Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Netgalley November Goals

I've decided to take part in Netgalley November, which is a thing being co-hosted by Faye from A Daydreamer's Thoughts.  It's a brilliant idea. I did a lot a few weeks ago to bring up my feedback ratio (by 20%!) but more is always needed. I shall do my best to update this page throughout the month with my progress.

My goals for Netgalley November...

Starting Feedback Ratio: 38.8%
Finishing Feedback Ratio: 42.4%

I think the above two numbers will be the best judge of how successful Netgalley November will be for me. I think if ALL of the books below were read and reviewed this month, my percentage would go up by a further 20% so my goal is ... a 10% increase by the end of the month. Which means writing reviews for the 4 books I've already read and reading and reviewing a further 6 titles. Wish me luck!

Here is the list of books that I have available to read during November: 

To read: 

Shadowplay by Laura Lam
The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa
A Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder
More Than This by Patrick Ness
Alienated by Melissa Landers
Pawn by Aimee Carter
Finding It by Cora Cormack
Keeping Her by Cora Carmack
Diamonds and Deceit by Leila Rasheed
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Playing Tyler by TL Costa
Winter Damage by Natasha Carthew
Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone
Gemini Rising by Eleanor Wood
The Bell Between Worlds by Ian Johnstone

Witch Finder by Ruth Warburton
The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard

(Oops! I requested more books this month which means more work to raise my feedback %)

But there are also books that I've read and not yet written reviews for.  I have to keep in mind that each of these reviews will bump up my feedback ratio, so I really need to get a move on...

Reviews for: 

Crash Into You by Katie McGarry
Addicted To You by Krista and Becca Ritchie
Pawn by Aimee Carter
Keeping Her by Cora Carmack
Winter Damage by Natasha Carthew
Popping the Cherry by Aurelia B. Rowl
Geek Girl: Model Misfit by Holly Smale

Wish me luck on my goals! Are you taking part in Netgalley November? Are you willing to share your feedback ratio perecentage? What are your Netgalley goals this month?


  1. Good luck! I don't do Netgalley because I know that if I did I'd end up with just too many books! More Than This is on my TBR pile too and I'm really looking forward to reading Shadowplay when it comes out. I enjoyed Crown of Midnight and Playing Tyler, and after your vlog yesterday I'm looking forward to reading your review of Crash Into You!

    1. You're not on Netgalley at all? What an awesome decision! I just cannot resist. Well, clearly :)

  2. Good luck! I think everyone's been a bit shocked by their ratios! I realised that I hadn't uploaded some reviews that I had already written and put on my blog so while I'm sure you've checked that already, that's a good way to boost a ratio! I hope you achieve your goals :)

    Caitlin x

    1. Thanks, Cait :) I've worked out lots of good tips for raising my ratio... sending publisher feedback when the book had been archived before I sent to my Kindle. Giving a star rating. Sending links to comments made on Twitter/FB page.

      Hopefully with the help of this month, I'll be that one big step closer to getting that % up :)

    2. I also went through all of the titles i'd never gotten round to downloading and fed back as such

  3. The only book we have i common on our netgalley TBR's is Time After Time which is what I am due to start today.

    Has anyone else noticed the number of books they are approved for go sown since Netgalley started to provide a percentage their profile?
    I've been rejected for the last 4 books i've requested.

    After the first week of Netgalley November 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. 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.


    1. Apparently the publishers could ALWAYS see that percentage. The only change was that Netgalley allowed US to see it as well. So it might just be a coincidence that you've been rejected a lot lately. I have too.

      Last month I was sending loads of feedback to Netgalley and worked out that every time I sent feedback my ratio would go up by just below 1% - which is why I reckon if I read everything I have NOW and review it, it'd go up by 20% I have no idea about yours though :) GOod luck!


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