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NetGalley

Feed Your Readers, the NetGalley Challenge

Duration: Monthly

How to Participate:

The NetGalley Challenge is designed to not only get you to read your NetGalley books, but to also advertise your reviews for others to see because after all, that's what NetGalley is all about.

Though you may pop in/out at any time, the NetGalley Challenge will run on a monthly basis so you are able to see progress being made.


1. At the beginning of the month, post any/all of the following:
a: How many books on your NetGalley shelf
b: What books are on your NG shelf
c: What your Netgalley feedback ratio is

2. During the month, read the NetGalley books that you can AND update your post with your reviews. (You can do this after each book or wait until the end of the month.)

3. At the end of the month, update your post and with:
a: What books you read
b: Link(s) to your review(s)**
c: Your updated shelf count
d: Your updated books to read
e: Your updated ratio

Then start a new post for the next month!


But Wait, There's More

Do you ever get so caught up in your reading that you don't want to stop to write your reviews?

Thinking about that, it was decided we need a "Review Weekend", once each month, set aside to write those reviews you've been not doing in favor of reading!

Review Weekends will vary randomly each month and is meant to be a time set aside to review. Take one, or both days and get caught up on reviews so you can spend the rest of the month reading!!

The next Review Weekend is set for August 18/19



**When linking your reviews, please link only to the book(s) here at GoodReads. At this time, linking to a personal blog is not allowed. Thank you!


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message 3: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (last edited Aug 27, 2018 03:01PM) (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14471 comments Mod
I'm in!



Start of Month:

Books on Shelf : 12

Books:
Incendium (Christopher Radcliff, #1) by A.D. Swanston The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester 50 Top Tools for Employee Wellbeing A Complete Toolkit for Developing Happy, Healthy, Productive and Engaged Employees by Debbie Mitchell In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt School for Psychics (School for Psychics, #1) by K.C. Archer
Mad Blood Stirring by Simon Mayo Us Against You (Beartown, #2) by Fredrik Backman The Hawkman A Fairy Tale of the Great War by Jane Rosenberg LaForge The Nowhere Child by Christian White Accelerated Leadership Development How to Turn Your Top Talent Into Leaders by Ines Wichert How to Create a Coaching Culture A Practical Introduction by Gillian Jones


Feedback ratio: 90%


FINISHED
Incendium (Christopher Radcliff, #1) by A.D. Swanston review The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland review The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester review
In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt review 50 Top Tools for Employee Wellbeing A Complete Toolkit for Developing Happy, Healthy, Productive and Engaged Employees by Debbie Mitchell review

ADDED
The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry

End of Month:
Books on shelf:
Feedback Ratio:%


message 4: by Melanie (last edited Aug 29, 2018 04:05PM) (new)

Melanie (mvalente89) | 741 comments I'm in again. I did terribly last month so I'm hoping to make a dent this month.

Start of month:
Books on shelf: 30
Feedback Ratio: 81%

Books (ordered by pub date):
Missing, Presumed (DS Manon, #1) by Susie Steiner The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore The Drowned Girls (Angie Pallorino, #1) by Loreth Anne White The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding #1) by Alexandra Bracken Invictus by Ryan Graudin The Birthday Girl by Sue Fortin Just Between Us by Rebecca Drake Furyborn (Empirium, #1) by Claire Legrand The One You Can't Forget (The Ones Who Got Away, #2) by Roni Loren Cowboy SEAL Redemption (Navy SEAL Cowboys, #2) by Nicole Helm
Relentless (Somerton Security #2) by Elizabeth Dyer Untamed Cowboy (Gold Valley, #2) by Maisey Yates Tempting the Laird (Highland Grooms, #5) by Julia London Kiss of the Spindle (Steampunk Proper Romance #2) by Nancy Campbell Allen An Affair with a Spare (The Survivors, #3) by Shana Galen Good Little Girls (The Keepers, #2) by Rita Herron The Warrior of Clan Kincaid (Highland Warrior, #3) by Lily Blackwood Deep Cover (Love Over Duty, #3) by Scarlett Cole Highland Devil (Murray Family, #22) by Hannah Howell Wedding the Widow (The Widows' Club, #2) by Jenna Jaxon
Down with Love (Laws of Attraction, #1) by Kate Meader Sleepless in Scotland (The Pennington Family, #3) by May McGoldrick The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo (Victorian Rebels, #6) by Kerrigan Byrne Hard Sell (21 Wall Street, #2) by Lauren Layne Kiss the Girl (The Naughty Princess Club, #3) by Tara Sivec Read and Gone (The Haunted Library Mysteries, #2) by Allison Brook What I've Done (Morgan Dane #4) by Melinda Leigh Vendetta A Novel by Iris Johansen Past Tense (Jack Reacher, #23) by Lee Child In Peppermint Peril (A Book Tea Shop Mystery, #1) by Joy Avon

