You laughed, you cried but did you write a review. This is for both readers and writers. When you read a great book, you finish the last page, put it down with a sigh, maybe check out the author for any more books and then what?
I have to admit until this year I was one of those. I’d read a good book, maybe tell someone about it and that was it. Than early this year someone posted that they wrote a review after they read the book.
Wow – what a great idea. The authors would certainly appreciate it and as an author, I would too.
But what do you say when you write a review? I’ve judged book contests, but I’ve never really written a review. With a little research here’s what I came up with, and I’d love to hear from others on their reviews.
I mention the title and the category – mystery, romantic suspense. Then I mention the hero and heroine a few characteristics or what I liked about them. I mention a little about the plot and what draws me to the story. And then I recommend people read it.
I’m still working on perfecting my reviews, but I figure a good review and a recommendation should make the author happy, even if it’s not a perfect review. I haven’t read a book I didn’t like yet, so I haven’t had that problem. And when I write a review I always post it to Amazon and Goodreads.
So what about you – do you write a review when you read a book? If you do, what do you say in your reviews?