The NetGalley Book Tag

Thanks so much for tagging me Alexandra! This was such a fun tag!

I joined NetGalley in 2017 but since I knew nothing about it and was pretty sure I wouldn’t get any books approved, so I basically abandoned my account and forgot it ever existed until June of this year.

I’ve been approved for exactly the same amount of books I’ve been denied (that’s odd) and since I just got accepted for a book my feedback ratio dropped a bit (I was at 87%), but I’m motivated to keeping it high! At the moment I’m waiting on three requests and I have two arcs to read, both cute contemporary romances.

To me, NetGalley is a fun, free source of books that I might enjoy but in all honesty very few of the new releases I really want to read are ever there. It’s more than a little annoying. Though the sequel to Spin the Dawn – Unravel the Dusk is available to wish for, so I’m going to keep an eye on that! (Don’t get me wrong though I’m really happy that I get to read any book for free even if later turns out I didn’t like it…)


1 – Link back to the tag’s creator: Kourtni at Kourtni Reads
2 – Thank and link back to the person who tagged you.
3 – Answer the questions the best you can. If you don’t use NetGalley, you can substitute other sites or places where you get books!
4 – Tag a few people to do this too!

Auto-Approved | Who’s One Author Whose Books You Automatically Want to Read, regardless of What They Are About?

So many! Stephen King has recently joined this list and some of my all-time favorite authors that I automatically want to read are Jay Kristoff, Sarah J. Maas and John Green. Cassandra Clare used to be an auto buy for me, but the recent Red Scrolls of Magic book and even some of her shadowhunter-related short story collections are putting me a little bit off…

On NetGalley, I usually want to read nearly everything that St. Martin’s Press publishes, though I don’t really pay attention to authors there.

Request | What Makes You Want to Request a Book on NetGalley?

The first thing that gets my attention is the cover, title and of course genre! As I mentioned before I never even look at the author’s name, so after I spot something interesting based on all those elements, I check out the description and request or wish for it if I want to read it!

I wish NetGalley kept track of the books we wish for as well as the requests because I’ve wished for so many things and then never keep track of those books!

Feedback Ratio | Do You Review Every Book You Read? If Not, How Do You Decide What Books to Review?

If it’s from NetGalley, yes. That is the whole purpose of the website, we get books for free if we share our honest opinion. Sometimes I have more things to say about certain books than others, so some of my reviews might be longer but I always review it on NG and GR, if not on my blog. And I always try to be completely honest in all of my reviews even if that means sharing all the reason why I didn’t like a book.

When it comes to non-arcs, I’ve been reviewing more and more books this year but I definitely do not review every book I read. If it’s a full-lenght novel, I’ll probably review it but if it’s a comic, manga or light novel, I might not since those involve a lot of volumes. Though I’ve also been reviewing more of those on Goodreads.

Badges | If You Could Create One Badge to Display on Your Blog, What Would It Be for?

I would definitely create a badge for Requesting Way Too Many Books At a Time And Then Not Having Time to Read Them All.

Wish for It | What’s One Book That You Are Absolutely Dying to Read?

Right now that would be A Thousand Fires by Shanon Price. I got to read an excerpt or extended preview, whatever it is called, of this book and I loved it.

*Which was apparently archived the day after I requested it ha that’s what I get for not checking publication dates I guess…

2019 NetGalley Challenge | What Was the Last Book That You Received as an ARC That You Reviewed? If You’ve Never Received One, What’s the Last Book You Reviewed?

It’s not the last book I received, but it’s the last one I reviewed. The Furies by Katie Lowe was a book I did not enjoy (DNFed at 67%) and you can find why in my review.


2 thoughts on “The NetGalley Book Tag

  1. I’m so glad that you enjoyed answering these questions! 🙂

    NetGalley sometimes has great books, I’m currently hoping to get approved for the ARC of the new CJ Tudor thriller! I’ve read all of her other books and really loved them!

    And yes! 100% agree that NetGalley should have a separate shelf for the books we “wished for”. They rarely get approved, but it would be nice to know what books I COULD potentially get.

    Ahah, that badge would be awesome! 😀

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