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Recent Netgalley Requests – Apr. 2020

Hi there friends!!

So, we are almost through April now…. what the heck is happening? Time is flying by so quickly. It is also SO PAINFUL that its beautiful outside but all the parks and whatnot are closed. Who would have thought the world would come to this? I actually miss the outside?? I never really liked being outside that much (wow that sounds so pathetic πŸ˜‚) before but now that I’m not allowed to go out…. I want it! But, on the positive side, with more time spent inside it means more books are being read and I do love to read so its not all complaints from me.

I thought it would be fun to share with you all my most recent requests on Netgalley, what they have approved me for, and sadly what I have been DECLINED. Also, can be talk about the feelings you get when a book is declined? I take it like a personal attack almost LOL I felt okay when my first one was declined as I had been approved for so many, so I felt it was fair. BUT THEN I got 3 books in a row declined and I have to say – I felt a little salty about it.

You dont decline me I decline you!! - Breaking Bad | Make a Meme

Anyways, I have gotten over it now hahaha. Hopefully I can work on my salty attitude towards declined books in the future as Im sure there will be many!

Recent Requests

The Witches of Willow Cove by Josh Roberts – Approved

The Woman Before Wallis by Bryn Turnbull – Approved

The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel – Approved

The Cabin on Souder Hill by Lonnie Busch – Approved

Fussy Flamingo by Shelly Vaughn James – Approved

After All I’ve Done by Mina Hardy – Approved

Terraformer by Colleen Houck – Approved

A Spell for Trouble by Esme Addison – This was a “read now” book

Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim – Pending

Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston – Pending

By the Book by Amanda Sellet – Declined

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab – Declined

Havenfall by Sara Holland – Declined


So there you have it. My 3 declined books. I have to say I am most disppointed in Havenfall as I really wanted that one but I supposed I will just have to go buy it! Struggles.

Overall, I am happy with how Netgalley is treating me. I have read some fabulous books off it and keep getting a pretty steady stream of books!!

YAY ME! - london tipton - quickmeme

What books have you most recently requested on Netgalley? Do you get declined often? What book are you looking forward to reading? Let me know in the comments 😊

6 thoughts on “Recent Netgalley Requests – Apr. 2020

  1. I also have The Woman Before Wallis and I’m excited to dive into it! I was declined for a book a couple of months ago and then Netgalley sent an email that it was available to Read Now and I was so excited. Until I went to get it and I couldn’t read it since they had already declined me haha Oh well πŸ˜‚

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  2. I don’t get declined often but I do get declined. I find that it’s mostly certain publishers, so I just try to avoid them. Even ones that give the whole β€œit’s not you it’s us” (approved too many requests, looking for certain readers, etc..) – I still avoid. I figure there is too many books and too little time, so I will go with the publishers that want to work with me – like the Harlequin imprints – Mira, Park Row, and Graydon House – I love their mystery/thrillers and their PR people are great to work with ❀️

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