The Librarian Next Door’s Review Policy
My preferred genres include:
- Young adult novels
- Historical romance novels, particularly the Georgian, Regency and Victorian eras
- Speculative fiction, especially dystopian fiction, fantasy, science-fiction, revisionist fairy tales and alternate histories
- Women’s literature (or “chick lit”)
- Historical fiction
- Contemporary fiction
I only read nonfiction and literary fiction on a case-by-case basis. I do not read crime, thriller or mystery novels, self-help or lifestyle books, or anything involving math, economics or finance. Generally, I seek out review or advanced reading copies of books I am interested in, via Edelweiss and/or NetGalley. I do not usually accept unsolicited pitches, especially if you have not read this page and understand what I like to read.
I do not guarantee a positive review of every novel or book I read, but I do promise to give each book fair and honest consideration. I try my best to write reviews that are balanced. I do not review every book I read. I use my own judgment to determine if I feel that I have enough to say about a book’s plot, writing and characters to warrant a review.
I do not have a formal, value-based rating system for my reviews here on The Librarian Next Door (e.g., a scale of one-to-five stars). After the original review has been published here on this website, however, I do re-post it on Good Reads, where each book is given a rating. I also provide links to my reviews on Twitter.
Favorite authors include Douglas Adams, Katharine Ashe, Jane Austen, Libba Bray, Meg Cabot, Ally Carter, Suzanne Collins, Tessa Dare, Gayle Forman, Rachel Hawkins, Deborah Harkness, Eloisa James, Sarah MacLean, Gregory Maguire, Melina Marchetta, Stephanie Perkins, Julia Quinn, Nora Roberts, J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, Kurt Vonnegut and Shakespeare.
To see what I’m currently reading, please visit my Yearly Reading Challenge page.
I am not compensated in any way for my reviews.
Questions? Email me: librariannextdoor [at] hotmail [dot] com
Last updated August 23, 2012