SHJ BOOK CLUB AND BOOK REVIEWS
Here you'll find my Book Reviews and Book Club Choices.
You'll also find The Book Club Guidelines, and How My Rating System Works (both below).
I'll be reviewing more books than just the Book Club Choices, so if you'd like to converse about those, check out my reviews below, and make sure to sign up for the newsletter to get Book Club Updates, AND find out my current read (to stay up to date with me).
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Mike's Recent Book Reviews
Monthly Book Club Choices
Current Book Club Guidelines:
Everyone is welcome.
Each month we will vote for a book inside The Academy. The vote will be based around book and genre suggestions from the entire SHJ Army (who we hope will also get involved)!
On the first of the month I will put out an article announcing the book choice for Book Club. I will also share in on social media outlets (Facebook, Insta, Pinterest). And, of course, the first Wednesday or Saturday of the month (first newsletter email of the month), I will tell the entire SHJ Army.
The comment section will open and discussion can begin to talk WITHOUT SPOILERS on the first article (the announcement).
Please comment there if you’re getting involved and even introduce yourself if you’d like!
After I finish the book I will post a second article with my thoughts and overall review of the book. That will start the second part of discussion, and therefore the heart of the Book Club discussion.
Don’t read that second article until you’ve read the book. There might be spoilers in my review, and in the comment section.
The second article comment section will be where the real Book Club discussion takes place.
How My Rating System Works:
IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! — This book was incredible. Comparable to my love for Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. The characters were amazing, well portrayed, and had distinct voices. The plot of the book was unique, and I personally found it really interesting. The author’s writing style and voice is also really important to me. I can see myself rereading this book multiple times. Highly Recommend!
REALLY GOOD! — This book was a really enjoyable read. I really, really liked it. There might have been something I just thought was missing. Or there may be nothing wrong with the book, and it just didn’t blow me away. I would recommend this book to most people and think most people would really enjoy it. Go out and get this!
GOOD! — This book was good. I didn’t love it and I didn’t dislike it. There maybe have been a few things that bothered me while reading this book and it may have been slow in parts. I would still probably recommend this book to a person whose tastes I felt it fit better.
I LIKED SOME THINGS, BUT THE REST WAS MEH — There were probably a few moments that I liked. This rating is often reserved for books that I feel are lacking in some areas—writing, characterization, and/or problematic plot lines.
WAS NOT FOR ME — I disliked this book and had several issues with it. There wasn’t anything about the book that I enjoyed.