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Judging Covers was started by a group of book-obsessed women in January 2011, as a community for chatting about our latest reads. We provide reviews of as many books as we can get our hands on – so if you’re not sure what to read next, or wondering whether that new release is worth your money, just check our Book Reviews for an honest opinion.
Our writers all have different tastes, so we cover a variety of genres and authors. Don’t agree with our review? Say so! We love a good debate, and every review has a comments section where you can leave your own thoughts on the books you’ve read.
To learn about the team behind the blog, click here. Interested in joining us? Send an email to email@example.com telling us a bit about yourself and the books you read. Please include some writing samples or a link to your blog, if you have one.
We are happy for PR companies, publishers and authors to send us copies of books to review, but this will never affect the honesty or integrity of our opinions. If a review copy has been provided, this will always be stated within the post, and we will always be truthful in our reviews – so if we say we love something, we really mean it.
Each book is given a star rating:
: Fantastic! Loved every word.
: A great read, with a few flaws.
: Fine. OK. Average.
: Not the most enjoyable read, but some positives.
: Really not our cup of tea.
Advertising / Sponsorship policy
We will always strive to keep advertising at a minimum to avoid spoiling your time at Judging Covers. We are not paid for reviews, ever, and never will be. However, we do use some affiliate or sponsored linking – which means we may receive a small fee in exchange for links to relevant information or products. These links have no impact on the integrity of our reviews.