Here at Bookish Illuminations, I review Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult books. In 2015, I will begin reviewing Cookbooks.

I’m open to these genres in Middle Grade, YA, and Adult:

  • Fantasy, Science Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Thrillers
  • Contemporary
  • Historical Fiction
  • Nonfiction

I normally do not accepted self-published work, unless I have a connection with the author or have worked with him/her before. Acceptance of a request will be based on time and interest in the story.

I review books in these formats: egalleys, ARCs, galleys, finished copies, and audiobooks.

My reviews will be posted on this blog and GoodReads. I will tweet about reviews as well as reading progress. If you would like a review posted elsewhere, such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble, please let me know.

I do not accept/receive monetary compensation for my reviews.

I strive to provide honest, respectful feedback that will give readers (and non-readers) a plethora of good book choices. 

Contact me!

Email review requests to: teachingbeyondthebooks (at)


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