Tuesday 15 August 2017

Sneak Peek Into My NetGalley TBR

I sense this is going to be a running thing on the blog, but as some of you know, my NetGalley TBR folder on my kindle is getting out of hand! I have over 50 at the moment and I might need to do a cull.

For those of you that don't know what I mean by NetGalley, NetGalley is a website publishers use to give away ebook versions of advance reader copies of upcoming novels for librarians, booksellers, bloggers/vloggers and other people.

After resisting for a long time, I got an account and... well, it's far too easy to request an eProof and to be accept (publishers, you can decline me if you want. I get thrilled when I get a "We're decline your very kind offer"). I do culls if my tastes change but some books I've requested have been on my kindle since 2015/2016 and I feel like I should admit to my guilt of a slow reader and the fact I request these and I will read them or might read them one day.

I won't show you my most recent request as I have plans on a few. Maybe in a few weeks/month. Definitely am going to do this again before the year is out so, let me show you some of the oldest and the oddest choices (as I like to choose random stories on NetGalley to push myself in reading new genres/authors/etc)...

THE GIRL IN THE ICE by Robert Bryndza (Bookouture)
This, at the present moment in time, is the oldest unread NetGalley on my kindle and I WILL READ THIS! I have plans to read this - blame me reading Two Nights by Kathy Reichs. But I like creepy crime thrillers so the idea that this book revolves round a body found in a frozen sheet of ice sounds gripping and terrifying!

FIR by Sharon Gosling (Red Eye/Little Tiger Group)
I am not a fan of horror. I get spooked SUPER easily. So why do I have this and one/two other "horror" type stories on my NetGalley TBR, I hear you ask? Because I want to be brave. I want to read new genres and push myself. Beside, though some people's reactions, this sounds more like a creepy psychology thriller and I, weirdly, enjoy reading psychology thrillers. So, while I think this will have me on the edge of my seat, the other horror stories might have me up late at night, freaking out...

I am not much of a history bluff. If you follow my reading on here or any of my social media, I stick very much to fantasy and sci-fi. But there's something about the Tudors I love, so when I saw this on NetGalley, even though I knew I wouldn't read it for quite some time, I really wanted to read it. This is the second book in the series (each book will follow a different wife of Henry VIII) so they are standalones. But Anne, Jane Seymour (Henry's third) and Catherine Parr (Henry's last wife) intrigue me...

THE FIFTH LETTER by Nicola Moriarty (Penguin)
Now we're talking about a genre I enjoy reading - thrillers. And this sounds a little messed-up. Four friends decided, as a way to strengthen their friendship, to tell each other a secret in letter-form. You can tell already that this is going to end badly, right? So, we have four friends, four letters, four secrets - so what will happen when they discover a fifth letter, revealing a secret so big that the writer tried to destroy it? This sounds so up my street, I excited to read this in the next few months...

Of course I asked/requested this. Am a huge fan of the Great British Bake Off (but will I watch this now it's moved off the BBC and onto Channel 4...? Still not sure.) so when I heard that the Nadiya was writing a novel (with a possible ghost writer), I was intrigued. And with the story following four Muslin sisters, each struggling with something, I was sold. Now, as they say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating - or in this case, reading...

#READWITHOUTPREJUDICE? by Anonymous (Hodder and Stoughton)
Ok, I think we can all admit that this, while a good marketing tool and idea, we all knew that this was Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. We all knew. And I really REALLY want to read Jodi Picoult. And this story sounded so good and complex. But am very hesitant over reading this because of two reasons: the first is that this is going to be a tough read - it's tackles tough issues and it's going to disturb me. The second is because this is a Jodi Picoult. This woman is a big deal and I am little intimidated to read her. I will try and read this or another of her works, but I have this for when I'm ready...

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