Writing Reviews For Beloved Books:How Did I Do? Are You Up For the Challenge?

Last January I began this blog with a personal challenge to write a review for KidLit books from Authors I admire. You can read about the challenge here: https://wordpress.com/post/darlenebeckjacobson.wordpress.com/4428

I am happy to say that I posted EIGHTEEN REVIEWS for PB, MG , and YA books and even gifted three of them in contest give-aways. Here is the list of titles I reviewed – in no particular order  – all of them amazing reads and worthy of recognition.

  1. CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAIR?  by Irene Latham and Charles Waters (poems)
  2. 101 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU GROW UP  by Bianca Schulze (book list for kids)
  3. SCOOP THE ICE CREAM TRUCK by Patricia Keeler (PB)
  4. THE WILD ROBOT ESCAPES by Peter Brown (MG)
  5. SAM & EVA by Debbi Ohi (PB)
  6. GRANDMOTHER THORN by Katey Howes (PB)
  7. ECOSYSTEM by Josh Bellin (YA)
  8. 7 ATE 9 by Tara Lazar (PB)
  9. COUNTING ON KATHERINE  by Helaine Becker (PB)
  10. JUST ONE THING by Nancy Viau (MG)
  11. QUINCY THE CHAMELEON by Barbara DiLorenzo (PB)
  12. WHAT THE NIGHT SINGS by Vesper Stamper (YA)
  13. LOVE IS KIND by Laura Sassi (PB)
  14. I REMEMBER YOU: A RUBY’S PLACE NOVEL  by Holly Schindler (adult romance)
  15. THE ART OF BEING REMMY  by Mary Zisk (MG)
  16. A PROMISE STITCHED IN TIME by Colleen Kosinski (MG)
  18. ALL THE LOVELY CHILDREN by Andrew Nance (YA)

I read more than FIFTY books, but managed to write reviews on the above 18.  I hope to do better this year and spread the word about great books, and under-represented authors.

Care to join me? Next time you read a book that you love, let the author know in the best way possible: write a few sentences telling him or her what you enjoyed about the story, and share it on Goodreads or Amazon. Take it from me, it will make a writer’s day and let other readers know about great books.

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Happy Reading and reviewing.  May 2019 be a great year!



7 thoughts on “Writing Reviews For Beloved Books:How Did I Do? Are You Up For the Challenge?

  1. I’m so appreciate of the support you’ve given me and my book! And I am guilty of not posting reviews of the many books I’ve read. I’ll copy your challenge for 2019.

    • That would be great Mary if you join me in tooting the horns of so many awesome books and giving their authors some needed publicity. It was a pleasure to read and review REMMY. May the New Year bring good things for both of us.

  2. You’re amazing, Darlene! I will try my best to write reviews of books I have read. You are an inspiration. SHiela

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