Book Review Request

Request a Review

Unfortunately due to the high volume of review requests, I can no longer respond to every request. I only reply to those review requests Iā€™m interested in pursuing.

Hello authors and publishers! I love books, but I can't read all of them. To thin out the proverbial herd, I do not accept unsolicited ARCs or free copies. Instead, email a review request to laura (at) picking books (dot) com. Please include a summary, a link to your author or publisher website, and an explanation of why your book is a good fit for Picking Books.

Although Picking Books focuses heavily on historical fiction, I review other genres if the book can teach readers something about society, history, or ourselves. If you would like a review published on or before your release date, please contact me four months in advance.

I review both traditionally published and self-published books and share my reviews on Medium. Tailored reviews are also published on Goodreads and Amazon. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!