This is a guest post by Nidhi Mahajan, a digital marketer.
In our college life, we often have to write book reviews. For people who love reading, writing these reviews is comparatively easier than for others.
If you are expected to write a book review, you should read the actual version and the abridged version of the book, so that you get a clear idea of what it’s all about.
You can buy or sell textbooks on Booksrun if you want to get your hands on the book that you need to read, as you will require enough research materials for the same. Since they also sell used books, you will not have to shell out a huge amount of money.
Choose a topic you like.
The first step would be to choose a topic that you like. It can belong to the genre you feel most comfortable with.
We recommend that you first go through the genre and read other books in it that will help you to research in that specific field. By doing this, you’ll write a stronger book report.
Introduce the author.
Before you start writing about the actual story, it is a good idea to write a bit about the author.
When you introduce the author, you are giving the readers a brief description of the person behind the book. They might not have an idea about him, so giving them a little information will help you to make them feel more connected to the book report.
Don’t give away everything.
The book report should not give away the climax of the story in the beginning itself. You need to make sure that you are writing about how the story begins and what they can expect. But keep the final climax for the ending or just end it with suspense.
Write a synopsis.
Your book report needs to be a synopsis of the book. While you are writing a book report, we recommend that it’s a synopsis form of the actual book. Then the readers will get a clear idea of what the book is actually about.
If you follow these few steps, you should be able to pen down a very comprehensive book report.
It is a very good idea to read books in general as it helps you to get a strong sense of vocabulary. Ending the book report with a question is effective as it makes the readers stay in suspense. Which will make them think about the report and the book for a longer time.
Reading books will also help you to get a better understanding of the language you need to use.
When you are writing academic content, you need to have your own style as well. And reading books help you have that. You can always buy second hand ones or rent books that you want to read.