If you’re a book blogger, you’re probably familiar with NetGalley. If you’re not, I’ll quickly explain what it is: it’s basically an online library for ARCs, or Advanced Reader Copies, of books soon to be released. The general rule is that if you request a book and you’re accepted, you get to read and keep it in return for an honest review.
Book bloggers tend to have a love/hate relationship with NetGalley. It’s amazing because anyone who is anyone can sign up for free; there’s no strings attached, they don’t ask for high numbers of followers; literally anyone who likes to talk about books can register. “So where’s the bad in that?!” I hear you ask. Well, let me tell you.
Looking at my bookshelves, I realised I had a fair few books that would be perfect to read before Halloween. I headed over to Twitter to ask if there are any Halloween-themed readathons going on, and I was in luck! What better time to get through some of my TBR than with a readathon?!
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This month, I’m going to join in with Wonderless Reviews’ Halloween Readathon. The goal is to read however many spooky books we want to read between October 10th – October 31st. The only rule is that the books we read have to be horror, thriller and/or have some kind of supernatural element. There are a few extra challenges to go along with it too, so I’ll see if I achieve any!
One thing about me: I’ve never been to a convention of any kind. I’ve always wanted to go to things like Comic-Con, but I’ve just never really had chance. This year though, I’m SO EXCITED because I’m going to YALC (Young Adult Lit Con) with my friend Sarah from The Little Contemporary Corner!
We’re going to all 3 days and staying in a cute Airbnb. The full author list is out now and I can’t wait to meet them all and get some of my books signed! Some of my friends who are going have written YALC TBR lists, so I thought I’d do the same. Here’s a list of books I’m going to try and read before YALC!
Today I thought I’d share my TBR (to be read) list. Now that I’ve officially finished university and handed in my dissertation I have a ton of free time to read books, so my TBR list is HUGE. I’m not going to share every single book on my bookshelf because it’s going to take months (possible even years) to get through them all, so I’ll just include the ones I’m definitely going to read within the next few weeks!