Let’s Talk Bookish – Do Bloggers/Reviewers Have To Review Every Book They Read?

She is aliveee! Yes, I indeed did not go into hibernation (..yet)! No, as I had mentioned in my last post, uni has been taking up most of my time and with a paper we had to write, my blog kinda.. had to stand back, so to speak. But not one week went by where I didn’t think of you guys! I just had to prioritise.

However! With no major exams coming up, I’ll definitely try to be more active than last month.. and maybe during my winter break I can even try to be as active as I was in the beginning of this year! Time will tell.. But for now, I’m glad to be back, and glad to be writing again!

Today’s post is this week’s Let’s Talk Bookish, a weekly discussions meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books!

This week’s topic: Do bloggers/reviewers have to review every book they read?

I actually suggested this topic myself. With having to read a lot that’s not leisure or for this blog in particular, I always wondered as a blogger, a reviewer, whether you should always review all the books you read or not.

In my opinion, I don’t think so. At least not a full review.

There have been books that I didn’t feel like needed/justified a full review dedicated to them so I mentioned them in my wrap ups, or on my Goodreads. I believe you should somehow at least mention to your readers/followers that you’ve been reading a certain book but a review isn’t always necessary.

Especially if you go to school/college/uni, you may have to read a book for class. Do you review every textbook you read? I mean of course, if that’s what you do on your blog, then it’s different! Same with other textbooks you read for fun, but me personally, I usually don’t review the textbooks I read for class.

Before I start rambling, in conclusion: I think you should review the books you want to review. You definitely do not have to review every book you read.

What do you think? Do you review every book you read? I’m interested to know!

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4 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish – Do Bloggers/Reviewers Have To Review Every Book They Read?

  1. I completely agree you should only do a review if you want to write one. It isn’t compulsory but optional. I personally always write something on goodreads because I enjoy it and it helps me remember the book. But I only write full reviews on my blog about books that I want to and it makes me so much happier than writing lots of reviews I don’t want to write!! 😊

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  2. Welcome back from your mini hiatus! And thank you for participating and suggesting the topic!!
    Honestly, I don’t think you really have to mention to your readers/followers what exactly you’ve been reading/your thoughts on the book. I’ve read a couple of classics and other books for my class in school, and I actually haven’t added them on my GR, nor have I mentioned them on my blog. I don’t know, I feel like it doesn’t count or that it should be separate. Anyways, like you said, a full review is 100% not necessary and everyone should do whatever they want. Great post ❤

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