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Book Policy

Book Recommendation Guidelines

I am delighted to receive requests to recommend a book, and on the whole am happy to read books suggested from readers/authors/publishers. However, I cannot guarantee to provide a book recommendation and regret I cannot always accept all recommendation requests or offers to write a book recommendation.

Unlike reviews, which often contain both positive and negative comments, I (and my fellow recommenders) only recommend books we have read and genuinely enjoyed. This means the recommendation is purposely positive.

If I have not enjoyed a book, I won’t recommend it myself, but may pass it onto another recommender who I think may do, or may politely decline to write a recommendation.

There may be other times when I simply don’t have time (backlog, work, family, holiday commitments) to read the book and do it justice. (Plus I do not recommend books from the erotica genre or books which contain offensive material.)

If you would like me to consider recommending a book, please feel free to contact me via the contact page on simplygoodbooks or email me at christine@simplygoodbooks.co.uk. I would be most grateful if you would not send me unsolicited copies without contacting me first.

Ideally copies are in eBook form, but paperback, hardback or audible is also suitable.

Please also include details of

  • Title of Book

  • Author

  • Publisher

  • Book summary (no spoilers please!)

  • Genre

  • Number of pages

  • Publication Date

  • Preferred Recommendation Date (I cannot always guarantee this)


I also post genuine good book recommendations on Amazon and Goodreads and on my own social media sites.

Simplygoodbooks recommendation credits

If you wish to reproduce any part of my, or my contributors’ recommendations in books, websites or other media, please ensure that this is attributed to Christine Southern, or the named recommender, at simplygoodbooks, preferably with a link.


Thank you and Happy Reading!