The NetGalley Book Tag

kindle-381242_1920I was tagged for The Netgalley Book Tag by Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm. It looks like a really fun tag.  I use NetGalley fairly often to read and review ARCs and have been approved for some really amazing titles over the past couple of years.


  • Link back to the tag’s creator (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!


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

I actually have quite a few authors that are always a must read for me.  Diana Gabaldon, Sarah J. Maas, Jay Kristoff, Lauren Bird Horowitz, Colleen Hoover, and Leigh Bardugo to name a few.

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

Usually I just scroll through the available books to request and if the cover appeals to me, I’ll click on it and read the description.  If it sounds good, I’ll request it.  I also will look for titles that I know I want to read for sure on NetGalley and request them immediately.

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

I review every single title that I receive through NetGalley.  There have only been two times when that didn’t happen.  The first was because I was brand new to using NetGalley and didn’t realize that titles archived so I had one that I wasn’t able to read it in time to post my feedback. The other time I was approved and the next day when I went to send it to my Kindle, the title had already been approved.  Luckily with that one I happen to be on the street team for the author so I contacted her and she sent me a copy so I was still able to read and review it, just not for credit on NetGalley.

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

I think it would be really nice to have badges for the genre you read and review most.  I think that would also help authors and publishers to see that badge on my blog to know the types of books I go for the most.

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

Probably my most anticipated book for next year that I really want to get my hands on now is Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner.  I absolutely loved The Serpent King so I requested a copy of Goodbye Days from the publisher but I never heard back. *Insert crying face here*

Goodbye Days

I’m also going to have to copy Ashley a bit and go with the following two titles!  I requested Caraval awhile ago but still haven’t heard back.  I’ve heard so many good things about it and I’m dying to read it.  Also I would love to get my hands on a copy of Carve the Mark.

caraval carvethemark


2016 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 I read and reviewed from NetGalley was Bury the Living by Jodi McIsaac.  My review will actually be going live on Friday because I am a part of the blog tour for the book.  I really enjoyed it! So stay tuned for that review coming up this Friday!Bury the Living (The Revolutionary, #1)

I tag anyone who wants to participate!

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