June 2021 ARC Check In

It’s that time of the month again..

Things got brutal this month!

I decided to finally take the plunge and remove a bunch of old backlist titles that I’m never going to get to as well as DNF a couple of titles I started and am realistically never going to continue.

There’s still a couple of more I’m on the fence about so I might make more cuts in July!

On top of that, I read a ton of ARCs as well! In fact 7 of the 10 books I’ve read so far in June have been ARCs. And I just started another.

Unfortunately.. I got a couple super late approvals that threw everything off. And some of my late 2021/early 2022 requests are coming in. Definitely need to chill with the request button for a bit 😅

⏰ – Late
📖 – Physical Copy
✏️ – Reviewed
✨ – New


May: 47
April Feedback Ratio: 59%

June: 45
Current Feedback Ratio: 59%


✏️ 1. In the Ravenous Dark by A.M. Strickland ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
✏️2. May the Best Man Win by ZR Ellor ⭐⭐⭐⭐
✏️📖3. The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin ⭐⭐⭐⭐
✏️⏰📖4. Hang the Moon by Alexandria Bellefleur ⭐⭐⭐⭐
✏️⏰📖5. The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid ⭐⭐⭐.5
✏️📖6. The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
📖7. The Queer Principles of Kit Webb by Cat Sebastian ⭐⭐⭐.5
⏰8. We Were Restless Things by Cole Nagamatsu – Will Not Give Feedback
⏰9. The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda – Will Not Give Feedback
⏰10. When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey – Will Not Give Feedback
⏰📖11. Crazy Stupid Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams – Will Not Give Feedback
⏰12. A Curse of Ash & Embers by Jo Spurrier – Will Not Give Feedback

Still on TBR:

⏰1. Strange Exit by Parker Peevyhouse
⏰📖2. Little Secrets  by Jennifer Hillier
⏰3. What Lies Between Us by John Marrs
⏰4. The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows by Olivia Waite
⏰📖5. The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
⏰6. When the Earl Met His Match by Stacy Reid
⏰📖7. Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
⏰📖8.Broken Wish by Julie C. Dao
⏰📖9. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
⏰📖10. Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danford
⏰📖11. A Universe of Wishes by Dhonielle Clayton
⏰📖12. The Burning Girls by CJ Tudor
⏰📖13. One’s We’re Meant to Find by Joan He
⏰14. The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
⏰📖15. Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall
⏰📖16. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
✨⏰📖17. Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
✨⏰📖18. For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten
⏰📖19. The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
20. The Devil and the Heiress by Harper St. George
21. What We Devour by Linsey Miller
22. Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
✨23. It Ends in Fire by Andrew Shvarts
24. It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey
25. These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan
26. Isn’t It Bromantic by Lyssa Kay Adams
27. Small Favors by Erin A. Craig
28. The Devil in Disguise by Lisa Kleypas
29. Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury
30. All’s Well by Mona Away
31. Wild Ones by Nafiza Azad
32. A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee
✨33. The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould
34. Mark of the Wicked by Erica Waters
✨35. Bombshell by Sarah MacLean
36. The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith
37. The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochran
✨38. The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
39. The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer
✨40. For All Time by Shanna Miles
✨41. Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis
42. The Donut Trap by Julie Tieu
43. Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood
✨44. Never Fall for Your Fiance by Virginia Heath
45. A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernashaw


April: 38
April Ratio: 55%

May: 29
Current Feedback Ratio: 66%


✏️📖1. Neon Gods by Katee Robert ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
✏️📖 2. One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✏️3. The Maidens by Alex Michaelides ⭐
✏️📖4. The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✏️5. Darling by K. Ancrum ⭐⭐.5
6. This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron – Currently Reading
⏰7. The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters – Will Not Review
⏰8. Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher – Will Not Review
⏰9. Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz – Will Not Review
⏰📖10. Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson – Will Not Review
⏰11. Not That Kind of Guy by Andie J. Christopher – Will Not Review
⏰12. The Dilemma by B.A. Paris – DNF/Will Not Review
⏰13. He Started It by Samantha Downing – DNF/Will Not Review
⏰14. The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda
⏰📖15. Love is a Rogue by Lenora Bell – DNF

Still on TBR:

⏰1. Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland
⏰2. Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales
⏰3. The Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie
⏰📖4. Little Secrets  by Jennifer Hillier
⏰📖5. The Shadows by Alex North
⏰6. The End of Her by Shari Lepena
⏰📖7. A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha
⏰8. Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor
⏰📖9. The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey
⏰📖10. That Way Madness Lies by Dahlia Adler
⏰📖11. Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smartr
⏰📖12. The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo
⏰📖13. Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
14. Mercury Boys by Chandra Prasad
15. The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley
✨16. The Family Plot by Megan Collins
17. The Last Legacy by Tricia Levenseller
18. To Break a Covenant by Alison Ames
19. The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould
20. Not Your Average Hot Guy by Gwenda Bond
21. I Am Margaret Moore by Hannah Capin
22. Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone
✨23. Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson
24. The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Sterling
25. Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe
✨26. Gilded by Marissa Meyer
✨27. The Grimrose Girls by Laura Pohl
✨28. Edgewood by Kristen Ciccarelli
✨29. A Far Wilder Magic by Alison Saft

I’m feeling a lot better now that some of those old titles aren’t clogging up my list. And I definitely think I’m going to purge some more next month.

I’m also really happy with how much I read this month. I just need to stop bringing in as many as I’m completing 😅 Maybe one day I’ll learn…

6 thoughts on “June 2021 ARC Check In

  1. I have For the Wolf, The Jasmine Throne, Small Favors, Once and Future Witches, Witches Steeped in Gold, Lakesedge, Gilded, The Grimrose Girls, Vespertine, The Last Legacy, and What We Devour all on my TBR. If you’d like to buddy read any of them we could! I always feel more motivated when reading with someone else.

    Also I really loved These Hollow Vows and Bone Criers Moon. Oh and Witch Haven! That book was a real fun quick read that I read in like two days.

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