Summer NetGalley Challenge

April 25, 2021
2021 Summer NetGalley Challenge

NetGalley books are a fun way to get your hands on Advance Reader copies of new releases, but if you’re not careful, they can add up quickly. Before you know it, your Feedback Ratio is at 38% and you’ve got 50+ books that still need to be reviewed (some with release dates that are long-since past). Does this sound like you? Our first-ever Summer NetGalley Challenge is perfect for you!

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NetGalley procrastinators UNITE!

If you’re anything like me and log into NetGalley, only to find new books that you can’t wait to read, this challenge is for you! Join other booknerds like yourself who think they’re getting caught up on their NetGalley queue, only to go on a requesting binge and add 5-6 new books to their reading pile in a matter of minutes.

With NetGalley’s recommended feedback ratio of 80%, if you have a backlog your chances of being approved for titles goes down. This challenge works well for readers who need to catch up on a couple titles, or ones like me who have quite the backlog *hides head in booknerd shame*.


You’ve probably already guessed from the title but this challenge is a summer reading challenge.

June 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021

To keep this challenge as relaxed as possible (it is the summer, after all!), we’re running it all summer long. It will open at midnight in your time zone on June 1st and close at 11:59pm on August 31st.

Haven’t joined the 2021 AtoZ Reading Challenge yet? No worries, there’s still time!


It couldn’t be easier to participate in this challenge. All you need to do is grab our challenge button and share it on your blog or social media ๐Ÿ™‚

2021 Summer NetGalley Challenge Button

(To grab the button, just right-click on it and choose to save the image ๐Ÿ™‚ Easy peasy. )

No Challenge is Complete without Levels!

NetGalley Challenge Levels

This is a very relaxed challenge, but for those of you who want to push yourself to read as many as possible, we’ve created levels ๐Ÿ™‚ Read as many books as you want and give a shoutout each time you hit a new level! You can tag us @bookstacksngoldenmoms on Instagram and use the hashtag #bookstacksnetgalleysummer21 in your posts.

Do you request way more NetGalley eARCs than you have time to read? Or do you go through requesting sprees and wonder later what came over you? Join us for the Summer NetGalley Challenge to get that feedback percentage back up where it belongs!

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  • Reply Tarissa April 25, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    YES! I need this!!

  • Reply Tasha May 8, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    I will try and get through some of mine. This sounds like a fun challenge.

  • Reply DJ Sakata May 8, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    You have described me all too well! My Netgalley ratio is an abysmal 35%.

    • Reply Bookstacks & Golden Moms May 9, 2021 at 7:28 am

      Right? I look at it and I’m so ashamed at how low I’ve let my NetGalley ratio get. Hopefully I can clean it up this summer and feel less like a bad reader.

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