Reviews of non-fiction books can often be dry and boring, bogged down in too much detail and spoiling the discovery process for the reader. In my reviews of non-fiction books I give a brief summary of what the book is about, the structure and the style of writing, and include all the fascinating extras you won't find in other reviews - snippets about the author's life, the reason they wrote the book, their previous books, their writing process and any other interesting facts I've discovered about the topic.
True Crime has been around for years, but has had a major resurgence of popularity recently, with books and podcasts providing millions of devotees with their vicarious fix of vice.
Much as I love fiction, nothing beats a well-written memoir, proving over and over that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. In fiction the story has to make sense ; real life is often random and illogical.
I've been a self-development disciple from way back. I love reading books that will help me to improve my life in some way. Self-improvement is a lifelong process, so I still have plenty to do!
As an author, I'm always studying my craft to improve my writing. Over the years I've read dozens of books on Creative Writing, and learnt something from every one of them.
In my book reviews, I'm honest. If there's an aspect of a book I don't like, I'll say so. I'd expect the same from someone reviewing my books. But I am never going to review a book that I haven't enjoyed overall; I can't see the point of that. I want you to enjoy the books as much as I have.
I'm also upfront about whether I make money from the book. When I review a book, I use affiliate links for the retail sites when I can. This means that I get a small commission if you buy the book using that link, at no extra cost to you.
Affiliate commissions are a bonus, but just a small portion of my income. I'm an author first and a book reviewer second. I'd love to know your thoughts and opinions on the books, so please leave your comments at the bottom of the review.
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