Review Policy

My main goal with Book & Shady Nook is to enjoy reading, blogging, and discussing books. As such, my review policy is one that promotes the reality that blogging is a hobby, one that needs to remain enjoyable.

Please include the following information when you contact me:

  • Book title
  • Author
  • Summary
  • Publisher
  • Release date
  • Preferred post date

My reviews will be posted here on my blog and my Goodreads account though with some modification.


  • ARCs
  • Galleys
  • Finished copies
  • E-books
  • Prints

Note: While I prefer finished copies to ARCs, I will happily accept either format for review. Once I have completed a book or passed on it for review, I will either donate or lend it to a blogger friend. I do not sell ARCs.

Books I Love to Review:

Like any reader my taste changes from time to time. I am a all-time fiction lover, though. I prefer:

  • YA & Teen
  • British Fiction, or books by British authors
  • Contemporary Fiction – Realistic Fiction
  • Fantasy (any kind)
  • Dystopian Fiction
  • Mysteries & Suspense Thrillers
  • Sci-Fi (especially Cross-genre with Fantasy)
  • Paranormal & Supernatural
  • Psychological Thrillers

Books I don’t read:

You are free to send requests. However, I can’t guarantee responding. I will read the book if I find it interesting.

  • Historical Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Horror
  • Classics
  • Military-related fiction
  • Religion Fiction

Self-Published Books:

I do  accept self-published books for review.

Blog Tours:

I do not participate in blog tours mainly because I prefer putting my own schedule.

Author Interviews, Guest Posts, and Giveaways:

I do not conduct author interviews or ask for guest posts. Also, I’m a new blogger (obviously) and giveaways is a huge step I’d like not to take for a while.

Contact Me:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or possible books for review at


Unless mentioned, any book on this blog is either a personal copy or borrowed from a friend. When I’m provided with a free book for review, it will be clearly mentioned in the Book Details. I will always give my honest opinion regardless of the book source.