Welcome to Reading Review

What is Reading Review?

Reading Review is a collection of books that we have selected to review, or been asked to review by authors or publishers. With over 1,000 book reviews and many different genres to choose from, you should be able to find one book that really interests you . . . or two . . . or three . . .

 

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Web Browsers

If you are using Internet Explorer 10 or 11, it is best to view this site in Compatibility Mode. The reason for this is simply because of the table borders. With IE 11, click on the Tools button (upper right corner of browser), select Compatibility View Settings, and add readingreview.com to the list.

As for Google Chrome, you cannot see any of the table borders anyway, so it is a mute point.

 

Navigation Menu

When you mouse over a genre, you can either go the Author's Name page for that genre or pick a page in that genre for all authors whose last name starts with that letter.

All Authors - If you select "Authors" under any genre, a page with a list of all authors and their titles in that genre will appear.

A - Z - If you select a letter under any genre, a page with a list of all authors whose last name starts with that letter and their titles in that genre will appear. For example, if you want Drizzt Do'Urden books by R.A. Salvatore, mouse over Fantasy and click on "S" for Salvatore.

 
Genres

The reviews on Reading Reading mostly consist of Fantasy, Young Reader, and Comics (Graphic Novels and Manga) books, with a little bit of Science Fiction (which I would love to do more of), Westerns, Horror, Mystery, Non-Fiction, Thriller, and Early Chapter books thrown in to stir it up a little. Young Readers is the fastest growing category right now as we review middle school and teens books for  Random House. We also review fantasy books for Wizards of the Coast, which is where a lot of my Fantasy Reviews come from. We used to do a lot of reviews for Del Rey Manga, but they no longer published those books inhouse.

Please feel free to browse. Hopefully you will find a book you would like to read. The books are organized by author's last name. The author's name is color-coded to coincide with the genre of the books listed.

The following is the list of genres on Reading Review:

Comics

Early Chapter

Fantasy

 Horror

Mystery

Non-Fiction

Paranormal Fiction

Realistic Fiction

Science Fiction

Thriller

Western

Young Reader

 
Rating System
A long time ago in a place far, far away, Conan started recording the date when he finished a book and rating that book on a scale of 1 to 10. Somewhere along the line, he started adding in ½ on some of the books because he found only ten numbers to be too limiting.

At the bottom of every review is our opinion on what we think the book should be rated. Please note that this only our opinion and should be taken with a grain of salt. The rating system is as follows:

1 = Horrendous
2 = Awful
3 = Bad
4 = Substandard
5 = Mediocre
6 = Decent
7 = Good 
8 = Great
9 = Excellent
10 = Stupendous
N/A = Not Applicable
 
Audio Books

Should the review be for an audio book, the symbol in the upper-right corner will follow the name of the audio book. Both CD and Cassette have been reviewed, but not many of them.

Click on the music symbol for a page with reviews of Audio Books only.

 

Interviews

Occasionally, we are asked to interview an author about a book soon to be published. Click on the microphone to take you to the Interviews page.
 

Publishers & Authors

I am accepting new books for review at this time. I have been flooded, these last couple of years, with requests for reviews. I have quite a few books to review and am in the process of trying to write my first novel and feel the weight of all the authors who needs their books reviewed. I want to focus on my writing more than I want to write book reviews, but I am still writing some reviews. Thank you for considering Reading Review.

Conan Tigard

 

Reviewers

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Series
A series is a collection of books written about the same characters or world. There can be two types of series: one written by the same author or one written by a multiple of authors.

We have listed both types of series here. Check them out and find a fun series to read.

Please note that not all of series are listed on this page. You will have to go to the main page for each genre to see the full list for each.

New Reviews

Non-Fiction

Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling

Bike Snob NYC

Young Reader

The Last Thirteen: 11

11

James Phelan

Science Fiction

Razor's Edge

Razor's Edge

Martha Wells

Comics

Little Dee and the Penguin

Little Dee and the Penguin

Christopher Baldwin

Young Reader

The Dragon's Descent

The Dragon's Descent

Laurice E. Molinari

Fantasy

The Reaver

The Reaver

R.A. Salvatore

Young Reader

The Last Thirteen: 12

12

James Phelan

Young Reader

The Orphan and the Thief

The Orphan and the Thief

M.L. LeGette

Young Reader

The Last Thirteen: 13

13

James Phelan

Science Fiction

Miasma

Miasma

Greg Cox

Young Reader

Bad Unicorn

Bad Unicorn

Platte F. Clark

Paranormal

Monsterland

Monsterland

Michael Phillip Cash

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