Added:
An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks Up in Flames (Flirting with Fire, #2) by Jennifer Blackwood Cut and Run by Mary Burton Dagger's Edge (Brute Force #2) by Lora Leigh Don't Look Back (Unbroken Heroes, #6) by Dawn Ryder First Earl I See Tonight (Debutante Diaries, #1) by Anna Bennett A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas (Gold Valley, #4) by Maisey Yates

Finished:
Down with Love (Laws of Attraction, #1) by Kate Meader My Review Sleepless in Scotland (The Pennington Family, #3) by May McGoldrick My Review The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo (Victorian Rebels, #6) by Kerrigan Byrne My Review Dagger's Edge (Brute Force #2) by Lora Leigh My Review
Don't Look Back (Unbroken Heroes, #6) by Dawn Ryder My Review Hard Sell (21 Wall Street, #2) by Lauren Layne My Review Kiss the Girl (The Naughty Princess Club, #3) by Tara Sivec My Review Wedding the Widow (The Widows' Club, #2) by Jenna Jaxon My Review
Good Little Girls (The Keepers, #2) by Rita Herron My Review

End of Month:
Books on shelf:
Feedback Ratio:


message 5: by Vicki Willis (last edited Aug 31, 2018 04:20PM) (new)

Vicki Willis | 388 comments BEGINNING OF AUGUST

Books on shelf: 8
Feedback Ratio: 70%

The Trapped Girl (Tracy Crosswhite, #4) by Robert Dugoni Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka Mister Tender's Girl by Carter Wilson If He Wakes by Zoe Lea A Steep Price (Tracy Crosswhite, #6) by Robert Dugoni Three Secrets by Clare Boyd Tell Me A Secret by Samantha Hayes When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica

Finished:
The Trapped Girl (Tracy Crosswhite, #4) by Robert Dugoni

Added:

End of Month
Books on Shelf: 7
Feedback Ratio: 74%


message 6: by Alison (last edited Aug 30, 2018 04:36AM) (new)

Alison (a1ison74) | 2563 comments Beginning of Month

Feedback Ratio 78%
Books on Shelf: 55

Planning to Read
A Dark So Deadly by Stuart MacBride Did You See Melody? by Sophie Hannah The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse The Break by Marian Keyes The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough Elefant by Martin Suter You Were Made for This by Michelle Sacks Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates Mirage (Mirage, #1) by Somaiya Daud Macbeth (Hogarth Shakespeare) by Jo Nesbø Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game, #1) by Amanda Foody Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik The Dead Fathers Club by Matt Haig Your Closest Friend by Karen Perry The Light Between Us by Katie Khan The Ice Maiden A Historical Adventure with a Paranormal Twist by Sara Sheridan It Ends With You by S. K. Wright


Read & still to Review
The Belles (The Belles #1) by Dhonielle Clayton The Craftsman by Sharon J. Bolton Snap by Belinda Bauer Chaser (Dive Bar, #3) by Kylie Scott Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #2) by Mark Lawrence The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang 世界から猫が消えたなら by Genki Kawamura Sea Witch by Sarah Henning The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry

Reviews Posted
In Bloom (Sweetpea, #2) by C.J. Skuse That's Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

Books Added:
A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan The Towering Sky (The Thousandth Floor, #3) by Katharine McGee A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker Light Years by Kass Morgan The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley Broken Things by Lauren Oliver A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer I Invited Her In by Adele Parks

Current
Feedback Ratio 76%
Books on Shelf 62


message 7: by Kristie (last edited Aug 31, 2018 12:42PM) (new)

Kristie | 3282 comments I'm in. Looks like July was a rough month for a lot of people. I added 6, but only reviewed 3. Hopefully, I'll do better in August too.

