girl-reading-a-bookI’ve posted several times how important book reviews are for authors. Good, bad, or indifferent – your opinion matters! I love featuring readers reviews on my blog ever Monday – The Book Reviewer Salute. Check out some of the posts to get ideas. Even if you think you can’t write a review, I believe you can. Sometimes all people need is a guideline. Here’s a short but good one. Of course you can customize it to your own tastes. Give it a try next time you finish a book and leave a review.

How to write a book review and like it!

What I think-
What did you think of the book? How did it make you feel? What about the book left an impression?

What other reviewers think-
If you follow other trusted reviewers, share a snippet of their review.

Who wrote it-
Tell a little bit about the author if you know something, especially if you’ve contacted them.

Who will read it-
This is where you get to recommend the book to others who might like it. Maybe it’s a certain genre, theme, setting, type of character…

Opening lines-
Share the opening sentence from the book. Opening lines are what usually hook a reader.

Notable passage-
Was there a quote from the book that stood out? Share it!

If you want to rate the book, give it a star rating. If you’re post a review on Amazon or Goodreads or most places, their star rating is 1-5 with 5 being the highest.

If you have a favorite thing to include in a book review, share it in the comments!