NetGalley November

netgalleynovemberI have not exactly been shy in admitting my addiction to e-galley sites like Edelweiss and NetGalley. I request far too many titles, and really struggle to get them read in a timely fashion. So I was really excited when I saw a mention of NetGalley November on my Bloglovin’ feed, and knew I needed to participate. I’m not going to go into full details of the challenge – it’s probably pretty self-explanatory, anyway – but instead am going to use this post as a way for me to keep track of my goals and progress.

As with any other read-a-thon or challenge, I’m going to create a goals post – which will be this post – and shall also do a progress post as well. Since this is a month-long challenge, those progress posts will go up each Saturday, since I don’t do any other posts on the weekends. Hopefully those will keep me on track and actually help me get through some of my e-galley backlog!

The organizers of this challenge have set up four different levels you can choose from in terms of how many e-galleys you want to read. Because I also have some library books to get through, I’m going to set my goal at the Hard Level, which means my intention is to read between 11 and 15 e-galleys. I’m honestly not sure how this will go, since last month I read a grand total of three books, but since I do have a five-day break for Thanksgiving, hopefully I can manage.

If any of you are participating in this challenge, let me know! I’d love to help prod you along and cheer on your successes, and would welcome anyone willing to lend me support as well.

List of NetGalley Titles to Choose From in November:


Obviously I am not going to get all of these read, and may deviate from the list a bit, but figured this was a good starting point. I threw in some MG, some paranormal, some contemporary, some fantasy, and even a nonfiction memoir, so have a nice mix of genres to choose from. We’ll see how it goes, at any rate. Wish me luck!


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9 Responses to NetGalley November

  1. meganmoffat says:

    i am EXACTLY like you. i am so addicted to requesting books and then read and review them slower than i want to.
    i can’t do net-galley november this year because i have other stuff going on, but maybe next year.

  2. Lots of luck!!! I signed up too, for Difficult which is 16 – 20 books and I’m already regretting it! It’s not so much finding the time to read but finding the time to read and review!

    Will check back to see how you’re doing and cheer you on :) Happy reading!

  3. Quinn says:

    I signed up for Netgalley November, too, although I’ve been too lazy to put up a goal post. I might try to do that this weekend – maybe on Sunday. Anyway, I have soooo many I need to read, too. Some from last year. My feedback percentage is very low – although I am a librarian, so I think I have a little leeway there. Sometimes I just skim a little to get the idea of a book, so I can decide if it would be a good fit for my library, or for the patrons.

    I’ve gone off-topic. I definitely do want to get my feedback percentage up, though, anyway. I used to request a lot more than I do now, so a lot of the books are from last year. For example, Shadowlands by Kate Brian. I’m reading that right now.

    Good luck on your goals!!!

    • Merin says:

      I have several from last year, too. I am just BAD about keeping up with galleys! I feel awful that I let them sit and sit, and am amazed that publishers continue to give me a chance to redeem myself. I am really hoping that this challenge will help put a dent in my to-read pile, because it’s seriously ridiculous how long I’ve let some of these sit. I mean, ALL of these books are ones I am actually really excited to read! I just went completely overboard initially with requests and am now suffering the consequences because of it. :-P

  4. S. L. Bond says:

    Good luck! I was a wuss and I picked the Easy level which was kind of silly because I’ve already read like 5, so I might aim for 10 or something instead.
    I can’t wait to hear about these books! Especially Fangirl and Pawn. :)

    • Merin says:

      I started Fangirl AGES ago and never finished it. It’s just ridiculous how long I’ve let some of these sit.

      Congrats on doing so well already! I haven’t read any of mine yet. :-P

  5. I’m doing the challenge too (I’m one of the hosts!) but so far the first week has not gone well. I’m aiming for 16 – 20 books also so I’ll be crossing my fingers that I can do it! :)

  6. Caroline says:

    You have doe really fantastic titles to choose from. I can’y wait to see what you think of them.

    I have really noticed that my approval rating has gone done since Netgalley started to provide a percentage on my profile.I am really hoping that this challenge will ell me to tackle my Netgalley TBR and improve the situation.

    After the first week I am at approx. 50%. I don’t know how close to 80% I will get ( my math’s isn’t very good) but I am aiming to read 8 books during the challenge. So far I have managed 2!

    My plan is to start with the recently published and work my way back through my galleys

    Now, if only I could resist the urge to request more titles…

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