I've recently started writing book reviews. I am doing this for numerous reasons, most importantly perhaps is to be able to express in a clear and concise manner. English is not my first language and I do feel that I often struggle to convey my meaning. Writing reviews turned out to be a lot harder than I thought so I am hoping that the Writers community would have some tips and pointers.
So what are the ingredients for a good book review?
I try and structure my reviews like this:
- Why did I read this book?
- Who is the main character and what are they like?
- A brief introduction of the story, and what challenges are the main character facing next
- My analysis of the book, the plot, world building, dialog, characters (examples not all of them usually in one review)
- My recommendation
Anything I have left out? Anything that should not be in there? Any other tips you may have!