I’ve always had a bad habit of requesting a bunch of ARCs that I’m super excited for, receiving them, then not reading them straight away because the release date isn’t for another 3-6 (or more) months. But then, by the time it makes sense to read the book (1-2 months before release), I’m suddenly not in the mood anymore. Or, by that point there are already a bunch of 3 star (or lower) reviews and that puts me off the book.
Well, I’ve figured out a new plan!
Read books as soon as I get them!
I exercised this plan the first week of August and it resulted in me reading four 2015 ARCs all one right after the other. It was FABULOUS! First, there were almost no reviews/ratings yet for those books so I felt like I was going into them 100% untainted. I had no expectations beyond the synopsis. But, more importantly, I read the books as soon as I was excited about them. I think maybe waiting a few weeks/months after getting the book dulls my excitement a bit. But if I read them straight away then I can devour them when I’m most excited!