#BookBloggerHop: What percentage (roughly) of the books you read do you write blog post reviews for?

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.


What percentage (roughly) of the books you read do you write blog post reviews for? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Complex Chaos)

I’d have to say 98% of the books I’ve read I’ve reviewed since starting this blog. I’ve mentioned before how I joined Goodreads in 2010, but really didn’t start using the site consistently until 2013. It was another few years before I wrote a review. I wrote reviews sporadically until the end of 2019, when I decided that if I was going to read over 100 books a year, I should really write up reviews so I’d have some sort of memory of what the book was about and why I rated it so high (or low).

I can’t say I’ll keep to that high percentage simply because I listen to so many audiobooks at work, it’s hard to keep up with all the books I’ve listened to and then have to review. Right now my routine is to listen and read a bunch of books and then find one weekend to write up reviews for the following month. The weekend I’m writing this blog post, I’ve already written up most of the reviews for March and still have finished books that need reviews. I only review three books a week, and then a Nancy Drew once a week, so four reviews a week.

I don’t know if this is sustainable. I don’t want to schedule too far in advance. Maybe I should just pick the best of books and review them, but then that wouldn’t be fair. If I read a clunker, I want people to know about it so they can decide for themselves whether to avoid it or not.

What about my blogging friends? What’s your percentage?


  1. That’s a great strategy to keep up with writing your reviews! I try to write atleast a short review for every book I read. The only ones I don’t review are graphic novels or children’s books because they’re usually too short to write a full review for. Great post, thanks for sharing!

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  2. You are my review twinsie! I also review everything just so I can remember details about the book and to record how it made me feel etc. Sometimes I can’t remember a book just from the blurb but my review WILL jog my memory. I review on Goodreads first and then do blog posts as I have time.

    “If I read a clunker, I want people to know about it so they can decide for themselves whether to avoid it or not.” That statement resonates with me so much and is part of why I think people SHOULD leave DNF reviews and 1 star reviews!

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  3. I started keeping a book journal long before I started blogging, jotting down my thoughts about each book I read. It’s a great way to remember a book–and why I gave it the rating I did–just as you said. I also get a sense of closure from the process. I don’t review all the children’s and middle grade books I read with my daughter which brings my percentage down, but if I only count books I read solely for my leisure, than I’m at 100% or close to it.

    I hope you have a great weekend!

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  4. This is something that I struggle with too, and I’m trying to commit myself to writing reviews only once a week. Part of me thinks I shouldn’t try to review every book either, so I’m trying to think about whether I’d be okay with that or not!

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