Tackling my Netgalley TBR


I started this blog May 2017 and with that came my obsession with requesting books on Netgalley. At first, I wasn’t sure I would get approved for a lot of books since I was a newbie. Almost every day, I was on Netgalley browsing and requesting for books I thought I would enjoy reading. I knew I wouldn’t be approved right away for a lot of the books I wanted, but to my surprise, I actually did. I mean there were still plenty of declines, but I got approved for more books than I had expected. I tried to keep up with my Netgalley TBR, but by the end of 2017, I had 32 on my list with 28 of them being there for more than 3 months. Shame on me!

This year, one of my main bookish resolution is to tackle as many books as I can on my Netgalley TBR. I’ll update you on my progress every month and hopefully by mid-2018, I can get through all the books I requested in 2017. I’m also planning on putting a strict limitation for myself. This is going to be really difficult, but for every 3 books I finish, I’m only allowed to request 1 book.

Anyway, here’s a list of all the Netgalley Books I have yet to read.

  1. The Booke of Whispers by Kimberley Starr (Started this one, but I couldn’t get into it. Probably read 2 chapters only)
  2. Odd and True by Cat Winters (I actually started this one too and it seemed really interesting, but after several chapters I lost interest).
  3. Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne
  4. Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
  5. Love Songs and Other Lies by Jessica Pennington
  6. Booke of Hidden by Jeri Westerson
  7. All the Wrong Chords by Christine Hurley Deriso
  8. Gray Wolf Island Tracey Neithercott
  9. The Canary Club by Sherry D. Ficklin
  10. Berseker by Emmy Laybourne
  11. Nemesis by Anna Banks
  12. The Breathless by Tara Goedjen
  13. A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess
  14. 36 Questions that Changed My Mind About You by Vicki Grant
  15. Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
  16. Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon
  17. The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz
  18. Playing by Heart by Carmela Martino
  19. All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry
  20. A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen
  21. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
  22. My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff
  23. Plague Land by Alex Scarrow
  24. Stronger by Janey Nissenson
  25. Pumpkin Spice Secrets by Hillary Homzie (I’m almost done with this one, but for some reason, the story just doesn’t intrigue me. It’s a middle grade romance and it’s cute, but the story isn’t that interesting for me).
  26. Kiss Me in New York by Catherine Rider
  27. Fraternize by Rachel Van Dylen
  28. Run Away With Me by Mila Gray
  29. Always Red by Isabelle Ronin
  30. Flight Season by Marie Marquardt
  31. The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
  32. Breaking the Ice by Julie Cross

Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

Sincerely Karen Jo

2017 Reading Challenge

So I started off with the plan to read 100 books and was going pretty strong in the beginning. However, the last 3 months of 2017 was really hectic for me and I was so busy that I had to change my reading challenge to 80 books. While I didn’t get to read as much in December, I ended up finishing 85 books in 2017. That’s 3 more books than last year so Yay!!!

Here’s a recap of all the books I read in 2017.


My 2017 Year in Books











How did you guys do with your 2017 reading challenge? Have you read any of these books?

This year I’m aiming for 115 books. I’m already behind schedule, but really hoping I reach this goal!!

Sincerely Karen Jo