If you haven’t heard of NetGalley, it’s an amazing website where bloggers can review books for free.
Browse by Favorite Publishers
In the year I have used NetGalley, I have realized many of my favorite reads come from the same publishers. My favorite publisher lately has been St. Martin’s Press, but I also look for books from Simon & Schuster, Random House Publishing Group, and Atria Books.
Look up the Book on GoodReads
I like to look up the book on GoodReads to see what people have said about it so far. It’s not a major deciding factor for me, but if a book has 100 reviews and averages two stars, I probably won’t request it.
Browse by Most Requested and Categories
Most of the time I browse books through my favorite publishers or the recently added section. Every once in a while, I like to see what others are requesting in case I’m missing out on something really good. I also occasionally browse by category if I’m in the mood for a certain type of book, like a thriller or women’s fiction novel.
Browse by Recently Added and Request Every Book
Just kidding, though sometimes it feels like this is what I do. That might explain why I currently 85 books on my NetGalley shelf right now. Oops.