Welcome to izzyreads.com

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Welcome and thank you for visiting izzyreads.com.  I hope that you enjoy your visit and that some of the books featured on this site will be of interest to you.

Izzy Reads is a persona I developed back in 2009 to keep my book reviews blog separate from my work and personal blogs. I’ve always been a reader. I enjoy fiction, history, politics, biographies and current affairs as well as some business books and general non-fiction. I’m addicted to book reviews and book programmes on radio and TV and I belong to several book clubs.

I’m based just outside Dublin in Ireland and lucky enough to have some excellent libraries and independent booksellers within shouting distance of my front door. You’ll often find me at literary festivals, book launches and book-related events and I’m @Izzy_Reads on Twitter.

Do you have a book reviews blog?

If you have your own book reviews blog, I’d love to connect with you on social media. Tweet or follow @izzy_reads (I know, terrible underscore but someone else beat me to the twitter handle).


Two important things to know about this site are:

  • Clicking on book covers may take you to the details page for particular books on Amazon. If you go on to purchase these books from Amazon, I may earn commission from the sale. I haven’t earned anything so far, but but a book blogger can dream!
  • The second thing to know is that where I receive an Advance Review Copy (ARC) from a publisher, I disclose that at the end of my review.

Finding authors and genres

To help you find authors or books reviewed on this site, I’ve tried to be consistent in how I use tags and categories. Tags are where you’ll find authors and categories are where you’ll find genres on izzyreads.com.

Are you a publisher or publicist?

If you are a publisher, you’ll find Izzy Reads on Netgalley. I also use the Edelweiss service and I work directly with some publishers. Please use the contact form on this website to get in touch.

Are you an author?

If you are an author, the best way to contact me is through your publisher. Please note that due to the volume of requests, I cannot reply to all requests for reviews from self-published authors.

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Thanks again for visiting izzyreads.com

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