Monday, December 31, 2012

State of the Stack (Dec. 31, 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.  

My Physical Review Pile

Adult Books:
  • Gold by Chris Cleave (This is looking more and more like I will never read it. It will be the second Amazon Vine pick I never got around to reading.)
  • Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus - Jan. 15 and on the currently reading list.
  • Ever After by Kim Harrison - Jan. 22 and on the currently reading list but I want to read A Perfect Blood first so that I am caught up on the series.

Young Adult Books:
  • Black Ice by Andrew Lane - Jan. 22 and latest in this Sherlock Holmes series.
  • The Last Station Master by S.A. M. Posey - Feb. 1 release from the author
  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer - Feb. 5 release that I really want to read now.
  • Finn Finnegan by Darby Karchut - March 12 release and first middle grade book by a favorite author
  • Unremembered by Jessica Brody - March 5 and a book from Macmillan
  • Fox Forever by Mary E. Pearson - March 19 release but I need to read The Fox Inheritance first to be caught up.
  • Soldier Dog by Sam Angus - April 16 and a book from Macmillan
  • Furious by Jill Wolfson - April 16 and from Macmillan
  • One + One = Blue by M. J. Auch - April 30 and also from Macmillan

Not Pictured because they haven't gotten to my mailbox yet but they should be waiting when I get back to school later this week:
  • The Buckhorn Legacy by Lori Foster - Oct. 23 release from Amazon Vine
  • Not Quite Dating by Catherine Bybee - Nov. 13 from Amazon Vine
  • Shattered Souls by Delilah Devlin - Jan. 29 from Amazon Vine
  • Mind Games by Kiersten White - Feb. 19 from Amazon Vine and one that I was really eager to get a copy of

My Kindle Review Pile

Hysteria by Megan Miranda - Feb. 5 release but I am on a blog tour for this one March 14 when I will have a review and a giveaway.
Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson - Feb. 12 release and sequel to Hattie Big Sky which I still recommend to anyone looking for historical fiction
Also Known As by Robin Benway - Feb. 26 release
Dualed by Elsie Chapman - Feb. 26 and 2013 YA Debut Author
Poison by Bridget Zinn - March 12 and another 2013 YA Debut Author
Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson - March 12 and I think this is another 2013 YA Debut Author
The Rules by Stacey Kade - April 23 and science fiction
manicpixiedreamgirl by Tom Leveen - April 23 contemporary
Circle of Lies by Sara Dailey and Staci Weber - Dec. 20, 2012 release and sequel to Pack of Lies

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.
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.
So, time for the year summary. In 2012, I read 174 review books. I received 185 books for review. Forty-nine of the review books were courtesy of the Amazon Vine Program. Another 41 came from NetGalley.

1 comment:

  1. You have an awesome review pile. I was lucky enough to borrow a copy of SCARLET and I highly recommend reading that one ASAP. Also really jealous that you have MIND GAMES and UNREMEMBERED and FINN FINNEGAN. Curious to see what you think!


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