Saying Goodbye to NetGalley

Well hello beautiful people. As you might have guessed from the title, this post is going to be a little different from my others. Because yes, I am saying goodbye to Netgalley and all the lovely ARCs…for now.

But why am I doing this? The reasons are simple.

Reason one: I have discovered that I don’t really read well with a deadline. Anytime I pick up a book with the singular thought that I am going to review it by such and such date, I get hit by some pretty fun anxiety and that makes me not want to read the book. I think it also colors my review of the book because a lot of the NetGalley books fill me with dread, and I don’t want that.

Reason two: My TBR takes up an entire bookcase. I need to whittle it down a little bit (doesn’t help that I keep adding to it) and reading a bunch of ARCs won’t help with that.

That being said, I still have two ARCs left on my NetGalley list that are up for review, so I’m hoping to get those done soon, and then I will be finished for a while. I’m not giving up entirely, this is just a for-now type of situation. I hope to return to NetGalley with renewed vigor and a new strategy on how to handle book reviews that don’t fill me with dread.

But yeah, so long for now NetGalley.

3 thoughts on “Saying Goodbye to NetGalley

  1. This sounds like a really good idea for you at this time. There isn’t any point in reading if the very thought of it makes you anxious. I’ve tried to really cut down my NG requests and have far less on my shelves than I used to because it was beginning to feel like a chore. Happy reading of all those books on your actual shelves!


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