Welcome, Readers!

In an attempt to provide Readers with more information about books I promote on my blog, Reading Recommendations, I’m following through on an idea I spoke about on my main blog and have created this new blog, Reading Recommendations Reviewed. I will post honest, positive reviews of books that are written and published by Authors who have been promoted by me these past two years on Reading Recommendations. The reviews will be written by READERS, be submitted to me first for vetting and editing, be positive and honest, and don’t need to be lengthy or academic in nature (unless the book itself warrants an academic-style assessment). I will link back to the Author’s promotion that was originally posted on Reading Recommendations.

Let’s keep this simple! If you read a book written by any of the Authors listed here or here, and you really enjoyed reading that book, then tell us about it! Tell other Readers what you enjoy so they may decide what to read next.

If you haven’t written a review of a book before, or since you were in high school, never fear! You can keep it as simple as 1, 2, 3, 4 …


And no one is marking you on your efforts. Besides, I consider that anyone who takes the time to tell us about a book they enjoyed reading deserves to receive an A++!

Trolls and naysayers will not be allowed to comment or contradict you on this site, either, because I will be on patrol to make sure personal attacks and negative comments about anyone or anything are not accepted. The entire idea behind this blog is TO PROVIDE HONEST REVIEWS. So let’s keep this positive and congratulatory, shall we?

I already have a couple of reviewers and their reviews lined up for future posts. I encourage everyone who loves reading good books and talking about them to:
a) subscribe to Reading Recommendations and to this new blog
b) read some of the books I’ve promoted (hint … there’s a stack of spines in the header photo at the top of this blog that might get you started)
c) plan to write a review to tell other readers of the great book you’ve just read




  1. islandeditions · November 30, 2015

    Reblogged this on Reading Recommendations and commented:

    Remember that new review blog for Reading Recommendations-promoted Authors I promised to create? Well, here it is!


  2. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    If you have read any of the books featured on Reading Recommendations by Susan Toy and you would like to review that book you can now do so on the blog.. Read the post and help an author out by writing a review…

    Liked by 1 person

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  4. Kevin Brennan · December 1, 2015

    Reblogged this on WHAT THE HELL and commented:
    Friend and tireless promoter, Susan Toy, has started a new blog called Reading Recommendations Reviewed, a place for no-muss no-fuss book reviews. It promises to be a great melting pot of reviews of all kinds of books, but if the photo in the header is any indication, there will be a lot of classics on tap (ahem, Occasional Soulmates, for instance…).

    Thanks, Susan, for another great resource!

    Liked by 1 person

    • islandeditions · December 1, 2015

      And thank you, Kevin, for reblogging and getting the word out further!


  5. Let's CUT the Crap! · December 1, 2015

    Simple is wonderful and always fits. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. 1WriteWay · December 2, 2015

    Reblogged this on 1WriteWay and commented:
    Honest book reviews are necessary for any writer’s success, definitely more so for independently published writers who don’t have the luxury of a marketing department for support. But honest book reviews are also necessary for readers. We (yes, I am a reader, too) need book reviews so we know what we’re getting into when we buy a book. So this is exciting news from Susan Toy. I imagine it will be a great resource for readers looking for their next great read!

    Liked by 1 person

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  8. Tricia Drammeh · December 3, 2015

    Wonderful idea, Susan. I’m looking forward to reading these positive, honest reviews!

    Liked by 1 person

    • islandeditions · December 3, 2015

      Thanks, Tricia! I hope you’ll be able to contribute a few, over time.


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