Fun Ways to Spice Up a Book Review!

IMG_20180113_071418When 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.

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img_20180113_021405923648603.png▪ 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.

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▪ 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.

IMG_20180113_021605▪ Exciting!  Just 5 points to persuade the reader to give the book a whirl!  Sounds like a lot of fun to write.

IMG_20180113_021739▪ I see a lot of these on Goodreads and find them really amusing to read, they also seem very entertaining to write too!

IMG_20180113_021834▪ 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.

IMG_20180113_021945▪ 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.

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So, that brings me to the end of my list. I will definitely be using some of these ideas for my upcoming reviews!

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8 thoughts on “Fun Ways to Spice Up a Book Review!

  1. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks says:

    Wonderful post 🙂 saving it and sharing it this weekend on my wrapup! I agree with you totally. I had this problem at one point, and then I changed up my review style to the ‘5 reasons’ and not is it just so much easier to write, but I think it’s easier to read too. Great advice 🙂

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  2. kozbisa says:

    I like to mix it up to keep it fresh for myself. I post 4 reviews a week – one long form, 3 shorter ones that I call “In a Nutshell Reviews”. The longer ones will take what every form I fancy at the moment. Nutshell reviews are always intro, bulleted pro/con list, short “overall” statement. My favorite review was a 3 gif and 3 quotes review. I had a ton of fun doing it, though I have not done it again. I should. Great post!

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