The Netgalley Book Tag


Hey guys!

Typically, I would have a Rants & Ramble posted today, but I’m on a mini-vacation right now so there will be no discussion post for this week. Instead, I’m doing a fun book tag!

I was tagged by Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads to do the NetGalley Book Tag. Thanks so much for the tag Kourtni and you guys should go check out her blog if you haven’t done so already!

 Link back to the tag’s creator (Kourtni Reads)
 Thank and link back to the person who tagged you
Answer the questions the best you can. If you don’t use NetGalley, you can substitute other sites or places where you get books!

Tag a few people to do this too.

Let’s get started!

AUTO-APPROVED: Who’s one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they’re about?

I can’t choose one author for this one because that would be impossible so here are a few of my auto-buy authors: Colleen Hoover, K.A. Tucker, Sarina Bowen, J.A. Redmerski, Sarah Dessen, Elle Kennedy, Krista & Becca Ritchie, Jay Crownover.

REQUEST: What makes you want to request a book that you see on NetGalley?

When I first started using NetGalley, I used to be such a total cover-whore and request all the books with pretty covers. That didn’t always work in my favor because sometimes the inside was not as pretty as the outside. I also used to request books that had a lot of hype surrounding them. But now, I request books based on publishers. This works a lot better for me because these publishers all publish some of my favorite authors and there’s less of a chance of being disappointed by an ARC. Some of my favorite publishers on NetGalley are: Berkley, Sourcebooks Fire, St. Martin’s Press, and Atria.

FEEDBACK RATIO: Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?

Technically, I do review every book I read; I just don’t review every book I read on my blog. Some books I read just for the purpose of doing a Goodreads review. I like doing Goodreads review for my “quick-read” books and I usually make graphics for these types reviews. I also am a little more blunt with my Goodreads reviews there and I have more fun with these reviews since they’re usually more laid back.

BADGES: If you could create your own badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?

Can I please get a badge that says “PROFESSIONAL BOOK-THROWER“?! I am not afraid to throw my book or my iPad mini across the room if a book pisses me off. Thank god for heavy duty iPad cases or my mini wouldn’t have lasted long.

WISH FOR IT: What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?28262024

This book is actually not on NetGalley and there are currently no books on NetGalley catching my eye, BUT I’VE BEEN DYING TO READ THE GOAL BY ELLE KENNEDY! JUST A FEW MORE WEEKS UNTIL I CAN BINGE-READ THE HELL OUT OF THAT BOOK!


2016 NETGALLEY CHALLENGE: What was the last book that you received as an ARC that you reviewed? If you’ve never received an ARC, what’s the last book you reviewed?25972249

The last ARC I reviewed from NetGalley was Second Chances by Mónica B. Wagner.





Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions

Dee @ The Bookish Khaleesi

Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much

Reg @ She Latitude

Melissa @ Book Nerd Momo

-Ari (2)


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I'm Ari, a local NYC bibliophile and a forever daydreamer. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book and my head up in the clouds. I am also a coffee addict and a chocolate connoisseur. I fell in love with the romance genre about three years ago and I haven't been able to stop reading about happily-ever-afters, which is ironic because I'm a bit of a cynical romantic in real life, haha. I hope you all enjoy my blog and fangirling with me about all the smutty reads!

20 thoughts on “The Netgalley Book Tag

    1. LOL, I sometimes get a little carried away when a book starts to get on my nerves. The last book that had me raging was Unbreak My Heart by Jacquelyn Nicole. It was just a horrible mess. I almost threw my phone on the train tracks because I was so mad. 😤😤

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  1. OMG I don’t think I can throw my iPad across the room. My books, maybe if they frustrate me too much, but I’d be too worried that I’d break my iPad. It’s so much harder to replace. 😂

    Also really looking forward to The Goal! Thankfully there are other books to keep me going at the moment but The Goal is definitely going to be my light read in October.

    Thanks for the tag, Ari!

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    1. I invested in a heavy duty iPad case because sometimes I don’t even think before I actually throw my iPad. It’s kind of just a gut reaction whenever a book gets me extremely mad. I’m actually surprised my iPad is still working with all its been through 😅😅.

      I DIDN’T KNOW YOU READ THE THE OFF-CAMPUS SERIES!! Aren’t they just so entertaining? I can’t wait to learn more about Tucker. It’s always the quiet ones that surprise you.


      1. That’s probably a good idea! I throw my phone around because it’s light, but not my iPad. I’m also surprised that it’s still working. 😂

        It was very recent, and I binged it so quickly I didn’t have time to write all the reviews yet. They’re SO addictive – I mean I can nitpick if I’d like, but I was super entertained and I couldn’t help myself. Tucker is the most mysterious one and we know next to nothing about Sabrina, so I’m hoping it’ll be goooood. ❤

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  2. I think you’re the first person I’ve seen say that they request based on publisher. I usually don’t pay a whole lot of attention to it, but if I see it’s a publisher I recognize and I know that I read a lot of the books they publish, I’m more likely to request it.
    Thanks so much for doing the tag! 🙂 I loved reading your answers.

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    1. I read a lot more self-published books than books by publishing houses because indie authors were how I got back into reading. I also did a lot of research on the different publishing houses and their imprints to get a better feel for the types of books they promote. It just works better for me so I don’t end up wasting my time reading books I know I won’t enjoy.

      Thanks for creating the tag! 🙂

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