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Monday, August 1, 2011

NetGalley July FINAL WRAP UP


NetGalley July has come to an end and now one question remains...

What did you read?

Remember when I told you to keep track? I meant it because now it's time to share :)

In order to be eligible for the giveaway, sharing is mandatory but it's also easy.

What to do:
*Write a wrap up post with all the NetGalley books you read in July and comment below with your link
*Comment below with your list of books read
*Email me your list (WilowRaven[at]gmail[dot]com)
*Let me know if you would be interested in participating again in October :)

You have until next Monday August 8th
I'll be tallying things up as you comment and I'll announce our totals and winners next week

Remember, you need to have Declared Yourself in order to be eligible for the giveaway prizes (don't try to sneak it in now....I'll do this all over again in October so don't worry ;)
If you didn't declare yourself but still want the world to know what NetGalley books you read - let me know and I'll still include your reads in our grand totals.

Any questions? Do not hesitate to ask!

So again, I ask...

What did you read?


  1. 1. The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinks
    2. Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory
    3. The Train by Georges Simenon
    4. The Cellar by A.J. Whitten
    5. Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
    6. Fail Harder
    7. Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough

    I would definitely be willing to participate again, because I'm always busy with amazing NetGalley titles!

  2. What a great month! I am looking forward to October. Here is the link to my blog with my list: http://momreadsmybooks.blogspot.com/2011/08/netgalley-july-wrap-up.html

    Happy Reading!

  3. LOL!! I read:
    Moonlight Cove
    The Girl in the Steel Corset
    Risky Business
    The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace
    Haint Misbehavin'
    Love Finds a Home
    Died in the Wool
    Blown Away
    A Turn in the Road
    Infernal Devices
    The Goddess Test
    The Nanny's Homecoming
    Always the Wedding Planner, Never the Bride
    Only Mine
    Only Yours
    The Creed Legacy
    Baby, Come Home
    Between Two Ends
    5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son
    Simple Choices

    I'd absolutely LOVE to participate again in October!

  4. I read 15 books:
    Winning the Culture War
    When Christians Get It Wrong
    My Favorite Band Does Not Exist
    Cat's Tale: A Fairy Tale Retold [LOVED!]
    King Solomon
    The Sergeant's Lady
    Rakes and Radishes
    Draw the Dark [LOVED!]
    Drop Dead Divas
    Always a Witch
    Paradise Lust
    The Near Witch
    A Long, Long Sleep

    I would love to participate again in October because I didn't read nearly as many as I should have in July!

  5. Here's the link to my wrap up post:

    And I would definitely love to participate again in October!

  6. Here is my blog post wrap up
    I read Ultraviolet, Misfit, The Girl in the Steel Corset and This Girl is Different.
    I cannot wait to do this again but maybe not October it's my blogoversary and doing lots of fun stuff throughout that month already! This was So much fun and really gets my TBR list down. Thank You again for hosting this

  7. Here is my wrap up post! http://oh-my-books.blogspot.com/2011/08/july-wrap-up-netgalley-month-wrap-up.html

    Thanks! I'll be waiting for October :)

  8. I only managed 7 books this month.

    Here's my wrap up post:

    I will definitely be participating in October!


  9. I read:
    Sharks and Boys by Kristin Tracy
    Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade
    Putting Makeup on Dead People by Jen Violi

    3 less than I wanted to read, but I guess 3 isn't sooooo bad. I would love to participate again in October! :)

    Thanks for hosting!


  10. This wasn't my best net galley month, summer just got really busy...I read 5 books, here is the link to my wrap up post: http://www.booksavvybabe.com/posts/netgalley-month-wrap-up/
    Book Savvy Babe

  11. My post with my wrap up:


    Thanks a lot for doing this awesome contest!


  12. Sadly, I was in the middle of moving across the country so I only read one book but I still love NetGalley and would love to participate again!

    Thank you for hosting this contest!

    www.allaboutyabooks.blogspot.com (The Paperback Princesses)

  13. Here's my wrap-up post!

    I declared myself here.

    I am definitely interested in participating again in October. Thanks for hosting this challenge!

    Kris @Imaginary Reads

  14. Here are the thirteen books that I read in participation with NetGalley July at Red House Books. The perfect excuse to bury myself in galleys during the hot summer weather!

    The Damned Highway: Fear and Loathing in Arkham by Nick Mamatas
    Art of Alice: Madness Returns by R.J. Berg
    Resurrection by Boone Brux
    Luck of the Devil by Patricia Eimer
    Blood of the Demon by Rosalie Lario
    Avatar: The Last Airbender (The Lost Adventures)
    Playful Learning by Mariah Bruehl
    Her Kilt-Clad Rogue by Julie Moffett
    Dark Magic by Rebecca York
    Boomerang Bride by Fiona Lowe
    The Last Dragon by Jane Yolen
    Chimichanga by Eric Powell
    Postmortal by Drew Magary

    My reviews and comments are on my blog: http://sstwriting.blogspot.com/

  15. I read 7 books and 2 partials. Very good number for me. :-) Here's my wrap-up post: http://kimberfus.blogspot.com/2011/08/netgalley-month-wrap-up.html

    I'm game for October, too. :-)

  16. I read 4 books, here´s my post http://smartgirls-read.blogspot.com/2011/08/netgalley-month-report.html thank you so much!!!

