13 common mistakes in book reviewing and how to avoid them ‹ literary hub


Whether you’re a student, a novice blogger, or just someone looking lớn become a more active user of Goodreads, writing a book review is an important skill khổng lồ have! Here are six steps for how to write a book Đánh Giá for school & beyond.


1.Begin with a brief summary of the book

This is probably the best way to lớn introduce any nhận xét because it gives context. But make sure to not go inlớn too much detail. Keep it short và sweet since an official summary can be found through a quichồng google search!

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2. Piông chồng out the most important aspects of the book

I usually break this down with character, world-building, themes, & plot. But this might vary between books, genres, and your tastes!

Dedicate a paragraph to each of these important aspects, discussing how well the author dealt with it, along with what you enjoyed & what you didn’t enjoy.

3. Include brief quotes as examples

Including quotes is always a great idea, because it gives examples for everything that you’re saying! If your đánh giá talks about a character being particularly witty, a witty line from the character lets your readers see exactly what kind of witty character you’re dealing with here.

But be careful: lengthy quotes can take up big chunks of space và overpower your Review. Short quotes will usually get your points across while letting your work shine through.

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4. Write a conclusion that summarises everything

Like your introduction, keep your conclusion short và sweet! It should bring up the main points of your review, along with your overall opinion of the book.

5. Find similar books

A great way to wrap up a nhận xét is to lớn find similar books khổng lồ the one you’re reviewing. So you can say, “if you were a bạn of X book, I think you’ll definitely lượt thích this one!”

You can also be more specific, looking at the exact things that might make two books similar. So you can suggest something like…“if you liked that the main character in X book was a kick-ass superanh hùng, then you’ll love sầu the main character of this book!”

6. Give it a star rating

A star rating is obviously encouraged in a lot of đánh giá sites, but they’re not necessary! If you bởi want khổng lồ give sầu a star rating, you can go the conventional “out of five/ten” route. You could also try something slightly less conventional, và break down your star-rating inkhổng lồ different categories for character/plot/world-building, etc.

Now go forth và review! And chia sẻ any tips you have for how to lớn write a book Review in the comments.

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