For years I’ve struggled to find my own voice when writing a review and I think many bloggers and reviewers might feel the same way. I certainly know what I like to read in a review, but is that necessarily what other like to read in a review? Lately, it takes me forever to write one and I think it’s because I’m overanalyzing everything so much and it’s gotten to a point that I almost dread reviewing. It’s all quite sad, especially when this is a book blog 🙁
My reviews tend to be very long and wordy, but I’ve been trying my hand at making them a bit less so. I also try to highlight I what believe are the most important points of the review to make it easier to the reader to scan the review. Other reviewers use bullet points or include subleaders to make it easier to read.
I like to include in my reviews what I liked, and what I didn’t like about the story and the characters, my overall impression and my thoughts about the writing, plot and message(s). I also try my best to make it fun for others to read, but keeping it clean since Reading with ABC is mostly a young adult book blog and some of my readers are quiet young.
What about you? What do you like to read when you read a review? Do you like it?:
- Spoiler free
- Things liked
- Things disliked
- Letter form