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Izzy Reads is a persona I developed back in 2009 when I first started blogging about books. At that time, I was working full time and wanted to keep my private blogs separate from my professional work.

I’m based just outside Dublin in Ireland within shouting distance of some great book shops and literary festivals. You’ll often find me at book-related events and I’m @Izzy_Reads on Twitter.

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 do not accept sponsorship or payment to review books. If I receive an Advance Review Copy from a publisher, this is disclosed on individual blog posts.

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 on the individual blog post.

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

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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