5 Tips for Writing a Book Review That Readers Will Enjoy

As someone who is preparing to write book reviews on this blog, I found this content very useful. I’m sure you will too.

Leah Lindeman

Today’s post is a guest post from Desiree Villena, a writer with Reedsy, a marketplace that connects self-publishing authors with the world’s best editors, designers, and marketers. In her spare time, Desiree enjoys reading contemporary fiction and writing short stories — as well as the occasional book review!

When it comes to reviewing books, there are some essential steps that you should be taking. But if you’re already doing those things, perhaps you’re wondering how to ensure your readers stay entertained? Providing a summary, presenting your evaluation, and giving your additional recommendations is an excellent start, but it’s time to start thinking about enhancing your review with some above-and-beyond thoughts and insights to really captivate your audience. 

That may sound daunting, but if you’ve followed Leah’s advice, you know that there arelimitless adventuresout there if you let go of your fears. To that end, I’ve outlined five steps…

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Author: Lost Pen Magazine

Forde’s love of writing began with an early interest in reading, and she particularly enjoys the classics, science fiction, and fantasy. Her life’s goal was to be an author, a milestone she achieved when she published Rise of the Papilion, an adult fantasy trilogy. Her short stories, flash fiction, poems, articles, interviews, guest posts, and devotionals have appeared in various magazines, blogs, and anthologies. She is the co-host of the Radiant Writers’ Community, a group dedicated to equipping writers passionate about sharing their God-inspired messages. She is the founder of Lost Pen Magazine, a resource established to help Christian creatives reach new audiences for God’s Kingdom. Forde also offers coaching and freelance editing via Focus Writing Services. Besides writing, editing, and publishing, Forde is a social worker, and she spends her free time maintaining her Japanese-language Duolingo streak and watching way too much anime. For information on the Lost Pen Magazine, the Spotlight Blog, submission details, and services offered, visit https://lostpenpublishing.com.

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