Review Policy

Thank you for reaching out the Bashful Bibliophile to read and review your book. I love reading and love to publish honest review for hardworking authors.  I am currently accepting ARCs! Please keep in mind though, I have a pretty long reading list and can’t guarantee that I will accept your book. Please read through my whole policy before sending in your review request. This should give you an idea of what I will read (and what I won’t read).

What format of books will I accept?

.Mobi for Kindle (I also have access to NetGalley and BookFunnel)

Paperback or Hardcover

Audiobooks (not preferred, but will accept depending on the book)

What genres am I willing to review? (* denotes a favorite genre)

Adult Fiction



Fantasy Romance*

Fantasy Adventure*




Humor and Comedy




Science Fiction



Genres I’ll consider

Graphic Novels

Young Adult

Historical Fiction




Romance Realism (I can be picky about these, but do accept erotica as well as LGBTQA)

Genres I won’t read





Non-Fiction Serial Killer/Murder Profiles

What should you include in your review request?

  • book title and author
  • book summary
  • the release date
  • book genre
  • time-frame in which you would like a review posted (before or after release date)

Please allow 2-3 business days for my response. If you haven’t heard from me within a week, it could be considered a respectful decline. If I like your book and it fits my review policy, I will reach out to you.

What can you expect from my review?

I rate books on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best. Most books I read average a 3 to 4 rating. If I have rated your book as a 2 or under, I will withhold posting it and send the honest review back to you first.

I promise to share my fair and honest review and opinions about each book I read. I will not purposefully be mean, but will provide constructive criticism if need be. You can find my various reviews on my site and Goodreads Profile. When I write reviews I will state the book title and author, share the synopsis and then share my review. The review itself touches on the storyline, characters and worldbuilding. I also highlight and make notes (if the book is on kindle) and share them throughout the review as well. A good example of one of my reviews can be found here.

I post reviews on:

  • this website
  • Goodreads
  • Amazon
  • BookBub (by request)
  • BookSirens (by request)
  • NetGalley (by request)

I reserve the right to not finish/post an ARC copy review. I also reserve the right to not post a review of your book if I can’t finish it, something comes up or I’ve run out of time. I try to avoid DNFs as often as possible.

In addition to reviews, what else will I participate in?

  • author interviews
  • giveaways (only books I’ve read and reviewed)
  • guest blogging (only with blogs that are relevant to my site.)

How to reach me

The easiest and best way is to use the contact feature on my site, or send me an email at:

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