Sunday, May 3, 2020

State of the Stack #95 (May 3, 2020)

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. Link with Avalinah's Books (description below) to check out other people's progress.

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.

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. A Stroke of Malice by Anna Lee Huber (April 4)
  2. The Secrets of Bones by Kylie Logan (April 29)
  3. Close Up by Amanda Quick (April 30)
  4. Mousse and Murder by Elizabeth Logan (May 2)
  5. A Study in Murder by Callie Hutton (May 5)
  6. To Kill a Mocking Girl by Harper Kincaid (May 6)
Read Previously, Reviews Posted This Month
  1. The Body in the Garden by Katharine Schellman (March 31)
  2. A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones (April 1)
  3. Hid from Our Eyes by Julia Spencer-Fleming (April 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. Riviera Gold by Laurie R. King (June 9)
  2. Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne (August 25)
  3. Hometown Hero by Liza Kendall (July 7)
  4. The Deadly Hours by Susanna Kearsley, C. S. Harris, Anna Lee Huber, & Christine Trent (Sept. 1)
  5. An Accidental Corpse by Helen A. Harrison (August 4)
  6. Murder in the East End by Jennifer Ashley (August 4)
  7. Lady Rights a Wrong by Eliza Casey (June 2)
  8. Mousse and Murder by Elizabeth Logan (May 5)
  9. Saddled with Murder by Eileen Brady (Oct. 6)
  10. Second Chance Angel by Griffin Barber & Kacey Ezell (Sept. 8)
  11. Mr. Malcolm's List by Suzanne Allain (July 28)
  12. Paris is Always a Good Idea by Jenn McKinlay (July 21)
  13. Hanging Falls by Margaret Mizushima (Sept. 8)
  14. The Silence by Kendra Elliot (August 25)
  15. Spy, Spy Again by Mercedes Lackey (June 9)
My Review Pile

As Time Permits





Next Month's Plan


I am also linking up with the State of the ARC meme. Here is the explanation and rules.

State of the ARC is a monthly meme at Avalinah’s Books meant to motivate you to finish up all your long overdue ARCs (Advanced or Early Reader Copies). You can track your reading progress and link up with your own post. Most commonly it comes out on the 30th of every month.

Rules of State of the ARC:

  • Mention that you’re linking up with State of the ARC @ AvalinahsBooks, which is a fun way to share our ARC progress, challenges, wins, woes and mishaps.
  • Include the link to this post, or the current State of the ARC post. You can use my State of the ARC image too.
  • Don’t forget to visit all the other people in the link-up and comment.
  • And most importantly – have fun!


  1. Yikes, I see a lot of books that are going on my TBR list!!

  2. You have some great reading coming up. I love the look of Riviera Gold. Enjoy!


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