NetGalley October’20 Update

Yesterday was a day and I came home from work, took two shots of tequila, walked Codigo and then promptly fell asleep for an hour.

Suffice to say, my planned post for today wasn’t going to happen, but I did promise you all a NetGalley/ARC Update, so here it is. Somehow I keep getting approved for ARCs, even though I’m barely reading them right now. I feel terrible about it, but between work, Codigo, life and finding the energy, ARCs are falling by the wayside…unless I have a blog tour commitment or something. I’m really hoping that changes soon, because reading is a de-stressor for me, and not being able to read is driving me out of my mind.

I don’t really count audiobooks, just because I miss reading physical books. Don’t get me wrong, I love audiobooks, but listening for at least 6.5 hours a day, 5 or 6 days a week – I very quickly burn myself out and then I’m not reading anything.

But I digress. We’re here to see what my NetGalley looks like, and I don’t think it’s too bad. I’m excited for all of these books and really want to dive into them. Can there be like, at least five extra hours in a day, and can someone grant me some unlimited energy?

So, here’s what I’ve been approved for:

Here’s what’s pending:

We’re not going to talk about what I was denied for, just assume its bullshit and I’m not happy about it lol.

But I’ve also accumulated a few other ARCs not through NG, so here they are:

Seven Crowns – E.V. Everest

A Deal with the Elf King – Elise Kova

These Hollow Vows – Lexi Ryan

Amelia Unabridged – Ashley Schumacher

Rules of Enchantment – Wendy Tardieu

I have quite a bit I need to read, and I’m trying to knock them out in order, but y’all life outside of books is sucking all my time and energy and I just want to get lost in a good book…or twenty LOL.

If you’ve read any of these, let me know! Also let me know if any of these are on your lists of books you want to read. My current ARC read is A Deal with the Elf King and I’m so damn excited. I plan on starting it this evening and I can’t wait. I love Elise’s books and I have no doubt that this one is going to be amazing!

11 thoughts on “NetGalley October’20 Update

  1. So many good books!!! I read Warriors of Wings and Flame and The Cup and the Prince and liked them both. I read Caught too but didn’t like it as much as the other two, and Namesake is one of my next reads. I LOVED Fable and am hoping Namesake is just as good. I’m so jealous you have an ARC of A Deal With the Elf King. It sounds so good, and I’m dying to read it!!!

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    1. I loved Sisters of Shadow and Light, so I’m really looking forward to Warriors of Wings and Flame. I’ve heard some good things about The Cup and the Prince, so I’m looking forward to that as well. I mainly request caught because it sounded like a quick easy read – then work got super busy and now it’s just sitting on my kindle.
      Fable was amazing and I managed to snag Namesake when it was Read Now on NG last week (i think it was last week). I’m absolutely dying to read it, but again, i need work to die down. lol
      I’m part of her tower guard team (facebook) and that’s how i got the arc. Once you read some of her books (and if you’re on FB) you should totally join her group! Elise does ARC signups for all of her books.

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      1. Sisters of Shadow and Light is so good!! I really enjoyed the duology. The Cup and the Prince is really good too. I felt like it was a quicker read than Warriors of Wing and Flame – not as intricately developed, especially the characters, but still a good read.
        Caught wasn’t my favorite. I liked the unique spin on classic mythological characters, but some of the actions of one of the characters at the start of the book were bothersome.
        But, Fable?!? I just loved it! It’s one of my favorites this year. I plan on reading Namesake next – fingers crossed! I don’t work anymore, and I usually read or blog while my kids do distance learning – at least until they need help. lol
        And I’ll definitely check out Elise’s FB group. Thanks for the heads up! 🙂 I hope work calms down for you soon so you can read all of those fabulous books.

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      2. I was pleasantly surprised by Sisters last year. I’ve been a Sara B. Larson fan since Defy, but I definitely didn’t expect to like Sisters as much as I did! I’ve had an arc of book 2 for MONTHS and I still havent read it – wtf is wrong with me LOL
        Cup and Prince pulled me in by the cover first and then I figured it would be a quick read that I could knock out easily and boost my rating – then work became insane and RIP reading.
        Caught only interests me because mermaids and pirates and seemingly enemies to lovers. Also I figured it would be a quick read to boost my rating. (lol *sobs*)
        Fable was fantastic. I was a little wary because I havent been a fan of her other books and right as I picked it up to read it, *everyone* seemed to be reading it, loving it and hyping it. I was scared that it was going to be overhyped and not good. Then I inhaled it in practically one sitting.
        I wish I didnt have to go into my job LOL – i dont hate it, but I wasnt planning on working much this fall/winter (family members own a business and when they need extra help, i get roped in from time to time). I doubt work calms down before the end of the winter/holiday rush ends mid december, im just going to have to find the time and energy to read all the fabulous books 🙈

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  2. Trying to defuse an IED seems less stressful than your TBR list. I could start sweating just by looking at it. And at this point, I realise I should be more supportive. You’re going to smash it.

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    1. This comment actually made me laugh out loud after a kind of crappy day at work, so thank you! This list is a tad insane, but I’m looking forward to eventually smashing it lol


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