Do you love reviews that are conversational, like you’re talking with a friend? Or do you prefer a serious tone, to convey how much thought you’ve put into your feelings about the book?
These are all techniques you can use to make your own reviews even more successful.
The fastest way to lose credibility with your audience is to have a typo-laden review.
Give your entire review a final read before posting to catch any spelling or grammar errors, including checking facts you share, the spelling of author and characters names, pronouns used, and any quotes you use.
Don’t tell readers that the book was boring—explain which elements failed to capture your attention.
This will help readers to understand your point of view and decide for themselves whether or not this is a book that they might enjoy.
Reviews offer a chance to share your thoughts with other readers and to keep track of your own musings on the books on your shelf, but many find that writing a review isn’t as easy as it seems.
To help our readers craft the best reviews possible, we’ve put together a list of 11 tips for how to write a book review.
But describing the plot needs to be a fine balance in a book review.
You want to share just enough to hook the reader without giving too much away and without veering into book report territory.