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 . . .

 

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.

Interviews

Latest Interview

Fantasy

Neverwinter

Neverwinter

R.A. Salvatore

R.A. Salvatore interview on 9/30/2011

 

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

If you write book reviews, or would like to write book reviews for Reading Review, please send us an email with an example of a book review. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Click here to learn more about our Reviewers.

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

Comics

Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell

Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell

Paul Dini, 
Joe Quinones & Dave McCaig

Comics

Aquaman Vol. 4: Death of a King

Aquaman Vol. 4: Death of a King

 Geoff Johns & Paul Pelletier

Comics

Prophet Vol. 3: Empire

Prophet Vol. 3: Empire

Brandon Graham,
Simon Roy &
Giannis Milonogiannis

Comics

Fatale Vol. 1: Pray for Rain

Fatale Vol. 4: Pray for Rain

Ed Brubaker &
Sean Phillips

Comics

The Powerpuff Girls Vol. 1

The Powerpuff Girls Vol. 1

Troy Little

Comics

FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics Vol. 1: The Paradigm Shift

FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics Vol. 1: The Paradigm Shift

Simon Oliver & Robbi Rodriguez

Comics

Zombie War Complete
Zombie War Complete

Kevin Eastman,  Tom Skulan &
Eric Talbot

Comics

Lobster Johnson Vol. 3: Satan Smells a Rat

Lobster Johnson Vol. 3: Satan Smells a Rat

 Mike Mignola & John Arcudi

Science Fiction

Honor Among Thieves

Honor Among Thieves

James S. A. Corey

Comics

Green Lantern Vol. 4: Dark Days

Green Lantern Vol. 4: Dark Days

Robert Venditti & Billy Tan

Comics

The Shadow Hero

The Shadow Hero

Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew

Comics

Hellboy: The First 20 Years

Hellboy: The First 20 Years

 Mike Mignola

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