Book Review Policy


The Uncorked Librarian Book Review Policy

Thank you for visiting The Uncorked Librarian. Before contacting me to request book related services please read my full Book Review Policy below.

Hi! I [Christine, The Uncorked Librarian] am currently accepting limited and solicited Advanced Reading Copies (ARCs), Review Copies of books, and newer titles issued no later than 2 months after the publication date. On occasion, I will make an exception for an earlier released title, usually within 6-9 months of publication or if it is part of a must-read series.

Formats I Will Accept:

Physical Book Copies Only

On rare occasion, I may consider a digital format

What I Will Review:

Book Review Policy

The Uncorked Librarian showcases travel, libations, and books coming together.  Types of books that I will consider for review:

  • Titles related to travel, libraries, or boozy drinks- this can be fiction or nonfiction
  • Books that transport- books related to time travel, dystopian worlds, historical fiction, fantasy words
  • Reads promoting self-discovery and growth (similar to Eat, Pray, Love, A Walk in the Woods, and Strayed)
  • Books perfect for fun, seasonal lists related to books, booze, and travel

Any age level is OK, but I prefer adult and YA.

Indie authors and publishers are also high on my priority list.

This does not mean that I will not consider other genres. Depending on time constraints and the book synopsis, I can be convinced to read and review any intriguing title related to my niche.

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If I accept your book for a full review, other services available may include:

  • Hosting a giveaway with author/publisher provided materials
  • Offering you a guest slot in a collaborative piece
  • Taking over your social media for a day to publicize
  • Providing ad space for your title on TUL [purchased]
  • Hosting a online launch/publicity party [purchased]

Where I May Review & Share My Thoughts: 

I love sharing books with readers all over the world. Below are a few of the methods I use to get word out about a worthy title. I love when authors and publishers share my links and tag The Uncorked Librarian as well.

Review Format

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  • Introduction
  • Synopsis
  • Non-Spoiler Review (unless otherwise warned)
  • Purchase Links
  • General Book Information (Title, Author, Publisher, Date) with a link to the author’s website; you may also submit any other information or social media links that you would like readers to access.
  • Book Cover- Please note that unless otherwise directed, I will make a pinnable image for Pinterest with your book cover.


Although reading and writing are my passions, I unfortunately cannot accept every request to review. I will consider all email queries but also cannot promise to respond to every email—although I still try. If you have not heard from me in a timely fashion, please assume I am unable to accept your request for a title at that particular time.

If I agree to accept your title, know that I may review within a week or months of receiving the book.  I may also choose not to review at all.

Book Review Policy

By contacting me with a request to review, you acknowledge and respect that I am obligated to write my honest opinion. All assessments are my own and are not meant to be biased or cause harm in anyway. Upon receiving and reading a title, if a book is poorly edited, in bad taste, or does not catch my interest to the extreme, I reserve the right to decline a review.

Are You Ready To Work Together To Promote The Next Great Read?

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When writing a book request email, please be sure to include:

  • Title, author, publisher, publication date, and summary of the book.
  • Although I sometimes use affiliate program book covers, I would love an official book cover image from you and/or permission from you/your publisher to use the cover in a responsible manner across social media.
  • Lastly, if you have a date that you would like your book reviewed by, let me know. However, please be aware that I cannot guarantee a time when I will post a review.
Book Review Policy Updated January 2019