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As of July 4, 2012, the Coffee and a Book Chick will not immediately accept review requests in order to successfully manage work/life balance. Book reviews will come from personally selected books from either the library, her bookshelf, or the bookstore. Feel free to regularly check this page to see if there are any changes to this policy.

                                                                                                                                                

Previous Review Policy, should it return...

First and foremost, please do not pitch your book to me on Twitter.

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.

On to the good stuff.

I prefer a wide range of story lines: From the classics, historical fiction, speculative fiction, magical realism, science fiction, narrative non-fiction, contemporary fiction, suspense, mystery, thriller, Young Adult literature, and occasionally horror.

I do not read self-published, chick lit, self-help, or romance novels.

To give you a better idea, here is a list of my favorite authors and/or books:
  • Donna Tartt (The Secret History)
  • Stephen King ('Salem's Lot, 11/22/63)
  • Elizabeth Kostova (The Historian)
  • Edith Wharton (The House of Mirth)
  • George R.R. Martin (A Game of Thrones)
  • Kathleen Kent (The Heretic's Daughter)
  • Geraldine Brooks (People of the Book)
  • Erik Larson (The Devil in the White City)
  • Gillian Flynn (Sharp Objects, Gone Girl)
  • Diane Setterfield (The Thirteenth Tale)
  • Ernest Hemingway (A Moveable Feast, The Old Man and The Sea)
  • Lisa See (Snow Flower and the Secret Fan)
  • Robert Goolrick (A Reliable Wife)
  • Kate Morton (The House at Riverton, The Distant Hours)
  • Patrick McGrath (Asylum)
  • Ken Follett (Pillars of the Earth)
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.

Cheers,
Natalie ~ the Coffee and a Book Chick

 
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