Drowning in My NetGalley TBR List

I made the quintessential NetGalley rookie mistake. I went on a request-spree thinking there was no way a new user was going to get approved for all these ARCs. For better or for worse, I was wrong and now I’m drowning in my NetGalley TBR list. Anyone else feel this way or made this egregious mistake when first starting out?

With so many books–that I am genuinely excited about–on my TBR, I thought I would give you all a small preview of what’s to come on Bibliophile’s Binge. Thankfully, they span genres, so I don’t anticipate burnout…

  1. Mass Starvation by Alex de Waal (past publication)
  2. Taking the Rap by Ann Hansen (past publication)
  3. Penis Envy and Other Bad Feelings by Mari Ruti (past publication)
  4. The Bitter End by Ann Evans and Rovert D. Tysall (past publication)
  5. Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding (past publication)
  6. The Day I Lost You by Alex Sinclair (released today!)
  7. Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke (July 24)
  8. Desperate Girls by Laura Griffin (August 7)
  9. The Affair by Sheryl Browne (August 13)
  10. Guilty Little Secrets by Rona Halsall (August 17)
  11. Perfect Silence by Helen Fields (August 23)
  12. A Politically Incorrect Feminist by Phyllis Chesler (August 28)
  13. The Waiting Room by Emily Bleeker (August 28)
  14. White Kids by Margaret A. Hagerman (September 4)
  15. Lies by T.M. Logan (September 11)
  16. The Nightmare by Lars Kepler (September 35)
  17. Guess Who by Chris McGeorge (October 2)
  18. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult (October 2)
  19. The Stranger by Melanie Raabe (October 9)
  20. Consumed by J.R. Ward (October 9)
  21. Grabby Pussy by Karen Finley (November 16)
  22. The Adults by Caroline Hulse (November 27)
  23. For Better and Worse by Margot Hunt (December 1)
  24. The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker (December 18)
  25. Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard (January 1, 2019)
  26. The Smiling Man by Joseph Knox (January 15, 2019)

Were you approved for any of these titles as well? Or are you excited about seeing some of these reviews? Let me know your thoughts!


11 thoughts on “Drowning in My NetGalley TBR List

    1. Everyone keeps telling me to also check out Edelweiss and I am trying to refrain–at least until I get through some of this TBRs!


  1. BETHANY! I don’t know what happened or when it happened but I swear I didn’t purposefully unfollow you! *sobs*

    Anyways at least I have remedied this! Good luck with that giant TBR I think the most I have had in queue at once on NetGalley was 10 or 12 and it gave me a panic.

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    1. You’re totally fine! WordPress gets weird sometimes!

      And thank you! It’s certainly a bit overwhelming–on top of books that I buy and then sit on my shelf waiting to be read! I know I’m overeager…but it’s just so hard to let a potentially great-sounding book go!


  2. Whoah, that is A LOT of unread books! But also congrats on being accepted on these requests! I’m sure you’ll get through them in no time. When I made the same mistake, what I did was increase my standards, so if I didn’t enjoy the book within the first quarter or so, I’ll just give up on it, write in the reviews that I DNF-ed it because it wasn’t for me, rate it a 1 star, and move on to the next book 😉


    1. I know; it’s a bit embarrassing, right? I think I’ve knocked three or four off this list already…but I have myself on a strict NetGalley withdrawal right now!

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  3. Oh, I so for sure relate to this. It wasn’t even a rookie mistake. I figured for sure I’d get denied on some of these bigger name books, and I had a bunch approve after forever and … oops? Thankfully, they’re spread out and there’s still months before half of them release, so … phew.

    I hope you enjoy your list of books. 😀 Looks like you got some good ones!


    1. That’s exactly what I assumed as well, especially as a rookie! I was like “let me shoot for the moon, because I’ll get denied half of them anyways.” And whoops…here I am!

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      1. It’s like a happy surprise, though, isn’t it? xD I did that when I first started out, and about two months later, I had something like five books approve in one day out of the blue. I’m not sure how they decide or what takes them so long, but oops? Welcome to NetGalley. 😀


    1. I know. I think I was also told though that you would get denied—especially just starting out—and I’ve only been denied for a handful! I’ve been doing pretty well at not requesting more since I posted this!

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