Mid-Month NetGalley Check-In – May 2022

I’ve once again made some serious progress in the last month. I’ve read and reviewed more NetGalley books in the last month than ever before. I’ve been approved for quite a few new books, as well, but I’ve still managed to raise my feedback ratio by a bit. I read and reviewed NINE books, and I’ve been approved for eleven new books in the last month. This is the first month where I’ve been invited by publishers to get their books, which was an awesome feeling. Four of my new books were invitations, and one of them was a granted wish, which I didn’t even know was a legit thing until it happened. You can see where I was last month in my most recent check-in post. My feedback ratio thankfully managed to climb two percent to 70%. I’ve completed 54 ARC reviews out of the total 77 for which I have been approved. I’m hoping to keep my ratio in the 70’s or above from now on, but we’ll see how that goes. I now have 22 books available to review on my shelf, which is a slight increase from where I was this time last month.

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Mid-Month NetGalley Check-In – April 2022

I’ve made some serious progress in the last month. I’ve read and reviewed more NetGalley books in the last month than ever before. I’ve been approved for a few new books, as well, but I’ve still managed to raise my feedback ratio by a bit. I read and reviewed seven books, and I’ve been approved for five new books in the last month. I’ve also read one more book that hasn’t been reviewed yet. You can see where I was last month in my most recent check-in post. My feedback ratio thankfully managed to climb seven percent to 68%. I’ve completed 45 ARC reviews out of the total 66 for which I have been approved. I now have 20 books available to review on my shelf, which is a few less than where I was this time last month. Progress!

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Mid-Month NetGalley Check-In – March 2022

I’ve been trying to do better. I really have. I swear I haven’t been requesting as many books, but I’ve been (luckily) getting approved for most of what I request. So, despite my best efforts, my feedback ratio hasn’t changed much. I’ve been approved for a ton of great new books, including some of my most anticipated releases of the year. I’m pretty excited about it even if it means reading them on a faster schedule to get the reviews done before publication. I read and reviewed five books, and I’ve been approved for eight new books in the last month. I’ve also read two more books whose reviews haven’t been published yet. You can see where I was last month in my most recent check-in post. My feedback ratio thankfully managed to climb one percent to 61%. It went up as far as 63% at one point, but after a few new approvals it dropped back down again. I’ve completed 37 ARC reviews out of the total 53 for which I have been approved. I now have 23 books available to review on my shelf, which is once again the most I’ve ever had at one time.

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Mid-Month NetGalley Check-In – February 2022

When it comes to NetGalley, things have been quite busy. I read and reviewed four books, and I’ve been approved for six new books in the last month. You can see where I was last month in my most recent check-in post. My feedback ratio thankfully managed to stay stable at 60%. I’ve completed 32 ARC reviews out of the total 53 for which I have been approved. I now have 20 unread books available to read on my shelf, which is once again the most I’ve ever had at one time. The reviews I completed in the last month were Obsidian, Midnight Horizon, Bluebird, and Age of Ash.

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Mid-Month NetGalley Check-In – January 2022

It has been a very busy couple months since the last time I did a NetGalley check-in. I’ve been approved for a ton of new books, and these next few months are going to be filled with ARC reading as a result. You can see where I was two months ago in my last check-in post. My feedback ratio has dropped a bit more since then to 60%. I’ve completed 28 ARC reviews out of the total 47 for which I have been approved. I now have 18 unread books available to read on my shelf, which is the most I’ve ever had at one time. The reviews I completed in the last two months were Forging a Nightmare, Jade Legacy, Tethered Spirits, Daughter of the Moon Goddess, The Beholden, and Engines of Empire.

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Mid-Month NetGalley Check-In – November 2021

This has been another busy month for NetGalley requests and approvals. I’ve read a few of the eARCs, but my requesting spree has far outweighed what I’ve been able to read. Check out where I was a month ago in my last check-in post. My feedback ratio has dropped a bit more to 63% as a result of my overindulging in requests. I’ve completed 22 ARC reviews out of the total 35 for which I have been approved. I now have 12 unread books available to read on my shelf, which is the most I’ve ever had at one time. The reviews I completed in the last month were The Magi Menagerie, A Marvellous Light, and The Bone Shard Emperor.

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Mid-Month NetGalley Check-In – October 2021

This has been a busy month so far for NetGalley requests and approvals. Luckily, I’ve also been able to read two NetGalley eARCs since my last check-in to try to even things out a bit. Check out where I was a month ago in my last check-in post. My feedback ratio has dropped a bit to 68%, though, because I’ve still gotten approval for more than I read. I’ve completed 19 ARC reviews out of the total 28 for which I have been approved. I now have eight unread books available to read on my shelf. The reviews I completed in the last month were Traitors of the Black Crown and Child of Light.

Since I’ve finished my Goodreads Challenge for the year already, I’ve decided to set another challenge for myself. I plan to get to 25 NetGalley eARC reviews by the end of the year. As mentioned above, I’ve completed 19 so far. So, I don’t think it is an impossible goal. Hopefully, it will also help my ratio enough to bump it over 80% for the first time, but we’ll see.

The books below are those currently needing to be read on my shelf. I plan to read and review the books in bold before the next check-in on November 15.

The Magi Menagerie by Kale Lawrence | Publication Date: September 7, 2021
Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan | Publication Date: January 11, 2022
The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart | Publication Date: November 23, 2021
The Beholden by Cassandra Rose Clarke | Publication Date: January 18, 2022
Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee | Publication Date: November 30, 2021
Veil by Dylan Farrow | Publication Date: April 26, 2022
Obsidian by Sarah J. Daley | Publication Date: January 25, 2022
Forging a Nightmare by Patricia A. Jackson | Publication Date: November 23, 2021

How do you stay on top of your NetGalley ARCs? Are you successful at staying above the coveted 80% ratio threshold? Let me know in the comments!

Mid-Month NetGalley Check-In – September 2021

How is it already the middle of September? I feel like this month just started and it is already halfway over?! I’ve been able to read two NetGalley ARCs since my last check-in. Check out where I was a month ago in my last check-in post. My feedback ratio is still at 71%, though, because I’ve gotten three new ARCs this month too. I’ve completed 17 ARC reviews out of the total 24 for which I have been approved. I now have six unread books available to read on my shelf. The reviews I completed in the last month were The All-Consuming World and Under the Whispering Door.

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Mid-Month NetGalley Check-In – August 2021

I’ve made some progress on my ARCs since the last NetGalley check-in. Check out where I was a month ago in my last check-in post. My feedback ratio is back up to 71%, and I read the two ARCs I planned to complete in the last month. I’ve completed 15 ARC reviews out of the total 21 for which I have been approved. I now have five unread books available to read on my shelf since I was approved for one ARC and read two ARCs in the last month.

The books below are those currently needing to be read on my shelf. I plan to read and review the books in bold before the next check-in on September 15.

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Mid-Month NetGalley Check-In – July 2021

I have held fairly steady in my progress on my ARCs since the last NetGalley check-in. Check out where I was a month ago in my last check-in post. My feedback ratio has dropped a bit to 65% compared to last month’s 71%. I’ve completed 13 ARC reviews out of the total 20 for which I have been approved. I now have six unread books available to read on my shelf since I was approved for three ARCs and read one ARC in the last month. I’m pretty happy to have mostly maintained my ratio and prevented myself from requesting all the books. 🙂 I’m also incredibly excited about all three ARCs I got this month because they are all highly anticipated reads I didn’t expect to get.

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