Happy Wednesday. Jennifer the Scribe here. So, today I wanted to discuss book reviews. As both an author and a reader, I know how powerful a positive review can be. There’s a lot you can do with book reviews. Facebook them. Tweet them. Toot your own horn by saying thank you and telling the world at the same time you got 5 stars! Book reviews = great marketing tool!
What’s on my mind today is now that I’m an author with, in some venues, a recognizable name, can I still write an honest book review? Admittedly, I have up to this point. If a book was four stars, I gave it four stars. If it was five…I shouted it from the rooftops. If it was a one star (and I know the author) I play it off like I haven’t read it yet.
I want to be honest. Yet, at the same time, I don’t want to write something that may offend someone if I didn’t enjoy their book. I don’t want to end up with Book Review Regret.
So, what I thought I’d do, is list some of the books I’ve read and loved over this past year. While you guys tell me how to handle those stinkers….(your feedback is needed & appreciated)
So–Books Jen’s read that she doesn’t regret are:
1.) UNDENIED – by Sara Humphreys
2.) THE OTHER WOMAN – by Hank Phillipi Ryan
3.) REAL VIRTUE – by Katy Lee
4.) MYSTIC INK – by Casey Wyatt
5.) GOD SAVE THE QUEEN – by Kate Locke (currently reading and in love with it!)
So, now that you know the ones I don’t regret. PLEASE! Tell me how to handle the ones I do!