NetGalley – Books To Read

Ever since I discovered NetGalley, I think my life has become much more exciting (nerd alert!). I love to search for new books that are just right up my alley, books that otherwise I might never have known. I love it when the publishers accept your request and you can’t help but want to tell everyone (even if they don’t know what you’re talking about). I do it anyway. CAN YOU BELIEVE I’M GOING TO READ THE NEW BOOK BY ROBERT DUGONI?

This is an amazing initiative and I find it quite sad that we don’t have something similar where I’m from. Publishers here are so reluctant to let you review books, unless you have like 2000 followers or have become a YouTube sensation. So thank you, NetGalley and US/UK publishers.

Here’s my to-read list for the next two months (I’ll also be reading other stuff). Can’t wait to dive into these new books. Let’s see what they’re about:

cover87753-medium.pngThe Sister (Louise Jensen) 
A compelling, gripping psychological thriller perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, I Let You Go, and The Girl With No Past”.

You had me at “gripping psychological thriller”. And the cover is so amazing.

cover83417-medium.pngThe House at the Edge of Night (Catherine Banner) 
A sweeping saga about four generations of a family who live and love on an enchanting Mediterranean island off the coast of Italy.

It’s been some time since I’ve read a great family saga. Hoping this has a mystery as well. And I don’t think I’ve ever read anything set in Italy.

cover88118-medium.pngCurious Minds (Janet Evanovich) 
Janet Evanovich, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, teams up with Emmy-winning writer Phoef Sutton for a brand-new series of thrillers.

 

I read some Stephanie Plum books and they were so much fun… this is promising and surely a fast read.

cover82445-medium.pngThe Last One (Alexandra Oliva) 
In Alexandra Oliva’s thrilling fiction debut, survival is the name of the game, as the line blurs between reality TV and reality itself—and one woman’s mind and body are pushed to the limit.

The plot is definitely original and it grabbed my attention. I think I might love this a lot (and I really need to read Station Eleven soon).

cover88618-medium.pngAll the Ugly and Wonderful Things (Bryn Greenwood) 
A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.

This… this I wasn’t so sure about. I got accepted before I even read what the actual topic was about (and to be honest, it makes me feel a bit uneasy). But I’m going to give it a chance, since everyone seems to love it so much.

cover83560-medium.pngArrowood (Laura McHugh) 
A dark, gripping novel from the author of The Weight of Blood about a mysterious kidnapping and the ways in which our lives are shaped by the stories we create about our past.

This has all my favorite ingredients. A big house, a mystery, flashbacks… can’t wait to see if I enjoy it as much as other similar books.

What do you have on your to-read list?

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Annie

In a past life, I was probably a tortured police detective with a dark and traumatic past. Right now, however, I'm just a twenty-something bookworm who loves listening to old songs and watching 90s movies. I enjoy mystery and crime, southern coming of age stories and historical fiction set in the last century.

21 thoughts on “NetGalley – Books To Read

      1. I’ve just read In The Clearing. Still to post review. Another cracking story from Robert Dugoni that kept me up late. I couldn’t go to bed until I had finished it.

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  1. I’m a newbie so I haven’t dived into NetGalley just yet but I really can’t wait until I can. Books look brilliant 🙂 x

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    1. Oh, I’m a newbie too, that’s why I love it so much! I recommend that you start reading the “Read Now” ones and then you’ll have a high feedback ratio to start requesting 😃

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      1. Ah okay! Thank you, I’ll take a look. Is there a certain amount of blog followers you need before you get accepted for reviews? Because that’s what is putting me off!

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        1. I didn’t even have a blog when I started. I posted them on Goodreads and sent them feedback via the website 🙂 Some will decline your requests but others will surely accep them 😉

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  2. Sometimes I feel I’m the only book blogger not on NetGalley. LOL! It sounds awesome! I usually use my library, which is fantastic. They order in books especially for me, but I only get things after they’re released to the public. It would be nice to have a book not yet available sometimes. Looking forward to your reviews.

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    1. Thank you for the comment, Meg! That’s wonderful, I should really go to the library more… maybe they’ll do the same for me, who knows 😄

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  3. I was in heaven when I discovered NetGalley. I even made a happy dance the first time I got approved 😀 As a non-native English speaker, I was sure I would never get a book, but some publishers do allow some diversity among their reviewers (All my love goes to Bookouture <3). I have read and reviewed The Sister. I can't wait to hear your thoughts about it!

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    1. Oh my god, I agree so much with you hahaha Bookouture is amazing! I love that they give us the chance of being part of the process, even if English is not our first language. Thanks for the comment Donna 😘

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