As of 2023, I am not accepting review requests. Book reviews will come from personally selected books from my library, bookshelf, local bookstores. Feel free to regularly check here to see if there are any changes to this policy.

Previous Review Policy, should it return...

No pitches via Twitter or Instagram, please. Email only.

If you are a reader looking for a book recommendation, or you are a publisher, publicist, or author and would like to discuss reviewing a book that falls into the categories outlined below, contact me at coffeeandabookchick at gmail dot com.

I post honest and unpaid reviews of the books I read, and make every effort to communicate clearly what I did or didn't like about it. They are my opinions only and other readers may have a very different experience with the work I've reviewed. If you don't agree with my opinion, please feel free to express your thoughts, but I ask that you maintain professional dialogue at this blog. Any comments posted which attack the blog or another commenter will not be tolerated.

I also occasionally post book tour stops. That's for the ones I'm really into.

On to the good stuff.

I prefer a wide range of story lines: Classics, historical fiction, speculative fiction, magical realism, science fiction, narrative non-fiction, contemporary fiction, suspense, mystery, thriller, Young Adult literature, self-help, some self-published works, and horror.

I'm not a romance novel reader.

To give you a better idea, here is a list of my favorite authors and/or books:
  • John Williams (Stoner)
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Hugh Howey (science fiction)
  • Edith Wharton (The House of Mirth)
  • Jane Smiley
  • George R.R. Martin (A Game of Thrones)
  • Ernest Hemingway (A Moveable Feast, The Old Man and The Sea)
  • Ken Follett (Pillars of the Earth)
  • Geraldine Brook
  • Donna Tartt
  • Stephen King
  • Elizabeth Kostova (The Historian)
  • Erik Larson (The Devil in the White City)
  • Gillian Flynn (Sharp Objects, Gone Girl)
  • Diane Setterfield (The Thirteenth Tale)
  • Lisa See (Snow Flower and the Secret Fan)
FTC/Disclaimer: All reviews are unpaid. Unless otherwise noted on the post, the book which has been reviewed is one I purchased or checked out from the library. If I received a book from an author, publisher, publicist, etc., I will make note of that source.

Natalie ~ the Coffee and a Book Chick