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Net Galley #ReviewAThon Round Up!

NetGalley is hostted a “Reivew a Thon” from July 22-August 30th . The goal of the #ReviewAThon was to encourage bloggers to work their way through our TBR (“to be read”) piles. Net Galley is a great website that provides free advanced reader copies to bloggers and readers in exchange for an honest review. I love books and I also enjoy saving money, so Net Galley is perfect for me.

I enjoy reading as a form of self care. Curling up with a good book is a form of stress relief for me. Sometimes I share book reviews here on my website, but throughout the month of August, I will be sharing even more book reviews than normal as I work my way through my massive “To Be Read,” pile on Net Galley.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments below!

I like to make lists (I find it so satisfying) so here is a list with links to all the books that I read for the Net Galley Review A Thon.


Books I read for Net Galley’s  #ReviewAThon


Texts from Mittens by Angie Bailey (Humor)

texts from mittens

Texts from Mittens by Angie Bailey is Garfield for the modern age!

A History of Art in 21 Cats by Nia Gould (Humor/ Education)

cover art shows multiple brightly painted cats

The purr-fect guide for anyone who like to improve their understanding of art history.


Horse Crazy: Girls and the Lives of Horses by Jean O’Malley Halley (Nonfiction)

The cover for horse crazy shows a shelf with photos and figurines of horses

A fascinating exploration of why women love horses and how being “horse crazy,” provides an empowering alternative to female gender stereotypes.


The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen by Ada Bright and Cass Grafton (Women’s Fiction)

Book cover is blue and shows a small dog and cross necklace

A fun summer romance that includes a time traveling Miss Austen!


Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis by Ada Calhoun (Nonfiction)

The cover of the book why we can't sleep is pink and white

An exploration of the anxieties and challenges that women face as they age.


50 Essential Etiquette Lessons by Katherine Flannery

50 lessons

A handy guide that will help any young professional to step up her A game!


Bloodlust and Bonnets by Emily McGovern (Graphic novel)

bloodlust and bonnets

My Review (Originally posted to Goodreads): A rollicking, tongue-in-cheek romp through regency England! BLOODLUST AND BONNETS is absolutely, laugh out loud, hilarious. I couldn’t put it down. The colors are rich and vibrant and the artwork is an entirely unique style.

All the characters were great. I really enjoy books in which authors appear as characters, and in this graphic novel, the depiction of Lord Byron (yes! That Byron! The poet! From books!) was so silly that it constantly made me giggle-snort. He is – as I’m sure you know- a notorious rake- but in the pages of BLOODLUST & BONNETS he also has a psychic eagle named Napoleon (who speaks with a French accent) and a James Bond style talking castle. Also- he hunts vampires.

BLOODLUST AND BONNETS turns popular gothic literature and romance tropes on their head. There is great joy in experiencing the way the author uses clever inversions and her loving use of parody/satire. If you enjoy books like PRIDE & PREJUDICE & ZOMBIES or ABRAHAM LINCOLN- VAMPIRE HUNTER, you’ll have lots of fun reading this graphic novel.

Note: Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 


Near the Exit: Travels with the Not-So-Grim Reaper by Lori Erickson

In her spiritual memoir, Episcopal deacon, Lori Erickson, travels far and wide in order to learn how other cultures handle grief and their practices surrounding death.

A Week In the Life of a Greco-Roman Woman by Holly Beers

the cover of the book shows a mosaic of a woman's face


A Week in the Life of a Greco-Roman Woman by Holly Beers brings the ancient city of Ephesus to life for modern readers.

What are you reading?

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