Beginning of Month:

Books on Shelf: 18
Older than 30 days:
Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips If The Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss The Space Between Words by Michèle Phoenix Hello Again (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles, #2) by Brenda Novak Us Against You (Beartown, #2) by Fredrik Backman Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella Deadly Secrets (Detective Erika Foster, #6) by Robert Bryndza
Current:
Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia The Memory Box by Eva Lesko Natiello Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey Lies by T.M. Logan The Forbidden Door (Jane Hawk, #4) by Dean Koontz My Real Name Is Hanna by Tara Lynn Masih Pretty Ugly Lies by Pamela Crane The Coordinates of Loss by Amanda Prowse The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride by Joe Siple Sitting Murder (Lancashire Detective, #4) by A.J. Wright

Netgalley Ratio: 87%


End of Month:

Read/Removed: 4
Hello Again (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles, #2) by Brenda Novak Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey

Reviews: 3
Hello Again review
Leave No Trace review
Not Her Daughter review

Added: 1
Who She Is by Diane Byington

Books on Shelf: 15
Ratio: 89%


message 8: by Aymee (last edited Aug 30, 2018 10:53AM) (new)

Aymee (asphaltcowgrrl) | 60 comments I'm in! Maybe this will help keep me on track.

Start of month:
Books on shelf: 7
Feedback ratio: 63%

Books:

Like Never and Always by Ann Aguirre Build-a-Bowl 77 Satisfying Nutritious Combos Whole Grain + Vegetable + Protein + Sauce = Meal by Nicki Sizemore Kiss Her Goodbye by susan gee Saddle Up by A M Arthur

Added:

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks

Finished:

Buddha Bowls 100 Nourishing One-Bowl Meals by Kelli Foster The Taco Tuesday Cookbook by Laura Fuentes A Crafter Knits a Clue A Handcrafted Mystery by Holly Quinn

End of Month:
Books on shelf: 4
Feedback ratio: 79%

I actually finished one more but am not sure if I'll get my review done by the end of the week, so I'm going with this. PROGRESS!


message 9: by Michelle (last edited Sep 05, 2018 09:05AM) (new)

Michelle (vorvesm) | 46 comments Start of Month:

August Books on Shelf : 16
Feedback ratio to start: 81%

Books:
Current titles:
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas Smothered by Autumn Chiklis

Older than 3 months:
Trophy Son by Douglas Brunt Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians, #3) by Kevin Kwan Perfect (Flawed, #2) by Cecelia Ahern The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig Absalom's Daughters by Suzanne Feldman Watching Edie by Camilla Way When I Am Through with You by Stephanie Kuehn Promise Not to Tell (Cutler, Sutter & Salinas #2) by Jayne Ann Krentz Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll People Like Us by Dana Mele Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris

ADDED IN AUGUST
My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper

FINISHED
The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

End of Month:
Books on shelf: 16
Feedback Ratio: 80%


message 10: by Yzabel (last edited Aug 29, 2018 11:16PM) (new)

Yzabel Ginsberg (yzabelginsberg) | 160 comments Beginning of the month

Books on shelves: 14

Killing It She's one bad mother . . . by Asia Mackay Munmun by Jesse Andrews Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg Give People Money How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World by Annie Lowrey Sadie by Courtney Summers Lakes of Mars by Merritt Graves If Cats Disappeared from the World by Genki Kawamura Seventh Born by Monica Sanz Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood

Older than 3 months:

Unearthed (Unearthed, #1) by Amie Kaufman Carnivore by Jonathan Lyon Child of Nod (The Balance Series Book 1) by C.W. Snyder Fawkes by Nadine Brandes The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton

Feedback Ratio: 97%

End of the Month

Books I read in August: 3

Reviews:


DNF:

Added: 9

Shelf count: 20
Feedback ratio: 95%


message 11: by Kylie (last edited Aug 30, 2018 11:43PM) (new)

Kylie D | 51 comments Beginning of August

Books on shelf: 8

The New Girl by Ingrid Alexandra When I Find You by Emma Curtis The Right Place by Carla Caruso The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale The Atlantis Cipher (The Relic Hunters #2) by David Leadbeater In Her Shadow by Mark Edwards Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak House of Ashes by Loretta Marion

