Tackling My Netgalley TBR – April to Mid May 2018 Update

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Hello fellow booknerds! It’s time for another update! I know it’s the middle of the month and I’m way behind posting this, but I still wanted to share my progress. I need to see where I am and hopefully be motivated to pick up more of these ARCs rather than being distracted by all the other books I keep on requesting.  As you can clearly see, I haven’t made that much progress, BUTTTTT my FEEDBACK ratio is finally at 50% and I’ve finally reached 51 reviews submitted which means that I earned another badge — The 50 Reviews! So while I’m still pretty behind, I’m quite proud of myself.

I updated the list on 4.16.2018 cause I was getting a bit confused. I also took this out of the MISC category and moved it to Netgalley ARCs so I can keep track of my progress better and you can check out where I started. So, how about we go see how many more books I was able to check off since 4.16.


  1. Odd and True by Cat Winters
  2. Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne
  3. Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
  4. Love Songs and Other Lies by Jessica Pennington
  5. Booke of Hidden by Jeri Westerson
  6. Gray Wolf Island Tracey Neithercott
  7. The Canary Club by Sherry D. Ficklin
  8. Berseker by Emmy Laybourne
  9. Nemesis by Anna Banks
  10. The Breathless by Tara Goedjen
  11. A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess
  12. 36 Questions that Changed My Mind About You by Vicki Grant
  13. Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
  14. Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon
  15. The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz
  16. Playing by Heart by Carmela Martino
  17. All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry
  18. A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen
  19. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
  20. My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff
  21. Plague Land by Alex Scarrow
  22. Stronger by Janey Nissenson
  23. Kiss Me in New York by Catherine Rider
  24. Fraternize by Rachel Van Dylen
  25. Run Away With Me by Mila Gray
  26. Always Red by Isabelle Ronin
  27. Flight Season by Marie Marquardt
  28. The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
  29. What the Valley Knows by Heather Christie (approved Jan 8)
  30. Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (approved Jan 8)
  31. That Secret You Keep by Brenda Benny (approved Jan 8)
  32. Cold Hard Truth by Anne Greenwood Brown (approved Jan 8)
  33. How You Ruined My Life by Jeff Strand (approved Jan 8)
  34. On The Line by Liz Lincoln
  35. Thirsty by Mia Hopkins
  36. Rumor Has It by Jessica Lemmon
  37. Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt
  38. Blood Veil by Megan Erickson
  39. Out of Left Field by Kris Hui Lee
  40. Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
  41. Furyborn (The Empirium Trilogy) by Claire Legrand
  42. Ace of Shades by Amando Foody
  43. The Hook Up by Eric McCarthy – currently reading this
  44. The Art of French Kissing by Brianna Shrum
  45. The Game Can’t Love You Back by Karole Cozzo (Approved for a Blog Tour)
  46. A Prom to Remember by Sandy Hall (Approved for a Blog Tour)
  47. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (Invited to read/review by the Publisher)
  48. Love and Luck by Jenna Evans Welch (Approved for a Blog Tour)
  49. Love Me, Love Me Not by SM Koz (Approved for a Blog Tour)
  50. Love Scene, Take Two by Alex Evansley (Approved for a Blog Tour)
  51. Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga
  52. Mayfly by Jeff Sweat (Approved for a Blog Tour)
  53. Fling Club by Tara Brown
  54. Blood Match by K.A. Linde (Approved for a Blog Tour)
  55. Where the Sea Takes Me by Heidi R. Kling (Invited to read/review by the Publisher)
  56. Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan
  57. I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting

So, it looks like I added more on the list, but I’ve read more than 50 out of 100 plus books requested since I joined Netgalley. Making progress a little at a time. One of these days, I’ll get to that 85% feedback ratio. Until then, I’ll take it one day at a time and not force myself to read just so I can knock off as many of these ARCs before the end of the year. I obviously have a responsibility to read them since I requested, but I find it more enjoyable to read the books I’m actually in the mood for. And most of the times, I request when I’m really interested, but won’t get approved until a few weeks later so that kind of messes up my schedule when I’m already reading/reviewing something else.

Anyway, that pretty much ends my update. I’ll definitely do another one for the second half of May and hopefully I can check off 3-5 more books.

Oh and here’s my newest badge!!!
50 Book Reviews


Hope you enjoyed reading this update. Are you a Netgalley member? Do you also struggle with requesting and trying to catch up with your reading? Share your thoughts and experience in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!!!

sincerelykarenjoendsign

 

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Tackling My Netgalley TBR – March 2018 Update

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Time for another update! I know I’m behind posting this, but I still wanted to see where I am so I know how much more I have to do… And by the looks of it, I’m still pretty behind haha. So, let’s see which books I’ve read and those I couldn’t help but add.

I’ve crossed out the books I’ve read.


