When browsing blogs, Goodreads or any other bookish platforms, you see all different types of reviews. I absolutely adore seeing all the various ways bloggers write their reviews, reading them is also really fun!
I see many bloggers who dislike writing book reviews as they find it mundane. Whereas, there are other bloggers who enjoy writing them! So, I compiled this list to help bloggers who don’t look forward to writing book reviews or just bloggers who want to spice things up a little.
I, myself, am somewhat in the middle — I enjoy both reading and writing book reviews, however, at times I find the writing side somewhat repetitive and unexciting.
▪ This review style is possibly the simplest yet fun. You just create a bullet list containing things you enjoyed about the book, your feelings and your thoughts about the novel.
– You can also add a ‘my overall thoughts’ short paragraph at the end, just to summarise.
▪ I love lists! Lists are fun! Yet another simple, exciting way to write a review.
– You can also do a short summary at the bottom of this too.
▪ Exciting! Just 5 points to persuade the reader to give the book a whirl! Sounds like a lot of fun to write.
▪ I see a lot of these on Goodreads and find them really amusing to read, they also seem very entertaining to write too!
▪ This is where you split the review into two parts — 1 for people who haven’t read the book, to get a taste of whether they would enjoy it and 2 for people who have read the book, and want to
discuss fangirl over the spoiler related points.
▪ Much like the standard review style, however, a little easier for readers to digest with the subheadings to mark what each paragraph is about.
– You could use subheadings such as plot, word building, characters, writing, etc.
So, that brings me to the end of my list. I will definitely be using some of these ideas for my upcoming reviews!