It is no secret that I haven’t been writing reviews lately. Honestly for a book blog, I’m kinda shitty. I hardly write reviews anymore. In fact, if you find a review on here lately we should call it a miracle.
I’ve been thinking about working on my review style but the most important question on my mind is:
1. Sometimes I don’t have anything to say about the book.
This can be the case when I’m reading a hyped book. Do I really need to recap every other review out there? The answer is no. What if the book was just okay? It wasn’t anything life changing, nothing totally special. Nothing I would highly recommend to others. Do I really need to write a review for it? This is where I have an internal battle of should I write this review or shouldn’t I?
2. I’m being 100% honest, I sometimes forget to write a review.
Sometimes I jump from one book to another and never stop to write a review. This is coming from the girl who keeps a review notebook by her all the time! Yet, I still can’t find myself to actually sit and write a review. I’m trying to force myself to write more and more reviews because am I really a book blog if I don’t review? (This is another question I ask myself!)
3. I’m being 100% honest (again), I’m lazy.
I’m actually super lazy when it comes to actually writing reviews. I always say to myself “I will write this review later” and you can hear the narrator in the background say “She never did write that review”.
4. I only end up reviewing the books I either highly recommend or I’m extremely passionate about (good and bad).
I find that the books I absolutely loved or the ones I absolutely hated are the ones I feel like I have to review. The ones I want to shout to the world to either please read this right now or you may want to stay away from this one.
One of the main reasons I decided not to review every book I read is because you would probably be able to tell just how much I
feel or didn’t feel about the book given by the review. If I didn’t feel much about the book, I feel like that will be shown through my written review.
The other reason I feel bad for not wanting to review every book I read is because I know authors need reviews. This helps them with marketing especially on websites such as Amazon. This is especially true for indie authors. I want my review to give you something to look forward to and want to pick up the book, but how can I do that if I don’t feel passionately about it? How do I balance the two?
So let’s talk about it!