At Reel Literature, our focus is reviewing books that have been adapted into movies. Reviews for book-to-movie adaptations are published simultaneously, so these will not be published until the reviewer has both read the book and watched the movie. Occasionally, we also review books outside our main scope to support diversity in literature and promote authors from marginalized groups (e.g. LGBTQ, women, people of color, disabled persons, non-Christian). Reel Literature is NOT currently accepting unsolicited book review requests. However, we offer Author Interviews and Guest Posts for writers who want to collaborate with Reel Literature.

Book reviews include a link to the author’s website (if available), summary, publication information, and rating. Movie reviews include the synopsis, distribution information, and rating. We do not guarantee a positive review, but our reviews are always honest and fair. All reviews are published on Reel Literature and are automatically shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Bloglovin’, and may also be shared on Pinterest. A portion of the book review is published on Goodreads with a direct link to the full review on this website.

Unless stated, reviewed books and movies are borrowed from the library, purchased by the reviewer, or are from the reviewer’s personal collection. Books and movies provided to the reviewer will become part of the reviewer’s personal collection or included in a future raffle, unless specified by the provider.

Book Review Ratings

  • Burn It – I cannot recommend this book to my worst enemy. Read it at your own risk!
  • Laborious Literature – I was either devouring the book or struggling to get to the next chapter. It left me quite lukewarm!
  • Page Turner – This book kept me engaged from start to finish. Definitely a good read!
  • Carpe Librum – I freaking LOVE this book. Put it on your bookshelf immediately!

Movie Review Ratings

  • Burnt Popcorn – This movie adaptation is an abomination. Never watch it if you love the book!
  • Kettle Korn – A little sweet, a little salty. The movie adaptation is good, but it also has some noticeable flaws!
  • Theater Popcorn with Extra Butter – It’s like watching the book unfold before my eyes. The Reel Lit Holy Grail!

This policy was last updated on August 1, 2019.