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English: Reviews

Here you will find materials that will help you do research for literature projects.


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Book Review Journals

The following periodicals publish only book reviews.

New York Times Book Review

Kirkus Reviews


Book Reviews Online

A book review is a critical evaluation of a book, usually published in periodicals such as journals and newspapers. A book review relects the reviewer's opinion or recommendation about the work. Scholarly reviews may be based on the book's organization; the author's writing style; possible market appeal; and cultural, political, or literary significance. Book reviews appear in respected journals such Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Choice, and the New York Review of Books, and Times Literary Supplement.

In addition to the sources below which are dedicated to book reviews, you can find reviews in other journals by searching MLA or Jumpstart (see left), selecting "Advanced Search" and narrowing your search to "Reviews" in the "Source Type" field. 

Web Sources

The sources below provide long-form book reviews, interviews, and essays on new authors and new books.