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.

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!

Posted by Aaron Armstrong

Aaron is the author of several books for adults and children, as well as multiple documentaries and Bible studies. His latest book, I'm a Christian—Now What?: A Guide to Your New Life with Christ is available now.

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9 Replies to “How to write a great book review”

  1. […] Aaron Armstrong, “How to Write a Great Book Review” […]

  2. Really appreciate this. Thanks Aaron

  3. 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.

  4. […] a line I shared in my little eBook on how to write book reviews that goes like […]

  5. Thank you for the book,

    After reading it, we will give you greats review,

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  7. […] How to Write a Great Book Review Aaron Armstrong’s free eBook will help school kids as well as bloggers. It will also make you a better reader. […]

  8. Can I write a review of this? Do you have suggestions where to begin?

    1. I was waiting for someone to make that joke 🙂

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