Review Policy

Thanks for taking a look at the review policy for The Book Base. Below you will find details about the types of books I will consider for review, the format of my book reviews, and my contact details.

I am happy to receive finished copies of books, ARCs and audiobooks. At the moment, I am unable to review ebooks.

I read in a variety of genres and I am willing to consider for review books which fall into the following categories:

  • Literary Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Young Adult
  • Thrillers
  • Westerns
  • Non-Fiction

All of the reviews on The Book Base contain my honest opinions and feelings about the book under review. I also include a brief summary or synopsis (usually taken from or the publisher’s website), publication details and an image of the book. I complete all of the reviews by awarding the book a score out of ten.

Although I try to respond to all review request emails, I can’t guarantee a reply to every single one. I also can’t guarantee to review every book I receive, or the date by which a review will be posted on The Book Base.

If you would like me to consider a book for review on The Book Base, please email me: jlawtonsmith[at]

I’m also on Twitter: @thebookbase


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