If you’re thinking of submitting a review request, firstly, thank you! It really means a lot that you would consider asking me to read your work and I am grateful for every review request I receive, regardless of whether I end up accepting.
Currently, I am open to review requests. However, I am trying to be very selective in the novels I choose to review for a couple of reasons. One, I am really trying to reduce my physical tbr, and accepting to review more books not only increases that physical tbr, it also reduces the reading time for my existing books! And, following on from that, I am getting a little busier in my 2nd year of uni, and I am trying to limit the amount of extra things I am taking on that seem necessary – in the sense that, even though I enjoy reading and reviewing books, I feel obligated and a little bit pressured when it is a review request, and it can lead to me feeling stressed!
Below I have left genres that I love (which is most) and genres that I definitely don’t love, along with the forms I accept review copies in, and what you can expect if I chose to accept your review request.
Genres I Love
- Contemporary Fiction
- Literary Fiction
- Historical Fiction (though picky)
- Graphic Novels
- Middle Grade Fiction
- Poetry (though very picky)
Genres I Do Not Read
- Science Fiction
Forms of Review
- Physical Copy (preferable)
- Digital Copy (sent to the Kindle app or emailed)
Please Include in Your Review Request
- A brief summary and genre
- Anything relating to why I might like it (shows you’ve looked at my social media)
- A time frame if you are expecting one of when you’d like a review (this will influence my decision)
- Release Date (if not already released)
- What form you wish to send it in
What You Can Expect From Me
Once I have received your book, I will aim to read it as soon as possible. It takes priority over my existing reads (excluding other review requests and blog tours) and I do my best to be prompt.
If it is a physical copy, I will post a story on my instagram when I receive it.
After I have read the book, I will review it. This review will be posted on Goodreads and Instagram. If I really loved your book, or had a lot to say about it, I will also review on my blog, but this is not a guarantee.
I will never provide an inflated review, or falsely claim to enjoy a book if that is not the case. I am always respectful and polite, and if it turns out that your book is not for me, I will contact you asking whether you wish for me to continue with my review and rating, which may be low, or whether you are happy for me to DNF it and not share a review.
And that’s it. This is a little long, but I just like the idea of having a comprehensive document highlighting what both parties can expect from a review request. I love reading and sharing my thoughts on books, but I am a busy student with a part-time job and I am not paid to review/blog, and so this has to be a lower priority than some of my other commitments. Please bare with me, and trust that I will read and review your book as soon as I can.