Feedback Ratio: 38%

End of August

Added:
The Lost Pearl by Emily Madden Jessica's Promise An absolutely gripping and emotional page turner by Jill Childs Perfect Liars by Rebecca Reid Hidden Among the Stars by Melanie Dobson Table For Eight by Tricia Stringer The Murder at Redmire Hall (Yorkshire Murder Mysteries, #3) by J.R. Ellis

Books read:
The Atlantis Cipher (The Relic Hunters #2) by David Leadbeater The New Girl by Ingrid Alexandra When I Find You by Emma Curtis The Right Place by Carla Caruso The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale The Lost Pearl by Emily Madden Perfect Liars by Rebecca Reid

Shelf Count: 7

Feedback Ratio: 65%


message 12: by Abbey (last edited Aug 06, 2018 12:42PM) (new)

Abbey (abbeyhauser) | 210 comments Start of Month:

Books on Shelf: 6

Books:
Brave Enough by Kati Gardner In Peppermint Peril (A Book Tea Shop Mystery, #1) by Joy Avon A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany Firefly by Henry Porter The Burglar by Thomas Perry Broken Ground (Inspector Karen Pirie, #5) by Val McDermid


Feedback ratio: 56%


FINISHED
Chilly da Vinci by Jarrett Rutland Review

ADDED
Chilly da Vinci by Jarrett Rutland

End of Month:

Books on Shelf:
Feedback Ratio %:


message 13: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (last edited Aug 04, 2018 06:25PM) (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14471 comments Mod
1 done!
Incendium (Christopher Radcliff, #1) by A.D. Swanston review
4 stars


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Kristie | 3282 comments Added Who She Is by Diane Byington .


message 15: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14471 comments Mod
The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland
4 stars
great book
review


message 16: by Kristie (new)

Kristie | 3282 comments Finished Hello Again (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles, #2) by Brenda Novak

Hello Again review

3.5 stars rounded up, the story is really good, though becoming a bit repetitive at times. I'm hoping the author tries something new the next time around, but she has set it up for a similar storyline again. I still enjoyed it, except for the (also repetitive) whiny relationship issues the MC has.


message 17: by Vicki Willis (new)

Vicki Willis | 388 comments I finished The Trapped Girl (Tracy Crosswhite, #4) by Robert Dugoni

It was the 4th in the Tracy Crosswhite series. The reocurring characters are fun. It is exactly what you would expect.


message 18: by Michelle (last edited Aug 27, 2018 11:56AM) (new)

Michelle | 465 comments I'm in! I haven't even read a single page for like an entire month :( Hopefully this challenge will help me cause I feel like this is the month of Netgalley :D

How many books on your NetGalley shelf: 11
What your Netgalley feedback ratio is: 76%

What books are on your NG shelf:
Bookishly Ever After (Ever After, #1) by Isabel Bandeira Unicorn Tracks by Julia Ember Another Postcard (Stone Butterfly Rockstars Book 1) by Elle Christensen Falsies (The Makeup Series, #1) by Olive East The Business of Writing Practical Insights for Independent, Hybrid, and Traditionally Published Authors by Kim Iverson Headlee Paramnesia The Deadish Chronicles by Brian Wilkinson Furyborn (Empirium, #1) by Claire Legrand Save the Date by Morgan Matson Ensnared by Rita Stradling Monstress, Vol. 1 Awakening (Monstress, #1) by Marjorie M. Liu


New
Seafire (Seafire, #1) by Natalie C. Parker The House of One Thousand Eyes by Michelle Barker #FashionVictim by Amina Akhtar

Feedback Sent

Read & Reviewed
Seafire (Seafire, #1) by Natalie C. Parker Reviwed in NG Ensnared by Rita Stradling Review

End of the month(view spoiler)


message 19: by Kirby (last edited Aug 15, 2018 11:46AM) (new)

Kirby (kirbym) | 232 comments First time on Netgalley and first time doing this - happy to have a spot to keep track!

