I blog about authors and narrators that I find entertaining and I write quirky little reviews of audiobooks and books I think others would enjoy. I read and listen to romance, science fiction, especially dystopian novels, and horror. In non-fiction anything contemporary music related and memoirs.
What Cathy Read Next is all about what I’ve read, what I’m reading now and what I’ll be reading next. I post honest, informative reviews of all types of fiction on my blog, Twitter, NetGalley, Goodreads and Amazon using a 5 star rating system. I especially love to read historical fiction, historical mystery, dystopian and all kinds of literary fiction. I have been known to read the odd thriller but nothing too gory or violent. I’m happy to receive advance review copies in ebook format for Kindle. I can’t promise to review them immediately but will try to do so in advance of publication, if applicable, or within a reasonable time. On the rare occasions I believe a book is worth less than 3 stars, I may still publish the review but the critique will be constructive as I respect the effort that goes into writing a book.
I am enthusiastic about books. I am an eclectic reader but with a particular passion for science fiction and fantasy. I review new and old publications.
Hello there! I am a reader who absolutely loves having a good book at hand. I feel incredibly empty without a book in my hands. Another thing I love to do is review and critique what I have read.
In my reviews, I typically like to solely rely on how the book is set up. I ask myself if the book went at a slow-pace and if this fit the plot of the book, if the book focused on character development, and so on. I do not like to repeat the synopsis unless there’s a solid reason to repeat the synopsis. I also may include spoiler alerts, but I only do this sometimes and with a spoiler-warning attached.
I also prefer reviewing the following: YA Fiction, Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Poetry, and specified Self-Help books on recovery. Bonus points for those that manage to include several of these! I am also more than willing to review poetry/short stories that have been submitted to online journals and literary magazines, provided that the written word is either sent to me or is readily accessible for free online.
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.