NetGalley Book Tag3 min read

Rules for the NetGalley Book Tag:

  • Link back to the tag’s creator Kourtni at Kourtni Reads.
  • Thank and link back to the person who tagged you. (No one tagged me, I just wanted to do the tag ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
  • 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. (I’ll pulling the classic If you want to do this, consider yourself tagged)
Auto-Approved: Who’s one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they’re about?

Just one? Here’s a few: Anna-Marie McLemore, M.K. England, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Mason Deaver and Casey McQuiston are new additions to the list

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

There are two main reasons I request a book: 1) It’s a highly anticipated read and something I think I’ll be able to hype up before it releases or 2) Its cover or title piqued my interest enough for me to check the synopsis and made me interested after a little research on the book (“research” mostly includes seeing how many of my Goodreads friends have added it).

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

I definitely don’t review every book I read. I try to review every MG, YA, or NA fiction book I read since that’s what I focus on with this blog and in my reading life in general. Strangely enough, I have a bad habit of not reviewing series? I don’t know why that happens, but I’m going to start consciously making myself try to review each book in the series I read… And then there are the books that I totally mean to review then procrastinate on for so long that I’ve forgotten what I wanted to say about the book so I just skip the review and my Goodreads review forever says “RTC 😭”

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

I’d create various versions of #OwnVoices badges because I’m proud of my identities—the ones with privilege and the ones that get marginalized—and I especially

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

Again, just one? I’m going to put a few backlist titles that I’m really excited to finally sit down and read soon now that I have time. I already have a list of releases I’m anticipating for the first half of this year, and I’ll have one for the second half coming out in a few weeks!

I’m dying to read Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova, The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, The Girl With the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke, All Out edited by Saundra Mitchell, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

2017 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?

Well, the last ARC I reviewed was Red, White & Royal Blue (Short review: I LOVED IT BUY IT NOW!), but I borrowed the physical ARC from a friend so does that count? If not, the last ARC I received from a publisher and reviewed was Four Dead Queenswhich kind of shows how much I’ve been slacking on my ARC reviews.


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