Books on Netgalley shelf: 6
Feedback ratio: N/A - first timer

Books To Read:
Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos The Book of Ralph by Christopher Steinsvold The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Added in August:
Gene Machine The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome by Venki Ramakrishnan Heavy An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon Resistance (Divided Elements, #1) by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky Foundryside (Founders, #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett Nobody Cares by Anne T. Donahue The Book of Onions Comics to Make You Cry Laughing and Cry Crying by Jake Thompson Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

Read and Reviewed:
The Button War by Avi
Review
The Book of Dog by Lark Benobi
Review
This Old Gal's Pressure Cooker Cookbook by Jill Selkowitz
Feedback Provided (not posted to GR)
Simply Bento by Yuko
Feedback Provided (not posted to GR)


message 20: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14471 comments Mod
Welcome to the club Kirby! 😉


message 21: by Gwnhwyfer (last edited Aug 28, 2018 02:57PM) (new)

Gwnhwyfer | 16 comments Hi all,

Like Kirby, I'm new to Netgalley and I'm hoping this challenge will give me a boot in the butt to get moving on all the books I was approved for!

Netgalley shelf: 24
Feedback ratio: n/a

1066 Guillaume Le Conquérant by Patrick Weber They Fought in Colour / La Guerre en couleur A New Look at Canada's First World War Effort / Nouveau regard sur le Canada dans la Première Guerre mondiale by The Vimy Foundation Domina The Women Who Made Imperial Rome by Guy de la Bedoyere The Secret History of Soldiers How Canadians Survived the Great War by Tim Cook The Wild Cat Book 6 by Brigitte Luciani A Fierce Glory Antietam--The Desperate Battle That Saved Lincoln and Doomed Slavery by Justin Martin Pandemic 1918 The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History by Catharine Arnold Behind the Throne A Domestic History of the British Royal Household by Adrian Tinniswood Haunted Castles of England by J.G. Montgomery Talk on the Wild Side The Untameable Nature of Language by Lane Greene Trail of Terror The Black Monk of Pontefract, Cripple Creek Jail, Firehouse Phantom, and Other True Hauntings by Richard Estep Riding into Battle Canadian Cyclists in the Great War by Ted Glenn

Added:
Chilly da Vinci by Jarrett Rutland Claw the System Poems from the Cat Uprising by Francesco Marciuliano That's Not Hockey! by Andrée Poulin Babel by Gaston Dorren The Lives and Exploits of the Most Noted Highwaymen, Rogues and Murderers by Stephen Basdeo Symbols of Canada by Michael Dawson Urban Arboreal A Modern Glossary of City Trees by Michael Jordan Atlas of the Unexpected Haphazard discoveries, chance places and unimaginable destinations by Travis Elborough From Suffragette to Homesteader Exploring British and Canadian Colonial Histories and Women's Politics Through Memoir by Emily Van Der Meulen Fool's Moon (Tarot Cats Mystery #1) by Diane A.S. Stuckart Handmade Houseplants Remarkably Realistic Plants You Can Make with Paper by Corrie Beth Hogg The Story of Greece and Rome by Tony Spawforth

Completed:
1066 review (finished 4 Aug) ★★★
Domina review (finished 16 Aug) ★★★
The wild cat review (finished 18 Aug) ★★★
Chilly da Vinci review (finished 18 Aug) ★★★★
Claw the System review (finished 19 Aug) ★★★
That's Not Hockey! review (finished 19 Aug) ★★★★
They Fought in Colour review (finished 20 Aug) ★★★★★
Handmade Houseplants review (finished 24 Aug) ★★★
Pandemic 1918 review coming (finished 25 Aug) ★★★★
From Suffragette to Homesteader review coming (finished 28 Aug) ★★★★

1066 Guillaume Le Conquérant by Patrick Weber Domina The Women Who Made Imperial Rome by Guy de la Bedoyere The Wild Cat Book 6 by Brigitte Luciani Chilly da Vinci by Jarrett Rutland Claw the System Poems from the Cat Uprising by Francesco Marciuliano That's Not Hockey! by Andrée Poulin They Fought in Colour / La Guerre en couleur A New Look at Canada's First World War Effort / Nouveau regard sur le Canada dans la Première Guerre mondiale by The Vimy Foundation Pandemic 1918 The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History by Catharine Arnold Handmade Houseplants Remarkably Realistic Plants You Can Make with Paper by Corrie Beth Hogg From Suffragette to Homesteader Exploring British and Canadian Colonial Histories and Women's Politics Through Memoir by Emily Van Der Meulen

Up next:
A Fierce Glory Antietam--The Desperate Battle That Saved Lincoln and Doomed Slavery by Justin Martin and Urban Arboreal A Modern Glossary of City Trees by Michael Jordan

