Good morning, book pups! Remember that little summer challenge I talked about two weeks ago? Today, we’re talking about my very LOOOOONNNNNGGG TBR for said challenge 🙂 So, if you’re interested in dwindling your NetGalley backlog and want to see my Summer NetGalley TBR, let’s get started.
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Before the Challenge Starts …
Starting NetGalley Feedback Ratio: 37% (recommended ratio is 80%)
Unread Books in Queue: 88 + 1 audiobook
Feedback Sent: 55 since 8-May-2016
First Book Downloaded: 30-Jan-2013
NetGalley Books from 2013
Grave Consequences (The Grand Tour #2) – Lisa T. Bergren (downloaded March 2013)
Reign: The Chronicles of Queen Jezebel (Lost Loves of the Bible #3) – Ginger Garrett (downloaded March 2013)
Runes (Runes #1) – Ednah Walters (downloaded April 2013)
Storm (Swipe #3) – Evan Angler (downloaded June 2013)
*hangs head in bookish shame*
I’m currently reading the first book in Lisa T. Bergren’s Grand Tour series and loving it! Also, to read Storm by Evan Angler, I need to first read book #2 in the Swipe series (I’ve already read book #1). So there’s a bit of catching up to do. 2013 wasn’t a very good year for NetGalley feedback, as I didn’t submit my first review until May of 2016 … what a bad reader I’ve been!
NetGalley Books from 2016
After a small book-requesting binge in 2013, I took a break from NetGalley. When I returned in 2016, the requesting began again. The books I hope to read during the Summer NetGalley Challenge from 2016 are …
Summoned (Summoned #1) – Rainy Kaye (downloaded May 2016)
Stifled (Summoned #2) – Rainy Kaye (downloaded May 2016)
Seas (Wendy Darling #2) – Colleen Oakes (downloaded June 2016)
Spindle – Shonna Slayton (downloaded September 2016)
In order to read Seas by Colleen Oakes, I first need to read Stars. At the time of this post, it’s FREE on Kindle! I’m also really excited to read Spindle because I haven’t read too many fairytale retellings about Sleeping Beauty.
NetGalley Books from 2017
The Journal of Curious Letters (The 13th Reality #1) – James Dashner (downloaded August 2017)
The Engagement Plot – Krista Phillips (downloaded September 2017)
The Engagement Plot is at the top of my TBR, as this one was received as a review copy. I started reading it right when I received it, but couldn’t get into the book at the time. So now I’m adding it back to the top of my Summer NetGalley TBR and hoping to finish it 🙂
NetGalley Books from 2018
Goldfisch Volume 2 – Nana Yaa (downloaded April 2018)
Sword Princess Amaltea Volume 1 –Natalia Batista (downloaded May 2018)
The Daughter of River Valley (Cornish Tales #3) – Victoria Cornwall (downloaded July 2018)
In 2018, I started my manga/graphic novel phase. I’ve already read Sword Princess Amaltea but because I was a bad reader and didn’t write a review, I’ll be re-reading it for this challenge. Goldfisch was another manga I jumped into but before I can read Volume 2, I need to read Volume 1 (that I already purchased for my Kindle). The Daughter of River Valley is another re-read that I received for a book tour and struggled to get into. I was able to review it for the tour but believe it deserves a better read.
NetGalley Books from 2020
Oh yes, in the middle of the pandemic, I found myself back on NetGalley and requesting a few more books.
The Campaign: With Liberty and Study Hall for All – Laurie Friedman (downloaded July 2020)
Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior Graphic Novel: An OP Alliance – Pirate Sourcil (downloaded November 2020)
Lemonade Code – Jarod Pratt (downloaded November 2020)
In an effort to raise my Feedback Ratio, I’ll be aiming for the top! 16 books will get me up to the top level (Beach Ball) and hopefully get me back on NetGalley’s good side!