Sunday, August 30, 2020

State of the Stack #99 (August 30, 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.

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. Death at High Tide by Hannah Dennison (August 12)
  2. The Silence by Kendra Elliot (August 18)
  3. Shadows of the Dead by Spencer Kope (August 19)
  4. Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne (August 22)
  5. The Deadly Hours by Susanna Kearsley, Anna Lee Huber, Christine Trent and C. S. Harris (August 25)
  6. Sing Like No One's Listening by Vanessa Jones (August 26)
  7. Murder at Hotel 1911 by Audrey Keown (August 29)
  8. Hanging Falls by Margaret Mizushima (September 1)
  9. Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen Byron (September 2)
Read Previously, Reviews Posted This Month
  1. Cold to the Bone by Emery Hayes (August 5)
  2. Little Falls by Elizabeth Lewes (August 6)
  3. A Desperate Place by Jennifer Greer (August 8)
I Added These Books

These are listed in the order I received them. 
  1. Absence of Mercy by S. M Goodwin (Nov. 10)
  2. Portrait of Peril by Laura Joh Rowland (Jan. 12)
  3. A Curious Incident by Vicki Delany (Jan. 12)
  4. The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill (Nov. 17)
  5. Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder by T.A. Willberg (Dec. 29)
  6. Archangel's Sun by Nalini Singh (Nov. 24)
  7. The Emperor's Wolves by Michelle Sagara (Oct. 13)
  8. Grave War by Kalayna Price (Nov. 24)
My Review Pile


1 comment:

  1. This is a great idea. I normally just save posts as a draft but I came unstuck with that this month when a release date was changed from the end of the month to the beginning of the month!


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