Review Policy

I am currently accepting books for review. Before requesting a review, please read the information below.

Genre

My preferred fiction genres are Literary Fiction and Crime/Thriller. I will also consider Non-Fiction books if they deal with languages/linguistics or feminism.

I will not be accepting the following genres: poetry, horror, religious, erotica, memoir, or historical.

As a reader, I like to focus on reading books that have been written by a diverse range of authors, especially women, and/or translated. This does not mean that I will reject a review request if it does not fit these criteria, but please just be aware that these aspects are important to me.

NB: if a book is part of a series, it might be necessary for me to have the previous books.

Format

My preferred format would be printed books (either Advanced Reader Copies or finished) but I accept ebooks - please make sure it is in an .epub or .pdf format. I am currently not accepting audiobooks.

Reviews

All reviews will include key information such as the author, title, publication date, publisher, number of pages, as well as my rating and review.

Full reviews will be posted to this blog, with a summary and link to the full review on Goodreads. I will also document my reading of the book on my other social media platforms (Twitter and Instagram), including pictures.

A positive review cannot be guaranteed, as my reviews will be fair, honest, and critical. Any comments will reflect the book and they will not be personal attacks towards the author. I endeavour to finish all books I start reading, but if I find continuing with the book a struggle, I will mention this in the review. On the rare occasion I cannot complete a book this will be stated in the review and I will include reasons why plus the page number I stopped on.

I will try to read/review books as soon as possible; if you have a specific time frame in mind, then please let me know about this when first contacting me.

Rating System

I use the Goodreads star rating for rating all of the books I read, which is as follows:

1 Star - I did not like it
2 Star - It was okay
3 Star - I liked it
4 Star - I really liked it
5 Star - I loved it!

Review Requests

If you would like to request a review, please send me an email at readabilitea@gmail.com - I will not accept requests that are made through social media.

In your request, please include the following information:
  • Title/Author (+ translator if applicable)
  • Genre
  • Synopsis
  • Format
I cannot accept all review requests and will aim to respond as soon as possible.

Updated on: 28.06.17