Book Review Article Template

Read, Write, and Succeed!

Reading is a fantastic way to improve your knowledge base, enhance your problem solving skills, reduce stress, and even better your writing style.

Finished reading? Expand your portfolio and leverage your credibility by taking a moment to write a book review!

Why Should You Write Book Reviews?

Writing book reviews helps you keep tabs on your niche by being involved in the conversation as well as network with fellow members of your niche. It’s also an easy way to build your exposure with your audience as a credible expert.

The Book Review Article Template

  • Introduction: Be clear about what book you are reviewing. State the title and introduce the author. Provide a hook that illustrates what it means to the reader (i.e., “what’s in it for me”).
  • Overview: Warning: May contain spoilers! Give your reader the context of the book by succinctly setting the scene. Describe the book’s who, what, where, when, why, and how by providing the reader with context.
  • Summary: Provide the main points of the book and tie in a great 1-2 line quote that pulls it all together.
  • Assessment: Provide your evaluation of the book.
  • Conclusion: Tie up loose ends and succinctly recap the introduction. Discuss any forthcoming books by the author or provide additional information the reader may be interested in pursuing at this juncture (e.g., recommend a related book).

Have you written a book review? Share your tips to let us know how it worked – we’d love to hear from you!

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I would rather like to write a movie review to grab unlimited visitors to my website instead of writing a book review.

Comment provided March 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM


Assam Silk writes:

I love reading books and i mean lots and lots of book , so i would definitely follow this.

Thanks for the great views and points.

Comment provided March 15, 2013 at 9:40 AM



But only who read the entire book should write such reviews.Otherwise, it will become a ruse to promote the reviewers interests only.

Comment provided March 15, 2013 at 12:24 PM


Lance Winslow writes:

Book reviews are something that readers really want.

Comment provided March 15, 2013 at 2:22 PM


jarrod writes:

Really Nice Article Templates :) Thanks EzineArticles

Comment provided March 15, 2013 at 2:52 PM


Nile Lars writes:

This is really nice information. I have observed that user loves to read if you are offered perfect flow of content. User would not love to read content which are for promotion. So you can have better view if your content have well managed and with niche flow.

Comment provided March 15, 2013 at 11:49 PM


Abdul Cholik writes:

Writing a novel or other fiction may be different with writing non fiction book in term of the content.
Thank you for the tips

warm regards

Comment provided March 16, 2013 at 2:29 AM



I have been reviewing books for several years. It is a never ending learning process. My first reviews read like book reports. I made some mistakes in the past from which I learned valueable lessons;

a. gave too much information about the book.
b. strong negative review that almost crash an author’s future.

However, since I got a new editor, my reviews are stronger. He catches the mistakes and flaws on my reviews and turn them around. I have grown as a reviewer since Steve is on my side.

Some benefits of reviewing books:

1. I have a first print, signed copy of the books, when mail directly the the author.

2. Save on buying books.

3. Have a great selection of books in my personal library.

4. It helps me to grow as a writer since I learn from other author’s successes and failures.

5. It is a great marketing tool as my bio lines are at the bottom of each review.

By now I have developed a great reputations as a reviewer that author’s seeks my reviews before the books are released!

Great article

Comment provided March 16, 2013 at 7:32 AM


Gracious Store writes:

May be it’s time I start thinking about reviewing books. I guess it will be something worth doing

Comment provided March 18, 2013 at 10:55 PM


Anant Awasthi writes:


I like to ask that how we can use the name of the characters without facing trouble of spelling and grammar errors.

Please update me.

Comment provided March 19, 2013 at 1:14 AM



I would simply recommend that you keep the book close-at-hand so that you can reference the characters’ names. Also, take the time to pay special attention to spelling, etc.



Anant Prakash writes:

Hi Mark,

I am talking about the addition of names like “SUJOY GHOSH”. Now, it is not a spelling so how we should use such stuff in our articles.


Comment provided March 19, 2013 at 9:16 PM


Hi Anant,

If you are using names that are not recognized by our internal spell checker, it doesn’t mean that they are wrong as your example suggests. The spell checker was not created to recognize all variations of names, locations, etc., it will merely alert you to the issue but will not prevent you from submitting your articles.



Randall Magwood writes:

I didn’t know book review style articles were allowed on EzineArticles. Learn something new everyday. But I guess there’s a difference between writing a book review, versus writing up a review about a website. Either way, this is still a great article template.

Comment provided March 29, 2013 at 9:45 AM


Alan To writes:

As a published Kindle book author on Amazon, and as somebody who has been an avid reader since I was knee high, I found this book review template to be very useful. I avail myself of it.

Comment provided January 1, 2014 at 8:39 PM


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