robert J. Mrazek (August 5) 
  4. Among the Dead by J. R. Backlund (August 10)
  5. Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis (August 24)
  6. Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller (August 25) 
  7. A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas (August 26)
  8. The Bronze Skies by Catherine Asaro (August 30)
  9. On the Chase by Katie Ruggle (August 31)
  10. Her Dark Half by Paige Tyler (Sept. 2)
I Added These Books

These are listed in the order I received them. Links go to Amazon. Date published is listed in parentheses.
  1. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F. C. Lee (August 8)
  2. Her Last Goodbye by Melinda Leigh (Sept. 26)
  3. Find Me by Tiffany Snow (Sept. 19)
  4. The Last Move by Mary Burton (Sept. 19)
  5. Osiris by Eric C. Anderson (Sept. 12)
  6. Rugged Texas Cowboy by Lora Leigh (Dec. 5)
  7. Bury the Past by James L'Etoile (Dec. 12) 
  8. A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert (Dec. 12)
  9. A Case of Syrah, Syrah by Nancy J. Parra (Dec. 12)
  10. Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda (Nov. 14)
Next Month's Plan

I am keeping about 3 - 4 weeks ahead reading, reviewing, and scheduling my review posts. I try to read my review books first each month and then fit books from my TBR mountain in the remaining spaces. Some months (like October) don't have a lot of open spaces even though I do between 4 and 6 reviews a week. 

1 comment:

  1. I sort mine quite similarly in a google sheet as well! Great minds :) haha.

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