Review Policy

As we here at WeBeReading receive a fair number of requests for reviews, please take a moment to review our review policies and standards before contacting us.

NOTE: We are currently limiting the number of review copies we accept so please be sure that you are offering something that fits in our interests. We will not respond to pitches that are not even in our interest range.

First, our reading interests ...

K reads a variety of fiction except for most modern romance, crime, thrillers, military potboilers and chick lit. She prefers historical fiction (especially neo-Victorian settings), classic literature, mysteries, international fiction and mild fantasy and science fiction (especially with some humor). She also doesn't mind a good youth or YA fantasy series. Sample authors: Salman Rushdie, Louis Bayard, Jasper Fforde, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Peters, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Matthew Pearl, Frank Tallis, CJ Sansom, RN Morris, Charles Finch, Diana Wynne Jones, Arturo Perez-Reverte, Carlos Ruiz-Zafon, Boris Akunin.

K also really likes good non-fiction in the following categories -- science, nature, biography (some), history, music and travel. She doesn't read self-help or inspirational books and rarely reads memoirs. Sample authors: Simon Winchester, Jane Goodall, E.O. Wilson, Rick Steves.

Z prefers middle grade chapter books, graphic novels and comics. Sample authors: Roald Dahl, Trenton Lee Stewart, Michael Buckley, Ray Friesen, JK Rowling. He also likes non-fiction about science, nature and animals.

You can see our home library on Library Thing, profile klpm.  We are in the process of adding our children's books to the account.

We have no problem receiving ARCs and galley copies but aren't really reading e-copies yet (although we have a NetGalley account).  We are also very selective with self-published books and will accept very few of those.

We will do our best to review any book that we agree to receive although we won't guarantee a glowing review of every book we read. We are all about honesty but also value tact. Unsolicited mailings will be evaluated on a case by case basis for review. We don't over-schedule our reading because we want to enjoy books so we should almost always be able to post reviews in the requested timeframe. Most of our reviews are also posted on LibraryThing and some of our reviews are also being summarized and posted on the Powell's Books website.

If you would like us to consider your books, you can contact us at webereading AT gmailDOTcom.

Thanks to all the publicists and authors for their hard work!