Today’s TTT topic is a freebie, and I recently received a rejection from Netgalley that stung a little, which was the inspiration for this post! I often talk about the ARCs I receive from Netgalley, but I never speak about the requests I make that are rejected. You will notice that a lot of these are romances because that tends to be the genre I request the most and there are a few romance publishers who very rarely accept my requests- I am looking at you Forever! I’m so grateful for every ARC I receive, and this post is just for fun!
Feed Them Silence is the book that inspired this post. I read an ARC of Summer Sons and absolutely loved it. I have been excited for a new book by Lee Mandelo ever since and had my hopes up when I saw it was available on Netgalley. It is a SciFi horror novella but it does not come out until March of next year, so I have a long wait ahead of me.
I cannot be too mad about not being approved for Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake because I haven’t read the first book, A Brush of Love, yet but I do have it on audiobook. I am still excited about this one because I know there is baking involved and it has the one-bed trope!
Netgalley has so many holiday romances available for request right now and A Merry Little Meet Cute is the one that I am most excited about, so I was sad about this rejection. I also just adore Julie Murphy, so it was a double blow. I am still so excited to read this during the Christmas season. It looks adorable!
The cover of Drizzle, Dreams, and Lovestruck Things is one of the cutest things I have ever seen! I definitely requested this based on the cover alone, but the premise sounds adorable. It follows the love stories of four sisters over the course of four seasons. It comes out in October and sounds like a fun book to read that time of year, so I will definitely pick it up then.
Love in the Time of Serial Killers might be the rejection that hurt the most because it is one of my five-star predictions! It is a romance following a woman who loves true crime and has the wrong impression about her new neighbour. It sounds like so much fun and a book a will be reading the minute it comes out!
The Hookup Plan is the third book in Farrah Rochon’s The Boyfriend Project series. I have only read the first one, but I loved it. I really should read the second one so I will be ready when The Hookup Plan comes out on August 2nd. I am running out of time!
You know I love foodie romances and the title of For Butter or Worse is so cheesy and punny- I am here for it! It feels as though I have been waiting for this romance for ages. Thankfully, it comes out in a week from today, so not much longer!
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is one of my most recommended books. I have lent my copy to people in my real life so many times and it is always a hit. I am so excited to have something new from Gabrielle Zevin and requested Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow months ago but was rejected. It did end up being part of Libro.fm’s influencer program and it is out now, but I haven’t read it yet, of course.
Simone St. James is arguably my favourite mystery writer, so I was beyond excited for The Book of Cold Cases! I was rejected pretty quickly, which was no surprise to me because I know so many people love her as well. I cannot believe this book has been out for months and I haven’t read it. Definitely have plans to get to it in the fall!
If I see a witchy book on Netgalley, I am going to request it! Payback’s a Witch came out last year and I probably would have read it if I had received an eARC, but it is one I keep forgetting about. I know it has mixed reviews, so if you have read it, do you think it’s worth picking up?