In January, I started a new reading initiative for myself and my blog called “Netgalley Warriors.” The goal was to check in bimonthly but… here we are, with my first update in May!!
My feedback ratio is in the gutter (in the 60s) after the last two years, either because I’ve gone on requesting binges, lost interest in a book, or because I read the requested book but never reviewed and now don’t remember enough to write feedback.
I had 20 books left on my Netgalley shelf, and that seemed like a perfectly rounded and reasonable number to rally around. I’ve been on Netgalley since 2015, which means there’s seven years of neglected books to get through! Literally a few of these are from seven years ago 💀💀💀
By this point in the year, I should be at least 7-8 books down, nearing the halfway mark.
Spoiler, at the time of writing this (early May), I’m at 10% read 🤭😭
OOO EXPOSED ✨
I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW!
I’m going to start a mini readathon for myself to knock out several reads, and hopefully will have an update in early June closer to where I should be!
⏬ Netgalley Warriors Update ⏬
Disclaimer: I received these books free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, but it doesn’t influence my opinion of the book nor the contents of my review in any way.
A Brush with Love by Mazey Eddings – 2022 Release ⭐ ⭐
I didn’t like this book much. At all. But it suffered a lot from first-book syndrome, and I haven’t written the author off at all, and do see myself picking one up again, just after some time. I was definitely in the minority for disliking this book, though. I felt similarly to this book as I did to the Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams (specifically book two, Undercover Bromance!), so if you liked those you’d probably like this one. Namely that it tries a lot of good things that I respect, but with limited success, in my perspective. I wrote a huge (
rant) review breaking down what I liked and what I didn’t – you can view it here: Check out my full review here!
Sweet Talk by Cara Bastone – 2021 Release ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This was a book that I couldn’t stop talking about all weekend to my friends, even those who don’t really enjoy reading. The audiobook experience was top-notch, with sound effects and voices that kept me engaged. Almost in a Podcast-quality, it told the tale of a wrong-number romance through voice messages and phone calls (perfect for an audiobook), where the two kept each other company in their insomnia. It was hilarious and friendly and I was completely obsessed with their friendship. For a night spent alone in my apartment, I feel like I was spent the night in conversations with friends. Check out my full review here!
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