How To Write a Simple Book Review by Allyson R. Abbott: Book Review

February 11, 2017

How to Write a Simple Book Review: It's Easier Than You Think by Allyson R. Abbott is a short read that talks about writing book reviews. Other than giving the reader an overview of the what and whys on the subject; the author also shared tips, templates, and grading system examples which gives the reader ideas on how to start writing book reviews.

How To Write a Simple Book Review by Allyson R. Abbott Book Review

On Writing Book Reviews 

I chose this book hoping to hone my book review writing skills. But after reading through a couple of chapters, I started to wonder if I got the right one because the introduction seems dedicated to writing Amazon reviews and why you should do it!

Um, did I pick the right title? I don't think talking about Amazon reviews adds value to the topic. In fact, it causes confusion to the reader.

I find it ironic to read a book about writing book reviews and getting a tip such as, "Did this book serve its purpose?" when it derailed a bit from the topic. But I gave it a second chance. I'm glad I did because the author eventually gave what I wanted to get out, out of the book. Although, she could have done a better job condensing her point of the topic.

Book Review

Overall, this book is okay. It's a short book which could have the potential to be a better book, had the author packed it with a punch on those few pages.

After reading How to Write a Simple Book Review, I felt like my desire to polish my book review writing skills wasn't completely satisfied even though the author gave valuable tips and examples. More, please!

But I like how the author encourages the reader to perfect the art of writing book reviews through experience. I also appreciate that Allyson R. Abbott gave links where the reader could earn money as a book reviewer.


So yes, I did learn from it. To me, this book: How To Write a Simple Book Review by Allyson R. Abbott is an introduction to the subject of writing book reviews.

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