How to write a great book review

“How do you write a great book review?”

I have a love-hate relationship with this question. It’s wonderful to see that people want to know how to do this, and it’s a real privilege that they seem to enjoy mine enough to want to know how I write mine. But—and there’s always a but, isn’t there?—I always feel like a bit of a fraud when I get asked. You see, I have a confession:

Most everything I know about writing good reviews, I learned from other bloggers.

That’s why I’ve put together this new little eBook, How to Write a Great Book Review.

Download a free copy (PDF format)

This book isn’t intended to be “how to write a review like Aaron Armstrong.” Honestly, I don’t believe I’m pretentious enough to say that my reviews are always worth emulating (at least, I hope I’m not!). Instead, I want you take the principles I’ve learned over the last several years from writing a couple hundred different reviews, work them into your own routine and go to town!

Download a copy of How to Write a Great Book Review.

But it’s not just my advice you’ll read here: a short while before diving into this project, I asked a few of my friends in the blogging community to offer up some of their best advice for book reviewers. Their advice is worth far more than anything I can offer on my own, so I’m grateful for their contributions.

I hope you find the book helpful. Enjoy!

9 thoughts on “How to write a great book review”

  1. Pingback: 10 Issues I Frequently Mark When Grading Theology Papers

  2. Thanks for the great resource, Aaron.

    Definitely gives me something to chew on for my future reviews and reminds me that chewing on a review for a few days can actually help it.

  3. Pingback: Critical thinking is good for your soul | Blogging Theologically

  4. Pingback: Today in Blogworld 12.10.13 - Borrowed Light

  5. Pingback: Check out | HeadHeartHand Blog

Comments are closed.

Scroll to Top