The NetGalley Book Tag


I was tagged by the amazing Meghan @Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews to do this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out her blog!

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

1. Auto-Approved: Who’s one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they’re about?

I actually have a few for this one. Basically all of my favourite authors belong in this category. I will read anything by them, no matter what it’s about. Those authors are:

  • Victoria Schwab,
  • Leigh Bardugo,
  • Rick Riordan,
  • Patrick Ness,
  • Neil Gaiman,
  • J.K. Rowling.

I’m sure there are a few more of them out there, but these are the first ones that came to my mind.

2. Request: What makes you want to request a book that you see on NetGalley?

The first thing that draws me to a book on NetGalley is the cover. I’m a sucker for beautiful and interesting covers, so I would obviously check those out first. Then there is the fact that I may have heard about the book from someone, which makes me want to request it as well. But my biggest reason for requesting books is if they sound interesting and like something that I would enjoy, otherwise there is no point in requesting it.

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3. Feedback Ratio: Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?

No, I don’t review every book I read. I obviously review the ARCs and review books that I receive, as I’m kind of obliged to do that. Other than that I review the books that I feel like reviewing, the ones that I have a lot to talk about and the ones that I feel like raving/ranting about (depending on my enjoyment of it). If I don’t feel like reviewing a book, I won’t. I just don’t see the point in forcing myself to do that, as writing the review would be more bothersome than rewarding. (Disregarding that statement when it comes to ARCs and review books.)

4. Badges: If you could create your own badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?

I actually have no idea?! I don’t feel like I need my own badge, so I haven’t really thought about it before. Maybe a badge with my blogs logo? (Though I would need a blog logo first.) I honestly don’t know…

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5. Wish for It: What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?

There are literary a ton of books that I’m dying to read. These are just some of them, none of which I actually own (I do need to get my hands on them soon).

6. 2018 NetGalley Challenge: What was the last book that you received as an ARC that you reviewed? If you’ve never received an ARC, what’s the last book you reviewed?

The last ARC that I reviewed has been The Uploaded by Ferrett Steinmetz, do check out my review for it! This is not the last ARC that I received, but I have been behind on my ARCs for a while now (nobody is surprised really, I’m usually behind on everything) and I have been trying to catch up.

The Uploaded

Do you use NetGalley? What are some books you’re dying to read?

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!


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34 thoughts on “The NetGalley Book Tag

  1. Schwab and Bardugo are definitely authors I’d love to be auto-approved for as well. But I have to be honest, I haven’t used NetGalley in months. I just got tired of the pressure and am working with my physical books right now haha

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    1. I love those two authors, they are simply amazing! ❤ Lately I have been trying to catch up to all the ARCs I got from NetGalley, which is going great (I only have 4 left). I won't be using it that much in the future though – I really want to get to the books I already own, plus NetGalley restricted a lot of books if you're an international reader. I really don't want to deal with that.
      YESS!! I NEED to read that book! Hopefully I will be able to get my hands on it soon. 🙂

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  2. I haven’t been to NG in the longest time! Your tag just reminded me hahaha
    You’re right that you shouldn’t have to review every book you read but I like to do it as much as possible as it feels like kind of a record, which I can check out from time to time 🙂
    Love your picks, by the way! I feel the same way about some of them.

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    1. Hahaha, well I’m glad to have reminded you! There might be some exiting books there now (I haven’t been to NG in ages either).
      Reviewing every book that I read would be such a chore and I would hate doing it. Just the feeling of “having to review” every book makes me not want to do it at all!
      I’m glad that you enjoyed my picks! 😀


    1. I seriously can’t wait to get my hands on Gentleman’s Guide! It sounds like such an amazing book, I’m glad to hear that it’s one of your favourites. ❤ I have heard great things about Children of Blood and Bone, it's a book that I definitely plan on checking out. Thank you!! 🙂 ❤

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  3. Yeah I agree about covers being a huge draw- though I also go on descriptions and recommendations (or already liking the author) in the end. And yeah I’m the same- I review all the ARCs I get, though I don’t get many, but otherwise I’ll only review if I have strong feelings about it. And yeah I’m dying to read all of those!

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    1. I definitely rely on recommendations and authors that I already know I like as well. I just think it’s necessary to review all ARCs, after all you did get them in exchange for a review. I have stopped requesting them for now, since I need to catch up to some of them first. I hope you enjoy them, when you get around to them! 🙂


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