Do you guys like the header image I made for this post, and if so, do you think I should make more?
Anyway, long time, no discussion post!
Well, that is about to change, because today I want to discuss this question:
DO YOU REVIEW EVERY BOOK YOU READ?
Personally, I don’t review every book I read. To be honest, I think I read too many to have time to write long, detailed reviews for each of them. (
When I first started this blog back in April, I used to review mostly just my favourites- the ones that were the most memorable to me from before I started my blog. But then again, the reviews were super short, and quite frankly, not even close to being my best work. Seriously, just compare this review to this one, and see how much more I’ve been writing!
That has now changed, and lately I have been trying to review as many books as I possibly can, whether it be just with a tiny, little recap on Goodreads, or a full-fledged rave on this blog. This still isn’t to say that I’ve been reviewing every single book, in fact, no, not even close. Most of the books I review on my blog are either ARCs, or books that I felt like I had a plethora of words to spill out about.
Honestly, I find that the hardest books for me to review are sequels, regardless of whether or not I’ve reviewed the first book in the series. If I recap all my thoughts about the first book, then I find it a bit hard to embark on many new ideas for the review of the second book, so I tend to just leave it without a review. And if I don’t review the first book… well… it’ll also still be a whole lot of confusion of what to write, and if you guys, my readers, will even understand what I’m talking about😆. I may as well just write a review for the whole series once I’m done, I guess!😜
As well, I sometimes feel pressure to review every single book. Publishers seem to like it better when approving on Netgalley, and some of my favourite bloggers/reviewers do it, too, such as Michelle, Lola, and Sarah. (I LOVE the reviews you guys write, by the way, and I read every one!❤️) If a blogger I look up to writes reviews for everything they read, then why shouldn’t I? (FYI, I try to ignore this pressure and do what’s right for me😉)
Overall, I have been trying my absolute best to get as many reviews up for as many books as possible, and I believe that I am doing much better than I did back in, say, May! For my problem of not reviewing sequels, I have mostly just been writing tiny, minuscule reviews on Goodreads, and so far, I think it’s been working quite well for me. (Here is one I recently wrote for Pandemonium, sequel to Delirium!)
So tell me, do YOU review every book you read? Why or why not? If not, are you trying to, or are you a-OK with the amount of books you currently review? Let me know in the comments below.