Monday, 4 December 2017

How to Write a Book Review

A book review describes, analyzes and evaluates. The review conveys an opinion, supporting it with evidence from the book.

Do you know how to write a book review? I didn't. And even though I knew I didn't, that didn't stop me from firmly inserting my foot in my mouth by agreeing to conduct a book review writing workshop for my local Barnes & Noble. I blithely assured myself it would simply be a matter of picking up Book Reviews for Dummies, or something to that effect. Au Contraire. It's easier to find information on bomb-making than book review writing.

So I did what any other resourceful writer on deadline would do; I panicked. Well, for a moment. Quickly composing myself I scrounged the library and internet for every conceivable source that even hinted at the term "book review." What follows is the result of my gleaning.


  1. Oh, I know what you mean! I’m studying in university and every summer I have a task to write a book review but I still don’t have the slightest understanding how to write it properly! Luckily, I’ve found They provide me with excellent texts that get ‘A’ and even teach me how to be coherent and cohesive. Hope it will help you too!