Indie book reviews

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Our Reviewers won’t judge your book as compared to other self-published titles, but against other books, period. Our ratings are based on the following criteria, although reviewers are able to award partial stars (i.e. a 1.3 or a 4.7), rather than rounding up or down to a whole or half number.

1/5

Really bad 
Work on it.

2/5

Mediocre
1-2 bright spots.

3/5

Good
Worth reading.

4/5

Very Good
1-2 spots that need work

5/5

Excellent!
Must-read.

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IR Approved
January 23, 2023

ANXIETY HACKS

By Kate Hudson-Hall
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

A practical and thorough guide to addressing anxiety issues written by an experienced professional psychotherapist.

Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Jack-of-all-trades Mike X lays out his recommendations for living a more fulfilling life.

IR Approved
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Business expert Mila Grigg shares more than two decades of experience in building and maintaining brands.

November 16, 2022

BORN TO BOUNCE BACK

By Frances Teagan
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

A memoir of a woman’s struggles as a single, working young mother in the 1960s and the roller-coaster years that follow.

Rating:
3.7 / 5.0

A faith-based 12 week guided program designed to break a reliance on alcohol.

Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

A recent convert to cannabis offers his insight and opinions on pot and its place in living a connected and fulfilled life.

IR Approved
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

A meditation expert reveals her five-part plan for helping individuals overcome a torturous past and achieve peace.

September 16, 2022

LIPSTICK FOOTBALL

By Diana Weynand
Rating:
3.6 / 5.0

A football-themed self-help book that aims to explain the finer points of success on and off the gridiron.

Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

A 30-day course with each chapter dealing with an issue that the reader must deal with on the “journey to finding yourself and eradicating all...

IR Approved
August 1, 2022

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO HAPPINESS

By Max G. Ansbacher
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Auhtor Max G. Ansbacher gives logical-minded advice for using practical, positive thinking to improve day to day happiness.

Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Although the term “snowflake” appears nowhere in Remmy Stourac’s AN ARSENAL OF GRATITUDE (Waging War on Mediocrity and Regret), this is very much a book...

IR Approved
July 25, 2022

CHANGING HORSES

By Esta G. Bernstein
Rating:
4.6 / 5.0

A poignant, inspirational biography chronicling Esta G. Bernstein’s lifelong devotion to horses.

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