 

  1. The Book of Whispers by Kimberley Starr DNF 3.4.2018
  2. Odd and True by Cat Winters
  3. Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne
  4. Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
  5. Love Songs and Other Lies by Jessica Pennington
  6. Booke of Hidden by Jeri Westerson
  7. All the Wrong Chords by Christine Hurley Deriso – Finished 3.12.2018
  8. Gray Wolf Island Tracey Neithercott
  9. The Canary Club by Sherry D. Ficklin
  10. Berseker by Emmy Laybourne
  11. Nemesis by Anna Banks
  12. The Breathless by Tara Goedjen
  13. A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess
  14. 36 Questions that Changed My Mind About You by Vicki Grant
  15. Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
  16. Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon
  17. The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz
  18. Playing by Heart by Carmela Martino
  19. All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry
  20. A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen
  21. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
  22. My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff
  23. Plague Land by Alex Scarrow
  24. Stronger by Janey Nissenson
  25. Pumpkin Spice Secrets by Hillary Homzie
  26. Kiss Me in New York by Catherine Rider
  27. Fraternize by Rachel Van Dylen
  28. Run Away With Me by Mila Gray
  29. Always Red by Isabelle Ronin
  30. Flight Season by Marie Marquardt
  31. The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
  32. Breaking the Ice by Julie Cross
  33. What the Valley Knows by Heather Christie (approved Jan 8)
  34. Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (approved Jan 8)
  35. That Secret You Keep by Brenda Benny (approved Jan 8)
  36. Cold Hard Truth by Anne Greenwood Brown (approved Jan 8)
  37. How You Ruined My Life by Jeff Strand (approved Jan 8)
  38. Love Between Enemies by Molly E. Lee (blog tour)
  39. Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy (blog tour)
  40. The Dating Debate by Chris Cannon (blog tour)
  41. A Kiss in the Dark by Gina Ciocca (approved Jan 30)  Finished early this morning
  42. Bad Business by Nicole Edwards  Finished 3.29.2018
  43. This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter Finished 3.18.2018
  44. On The Line by Liz Lincoln
  45. Thirsty by Mia Hopkins
  46. Blood Type by K.A. Linde
  47. Rumor Has It by Jessica Lemmon
  48. Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt
  49. Blood Veil by Megan Erickson
  50. Out of Left Field by Kris Hui Lee
  51. Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
  52. Phoenix Fire by S.D. Grimm (Somehow I forgot to download this from Netgalley and now it’s been Archived so I can’t DL. Crossing this out because of that)
  53. Our Dark Stars by Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade Finished 3.15.2018
  54. Furyborn (The Empirium Trilogy) by Claire Legrand – YAAAASSS
  55. Ace of Shades by Amando Foody
  56. The Hook Up by Eric McCarthy
  57. The Art of French Kissing by Brianna Shrum

So, my feedback is still under 50%… I did get there at one point, but then one or two of the Blog Tours I signed up for had the ARCs through Netgalley. I was also really busy in March with all the party preparations for my mom’s 60th birthday party which was actually yesterday night, so my mind was all over the place. I even forgot to download an ARC and now it’s archived and I can’t DL it anymore… However, I did read 4 books from the list and DNF 1, so that’s some progress right?

Here is the updated list as of 4.16.2018. I decided to take out all the books I’ve read cause I’m getting a confused haha.

  1. Odd and True by Cat Winters
  2. Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne
  3. Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
  4. Love Songs and Other Lies by Jessica Pennington
  5. Booke of Hidden by Jeri Westerson
  6. Gray Wolf Island Tracey Neithercott
  7. The Canary Club by Sherry D. Ficklin
  8. Berseker by Emmy Laybourne
  9. Nemesis by Anna Banks
  10. The Breathless by Tara Goedjen
  11. A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess
  12. 36 Questions that Changed My Mind About You by Vicki Grant
  13. Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
  14. Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon
  15. The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz
  16. Playing by Heart by Carmela Martino
  17. All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry
  18. A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen
  19. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
  20. My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff
  21. Plague Land by Alex Scarrow
  22. Stronger by Janey Nissenson
  23. Kiss Me in New York by Catherine Rider
  24. Fraternize by Rachel Van Dylen
  25. Run Away With Me by Mila Gray
  26. Always Red by Isabelle Ronin
  27. Flight Season by Marie Marquardt
  28. The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
  29. What the Valley Knows by Heather Christie (approved Jan 8)
  30. Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (approved Jan 8)
  31. That Secret You Keep by Brenda Benny (approved Jan 8)
  32. Cold Hard Truth by Anne Greenwood Brown (approved Jan 8)
  33. How You Ruined My Life by Jeff Strand (approved Jan 8)
  34. On The Line by Liz Lincoln
  35. Thirsty by Mia Hopkins
  36. Rumor Has It by Jessica Lemmon
  37. Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt
  38. Blood Veil by Megan Erickson
  39. Out of Left Field by Kris Hui Lee
  40. Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
  41. Furyborn (The Empirium Trilogy) by Claire Legrand
  42. Ace of Shades by Amando Foody
  43. The Hook Up by Eric McCarthy
  44. The Art of French Kissing by Brianna Shrum

So, when I decided to keep track of my Netgalley TBR in an effort to try to bring my feedback ratio over 50% and eventually get to 85%, I was at 32 ARCs. Now I’m at 44 and I really don’t know what to do with my requesting obsession… All I can do is keep pushing through and hopefully one day, I’ll get to where I want to be…

sincerelykarenjo2