Review Policy

At Bookish Comforts we love to work with authors and publishers to arrange reviews of books, giveaways, blog tours, author interviews, and guest posts! If you are interested in having us review your book, please read our policies and follow the instructions for how to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

What a Bookish Comforts Review Entails…

At Bookish Comforts, we aim to be unapologetically honest in our reviews… but we’re Canadian, so there might be a sorry here or there. We can’t help it! ;) But in all seriousness, we rate the books we read honestly, and if we don’t like a book then we say so and why.

Books are rated on a scale of 1-5, 5 being a book that we absolutely loved and is a new favourite, and 1 being a book we either didn’t finish or enjoy at all. We do write and post negative and DNF (did not finish) reviews.

The format of a review on Bookish Comforts includes the following:

  • The book cover, information about the book (author, publisher, page numbers, publication date, etc.), source of the book, a cover critique, our expectations of the book, our opinion of the book, and lastly, our rating.
  • A feminist analysis may also be included, so we may touch upon issues related (but not limited to): gender, race, class, and sexuality.

Our reviews are posted and promoted on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Amazon.

Want Us to Review Your Book?

Great! We just have a few requirements.

We reserve the right to review any book on Bookish Comforts, but at the moment, we currently accept ONLY the following genres (in YA, NA, and Adult) for review:

  • paranormal
  • contemporary fiction
  • historical fiction
  • mysteries/thrillers
  • fantasy
  • some non-fiction that touches on the topics of feminism, history, and biographies/memoirs

Self-published and indie authors are welcome to ask us to review their book, granted they are well edited!

We currently DO NOT accept the following genres for review:

  • science fiction
  • romance and erotica
  • religious-themed books
  • self-help
  • horror

We accept both printed and ebook (ePub, Adobe Digital Editions, and PDF) copies of review books. If you are interested in sending us a printed ARC or finished copy of a book, please contact us for our mailing addresses (we both reside in Canada).

Unfortunately, in accepting a book, we cannot guarantee it will be reviewed, or reviewed within a specific time frame, except in the case of blog tours. Those books that we do read and review, we attempt to do so in a timely manner. For reviews of ARCs we do aim to post a review shortly before or after the book’s release date. If/when we review your book, we will send you an email with a copy of the review and/or a link to the review.

Sending Us a Review Request

In your review request, we ask that you please include the following information at minimum:

  • Book title,
  • Cover, and;
  • A synopsis of your book and a link to Goodreads.

We accept both printed and ebook (ePub, Adobe Digital Editions, and PDF) copies of review books. If you are interested in sending us a printed ARC or finished copy of a book, please contact us for our mailing addresses (we both reside in Canada).

Please email us (bookishcomforts@gmail.com) to inquire about having one of us review your book, participate in a tour, etc. You can expect a timely response saying whether your book is a good fit with us or not!

*Note: We do NOT accept compensation for reviews!