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Updated Netgalley Shelf No.:
Updated Feedback Ratio:


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message 23: by Kirby (new)

Kirby (kirbym) | 232 comments Karen ⊰✿ wrote: "Welcome to the club Kirby! 😉"

<3 Thank you!!


message 24: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (last edited Aug 14, 2018 08:29PM) (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14471 comments Mod
Added:
The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry

:o


Welcome Diane and Gwnhwyfer ! So many new faces this month :)


message 25: by Kristie (new)

Kristie | 3282 comments That one sounds good, Karen!


message 27: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14471 comments Mod
Kristie wrote: "That one sounds good, Karen!"

I read a really great review from a GR friend, and so I couldn't help myself and hit the request button. On the plus side, I should have 3 books of my shelf this month (maybe can push for 4?). They are all so old I really want to clear them out


message 28: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14471 comments Mod
Kristie wrote: "Finished Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia
Leave No Trace review"


Good honest review Kristie. Congrats for having the control to dnf


message 29: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14471 comments Mod
Finished
The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester
which really just cemented for me that Lester has changed her style and I don't like it.
review


message 30: by Kristie (new)

Kristie | 3282 comments That's too bad you didn't enjoy that one, Karen. Nice review.

I'm trying not to add any for a while. I aded a lot last month and I have far too many on my shelf already. I just reorganized them by publication date, because I wasn't considering that when reviewing, and I found that I'm really behind where I should be and have a few coming up too. That's partly why I dnf the last book. It was taking too long to get through and all my other galleys were just sitting there. I considered sending feedback that I wouldn't be reading some, since they are so old, but I'm still interested in them. Hopefully, now that I'm not stuck on that one book I can get a move on with some of the others.


message 31: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14471 comments Mod
Yes it’s a bendy good idea Kristie. I read mine by publication date too but I got behind and mine are March/April so I’m trying to get a wriggle on!


message 32: by Li'l Owl (last edited Sep 01, 2018 11:49AM) (new)

 Li'l Owl | 191 comments NetGalley 🌻Beginning of August
Feedback Ratio 23%
Books on Shelf 4

Publishing Date May 2018
Probable Claws (Mrs. Murphy #27) by Rita Mae Brown
Publishing Date September 2018
Lies by T.M. Logan Burning Ridge (Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #4) by Margaret Mizushima
Publishing Date November 2018
No Place for Wolverines A Jenny Willson Mystery by Dave Butler

Books Added:
Publishing Date August 2018
The Body in the Dales (Yorkshire Murder Mysteries, #1) by J.R. Ellis The Quartet Murders (Yorkshire Murder Mysteries, #2) by J.R. Ellis
Publishing Date September 2018
The Murder at Redmire Hall (Yorkshire Murder Mysteries, #3) by J.R. Ellis Malice by Jennifer Jaynes
Publishing Date November 2018
Her Last Move by John Marrs
Publishing Date January 2019
An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks


Books Read & Reviewed:
Probable Claws by Rita Mae Brown
Probable Claws (Mrs. Murphy #27) by Rita Mae Brown 5★'s
Review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

********
🌻End of August Update:
Feedback Ratio — %
Books on Shelf —
2

🍁September:



message 33: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14471 comments Mod
4th, and probably last for the month, finished
In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills

Beautiful book. 5 stars. review


message 34: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14471 comments Mod
Got one more in ;)
50 Top Tools for Employee Wellbeing A Complete Toolkit for Developing Happy, Healthy, Productive and Engaged Employees by Debbie Mitchell
review


message 35: by Kristie (new)

Kristie | 3282 comments Way to go, Karen! I’m hoping to finish one more this month too.


message 36: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14471 comments Mod
It really helped that I had ten days of holidays where I read novels and stayed away from textbooks :)


message 37: by Kristie (new)

Kristie | 3282 comments Nice! I could use a little weekend holiday at the beach right about now. :)


message 38: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 31145 comments Mod
September thread is now open here:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 39: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14471 comments Mod
Well I'm going to call it for the month and petty happy I got 5 read in August. Although I don't have many on my shelf, they are all kind of old and I really want to get through those that have already been published (6) before I go on a crazy requesting spree :)


message 40: by Alison (new)

Alison (a1ison74) | 2563 comments This has really not been a great month for me. Finally updated everything for August and I've added a LOT of books to my shelf. I've done not too bad in terms of reading them but seem to be a bit blocked as far as writing up the reviews goes.

