My 2021 Netgalley TBR – UPDATE

Hi Blisses,

This is the first update for a reading challenge that I will be posting this week, though please don’t expect my updates to be good, they’re really underwhelming. LOL. I posted five reading challenges that I’m joining this year and so far I’m failing at each and every one of them. But you know what, I don’t even feel guilty anymore. I mean I join reading challenges to be challenged but I also don’t want to be hard on myself anymore. Reading should be fun and this is supposed to be an outlet for me especially when things in real life get hard, so no, I won’t be hard on myself anymore when it comes to reading.

Anyway, I’m here for my Netgalley TBR update. When the year started, I had around 55 ARCs on Netgalley, all of them from last year. As of writing this update, I have 80 ARCs and out of those ARCs, I’ve only read 8. Yep, 8 books. I really haven’t been reading. πŸ™‚

Below are all the books in my Netgalley shelf. I crossed out the ones I’ve already read and provided the links to my reviews so if you want to check them out, that would be awesome.

1.) Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow – CURRENTLY READING
2.) Crown of Bones by A.K. Wilder
3.) The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
4.) Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell
5.) The Unbroken by C.L. Clark

6.) Legacy of Steel by Matthew Ward
7.) The Fall of Koli by M.R. Carey
8.) All You Knead is Love by Tanya Guerrero – not reviewed yet
9.) Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs
10.) Waterborne by J. Luke Bennecke

11.) The Midnight Swan by Catherine Fisher
12.) Void Breaker by David Dalglish
13.) Out Past the Stars by K.B. Wagers
14.) Maker’s Curse by Trudi Canavan
15.) The Black Song by Anthony Ryan

16.) Call of the Bone Ships by RJ Barker
17.) Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft
18.) The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn by Tyler Whitesides
19.) The Shattered Realm of Ardor Benn by Tyler Whitesides
20.) The Fires of Vengeance by Evan Winter

21.) The Last Rule of Make Ups by Nina Crespo
22.) The Highlander’s Unexpected Proposal by Heather McCollum
23.) Send Me Their Souls by Sara Wolf
24.) Try As I Smite by Abigail Owen
25.) Just A Little Bet by Tawna Fenske

26.) The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson
27.) White Land by Rosie Cranie-Higgs
28.) The Duke’s Princess Bride by Amalie Howard – REVIEW
29.) Dead Man in a Ditch by Luke Arnold
30.) Sweet Harmony by Claire North

31.) A Neon Darkness by Lauren Shippen
32.) Lore by Alexandra Bracken
33.) The Black Coast by Mike Brooks
34.) The Conductors by Nicole Glover
35.) Prime Deceptions by Valerie Valdes

36.) The Shadowed Flame by Naomi Hughes
37.) The Unfinished Land by Greg Bear
38.) The Bone Fire by GyΓΆrgy DragomΓ‘n
39.) How To Break An Evil Curse by Laura Morrison
40.) The Midnight Circus by Jane Yolen

41.) The Vanished Queen by Lisbeth Campbell
42.) Each of Us A Desert by Mark Oshiro
43.) The Gentleman and the Thief by Sarah M. Eden
44.) What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson – REVIEW
45.) Bad Habits by Flynn Meaney – REVIEW

46.) The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
47.) Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli – REVIEW
48.) The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne
49.) Things to do Before the End of the World by Emily Barr – REVIEW
50.) Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky – REVIEW

51.) Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa
52.) The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng by K. S. Villoso
53.) The Broken God by Gareth Hanrahan
54.) For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten
55.) The Last Druid by Terry Brooks

56.) Purrfectly Dead by Dixie Lyle
57.) The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison
58.) The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk
59.) The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
60.) The Light of the Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner

61.) Paper & Blood by Kevin Hearne
62.) Legacy of Light by Matthew Ward
63.) We Cry for Blood by Devin Madson
64.) The Wolf’s Curse by Jessica Vitalis
65.) The Pariah by Anthony Ryan

66.) A Letter to Three Witches by Elizabeth Bass
67.) The City We Became by N.J. Jemisin
68.) Notes from the Burning Age by Claire North
69.) The Splinter King by Mike Brooks
70.) Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Suzanne Enoch, Amelia Grey and Anna Bennett

71.) Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon REVIEW
72.) A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark
73.) Dead Lies Dreaming by Charles Stross
74.) Catalyst Gate by Megan O’Keefe
75.) Little Thieves by Margaret Owen

76.) Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone – REVIEW
77.) Another Beast’s Skin by Jessika Grewe Glover
78.) Peace Talks by Jim Butcher
79.) Eye of the Sh*t Storm by Jackson Ford
80.) The Sightless City by Noah Lemelson

81.) With You Forever by Chloe Liese – REVIEW
82.) Wicked Little Deeds by Kat Ellis – REVIEW
83.) The Hand of the Sun King by J.T. Greathouse
84.) Fireborn by Asiling Fowler – REVIEW
85.) The Meeting Point by Olivia Lara


86.) The Exiled Fleet by J.S. Dewes
87.) Lies Like Wildfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez – REVIEW
88.) The Bone Ship’s Wake by RJ Barker
89.) Into the Dying Light by Katy Rose Pool
90.) Battle Ground by Jim Butcher

91.) Chasing Alexander by Christopher Martin
92.) Freckles by Cecelia Ahern
93.) Call Me Athena by Colby Cedar Smith – REVIEW
94.) True Loaf by Austen Johnson – REVIEW
95.) Cursed Beauty by Stacey O’Neale

96.) The Quicksilver Court by Melissa Caruso
97) The Becket List by Adele GriffinREVIEW
98.) All Pets Allowed by Adele GriffinREVIEW
99.) Witchy Coffee by Erin Ritch

101.) Destroyer of Light by Jennifer Marie Brissett
102.) The Gilded Cage by Lynette Noni
103.) The Fall of Babel by Josiah Bancroft
104.) All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody
105.) Beyond the Hallowed Sky by Ken Macleod

106.) Questions for Rebel Girls
107.) The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart

Right now, my Netgalley Feedback Ratio is 65%. I know I can reach 100% so I think it’s OK to aim for that before requesting again. Besides I don’t think any publisher would approve me of anything considering my current ratio.

What about you? How’s your Netgalley shelf? Do we have similar books in our lists? What do you do when you get overwhelmed by your ARCs? Let’s chat.

22 thoughts on “My 2021 Netgalley TBR – UPDATE

  1. I’m working to get all of the books on my NetGalley shelf read this year. I started off the year with 11 books and I am now down to 9. We don’t have any books in common but I did buy a physical copy of Lore when it was released. You can do it Lili!!

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  2. Good luck with your Netgalley eARCs! You can do it!! You have some AMAZING titles on there (The Jasmine Throne is one i just finished and 😍😍😍) Hope you enjoy all your reads!

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  3. Wow, what an amazing list Lili! I know you can do it, good luck, and happy reading. Also, these books sound so good and a few (read – many) may have found their way on to my own TBR!

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  4. You can do it Lili. I hope you are doing better, although it is tough with things the way it is right now. My ratio is only 60% and I want to get it up to 70% by the end of the year, but I need to stop requesting books to do that. πŸ˜πŸ“š

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  5. You can do it! I’m ashamed to say that my Netgalley ratio is currently 60% but I am working on getting it up. I am on a requesting ban until I improve!

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    1. Thank you Louise. You can do it too. πŸ™‚ I’m on a requesting ban as well but for some reason, I now receive emails from publicists saying “since you read this book, you might like this one…” and auto-approve me to that book. I’m weak. Haha. I’m currently on 67%. Hopefully, it changes this month.

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