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

NEVER STOP DANCING: A Memoir

By John Robinette, Robert Jacoby
Rating:
4.7 / 5

Author Robert Jacoby spends the year after his friend John Robinette's wife's untimely death interviewing him about the meaning of life in NEVER STOP DANCING.

IR Approved

THE LANGUAGE OF PAIN

By Trevor Campbell
Rating:
4.5 / 5

Dr. Trevor Campbell offers guidance, based on his experience as a physician, on managing and living with chronic pain.

JOURNEY TO THE SON

By Carla A. Carlisle, Ashley Eiland
Rating:
3.0 / 5

JOURNEY TO THE SON follows the author’s personal journey to motherhood.

IR Approved

COMPANION IN GRIEF

By Trevy Thomas
Rating:
4.2 / 5

In COMPANION IN GRIEF, author Trevy Thomas provides a day-by-day guide to the grief-stricken with experience-based reflections, offering moments of calm and ways to move...

IR Approved

SKIN IN THE GAME: The Stories My Tattoos Tell

By Kelly Mendenhall
Rating:
4.1 / 5

Kelly Mendenhall’s heavily tattooed body forms the foundation of her memoir, SKIN IN THE GAME: The Stories My Tattoos Tell, with each inked image acting...

DON’T MIND ME, I’M JUST HAVING A BAD LIFE

By Lewis Kempfer
Rating:
3.8 / 5

DON’T MIND ME, I’M JUST HAVING A BAD LIFE is the memoir of a recovered meth and sex addict that details just how squalid and...

PLEASE SEND KETCHUP: WWII Letters from a B-29 Pilot

By Kit Crumpton
Rating:
3.0 / 5

PLEASE SEND KETCHUP: WWII LETTERS FROM A B-29 PILOT is both war saga and love story, made all the more potent because it’s true.

IR Approved

YOUR LION INSIDE: Tapping into the Power Within

By Kimberly Faith
Rating:
4.7 / 5

YOUR LION INSIDE: Tapping into the Power Within, is Kimberly Faith’s study of the problems and conflicts women face as members of the modern workforce.

IR Approved

THREE YEARS IN ETHIOPIA: How a Civil War and Epidemics Led Me to my Daughter

By Cornelia E Davis
Rating:
4.7 / 5

THREE YEARS IN ETHIOPIA is a memoir that tells the story of an American doctor living and working in a war-torn country, and how the...

DYING TO LIVE YOUR LIFE

By Lisabeth Mackall
Rating:
2.5 / 5

DYING TO LIVE YOUR LIFE’s author Lisbeth Mackall takes the reader on her journey from breast cancer diagnosis through her year of chemo and recovery.

IR Approved

TIGER BRAVO’S WAR

By Rick St John
Rating:
5.0 / 5

In TIGER BRAVO’S WAR, the 101st Airborne Division’s B Company suffered combat’s raging brutality and the occasional triumph known to soldiers since time immemorial.

IR Approved

LET ‘ER ROLL: Tips and Stories to Improve Your Driving

By Earl Randall
Rating:
5.0 / 5

LET 'ER ROLL is an entertaining and insightful driver's-ed manual that goes beyond the basics of how to operate a car.

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