To Be Read: Netgalley Update – July 2021

It has been over two months since my last Netgalley update and my shelves had almost completely changed since then. I have had actual publishers reach out to me and send me a widget for books and I now seem to get approved for more books than rejected. Happy days. 

Since I’ve been back at work full time I haven’t had much time to read, so I really have to be selective when it comes to requesting books. I am so excited about the books that I currently have sitting on my ‘give feedback’ shelf and I cannot wait to share my reviews of them with you. 

Also please do not judge me for the Christmas books, I’m going to attempt to do my ‘12 books of Christmas’ series again this year and I want to get a head start. 

For those of you interested my feedback ratio is currently at 86%, which I am quite proud of.

Most anticipated read

I am currently reading These Hollow Vows and the review of it will be posted next week so I won’t talk about it here. 

Also, I talked about Cheer Up in my last update so again I won’t be talking about it in this post.

All These Bodies by Kendare Blake 

This is one of the books where I was personally contacted by the publishers and oh my was I was filled with pure excitement about it. Up until this point I had never been contacted and I want to say a huge thank you to Sabrina at Go Spark Point for this opportunity. 

I have really been enjoying crime and murder mystery styled books recently and I am super excited to read this as it is also a thriller. I don’t think I’ve ever really read a thriller before so I can’t wait to review my experience with this book. 

Goodreads synopsis: “Sixteen bloodless bodies. Two teenagers. One impossible explanation.

Summer 1958—a string of murders plagues the Midwest. The victims are found in their cars and in their homes—even in their beds—their bodies drained, but with no blood anywhere.

September 19- the Carlson family is slaughtered in their Minnesota farmhouse, and the case gets its first lead: 15-year-old Marie Catherine Hale is found at the scene. She is covered in blood from head to toe, and at first, she’s mistaken for a survivor. But not a drop of the blood is hers.

Michael Jensen, son of the local sheriff, yearns to become a journalist and escape his small-town. He never imagined that the biggest story in the country would fall into his lap, or that he would be pulled into the investigation when Marie decides that he is the only one she will confess to.

As Marie recounts her version of the story, it falls to Michael to find the truth: What really happened the night that the Carlsons were killed? And how did one girl wind up in the middle of all these bodies?”

If you also use Netgalley let me know what books you currently have sitting on your shelves. Also if you would like to see a post talking about all of the books I have reviewed on Netgalley so far or even the books I was rejected for then let me know in the comments!


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