Book Challenges

NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2020

Last year I began reviewing books from publishers through NetGalley and it has been such a blast receiving advanced copies of books to review for you all. I’ve also made some great connections with other bloggers as well as with several authors. I’ve never felt more a part of the book community than I do now.

It was really overwhelming at first, though, because I made the rookie mistake of requesting at least a third of their sci-fi catalog when I first started requesting books last year. It took me awhile to get to that coveted 80% review rate, but I’m holding steady. I want to make sure I keep reading everything I’ve been given from publishers because it’s the least I can do for the authors. So the NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge of 2020 hosted by Reading Between the Pages seemed to be a great way to keep me on track with reading my NetGalley books.

In 2019 I read 50 NetGalley ARCs and I’m going to aim for the same again this year, putting me at the Gold level. As of this post I’ve managed to read 4 of my ARC’s this month so it looks like I’m on the right track. Hopefully I can keep it up!

More information about the challenge is below!


The Challenge:

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the number of NetGalley/Edelweiss books sitting on your shelf to be read?
Have you lost your 80% rating and would love to get it back?
Do you want to challenge yourself to read more NetGalley/Edelweiss books?
Do you need extra inspiration to achieve that next badge?

If the answer is “YES” to any of these questions then this is the challenge for you!

Challenge guidelines:

  • The challenge runs from January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020. There is no deadline to sign up.
  • Everyone is welcome to participate – you do not need to have a blog.
  • Any genre, release date, length, etc. counts – it just needs to be a book from NetGalley or Edelweiss.
  • Books can count for more than one challenge that you are participating in.
  • The first day of each month Reading Between the Pages will post a monthly “link-up” for you to link your reviews. If you forget one month, no worries, just catch up the next month.
  • Help spread the book love and use the hashtag: #NGEW2020

The Levels:

Bronze – 10 Books

Silver – 25 Books

Gold – 50 Books

Platinum – 75 Books

Diamond – 100 Books

Are you taking part in this challenge? What level are you shooting for? Let me know in the comments! 

2 thoughts on “NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2020”

    1. I’m around 77% at the moment because I had a few books approved, but I’m really hoping to clear my backlist this year, too. I think I might have aimed too high with 50 books (I only have 13 that I haven’t reviewed yet), but honestly as long as I get more of the ones I already have read then I’ll be happy!


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