Review Policy

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If you would like to get in touch with me, please feel free to use the “email me” function in the sidebar at the right, or contact me on twitter @readingwithtea.

Would You Like a Book Reviewed?

I have been an avid reader my whole life and started this blog to share my love of reading and books with others. If you are a publisher and have a book in one of the genres that I read at Reading With Tea, I am happy to consider it for review here. I do not accept review requests directly from authors as I generally do not enjoy self-published books. If you are an author looking for a review at Reading With Tea, please ask your publisher to get in touch with me.

Genres I Love: Literary fiction, general fiction, crime fiction, mysteries and thrillers, women’s fiction, historical fiction and comedy. I am also interested in translated fiction and will review YA fiction.

My favourite books include (links are reviews): When Will There Be Good News by Kate AtkinsonThe Distance Between Us by Maggie O’FarrellSnow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson and Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl Who” trilogy (reviews of book 1book 2book 3).

Genres I Don’t Love: fantasy, horror, supernatural/paranormal, science fiction or poetry, and I will not review non-fiction except memoirs.

Book Formats: While I prefer to read physical copies of books, I am happy to accept e-books that I can read on a Kindle.

To see if your book seems like a good fit with the type of books I read, please check out my past reviews. If your book seems like something I would like, please email me and I will be happy to review your offer.

In a typical week I read around two books and I review every book I read. I can’t promise that I will read your book quickly but I will eventually get to it, and when I do, I will promptly publish a review. If we don’t agree to a deadline ahead of time, I will work it into my reading schedule; I will try to time a review to coincide with a publishing date if I know it (e.g. from NetGalley).

My review will be honest; please be aware that I will publish reviews even if they are negative. I will read at least 100 pages of any book I review, even if I greatly dislike the book. I will try to find something positive to say about each book I read, or try to suggest who might be interested in it. I will also post my reviews to Librarything and will post to Amazon or other booksellers’/publishers’ sites if requested, and I am open to posting author interviews and links to the author’s/publisher’s sites. I am happy to arrange a time frame, giveaway, and/or author interview as well, that works for you.

I will not sell your book but may offer it in a giveaway on my site or pass it on to a friend, family or on If this makes you uncomfortable just let me know ahead of time.

I am very active in the blogging community and currently receive around 100-150 hits per day and growing. Thank you for considering me to review your book.


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