I know that seems like a weird question.
I don’t have any problems or issues with reviewing or why we do so.
But I have noticed that I only tend to share reviews for books that are at least okay.
And to me, that’s making me wonder if I seem disingenuous.
I’m not lying about these books. I did like them, and when it comes to books I actually don’t like? I don’t tend to get far enough in them to be able to review. The only exceptions are the e-arcs I get on NetGalley. Even if I DNF those, I have to leave some kind of review as to why on the site. If I don’t I get punished, which kind of sucks. They really need to sort out their whole “I’m choosing not to review this” option because it doesn’t really work if you get punished for not enjoying a book.
That’s not exactly what I’m here to talk about though.
I do read good and bad reviews of books. Usually, if I reach a point in a book that I’m unsure of? And I want to see if the book is worth reading? Then I check out reviews. They’re pretty helpful there, and I want to be able to do that for others too. But can I do that without talking about the books I disliked?
I’m not so sure.
So I’ll be doing something new on here at the end of the month, every month. Or I’ll at least try to.
When I dislike a book, it generally only takes me a few pages to DNF. Maybe a few chapters, but I’m never far enough in for what I’d consider a fair review. And I’m not about to start making myself finish books I didn’t like.
But what I can do is share a couple of sentences about the book, and why I didn’t like it. As well as a couple of sentences about my favourite books of the month.
That way you guys get to see more reviews and opinions, including reviews of books I’ve bought and read without me trying to write out a full-on review for every book.
I’m going to try to make them entertaining. I got this idea from another blogger who does the odd mini-review, and I liked it. So I’m hoping this will be fun.
I never really want to do full-on wrap-ups as I tend to read a lot every month through a mix of reading in different formats. It would take me ages and be way too much stress. So a few books I liked and a few I didn’t each month? That should be a lot simpler and give you an idea of what I like reading and what I don’t.
How do you guys feel about the way you review? Is there a way you think you could improve? Let me know down below.