NetGalley Knockout — Halfway results [updated]

NetGalley Knockout Extension I had originally posted this before getting Christen’s email so I’ve revamped it a bit to make it more suitable. –J

Christen over at Goldilox and the Three Weres started an excellent challenge at the start of this month: NetGalley Knockout! You can read the full details and sign up here. I didn’t make it through all of the books I had listed (there were over 40!) but I did make some nice progress. Thankfully, Christen has decided to extend challenge until October 15! Here’s where I stand so far, with some new titles added on because I just couldn’t resist… *shameface*

  1. The Outlaw Bride by Kelly Boyce DNF
  2. Deceiving the Protector by Dee Tenorio Posted August 7
  3. Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee DNF
  4. The Guardian by Robbie Cheuvront and Erik Reed
  5. Hot Trick by Patricia Rosemoor
  6. Her Dark Knight by Sharon Cullen Posted August 14
  7. Unscripted by Natalie Aaron and Maria Schwartz
  8. Cold Fire by Kate Elliott
  9. Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis
  10. Tool Belt Defender by Carla Cassidy
  11. Kiss of Twilight by Loribelle Hunt
  12. Deadly Is The Kiss by Rhyannon Byrd
  13. Raven Calls by C. E. Murphy  To appear
  14. Synthetic Dreams by Kim Knox
  15. Blood of the Pride by Sheryl Nantus
  16. Motor City Mage by Cindy Spencer Pape
  17. The Prophet by Amanda Stevens
  18. Darkest Knight by Karen Duvall
  19. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers To appear
  20. The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross
  21. Making Piece by Beth M. Howard
  22. Desert Blade by Ella Drake
  23. Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch
  24. Hanging by a Thread by Sophie Littlefield Posted on Tynga’s Reviews on August 30
  25. Bad Hair Day by Carrie Harris
  26. American Chick in Saudi Arabia by Jean Sasson To appear
  27. Make Me by Parker Blue
  28. Samantha Moon by J. R. Rain
  29. Carina Press Presents: Editor’s Choice Volume I by Cindy Spencer Pape, Shannon Stacey, and Adreinne Giordano Posted August 26
  30. Carina Press Presents: Editor’s Choice Volume II by Shirley Wells, Janni Nell, Julie Moffett and Robert Appleton
  31. Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent Posted August 23
  32. Angel and Faith Volume 1 by Christos Gage To appear
  33. Dragon Justice by Laura Anne Gilman Posted on Tynga’s Reviews on August 10
  34. Island of Secrets by Janni Nell
  35. The Ravenous Dead by Natasha Hoar
  36. Cast in Peril by Michelle Sagara
  37. Otherkin by Nina Berry
  38. Hearts of Fire by Kira Brady Posted August 9
  39. Monster in My Closet by R. L. Naquin
  40. Scott Pilgrim Volume 1 by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  41. In a Fix by Linda Grimes Posted August 19
  42. Mark of the Witch by Maggie Shayne To appear
  43. Riveted by Meljean Brook  ** NEW via Edelweiss **
  44. The Guardian of Bastet by Jacqueline M. Battisti  ** NEW **
  45. Trapped by Kevin Hearne  ** NEW **
  46. The Superheroes Union: Dynama by Ruth Diaz  ** NEW **
  47. The Reluctant Amazon by Sandy James  ** NEW **
  48. Tab Bennett and the Inbetween by Jes Young  ** NEW **
  49. Yesterday’s Heroes by Heather Long  ** NEW **
  50. The Knights of Breton Court by Maurice Broaddus ** NEW **

I’ve read a total of 13 titles. I also DNFed two titles because I couldn’t get into them. You won’t see posts about them because I don’t like to post about books I haven’t finished. (My personal stance is that it’s not fair because sometimes the best stuff in a book is towards the end, so I may have missed out on the moments that really make the books special.) If you look back through my posts, you’ll see I also read some non-NetGalley stuff. I had some commitments for Paranormal Summer Camp and I also had some must-read books show up on my doorstep and I just couldn’t resist. All in all, though, I got through more than I anticipated so yay!

Since the challenge has been extended, I’m extra motivated to keep picking away at this list (which has grown a bit longer because I couldn’t help but request a few titles) in the hopes of having it really whittled down by the end of the year, if not by mid-October.

2 responses to “NetGalley Knockout — Halfway results [updated]”

  1. melissamyworldinwordsandpages says :

    Oh goodness! That is an crazy number of books, and you got through sooooo many already. Wow. Great job!

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