It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 22)

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly post to share what you recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading next. This is a terrific meme that allows you to meet fellow bookworms and find new books to add to your ever-growing reading wish list.
This weekly post is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

I am thrilled to have only one more book, sitting on my NetGalley bookshelf, with a publication date of 2018! I have been extremely careful lately in my requests and have been solely focusing on 2019. Which leads me to a tweet that I saw last week. Caryl@Mrs Bloggs The Average Reader tweeted a question having to do with posting reviews for books with a publication date of 2019. I was very interested in the responses to this tweet because I had been pondering the same question. I had to step away from Twitter and when I went back I could no longer find the original tweet (I have little doubt this was user failure on my part), so I thought I would pose the question here.

Let’s Talk…
How early is too early to post a review with a 2019 publication date? Is there such a thing as too early? I am mostly referring to NetGalley’s when asking this question. There are times when a publisher will ask that no review be posted more than 30 days prior to the publication date, but the majority of the time nothing is specified. I have several books on my bookshelf with publication dates from January – May of 2019. In the past I have done as the publisher has asked and not posted more than 30 days ahead of time and am always confused why I see hundreds of reviews months ahead of time. What are your thoughts on this??

What I Finished Last Week…


The Constant Soldier by William Ryan – Another great read from by bookshelf! (review coming this week)


Indelible (Grant County, #4) by Karin Slaughter – Finished this last night and loved it! So far it is my favorite in the series.

Currently Reading…


Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks – Library arrival! My first Nicolas Sparks book in years and I’m crossing my fingers it is a good one.


Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse – Look what I am starting today! So excited!!

Currently Listening To…


Faithless (Grant County, #5) by Karin Slaughter – 2 to go!

Up Next…


The Girl They Left Behind by Roxanne Veletzos – My last NetGalley published in 2018!!

Have you read any of these? What are you reading this week?

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23 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 22)

  1. I find it confusing as well but some bloggers are asked by publishers to post their reviews quite early on to create that initial buzz. For the most part, I don’t put my reviews up until around publication day. Some publishers have said this is what they prefer because the odds that someone who reads your review now pre-orders a book or even remembers to buy it in January or beyond are slim.

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  2. Oh, I hope you enjoy the Nicholas Sparks.
    I would post the review after reading the book, even if the the publishing date is months away, UNLESS the publisher has a preference for nearer the time. As a reader, it gives me time to order the book or put it in my schedule. I can add it to my Goodreads list so I won’t forget. As a blogger, if I see some of those reviews published early, it gives me a chance to request it from Netgalley too. Most times if I only see the review on and after the publication date, it’s too late to get it from NG.

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  3. Great list of titles. Love the look of The Constant Soldier. I’m reading The Girl They Left Behind right now and really enjoying it.

    When I first started blogging I read and reviewed as soon as I got the titles but for the past couple of years I tend to read them closer to publication and review as close to the publication day as possible unless the publisher specifically asks me for an early review.

    Have a lovely week. Xx

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    1. Oh good, I’m so glad you are enjoying The Girl They Left Behind! Looking forward to your thoughts when you are done.

      Closer to the publication date sounds like the way to go. I may end up reading some of them and just hold off posting the review.

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  4. I’m still working on 2018 releases but am gathering quite a few 2019s already. I don’t post reviews on my blog until 10 days either side of the publication date. I post reviews on LibraryThing and Goodreads and NetGalley when I finish the book. Right now I’m reading almost a month ahead of when things will show on my blog. I find that if I see a review too soon, I forget that the book is coming when publication day arrives. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. I also have a pretty good list of 2019’s that I am looking forward to reading!
      You said you review on NetGalley when you finish the book – Do you go back to NetGalley and link your blog post when it goes live?

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  5. I also usually follow what the publisher asks for but see so many reviews before that date. But also as a reader I like finding reviews as early as possible so I’ll know if it’s something I want to place a hold on or purchase. Thanks for sharing your book list too, I found some new to me reads 🙂

    Here’s what I’m reading: https://bookloaner.wordpress.com/2018/10/21/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-october-22-2018/

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