The NetGalley Book Tag | How do I choose books on NetGalley?

NetGalley is one of the main sources of new releases for me. I love the ever-growing community, the opportunity to read new and amazing books, that I’d probably wouldn’t have. It’s always more difficult for the international readers to get physical ARCs of books (and just ARCs in general), so I’m very thankful that NetGalley exists!

Thank you, Melanie @TBRandBeyond for tagging me! Melanie and Mireille run TBR and Beyond together. Their Top Ten Tuesday posts are always so much fun to read, make sure to check out their blog. 🙂


THE RULES:

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!

Questions:

1 – Auto-Approved | Who’s One Author Whose Books You Automatically Want to Read, regardless of What They Are About?
2 – Request | What Makes You Want to Request a Book on NetGalley?
3 – Feedback Ratio | Do You Review Every Book You Read? If Not, How Do You Decide What Books to Review?
4 – Badges | If You Could Create One Badge to Display on Your Blog, What Would It Be for?
5 – Wish for It | What’s One Book That You Are Absolutely Dying to Read?
6 – 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?


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

Dan Brown. I read and loved all of his books. Of course, I’ll buy anything he comes up with the very moment it’s published.

2 – Request
What Makes You Want to Request a Book on NetGalley?

The things that first appeal to me on NetGalley are usually the following:

  • Cover – if I like the books cover, I’ll click on the book to find out more about it,
  • Blurb & Popularity – if I like the blurb and I’ve heard people talking about this book I’ll request it;
  • GoodReads – if I like the Blurb but never heard about the book before, I’ll usually try to search for more information on GoodReads, see if someone already posted a review or check the ratings.

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

I try to review all the books I read, but that is not always possible. ARCs are always a priority when it comes to reviewing and generally all ARCs I read do get a review. Other books will be reviewed only if I actually have something to say about them without forcing myself to come up with a topic for discussion. 

If I run out of time to review certain books (i.e. it’s been 6 months and I still haven’t written my reviews) I’ll try to write something down on GoodReads and that’s it.

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

I would love to see the number of book reviews I’ve posted over the years. That is definitely something I could easily do.

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

Anything by Ruta Sepetys! I’ve read her newest release, «The Fountains of Silence» last month and I was blown away by how seamlessly she weaves historical elements into a fictional story, how real her characters seem to be.

6 – 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?

At the time of writing this post, it’s «Kingdom of Souls» by Rena Barron. Unfortunately, I didn’t like it and ended up DNFing it. But at the time this post goes live, I hope for my review of «The Fountains of Silence» to be already up on my blog!


NOMINEES:

MARTA | JENNA | eMMA | rAFAELA | HAYLEY | GIGI

and everyone who uses and loves NetGalley, consider yourselves tagged! 🙂


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9 thoughts on “The NetGalley Book Tag | How do I choose books on NetGalley?

  1. Thank you so much for tagging me !! ❤
    I used to be such a big fan of NetGalley and request like crazy! I'd use the app on my tablet but then I couldn't update it any longer because of space. I don't wanna do the same to my phone hahah I'm considering saving money and getting an e-reader so I could get back to NetGalley and save my own eyes too 😛 This would be a nice tag to save until then ^^

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    1. Kindle Paperwhite was one of the best gifts, and I use it literally every single day. I don’t know what I’d without it.
      I used to read on my phone before getting Kindle, but it wasn’t the same and the eye-strain got worse and worse.

      I know Kobo is also very good, but I wouldn’t trade my Kindle for anything else 🙂

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      1. I’ve already had a whole pros and cons list regarding both Kindle and Kobo, actually. I think Kobo is the final winner. It’s cheaper and they have a model that’s really tiny and easy for me to carry even in my smallest bag. Besides, I can read both epubs and books from Netgalley on Kobo, but it’d be more of a problem for me to read epubs on a Kindle. I suppose I can convert both, but I read way more epubs than books from Netgalley, so it’d be more trouble to convert all my epubs.
        I’m seriously considering getting an e-reader soon anyway, because I’ve been reading a lot on my phone lately and I can feel my eyes being more tired!

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