Our Reviews Policy 🌠

πŸ“– Jaffareadstoo welcomes enquiries from authors, publishers and their publicists πŸ“–  



JULY 2024

I have a backlog of review books to get through at the moment
so I may decline your offer to read your book


If you are interested in having your book reviewed by Jaffareadstoo - this is what I like to read 

I have a special interest in :

Historical Fiction

I am also interested in the follow genres: 

Women's Fiction

Romantic Fiction

Contemporary Fiction



Psychological Suspense

I am not interested in the following genres:

Science Fiction




Graphic Novels

Let's make it clear from the start I do not charge for book reviews

I prefer to read digital copies in either PDF or EPUB copy for review. I'm happy with uncorrected proof copies and ARC.

I will consider your book request most carefully and will read both the synopsis and will, where appropriate, download sample chapters, however, if the book does not appeal to me on a personal level, I reserve the right to turn it down.

Please include, a brief synopsis, and what format you are able to submit the book in and, if possible, a link to your book's purchasing page, or to your website if you have one.

Whilst I try to reply to all book request emails, if you have not heard back from me within two weeks then you can assume that I am not going to respond to your request.

I do not want to receive unsolicited e-copies of your book without prior agreement. Any unsolicited e-copies will be deleted.

Whilst I try to read the books I receive, I just can't read everything. Neither can I give a time limit on my reviews, some books may wait longer than others. After all, reading for me is one of life's pleasures and should not be a chore.

It's fair to say that I do not post bad reviews. If I am struggling with your book, I will contact you privately. However, I will not critique writing, nor will I offer specific advice on publishing, or book promotion.

The reviews on my blog do not use a star rating system, however I do use stars when adding my reviews to Goodreads. 

Whilst I post my reviews on several books sites, including Goodreads  I have no affiliation with any of these sites and do not receive payment for any of my reviews nor do I use affiliate links on my blog.

Whilst I attempt to read and review all books sent to me, it must be said that not all reviews will make it onto Jaffareadstoo's blog pages, however, if possible, I will endeavour to leave a review on Goodreads.

Whilst I strive to offer exclusivity there are occasions when I need to post multiple reviews on the same day.

My reviews are always my own thoughts, written thoughtfully and honestly.

Author Participation:

Jaffareadstoo is delighted to host authors for an interview, guest posts or a stop on a blog tour. If you are interested, we request that a copy of your book be sent with sufficient time for me to read the book before a blog tour date, or author interview.

I can provide relevant questions for author interviews but am equally happy to post author guest posts providing it is relevant to your book.

We are always delighted to welcome back authors who have been guests on the blog, however, we do still reserve the right to turn down your book, if it doesn't appeal.

What happens to your book once I've read it...

I never sell any of the books which are given to me and I will never infringe on an author’s copyright regarding a book that I have received.

However, occasionally, I give my books away in professionally organised giveaways and also to family and friends.

I  donate paper copies of books to my local community library and I support the book charity – Book Cycle by donating books to their libraries.

I will not distribute copies of your book until after your book's publication date.

Just so you're aware:

I link my reviews to my Jaffareadstoo page on Facebook and also share my blog links on Twitter @jaffareadstoo


Jaffareadstoo is happy for authors and publishers to use snippets of our reviews in books, on websites or as part of a publicity campaign. 

Would you attribute these to Jo at Jaffareadstoo and please tell us where you are using the quote.

If you're interested in a book review or an author interview then please contact:



I look forward to hearing from you

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