My shelf would probably not be that terrible (and I'd get that bloomin 200 review badge) if I just wrote and submitted the reviews. I may try to get a couple in today and tomorrow.


message 41: by Yzabel (new)

Yzabel Ginsberg (yzabelginsberg) | 160 comments I keep borrowing quantum mechanics books from the library, and reading those instead of my NG ones... Well, at least I did 3 this month, it's always better than 0. ^^;


message 42: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14471 comments Mod
I always do reviews right away otherwise I forget the books!


message 43: by Alison (new)

Alison (a1ison74) | 2563 comments If I was sensible I'd do the reviews straight away but often there's a shiny new book calling my name and I can always write the review later once I've thought about it more.....

Then it's 6 months later and I'm struggling to remember anything about the book or the characters. Those reviews are so much fun to write :P


message 44: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14471 comments Mod
Haha even just a week later I struggle to remember sometimes 😂 but I don’t write very detailed or long reviews so I can get them done pretty fast


message 45: by Kristie (new)

Kristie | 3282 comments Oh! I'm the same as Karen. I have to write them right away. Even not writing detailed reviews, I wouldn't remember enough 6 months later. lol


message 46: by Alison (new)

Alison (a1ison74) | 2563 comments I finally finished Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik last night. Started it in May but gave up on the ARC and resorted to a library copy cos the format was so bad. Needless to say rather than write the review I sat and watched TV :) Has anyone been watching Bodyguard? It's brilliant.

I'm also at long last listening to a book I got from NetGalley 3 years ago. Will be nice to clear it off my shelf but I'm a bit embarrassed about giving feedback 3 years late.


message 47: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14471 comments Mod
Alison wrote: "I finally finished Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik last night. Started it in May but gave up on the ARC and resorted to a library copy cos the format was so bad. Needless to say rather than write th..."

haha
It is getting to the end of football season here, so I can't say we watch much else on TV at the moment ;)

I listened to one of my NetGalley books this month too. I did feel bad that I got to it so late that it had already been released on audio and was available from my library lol


message 48: by Kristie (new)

Kristie | 3282 comments I’ve given reviews really late before and felt the same way, but at the same time I want them off my shelf. I currently have 3 books that are a year old that I still need to get to. I really need to get better about that.


message 49: by Melanie (new)

Melanie (mvalente89) | 741 comments Ok, I don't think I'll manage to get to another book tonight so in August I added 7 and read 9. That's a win in my book since my overall number went down. Next month I'm hoping to chip away at my backlog more since I only have 3 September books to read.

Start of month:
Books on shelf: 30
Feedback Ratio: 81%

Added:
An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks Up in Flames (Flirting with Fire, #2) by Jennifer Blackwood Cut and Run by Mary Burton Dagger's Edge (Brute Force #2) by Lora Leigh Don't Look Back (Unbroken Heroes, #6) by Dawn Ryder First Earl I See Tonight (Debutante Diaries, #1) by Anna Bennett A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas (Gold Valley, #4) by Maisey Yates

Finished:
Down with Love (Laws of Attraction, #1) by Kate Meader My Review Sleepless in Scotland (The Pennington Family, #3) by May McGoldrick My Review The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo (Victorian Rebels, #6) by Kerrigan Byrne My Review Dagger's Edge (Brute Force #2) by Lora Leigh My Review
Don't Look Back (Unbroken Heroes, #6) by Dawn Ryder My Review Hard Sell (21 Wall Street, #2) by Lauren Layne My Review Kiss the Girl (The Naughty Princess Club, #3) by Tara Sivec My Review Wedding the Widow (The Widows' Club, #2) by Jenna Jaxon My Review
Good Little Girls (The Keepers, #2) by Rita Herron My Review

End of Month:
Books on shelf: 28
Feedback Ratio: 83%


message 50: by Kristie (new)

Kristie | 3282 comments Finished one last book for the month: Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey

Not Her Daughter review

That will be it for me this month. I've added one book to my shelf and removed four this month, going from 18 books to 15. My ratio went up slightly from 87% to 89%.


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