Let’s talk bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by J.R. @Eternity Books , here different topics will be discussed.
This weeks topic is ‘do bloggers/reviewers have to review every book they read?’
I don’t. Sometimes I just have nothing to say about a book. I often have this with books I find mediocre. With books I’m loving I can point out the reasons why (most of the time), or if I’m hating a book I can also tell the reasons why. But sometimes with books that I don’t love or hate, and don’t have strong feelings whatsoever, I struggle with reviewing the book. I don’t want to write a review saying ‘this book was okay’, without being able to point out why. I’m not saying this happens with all my 3 stars reads, since I think 3 stars is my most used rating, and I definitely review most of those books. I also sometime struggle with writing a review for a book I loved, sometimes I struggle with pointing out exactly why I loved a book, since most of the time it is just the combination of everything!
I feel like that paragraph was all over the place haha. Basically I don’t think you have to review every book. If a review is just going to say ‘I love/hate this book’ without any reasoning, then how will I be able to judge if I will love/hate it as well?
I really like reading reviews were people have strong feelings about a book, because I think it is fun to read but also it makes it easier for the reader to decide if they want to pick up the book or not.
I can see why people would say ‘yes you need to review all of them’ since than the reader of the reviews can see of their reading tastes are more similar. But I still think if you have nothing to say about a book, you don’t have to review it