Netgalley November Reading Goals and Accomplishments

Mom's Small Victories goals for Netgalley November

I signed up for NetGalley months ago and have just recently started enjoying reading those books for which I was approved. With 2 reviews under my belt and 12 I have been approved for, I know I need to keep on top of them before I request more than I can handle. I am truly like a kid in a candy store browsing the catalog of available titles, I want everything.  So Netgalley November comes at the perfect time for me to catch up on reading these titles.

Here’s more info about Netgalley November from Faye at a Daydreamer’s Thoughts:

What is Netgalley November?
The idea is to read as many Netgalley books that month as possible. I, personally, will only be reading Netgalley books but you may feel it better to just read more netgalley books than you normally read in a month. It’s completely up to you!

How does it work?
At the end of this post is a linky list, just add your url to that list and you’ll officially be entered as a participant. I will then e-mail everyone on the list a few days before November to remind you all about the challenge/task you have entered, at which point you can always pull out if you feel you can no longer participate.
Once November begins, I will be posting a goals post and then I will post weekly updates about what books I’ve read, how I’m doing, etc, and will always include a linky for you to add up your own goals and updates – but this is not mandatory! By doing this together, we have the chance to cheer each other on and remind ourselves why bloggers are so freaking awesome!

Here are my goals:

Reading level: Medium 5-10 books

Nonfiction

Taste of Home Cookbook: Recipes Across America

Beating the Lunchbox Blues by J.H. Hirsch

Karma Gone Bad by Jenny Feldon

The Good Mother Myth

Fiction

Ramadan Sky by Nichola Hunter

Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

Ready to join us? Visit Faye to sign up now!

Are you a Netgalley member, what’s on your reading list? How many are on your reading list? What are you reading this month? Have you read any Sarah Jio books? As always, I love hearing from you so leave me a comment and happy reading! 

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  1. Ah Netgalley! I am on a self imposed Netgalley ban, however I have 2 new titles that I’ve requested because I just couldn’t resist – Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book as well as Suzanna Kearsley’s new book. Other than that I have 2 other books that I need to read and provide feedback. I hope to keep it that way, because I want to read more of my own books that I’ve purchased! Enjoy your Netgalleys, Tanya! Good luck with the challenge 🙂

  2. I wish I had known about this before time! I’m behind in my NetGalley books and trying to catch up before the end of the year. Good luck!

  3. This is a great idea to catch up with your books. I didn’t knew it at the right time, but I have to do my own challenge because I also have too many temptations every time I visit Netgalley…
    I have got not to request more for the moment, but I don’t know if my willpower will last 😉

    1. I know what you mean Isi, I figured I’m not allowed to ask for anymore until I catch up with a good number of these! It’s good you are able to challenge yourself, I usually find comfort in participating in challenges with others. One day, I’ll start my own challenge! 🙂

  4. What kind of strikes me as funny about this is that it’s totally amazing, free advertising for Netgalley! Not that I think there’s anything wrong about it, but I seriously took a minute to see if Netgalley sponsored the Netgalley Nov! 🙂

    Good luck, Tanya!

    1. Lol, I didn’t really think about it as advertising just a nifty November alliteration. It’s one of those reading outlets lots of book bloggers need to catch up on so I wanted to before I got too far behind. I guess if you had Edelweiss or another similar service, you could catch up on it too, i bet the hosts aren’t checking to make sure they are all netgalley selections. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and sharing the pin on Pinterest!

  5. Oh, the best and worst of NetGalley is that I love, love, love books (the BEST) and NetGalley offers me so many choices and I go wild (the WORST)! Had I known sooner I would have scheduled reading accordingly, but I’ve got too many irons in the fire — I mean books already scheduled to read and review, I can’t possibly do this now, but what a great idea. And besides I’m ashamed to say how many NGs I have to read *red-faced*!

    Could someone please put a lock on my NetGalley account so i can’t get to it??????

  6. I think that far to many of us succumb to the single click netgalley request, hence the success of challenges like this!

    I have really noticed that my approval rating has gone done since Netgalley started to provide a percentage on my profile.I am really hoping that this challenge will ell me to tackle my Netgalley TBR and improve the situation.

    After the first week I am at approx. 50%. I don’t know how close to 80% I will get ( my math’s isn’t very good) but I am aiming to read 8 books during the challenge. So far I have managed 2!

    My plan is to start with the recently published and work my way back through my galleys

    Now, if only I could resist the urge to request more titles…

  7. Ah! NetGalley is the best and worst thing ever! I love that I can find a million books that I want to read and I hate that I always end up feeling like I’m behind on them. I’m almost to the point where I can balance them properly, but we’ll see. Good luck!

  8. I wish I had known about this sooner. I have quite a few NetGalley books on the go for November, but my docket is full of other stuff as well, including some library reservations that I have to get back. But i’ll keep it in mind for next year.

  9. I found NetGalley in March when Allison at The Book Wheel read and reviewed a book I had been waiting for and still had a month to come out! She told me about NetGalley and I went request crazy. I don’t typically like to read on an e-reader, but found that nonfiction was good this way because I could highlight and make notes, something I’d never do in a book. Now I try to stagger the publication dates of the books I request so I don’t get buried again! I enjoy NetGalley, but have to spread it out so I can also read stuff on the TBR list!

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