I’ve read 27 novels since January 1st, 2016 – so… I’m on track for my target of 100 books this year. I’ve read some excellent novels – and some that didn’t live up to the hype.
Now, with various new publishing dates looming (or just past), I must apply myself to my TBR with renewed vigor. The 80% NetGalley badge is like a carrot at the end of the stick. In order to get it back again I will have to read 35 more NetGalley titles (according to my calculations). And of course, that is providing I don’t request any more from them until that time…
But, NetGalley is not my only source of new titles and I must fulfill other obligations as well. So, after much study and some investigation… the top ten novels in my TBR as of today are:
- “The Boy from Zion Street” by Geoffrey Seed (from Endeavor Press)
- “The Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly (a NetGalley title)
- “Some Women” by Emily Liebert (a NetGalley title)
- “In her wake” by Amanda Jennings (from Orenda Publishing)
- “Quiet neighbors” by Cationa McPherson (a NetGalley title)
- “Breaking measures” by Emma Raveling (a NetGalley title)
- “What the waves know” by Tamara Valentine (an Edelweiss title)
- “The Madwoman upstairs” by Catherine Lowell (an Edelweiss title)
- “The Two-Family house” by Lynda Cohen Loigman (a NetGalley title)
- “All Things Cease to Appear” by Elizabeth Brundage (an Edelweiss title)
As you can see, only five of these ten titles are for NetGalley. I wonder… will I ever reach the coveted 80% feedback ratio??? I’m now standing at 62%.
Also, somewhere amongst that list I have to insert two more titles. “June” by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore (for a blog tour), AND “The Devil You Know” by Elisabeth de Mariaffi for my in-person book club that meets on the last Tuesday in May.
And, more to the point, when will I finally reach the point where I can read some of my own TBR (books that I have no commitments to read). There are a few titles which I have – but haven’t had the freedom to read yet – that are absolutely calling out to me…
I guess it is obvious to all that I’m feeling a tad overwhelmed. It is my own fault! There are just
At the end of the day? I wouldn’t have it any other way!