Hello November 2019 – Fictionophile updates

As the weather turns chillier and the lead up to the holiday season is upon us, I thought I’d try something new. For ages now I’ve been trying to get a handle on my NetGalley TBR. First it was attaining the 80% badge. Now that I’ve got that, it seems I’m at a standstill. I don’t want to lose it again, so that means either NOT requesting any new NetGalley books

(which is clearly unacceptable LOL)

OR, reading a whole lot of NetGalley books at once so that I can start requesting again.

To that end, I’ve decided to have a …

NetGalley November!

With the exception of one title that I’m reading for a blog tour, all the rest of the books I’ll be reading in November are from NetGalley.  Some new titles and some backlist titles.  All together, I have 77 titles from NetGalley that I’ve not yet read.

At present, part of my NetGalley shelf look like this:

It is shameful how my greed has placed me in this dire predicament!

Have you read any of the above titles and absolutely LOVED it?  If so, let me know and I’ll make sure that I read it in November if possible.

Feel free to join me in my NetGalley November if your TBR is getting out of control like mine.

Now, for some cuteness… Here are a few photos of my darling grandson, who, as you can clearly see is doing very well. He has stolen our hearts.

Hope you all have a wonderful November with lots of autumn walks, hot drinks, and of course… some fantastic books.

Here is a photo taken on the Musquodoboit River in Nova Scotia, Canada.



About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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45 Responses to Hello November 2019 – Fictionophile updates

  1. Pingback: November #bookhaul redux | Fictionophile

  2. Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins says:

    Wow! You’ve got quite a mountain to climb this month 😁 I’m no help at all I’m afraid, I’ve not read any of them so can’t make any recommendations, but I’m cheering you on from the stands!!


  3. Aww your grandson is so cute!!!

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  4. Yvo says:

    Your grandson is absolutely adorable! ❤ And you make me feel less bad about my own Netgalley situation… I currently 'only' have 17 titles I need to get to, although a lot are 2020 releases. Of the ones on your list, I loved Here To Stay (Mark Edwards) and enjoyed Truth And Lies (Caroline Mitchell). 🙂 Have a wonderful November and good luck with Netgalley November! xx

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  5. Carol says:

    Good luck with your plan Lynne! What if the book has already been archived? Can you still submit a review? Will reviews submitted after the archive date affect your percentage?
    One I’ve read from this list is the Wartime Sisters. It’s an interesting and engaging read with a great friendship theme!
    For some you could do what I’ve seen others do…..You could copy a synopsis from Goodreads and not write a review! Or I have heard that even if you write just a sentence or two on netgalley that it counts as a review. I’ve seen some very brief reviews where I couldn’t tell whether or not they had even read the book because it was so generic.
    When my netgalley percentage was low, I did stay away for a few months until I could raise my percentage! Now I’m cautious about too many!
    When reading begins to feel like a chore, it’s discouraging! I hope you can maintain your joy!
    Your grandson is adorable! Those eyes! 😍😍😍

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    • Oh yes Carol – even if the book is archived you can still write a review and it does NOT affect your percentage. I know this from experience.
      Of course this practice is not recommended as in a perfect world we’d all read our books by the publication date. However… we are only human. Sometimes life gets in the way. Sometimes we get books from several different sources. For instance, in addition to my 77 NetGalley titles outstanding I also have 56 Edelweiss titles outstanding. I can only read 100-110 titles per year – you do the math. As you can see, it is impossible for me to read them all by publication date.
      I wouldn’t think of writing a short review without reading the book. I ALWAYS read the book. I think that people who write generic reviews just to get their percentage up are cheating the system. Just my personal opinion…
      Thanks for your kind comment about my grandson. His eyes ARE beautiful and we are completely smitten with him.

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  6. What fantastic photos!!! So glad your grandchild is looking so well. I adore the one in the pumpkin.

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  7. Kelly says:

    Oooh so many great ones! I loved Here To Stay and The Doll Factory. Gorgeous photos of your grandson, such a handsome little man 😍

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  8. Kim Rogers says:

    OH my gosh! What a cutie! Those gorgeous eyes! Happy Fall! I love this time of year. That is quite a NG collection you have there. I am attempting to focus on cutting mine down too. I am at 81% but would like to knock some out (so I can request more)! HAHA how the cycle never ends! Happy reading!

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  9. Karen says:

    A great idea Lynne, I need to reduce some of my Netgalleys, my shelf is a disgrace. I can definitely recommend Blood Orange. I need to check, but I might try and join you! Your grandson is adorable btw, such a cutie.

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  10. Oh my Gosh! Isn’t that little guy over the top adorable! You just want to snatch him up and give him a hug. Well, the NG list is daunting and I don’t see one I’ve requested there. I was feeling bad I had several over the 3 mos. I do try to get several retired before I request more, but then I don’t read as fast as yourself. I keep trying to find ways to post a little more without spending hours upon hours doing it but I’m still an old dog with no new tricks.

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    • I’m not quite sure how I managed to get so far behind, but I must address the issue – which by its very nature will take me quite some time. I guess I’ll have to go on even more of a request slow-down than I have been doing for the past few months or I’ll never get on top of it.

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  11. Hi Lynne, hope you’re feeling much better – you must be to consider attacking your Netgalley shelves. I’m not surprised your absolutely smitten by your grandson, how could you not be? Good luck with your November reads x

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  12. Good luck with your NetGalley November I should probably join in as I have tons to read as well. Your grandson is adorable Lynne what beautiful eyes!

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  13. yvonnembee says:

    Oh my! I want to hug your adorable Grandson so much and I am so glad he is doing so well, those photo’s are just so adorable. I should comment on the books but I am afraid that gorgeous boy just stole the show! xx

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  14. Anjana says:

    The Imogen Clark and ‘The Retreat’ are quick reads! 😄

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  15. Well done on getting your 80% badge on NetGalley! I hope you have a very successful NetGalley November, it’s such a good idea. I’ve been focusing on my NG books over recent weeks and am making progress on clearing my shelf at last. I still have 36 unread NG books but that’s half as many as I had earlier this year so I’m happy at my progress so far.

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  16. Annika Perry says:

    What a brilliant idea and have fun with Netgalley November! I’m so behind with them as well … and might try to review at least a couple to catch up! Thank you for inspiring me! Ahhh … your grandson is beyond cute! What a happy fella! 😀😀

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  17. gayebooklady says:

    Lynne, I have read Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce and She Lies In Wait by Gytha Lodge….both were very difficult to put down! I am looking forward to new releases by these wonderful authors. The new pictures of your grandson are so sweet…..his eyes are especially lovely! And that hat is just so cute……

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  18. Your little pumpkin is adorable! ❤️

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  19. Cathy says:

    Your grandson is just gorgeous…those eyes 💗 Best of luck with your NetGalley backlist too.

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  20. James McEwan says:

    Great photos, I’m sure you will cherish them and add more in years to come. Love the knitted hat.
    Where do you find the time to read so much!

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  21. miscellanypages says:

    This looks like a wonderful variety of books, I really hope you enjoy them! And awww, your grandson is absolutely adorable! 🥰
    📕MP📚 X x x

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