Review Policy

  • I am happy to accept electronic books for review. I prefer using NetGalley, Edelweiss, or Amazon Whispercast (I do not accept books in PDF format). I do not accept hard copy review books.
  • I do not accept self-published books for review.
  • I no longer participate in blog tours.
  • Please send all review requests to Unfortunately, I cannot accept every review request that I receive, but I am happy to review books that sound interesting to me and for which my schedule allows.

Genres I Review

  • Contemporary / Literary Fiction
  • Cooking / Food Books (not cookbooks, but real books about cooking and/or food)
  • Historical Fiction
  • Memoirs
  • Non – Fiction
  • Sports Books

Genres I Do Not Review

  • Christian
  • Erotica
  • Graphic Novels
  • Romance
  • Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Self-Help and/or How-To
  • Young Adult and Children’s Books 
  • Poetry

Complimentary Books

The books reviewed on Sarah’s Book Shelves have been purchased by me prior to review unless otherwise stated in the post as being received from an author, publisher or company. I never receive any monetary compensation in return for a review and agree to receive a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest assessment. 

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