Monday, October 28, 2013

State of the Stack (Oct. 28, 2013)

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. I created a second sheet for the books I got at ALA and am slowing getting those read and reviewed.

My Physical Review Pile

I am back to using three shelves for my physical copies of review books this month. 
Shelf 1
Shelf 2
Shelf 3
My Kindle Review Pile

These are the books waiting on my Kindle.
Iris by Scott Stabile (July 31)
Pawn by Aimee Carter (Nov. 26)
Crash Into You by Katie McGarry (Nov. 26)
Fireblood by Trisha Wolfe (Dec. 17)
Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder (Dec. 31)
Alienated by Melissa Landers (Feb. 4)

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 Russian Endgame by Allan Topol
  2. Slayers: Friends and Traitors by C. J. Hill
  3. The Stranger You Know by Andrea Kane
  4. The Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr
  5. A Study in Darkness by Emma Jane Holloway
  6. Horde by Ann Aguirre
  7. The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins
  8. The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa (Oct. 31)
  9. Fortune's Pawn by Rachel Bach(Oct, 31)
  10. Foreplay: The Ivy Chronicles by Sophie Jordan
  11. The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Nov. 2)
  12. The Widow File by S. G. Redling (Dec. 26)
  13. Altered by Gennifer Albin 
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.
  1. Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci (10/1; Feb. 25, 2014)
  2. Unforgotten by Jessica Brody (10/3; Feb. 25, 2014)
  3. Cress by Marissa Meyer (10/4; Feb. 4, 2014)
  4. Pawn by Aimee Carter (10/5; Nov. 26)
  5. Sekret by Lindsay Smith (10/14; April 1, 2014)
  6. Alone by Kendra Elliot (10/14; January 7, 2014)
  7. Wild Justice by Kelley Armstrong (10/14; Nov. 26)
  8. Darkbeast Rebellion by Morgan Keyes (10/16; Sept. 24)
  9. Blood Bound by Keshia Swaim (10/16; Oct. 8)
  10. The Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson (10/22; Sept. 10)
  11. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira (10/22; April 1, 2014)
  12. Plus One by Elizabeth Fama (10/22; April 8, 2014)
  13. The Rule of Three by Eric Walters (10/22; January 21, 2014)
Next Month's Plan

Here is what is on the stack to be read in November.
Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger (Nov. 5)
The Whole Golden World by Kristina Riggle (Nov. 5)
Twinmaker by Sean Williams (Nov. 5)
Extracted by Sherry Ficklin (Nov. 12)
Uncrashable Dakota by Andy Marino (Nov. 12)
Wild Justice by Kelley Armstrong (Nov. 26)
Pawn by Aimee Carter (Nov. 26)
Crash Into You by Katie McGarry (Nov. 26)

This was a break even month. I read as many review books as I added to the stack. I am hoping to read more than I add next month and in December. Some of the books on my stack have been out in the world for quite a while already.

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