    October? Im in!!!

  17. Awesome! I managed to gobble 16 NetGalley books. My only problem with this challenge is that I now have to review them all! D'oh!

    I'll definitely be back in October!

  18. Well, I kinda forgot, so I only read 4 books, and 4 partials.

    Here's my post: http://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2011/08/netgalley-month-wrap-up.html

    that has all the links needed, I believe. And I am so participating in October! I really need to read all these netgalley books!

  19. I read four books!

    Paradise 21 by Aubrie Dionne
    Vanish by Sophie Jordan
    Legacy by Cayla Kluver
    Ultraviolet R. J. Anderson

    I would love to take part in October. This was so much fun.

  20. I read four too. :) My post is here:


  21. I only read 3 books this month from NetGalley. I would definitely love to participate in October--June-August is our busy time at work (55+ hr work weeks) but October we will be back to 40hrs so I will have much more time to devote to new books!

    I read:
    Cinder & Ella by Melissa Lemon
    Semi-Sweet by Roisin Meaney
    Traitor's Wife by Kathleen Kent

  22. I read:
    Tris & Izzie
    The Iron Knight
    Star Crossed Seduction
    Dangerous Lord, Innocent Governess
    Taming of the Rake
    Tangled Past
    Treasuring Emma
    Seduction & Scandal
    One Night in London
    Lessons in Indiscretion
    A Lily Among Thorns
    Vanish:A Firelight Novel
    A Highlander's Temptation

    I did much better this time than last Net Galley month when I only did 4 books. :) And of course I'll be back again for NetGalley October!

  23. This NetGalley Month did not go nearly as well as the last one for me. I only managed to read 2 1/2 NetGalley books! Ugh! Here's what I read:

    Simply Genius! by Ervin Laszlo
    Murder in the 11th House by Mitchell Scott Lewis
    The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen (1/2 way through)

  24. Oh! I meant to also say that I'm not sure if I'll participate in October. I was hoping to spend the last few months of the year focusing on my personal TBR pile, rather than reading for reviews.

  25. Here's our wrap up post. We both read 5 books. :)


  26. Only 3 :(
    Flyaway, Near Witch, and The Way We Fall

    Wrap up post here:http://textnjava.blogspot.com/2011/08/netgalley-july-another-fail.html

  27. I did horribly. I have far too many RL books to read, so I feel more pressure to read those than to read the e-versions.

    Only read 3: Doctor Who II, Vol 1, True Blood: Tainted Love Vol 1, and Unearthly.

    I'd love to participate in October. Maybe I'll have cleared up enough books by then to focus on e-galleys.


  28. I'm not going to do a wrap-up post, but here's my tally:

    Reviewed links:
    One Good Reason by Sarah Mayberry
    Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
    Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
    Dark Awakening by Kendra Leigh Castle

    I have one review to post in the next day or so for A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan that I read last month but didn't get scheduled in time.

    I don't know if they count for anything but goodie points but I have a few NG books that I've read but haven't posted for review because they don't fall within my personal (and/or some publisher) rules for posting yet.

    The Iron Knight
    Lord of the Vampires
    Tris and Izzy
    Where Demons Fear to Tread

    I'd love to participate again in October!

  29. Two books read.

    Mercy by Rebecca Lim
    The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

  30. Here is my wrap up review:

    Three books read. (I will be doing the reviews during Monster Review-A-thon), out of my goal for four. so I am happy!

    Books read:
    Luck of the Devil by Patricia Eimer - 4 Star
    A Wicked Wolf by Brenda Williamson - 1 star
    Blood of the Demon by Rosalie Lario - 4 Star

    I didn't quite finish Out of Blue like a planned, but I should wrap it up tonight.

    I'd love to participate in October! I've made a note on my calendar that it will happen. That way I will not have myself overbooked like I did in August.

    Thanks for hosting this again!!

  31. Thank you once again Emily for organizing NG month again, had a blast and though had lot of release reviews, I managed to read more than in April :-)

    I did a wrap up post here: http://www.stella-exlibris.com/2011/08/july-was-netgalley-month.html

    and I read 8 NG books:

    Silk is for Seduction by Loretta Chase
    Seduction and Scandal by Charlotte Featherstone Finding Perfect by Susan Mallery
    Kathryn, the Kitten by Lavinia Kent
    Only Mine by Susan Mallery
    Waking up with the Duke by Lorraine Heath
    Her Kind of Hero by Kathleen Dienne
    Dangerous Lord, Innocent Governess by Christine Merrill

    I would love to join you next time, however as I will have my bar exam in October I doubt I can make it, unless you decide to do it in November (or September). pretty pretty please? :-) lol

    Thank you and can't wait to read the stats this time too! :-)

  32. Okay, I finally wrote my NetGalley month wrap-up post and it's made me realize just how poorly I did this time I around.

    You know I'm going to sign up again in October. I just hope I can read at least a few more books then, than I did now. Thanks for hosting again, Emily :)

  33. Here is my wrap up it is really sad.


  34. http://nrheartdragonsden.blogspot.com/2011/08/red-house-and-netgalley-in-july.html

    There is my wrap up. I truly wish that I had known of this earlier. I am up for October tho! October better be afraid of me! LoL!

    Thanks for having this, it was great fun even if I only got to put 1 book down. Better than none, as my kids would say!


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