Review Policy

Most of the reviews that I do for Literature for Lunch are on books that I purchased for myself or are borrowed from the library.   If a publisher sends me an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) or finished book for the purpose of a review, I will indicate that at the end of my review.  I am not compensated financially for my book reviews.

Genres – I primarily read middle grade and young adult fiction, though I will read children or adult literature with cross-over appeal.  I am typically drawn to realistic fiction, historical fiction, or speculative/dystopian fiction but am open to all genres in MG or YA categories. Looking at my previous reviews or my Top 10 page will provide further insight into books I enjoy.

Formats – I would be happy to accept print copies of books for review (both finished copies and ARCs).  I now accept e-books as well.  At this time, I do not accept self-published books.

Reviewing – If I do accept a book for review, the review will be completed in a timely manner, and I will happily send you a copy of the review and a link back to the post.  If the novel is an advanced reader copy, I will post my review a week before the release date (unless directed otherwise). My reviews include the title of the book, author, image of the book, self-written synopsis, a review and a rating.  I also include an age recommendation, genre listing and release date if it is not already out.  As I am a teacher, I will often include an educator’s perspective in my reviews.  I cannot promise a good review, but I will be honest and tactful.

Social Media –  I cross-post my reviews on Goodreads and either Barnes and Noble or Amazon.  I am also active on Twitter and tweet when a review has been posted on my blog. (@litforlunch)

If you would like me to review a book, would like to schedule a guest post or giveaway, or if you just want to talk about books :) you can contact me at

**the format of this review policy is modeled after Jenny’s at Supernatural Snark