Monday, June 25, 2012

State of the Stack (June 25, 2012)

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. (Next October looks scary!)

My Physical Review Pile
Summer Reading - July-September review books
October and November review books
My Kindle Review Pile 

Here are the review books that were on my Kindle before June 1. New titles are listed in the "I Added These Books" section.
Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear (August 8)
The City's Son by Tom Pollock (September 8)
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan (Adobe Digital Editions, September 11)
The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost (September 25)
Hanging by a Thread by Sophie Littlefield (September 11)
The Assault by Brian Falkner (September 25)
The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab (October 9)
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (August 7)
Redemption by Veronique Launier (September 8)
Skylark by Meagan Spooner (October 1)
Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller (blog tour on August 8)
The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter (July 31)

I Read This Month

I read a total of 21 review books this month. Links go to my reviews if they have already been published. All the unlinked titles have scheduled reviews on one or the other of my blogs. I am about three weeks ahead right now which is a very good feeling.
  • Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
  • A Long Way from You by Gwendolyn Heasley
  • Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
  • Consent to Love by Abby Wood (Adult)
  • Pie by Sarah Weeks
  • The Boy on Cinnamon Street by Phoebe Stone
  • Icon by J. Carson Black (Adult)
  • Love Is Murder by Sandra Brown (Adult) - Reviewed on Amazon, GoodReads and LibraryThing but not on my blog
  • The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Whatever After: Fairest of All by Sarah Mylnowski
  • Can't Buy Me Love by Molly O'Keefe (Adult)
  • Secret Letters by Leah Scheier
  • The Hunter and the Hunted by Kelley Armstrong (Adult)
  • Darkness All Around by Doug Magee (Adult)
  • Spider's Lullaby by James R. Tuck (Adult)
  • Dark Companion by Marta Acosta
  • Dead of Night by Lynn Viehl
  • Ransom River by Meg Gardiner (Adult)
  • Deadly Pink by Vivian Vande Velde
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartmann
  • Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (Adult)
I Added These Books

For publication dates of the books I received this month, please check my review books spreadsheet. You can find out about each title at your favorite book purveyor or at GoodReads. There are too many to link up individually this month.

On June 1, I got:
  • Darkness All Around by Doug Magee (Print; Blog Tour)
  • Dark Companion by Marta Acosta (Print; Amazon Vine
  • The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson (Print; Amazon Vine)
  • Dragon Justice by Laura Anne Gilman (NetGalley)
On June 4, I got:
  • Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (NetGalley)
On June 10, I got:
  • The Hunter and the Hunted by Kelley Armstrong (ebook)
On June 11, I got:
  • Crewel by Gennifer Albin (Print; Publisher)
  • Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (NetGalley)
On June 12, I got:
  • Thursday at Noon by William F. Brown (ebook, Author)
  • Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel (NetGalley)
  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (NetGalley)
  • Blood and Silver by James R. Tuck (ebook; Author)
  • Spider's Lullaby by James R. Tuck (ebook; Author)
On June 13, I got:
  • The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton (NetGalley)
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (NetGalley)
  • Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant (Print; Publisher)
  • Ransom River by Meg Gardiner (Print; Publisher)
On June 16, I got:
  • Dark Star by Bethany Frenette (NetGalley)
  • Beta by Rachel Cohn (NetGalley)
  • manicpixiedreamgirl by Tom Levette (NetGalley)
  • Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson (NetGalley)
  • The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clark (NetGalley)
On June 18, I got:
  • League of Strays by L. B. Schulman (NetGalley)
  • The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkowski (NetGalley)
  • Foxfire by Karen Kincy (NetGalley)
On June 21, I got this package from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group:
  • Miss Fortune Cookie by Lauren Bjorkman
  • Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things by Kathryn Burak
  • Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier
  • Safekeeping by Karen Hesse
  • My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt
  • Chasing the Skip by Janci Patterson
  • Dead Girl Moon by Charlie Price
On June 22, I got:
  • Outpost by Ann Aguirre (Macmillan)
  • The Line Between Here and Gone by Andrea Kane (Harlequin MIRA for blog tour)
I am not currently reading anything from by review stack. I am filling in some gaps by reading from my TBR mountain. The next review books on the pile are:

  • Before You Go by James Preller (July 17)
  • Spark by Amy Kathleen Ryan (July 17)
  • Dragon Justice by Laura Anne Gilman (Adult; July 24)
  • The Line Between Here and Gone by Andrea Kane (Adult; July 24)
How are you doing with your reading stack?

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