Tell Me Something Tuesday: June 15, 2021

Posted June 15, 2021 by Jen in TMST Tags:

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June 15th: What type of reviews do you find helpful in choosing (or avoiding) your next read?

If I’m reading reviews to see if I want to read a specific book, I’ll look first at reviews written by folks I know and that have recommended reads before. In this case, if they say “I loved the book,” and nothing else, it’s enough because I trust them.

If I don’t know someone who’s read the book, I’ll look at both the best and worst reviews to get a balance of opinions. I like reviews that are specific to why the reader liked or didn’t like the story; what worked and didn’t work. I want to know if there are other books in the series or if it is a standalone. I like a little bit about the plot/world, but I don’t want spoilers (or they should be tagged as such).

If I don’t have a specific book in mind, and I’m looking for a book in general, I like reviews that give the information above, but also talk about the genre, give details about the writing style, etc.

Finally, if it’s an audiobook, I like to know a bit about how the narrator does.

What about you? Tell Me Something and leave a comment!